All posts in "Breakfast / Brunch"

Dianne’s Zucchini Squares

By admin / June 5, 2017

Once again, thank you Dianne! I had these Zucchini Squares at a backyard bbq last week and had to have this recipe! Dianne cut these zucchini squares into bite-sized pieces and it proved completely addictive. I will definitely be making this recipe. I think that these squares would be great to have in the fridge for those […]


Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

By admin / June 4, 2017

I absolutely love Buttermilk Biscuits. I order them at breakfast anytime I am traveling in the south.  For me, a good buttermilk biscuit and butter along with a strong cup of coffee make the perfect breakfast. The problem with making buttermilk biscuits (at least at my house) is that I almost never have buttermilk in […]



By admin / April 15, 2017

Getting back to basics. This recipe is the recipe my grandmother and her grandmother used. Simple and delicious. Be careful, the last time I made this recipe I had to make two more batches. They will disappear before you are done frying them! Check out this simple recipe by clicking next below.


Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread

By admin / March 12, 2017

I came across this recipe for Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread which is made with buttermilk. This simple recipe is perfect to have on hand for St. Patrick’s day. Soda bread, in my opinion, fits into most any part of the day. I love it with a cup of coffee in the morning and I […]


Swedish Pancakes with Lemon

By admin / February 17, 2017

These Swedish pancakes are very different from IHOP pancakes. They are light and thin very delicate. They can be served with any type of fruit or berries. I usually serve them with whatever fruit is in season. In the winter, lemon is perfect! Get this delicious recipe by clicking next below.


Healthy 5-Ingredient Granola Bars

By admin / February 7, 2017

There is something to be said for healthy snacks that taste sinful.This healthy recipe is one that will have you thinking you are indulging. Click next below to see this recipe.


Easy Jelly Donuts

By admin / December 7, 2016

Celebrate with these delicious and fluffy jelly doughnuts, or sufganiyot, as they’re called in Israel. You are going to love this recipe because it is made in a bag so it’s super easy to make and easier to clean up! As with all real bread, cakes and donuts you must eat them right away because homemade […]


No-Bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars

By admin / December 5, 2016

The perfect thing for the on-the-go family. No-bake Rice Krispies Peanut Butter Granola Bars are packed with protein and flavor. These are great for a fast breakfast, an afternoon snack, or a bit of a sweet with a cup of tea. Real ingredients – Real good! Check out the recipe by clicking next below.


Bake-Ahead Eggs

By admin / November 4, 2016

This is a brilliant recipe I found on Frugality Gal’s website. How easy can you make this? Who doesn’t like an “Egg McMuffin?” The problem is it is difficult to make them for a group of people so that everyone is served at the same time. This solves that problem. I will be making these […]


Pumpkin Pancakes

By admin / October 17, 2016

There is nothing better than big fluffy pancakes. I don’t spend a great deal of time on making breakfast so I always have Aunt Jemima Complete pancake mix on my shelf. This may sound lazy, but I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel. Aunt Jemima Complete pancake mix makes awesome pancakes. Because we are into […]


Easy Beignets

By admin / October 12, 2016

These beignets are light, delicious, and easy to make. This recipe makes the perfect light dessert, an addition to a breakfast or brunch or an afternoon snack. Click next below to get this wonderful recipe. 


Cheesy Potato Pancakes

By admin / October 11, 2016

Talk about a versitile recipe! These Cheesy Potato Pancakes are always a hit and can be served as a snack, an appetizer, a meatless meal, main entree, or as a side dish. You’ll want to make sure to make a lot as they do become addicting. I like to serve them with sour cream, but […]


Making Carrot Juice for Better Health

By admin / October 10, 2016

I am always in search of great recipes that I can add to my recipe routines. After having cruised to New England and Canada for a week indulging in way too many rich foods, I’m back and looking to eat healthy foods once again. Carrots are a superfood for me. I don’t eat them nearly often […]


