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 • Read More »
Corned Beef HashMarch 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, • Read More »
Banana Buttermilk MuffinsMarch 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 • Read More »
Rise ‘N Raspberry SmoothieJanuary 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 • Read More »
Cranberry Streusel Coffee CakeDecember 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 • Read More »
Panettone MuffinsDecember 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 • Read More »
Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble ToppingOctober 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 • Read More »
Morning Eggs on Mushroom-Bacon HashSeptember 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 • Read More »
Fresh Peach CakeSeptember 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 • Read More »
Chocolate PancakesSeptember 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 • Read More »