Warm Pears and oranges

Tender pears and Mandarin oranges prove to be a delightful dessert when warmed in a slow cooker.  As I have shared in previous posts, fruit desserts are some of my favorites. Of course, they can also be served with a slice of pound cake, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, or even…

citrus for breakfast

grapefruit for breakfast has always been a favorite for me.  especially during the winter months, when i look for something refreshing and bright.  i decided to peel and slice this morning, as i often see Martha do in her magazine.  i just topped with a bit of powdered sugar.  she suggests using a drizzle of…

baked pears

warmed fruit is so comforting during the cold winter months,  this recipe comes from The Low Fat Bed and Breakfast Cookbook. It is served and the recipe is given with permission by the innkeeper at the Rocking Horse Manor Bed and Breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky. it is very easy to prepare and very tasty.  with…

apple cinnamon french toast

instead of the traditional french toast recipe, here is one to try for an overnight french toast.  this recipe was easy and very tasty.  i will certainly try this one again.  it combines sliced apples and cinnamon during the baking process, which saves time and effort.  i decreased the recipe in half, as we had…

sauteed pears and apples

this recipe comes from southern lady magazine, October 2008.  for the thanksgiving holiday this year, i served warmed breakfast fruit alongside french toast.  this fruit was simple to prepare and quite tasty.  i would certainly make it again for a special holiday meal.  it reminds me of warmed fruit served in pleasant hill Kentucky, while…

easter brunch

  here was our Easter brunch today. spring is here and eggs are the traditional Easter fare, so we had eggs over a toasted English muffin with Canadian bacon.  i used my English muffin rings to make the perfect circle eggs. since the plate needed some color, i browned some chopped mushrooms, white onions, and red pepper.  tossed with chopped green onions, this side dish…

roasted granny smith apple and pears

one of my favorite treats is warmed breakfast fruit.  i usually like to serve warm fruit for holiday meals, and this year was no exception. for Easter, i prepared this recipe of roasted granny smith apples and pears. here are the directions:core, peel and slice 2-3 granny smith applescore, peel and slice 2 large green…

lemon balm blueberry cake

one of my favorite herbs to grow has always been lemon balm. the scent of the leaves is quite refreshing and the herb can be used in a variety of ways, although until today, i have never actually baked with lemon balm. for many years, this recipe has been in a folder just waiting to…