Cranberry Vanilla Bean Scones

By admin / September 21, 2016

Scones have to be one of my all time favorite things to make…and eat. These Cranberry Vanilla Bean Scones are quick and easy to make. There are many different types of scones but these have a wonderful combination of ingredients. They are a bit little tart due to the cranberries, lemon zest, and buttermilk, but […]


Irish Soda Bread Waffles

By admin / August 29, 2016

Irish soda bread is delicious but somehow is only consumed near St. Patrick’s Day. Kind of crazy, but true. With that in mind, being an Irish Soda Bread lover, here is a recipe to bring Irish Soda Bread into the house year round. Waffles are a treat in our house. I love making them and […]


Bacon Broccoli Mushroom Quiche

By admin / August 17, 2016

Quiche is a very nice summer meal whether you are serving it for breakfast or brunch or if instead you are planning to serve it as a lunch or light dinner. The ingredients in this quiche are easily found in the markets year-round, but this recipe is easy to alter based on whatever fresh produce […]


Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

By admin / July 15, 2016

Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast in brings together all the deliciousness of French Toast and cheese Danish. This recipe for Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast is perfect for a weekend breakfast with the family. It is a great recipe because it can be set up the night before and then popped into the oven and […]


Irish Soda Bread with Buttermilk

By admin / April 8, 2016

  We had a large gathering on Easter and my mom brought the most delicious soda bread I’ve ever eaten as a gift from one of her neighbors (Mrs. B.). I have always loved Irish Soda Bread and I buy it when I see it in the stores and bakeries. Some are better than others. […]


French Bread

By admin / February 23, 2016

Homemade French Bread will make any meal better. Admittedly, making bread from scratch requires a bit of time and effort. When I do make homemade bread I think of it as an event. It makes me feel like I’m at my grandmother’s house. I always plan a meal that goes well with my homemade French […]


Greek Yogurt Lemon Pound Cake

By admin / February 22, 2016

Greek Yogurt Lemon Pound Cake. Moist and delicious and definitely a keeper recipe. Great served with a cup of tea at the end of a light meal. Ingredients 1/3 cup canola oil 1 cup sugar 6 egg yolks (or whole eggs) 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1 lemon (zest and juice) […]


Cinnamon Chip Scones

By admin / February 17, 2016

Ingredients 3 1/4 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 3/4 cups cold butter 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 cup cinnamon chips Directions Preheat oven to 425. In large bowl combine dry ingredients. Cut in butter until […]


Pumpkin Scones

By admin / September 13, 2015

Pumpkin season is here. This is a great recipe for pumpkin scones. Tender and delicious and absolutely perfect with that cup of coffee or tea in the morning!! Ingredients 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda […]


Zucchini Cranberry Muffins

By admin / July 28, 2015

I’ve got a garden full of zucchini and will be posting creative recipes to use up this delicious crop.  Today it’s Zucchini Cranberry Muffins.  These muffins are great hot out of the oven, for breakfast/brunch, as a snack or served for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ingredients 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder 1⁄2 […]


Buttermilk Biscuits

By admin / June 23, 2015

Buttermilk biscuits are light, rich, tender and simply delicious.  This recipe is so simple but, believe it or not, I’ve screwed it up. Not overworking the dough is really important. If you overwork it, the biscuits will not be tender. Ingredients 2 cups flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. salt […]


Easy Fried Bananas

By admin / June 10, 2015

Hot, Sweet, Delicious – Fried Bananas! Often ordered for dessert in a Thai restaurant, this sweet delicious treat can easily be made at home. Ingredients 6-8 pieces ripe bananas, cut in half lengthwise 10-12 pieces spring roll wrappers 1 cup brown sugar Cooking oil for frying Directions Lay a spring roll wrapper down, dip the […]


Ham, Cheddar and Apple Butter Croissants

By admin / May 29, 2015

Ham, Cheddar and Apple Butter Croissants.  The combination of flaky croissant, sweet apple butter and spicy/salty Dijon mustard, Black Forest ham and sharp cheddar is unbelievably good.  These ingredients put together offer such a great combination tastes and textures. I often suggest switching out ingredients and substituting with your favorite cheese or meat or even […]


