Archives: Breakfast

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

April 24, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Blueberry Streusel Muffins | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Muffins

Who can resist a homemade blueberry muffin? Not me! Lightly lemony with a tender crumb and a sweet streusel topping, these Blueberry Streusel Muffins rival anything you’ll find at a fancy coffee house or bakery. They make a great breakfast treat or after school snack, and are fabulous with a cup of coffee or tea. YUM! The recipe […]

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Corned Beef Hash

March 16, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Corned Beef Hash | Filed in Beef, Breakfast, Main Dish, Potatoes, Recipes

Always an adventurous eater, I first had corned beef hash when I was about 12 years old.  I had no idea what it was but saw it on a menu while dining with my family and decided that’s what I wanted for breakfast. When the waitress placed the enormous plate of hash in front of me, […]

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Banana Buttermilk Muffins

March 8, 2012 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Kid-friendly, Muffins, Recipes

  These moist and tasty muffins have a light banana flavor and are topped with an oatmeal and brown sugar struesel. Yum! My friends who tasted them agreed that this is definitely a keeper recipe. I think they’re best the day they’re made, slightly warm from the oven. Enjoy! Banana Buttermilk Muffins -recipe adapted from Taste of […]

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Rise ‘N Raspberry Smoothie

January 17, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Rise ‘N Raspberry Smoothie | Filed in Beverages, Breakfast, Recipes, Snack

Smoothies make a great quick breakfast or snack…and my kids love them! Plus, they’re a great way to get extra fruit into your diet! So fire up those blenders and get to it!!! Enjoy! Rise ‘N Raspberry Smoothie -recipe from The Little Black Book of Smoothies by Ruth Cullen Makes 2 10-ounce smoothies or 1 […]

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Cranberry Streusel Coffee Cake

December 20, 2011 by andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving

If you’re still working on your Christmas morning menu, this recipe for Cranberry Streusel Cake would be a good one to consider. The moist, festive cake is both easy to make and delicious. The sweet, brown sugar streusel is a nice balance to the tart cranberries. To simplify things the morning of, have your cranberries chopped and measured, and […]

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Panettone Muffins

December 4, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Christmas, Holidays, Muffins, Recipes

These pretty, jewel-like muffins are easy-to-make, lightly sweetened muffins are delicious, loaded with plumped-up dried fruit and are perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch. They’re inspired by Panettone, an Italian sweet bread that is popular at Christmas. For the muffins, I used dried apricots, golden raisins, dried pineapple, chopped dates, and dried cranberries…all soaked in a little […]

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Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

October 10, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes

I’m always on the lookout for new coffee cake recipes so I was intrigued to find this one for Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping. The cinnamon-spiced cake is moist and filled with apples…perfect for cool Autumn morning gatherings, and great with a cup of coffee! The recipe calls for making a brown sugar glaze which I […]

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Morning Eggs on Mushroom-Bacon Hash

September 30, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Breakfast, Eggs, Pork, Quick Cooking, Recipes

Bacon lovers will devour this delicious hash loaded with potatoes, mushrooms, onions and, of course, bacon! For hearty appetites, you’ll want to double the recipe. Don’t skimp on the bacon here…buy a good quality, thick-sliced bacon. Also, to speed up the morining cooking process, prep the onions and mushrooms and cook the potatoes the night before; just […]

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Fresh Peach Cake

September 22, 2011 by andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes, Summer

Here’s a simple recipe featuring my favorite summer fruit: peaches. The coffee cake is easy to make, delicious, moist and lightly spiced…and perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. I added an 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg to the batter, and omitted the pecans. The cake is best served the day it’s made, but leftovers are still […]

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Chocolate Pancakes

September 17, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Chocolate Pancakes | Filed in Breakfast, Dessert, Kid-friendly, Recipes

I made these chocolatey pancakes the other day for my youngest’s birthday breakfast. They’re fun, not too sweet, not too chocolatey (is there such a thing?). I cut down on the sugar (using 3/4 cup instead of 1 cup) and served them with some easy-to-make Raspberry-Strawberry Syrup instead of the chocolate sauce. The sweet-tart syrup was perfect with them. This would […]

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