Baked Apple Cider Doughnut Holes

By admin / May 14, 2015

Apple Cider Doughnut Holes are usually a treat come autumn, but this recipe for Baked Apple Cider Doughnut Holes made in a mini muffin tin will have you making these doughnuts year round. adapted from The Kitchn Makes 24-48 mini muffins or “donut holes” ** Ingredients 2 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 […]


Apricot Jam Bars

By admin / May 13, 2015

Ingredients 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar pinch of salt 1 jar apricot preserves (1 lb, 4 oz) TOPPING: 3/4 cup flour 1/3 cup butter 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup brown sugar Directions Mix first 4 ingredients by hand (butter, flour, sugar, salt) Press into 10×15 baking sheet. Bake […]


Easy Caramel Sticky Buns

By admin / May 12, 2015

This recipe comes straight from the Pillsbury website.  Sometimes it is best to stay with the tried and true.  Pillsbury makes great biscuits and this recipe is sinful.  I often recommend adding different ingredients, but with this recipe for Caramel Sticky Buns is perfect as is.  Enjoy! Ingredients Topping 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1/4 […]


Fruit Filled Coffee Cake

By admin / April 14, 2015

I grew up with Bisquick as a staple in the house.  We used it for making pancakes, dumplings, and crumb cake.  Bisquick is a great product to keep on your shelf as it has many uses.  This fruit filled coffee cake is delicious and uses Bisquick.  As you can see it is a simple recipe […]


Easy Easter Breakfast

By admin / March 29, 2015

Ingredients 8 eggs 4 bacon slices, crumbled 1/3 onion, minced 1 cup fresh spinach, roughly chopped 1 tsp unsalted butter 1/3 cup of cheddar cheese bits Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon slices to your liking, and while those are cooking, chop and dice your vegetables. When your bacon is done, remove from pan, pour out […]


Scrambled Egg Muffins | Breakfast Recipe with Eggs

By admin / January 28, 2015

Scrambled Egg Muffins These scrambled egg muffins are easy, healthy, and incredibly delicious. Not to mention cute! Make them for a brunch party or enjoy them as an easy on-the-go breakfast, lunch, or dinner (makes 12 muffins) Ingredients: 9 eggs 1/2 C chopped fresh spinach 1/3 C skim milk 1/3 C flour 1/4 C grated […]


Homemade Granola

By admin / December 17, 2014

  Making homemade granola offers you the ability to customize it to your personal taste. This granola is a delicious and healthy snack or breakfast. Eat it alone or add it to your favorite cereal or yogurt.         If you are feeling adventurous, try topping your next ice cream sundae with homemade granola. […]


Mediterranean Chicken Salad Cups

By admin / April 23, 2014

This recipe for Mediterranean Chicken Salad Cups is a healthy twist on the everyday chicken salad recipe.  I love hummus and Greek yogurt and this recipe uses both of them in place of calorie laden mayonnaise.  The hummus is creamy and offers great flavor and the yogurt delivers a delightful tang to this Mediterranean Chicken […]


Strawberry Muffins

By admin / March 18, 2014

Strawberries are already in our local markets and pretty soon we will have local strawberries at our farm stands and in our markets.  Bake these fresh strawberry muffins and you will be thinking spring by tonight. Add these Strawberry muffins to your Sunday morning breakfast or consider serving them as a light dessert after dinner. I […]


Irish Soda Bread Scones

By admin / March 5, 2013

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I’m thinking about making Irish Soda Bread.  I found this recipe for Irish Soda Bread Scones which merge Irish Soda Bread and scones –  two of my favorite things.  Try serving these warm with a cup of tea or coffee! Ingredients 3 cups plain flour 1 cup […]


Challah Bread

By admin / March 5, 2013

Ingredients 1 cup warm water 2 pkgs. active dry yeast (or 4 1/2 tsp.) 1 large whole egg, lightly beaten 2 large egg yolks 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup + 1-1/2 tsp. sugar 4 to 5 cups bread flour 2 tsp. salt flour for dusting worktop oil or spray for greasing bowl 1 egg […]


Oatmeal Shortbread Cookies

By admin / March 3, 2013

Ingredients 1 1/2 sticks butter, softenend 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 Tb. white sugar 1 yolk 1 tsp salt 1 Tb. vanilla extract 3/4 cup ground oatmeal – use a blender or food processor 1 cup flour Directions Cream the butter and the sugars until light. Add the yolk and salt. Scrape down the sides […]


Cinnamon Rolls

By admin / February 27, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls are delicious!  … especially when they are hot from the oven.  This recipe for cinnamon rolls is made with frozen pizza dough which will save you lots of time.  Frozen pizza dough is easy to find and easy to work with.  You can alter this recipe by adding nuts or raisins. Ingredients 1 […]


Grand’s Monkey Bread

By admin / November 9, 2012

Grand’s Monkey Bread will have your kitchen smelling so good that no one will be able to resist.  Warm, light and fluffy, and deliciously sweet, this monkey bread can rival a yeast dough monkey bread….and it requires a fraction of the time and effort. This recipe is for Mikaylee! Ingredients 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 […]


Apple Enchiladas

By admin / August 17, 2012

Apple Enchiladas make a very nice addition to breakfast, brunch, or dinner.  Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Served warm, they are to die for! Ingredients 1 can (21 oz.) apple fruit filling 6 (8″) flour tortillas or 8 (fajita size) tortillas 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/3 […]


Easter Bread

By admin / April 3, 2012

Easter is just about here. One of the things that was always available in our house on Easter is Easter Bread or babka.  Below is a recipe for Easter Bread.  This sweet dough bread is delicious served with sweet butter. Ingredients 2 cups scalded milk 2 packages active dry yeast 1/4 cup + 1/2 cup […]


Strawberry Banana Mini Muffins

By admin / January 31, 2012

This recipe for Strawberry Banana Muffins is a nice twist on the traditional banana muffins.  I love to make these and serve them warm.  The warm strawberry jam can’t be beat. Ingredients 2 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 stick butter (room temp) 2 eggs […]


Boston Brown Bread

By admin / January 26, 2012

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup molasses 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 2/3 cup raisins Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan or coffee can. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda […]


Cheese Blintzes

By admin / January 6, 2012

These Cheese Blintzes are an occasional treat in my house.  They are quite a lot of work, but when there is time to make them, they are worth every minute.  Cheese Blintzes are light, creamy, and delicious!  When you are feeling creative, give these a try – you won’t be disappointed. Ingredients For the crepe […]


Honey Granola

By admin / December 8, 2011

Honey Granola is a tasty breakfast treat that can easily be made at home.  Granola is often sold in supermarkets in bins but I can’t help but wonder how fresh it is sitting in these open bins.  I am hesitant to buy granola from the market because of this.  Making granola at home is easy […]


Bread Machine English Muffins

By admin / November 1, 2011

English Muffins are great when served with breakfast or used as the bread for your favorite sandwich.  The only thing that is better is homemade English Muffins! Here is a recipe for English Muffins made using your bread machine. This recipe takes the hard work out of making homemade bread.  Next time you want a […]


Cinnamon Crullers

By admin / July 19, 2011

Cinnamon crullers are a great Sunday morning treat.  These cinnamon crullers take me back to my childhood when each Sunday morning my Grandfather would arrive with a bag from the bakery.  The cinnamon crullers were one of my favorite treat. Ingredients 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 […]


Blackberry Scones

By admin / May 14, 2011

These blackberry scones are positively delicious!  My cousin Nancy brought them to my house today knowing that I love scones.  She was kind enough to share this recipe. As you can see, this is a very simple recipe and can be made quickly and easily.  I love that there is no rolling out onto a […]


Breakfast Bread Pudding

By admin / May 10, 2011

When I was young, my dad made the best bread pudding.  His recipe was a traditional bread pudding with raisins and it was always served as dessert.  I loved Dad’s bread pudding especially hot out of the oven.  I’ve been making bread pudding for years.  I have experimented with a number of different variations of […]


Strawberry Spinach Salad

By admin / May 9, 2011

It’s just about time for NJ strawberries!  With that in mind, I can hardly wait to experiment with different recipes.  A spinach salad always tastes good to me and makes me feel like I am eating something healthy! This super simple Strawberry Spinach Salad will whet your appetite for more delicious strawberries.  Sometimes I use […]


Strawberry Scones

By admin / April 22, 2011

Though I don’t like desserts, scones are one of my favorites!  I just love a good scone.  Strawberry scones are wonderful at this time of year when strawberries are in season.  Sweet, delicious strawberries are absolutely delightful surrounded by these tender scones.  Give them a try.  Feel free to substitute your favorite fruit! Ingredients 1 […]


Lemon Scones

By admin / March 17, 2011

I am not a very good baker and I don’t care for dessert-like foods.  I do love scones, however served with fresh jam.  I found this recipe for lemon scones and made them quite a few times…so I learned what not to do. These Lemon Scones have a wonderfully light, fluffy texture unlike many other […]


Irish Soda Bread

By admin / March 17, 2011

Ingredients 4 to 4 1/2 cups flour 2 Tbsp sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 Tbsp butter 1 cup raisins 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 3/4 cups buttermilk Directions Preheat oven to 425°. Sift together 4 cups of flour, the sugar, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl. Using […]


Coffee Cake Muffins

By admin / March 17, 2011

Coffee Cake Muffins – simple, elegant, delicious!  This recipe for coffee cake muffins is a keeper.  The cake is light and velvet-like and the crumbs just melt in your mouth. I love the portion control created by baking coffee cake in a muffin tins.  These are just the right size for a portion and they […]


Zucchini Frittata

By admin / March 11, 2011

A frittata, is an Italian flat omelet which can be filled with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, and meats.  It is substantial enough to be served for a brunch or for a dinner. Frittata preparation differs from omelette preparation in that the eggs are beaten to incorporate air where the eggs for omelettes are usually […]


Zucchini and Carrot Fritters

By admin / March 11, 2011

This recipe for Zucchini & Carrot Fritters is just my way of attempting to get something nutritious into my kids…oh and they are really tasty too.  The texture of these fritters was wonderful, a bit like a potato pancake or the corn cakes I’ve often gotten in Thai restaurants. I think the onion is an […]


Western Omelet

By admin / March 11, 2011

French omelets are smooth with the filling rolled inside. A western omelet (American-style), is different in that the ingredients are mixed up with the egg and lightly browned in the pan.  I prefer this type of omelet as the flavors all become one. A Western Omelet can be altered to taste.  Sometimes I make my […]


Healthy Spinach Frittata

By admin / March 9, 2011

This is a great recipe to make when you want to start your day with a healthy kick or when you are looking to serve an easy-to-prepare breakfast or brunch to guests.  Serve this spinach frittata topped with a simple tomato-basil salsa which is packed with flavor but isn’t packed with fat and calories. Ingredients […]


Ham & Cheese Omelet Roll

By admin / March 9, 2011

If you are looking for the perfect breakfast/brunch that dazzle your guests, you’ve got to try this ham & cheese omelet roll.  What a great twist on a classic.  The roll format is really eye appealing, easy to make, and easy to slice and serve.  Best yet, it tastes great! Obviously, you can alter this […]


Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

By admin / March 9, 2011

No recipe is really necessary for this sandwich.  It’s the idea, not the recipe that is so wonderful.  I experienced my first Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana sandwich less than one month ago.  You might say, how did you get so far in life without experiencing one…and to that, I have no answer.  I will […]

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