Baked Blueberry rectangular pancake

Are you entertaining a crowd for breakfast and prefer not standing in the kitchen making individual pancakes? Here is a fun recipe that works perfectly and the rectangular pancake is cut into pieces for easily serving guests. I found this idea on Taste of Home online. I recently tried this recipe and found that it…

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…

Baked pears

Throughout the winter months, I enjoy baked fruit.  First of all, I really enjoy a nice breakfast during the coldest of winter weather.  Also, I think warmed fruit is a nice option and great alternative to a cold fruit platter.  I like to serve cold fruit during the warmer months instead. So, here is another…

Bagel breakfast casserole

Cold weather is a great time to serve a hot breakfast to family and friends. Everyone just wants to gather around and drink a hot beverage while taking their time on a weekend morning.  Here is a great recipe that is a twist on the standard breakfast egg casserole.  I tried it with plain bagels,…

A summer frittata

For a Sunday breakfast or for a weekday dinner, this frittata is so easy and so delicious.  Personally, the topping of roasted cherry tomatoes puts this dish over the top for me.  Using Bobby Flay’s recipe as inspiration from his Brunch at Bobby’s cookbook, I made this one my own. Gather these ingredients for the roasted…

Easter eggs

Just as many other households in America, I have always colored eggs for Easter.  Over the years I have tried many techniques, and this year was no different.  I found an idea and altered it some, based on what I had in my pantry.  The results were perfect.  Having years of experience in the kitchen…

Hasselback Apples

Fruit desserts are some of my all-time favorites.  One of the easiest fruit desserts has to be this apple recipe.  Be sure to choose a Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apple, as some of the other softer flesh apples will not hold up during the cooking process.  I found this recipe last year in Cooking Light…

Banana toast for breakfast

I continue to cook from one of my newest cookbooks, Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert.  I tried one of her breakfast recipes during the holidays, and really loved the taste and ease of preparation.  Any type of bread can be used–cinnamon swirl bread, raisin bread, cinnamon bread or other types of sweet breads. The…

another French toast recipe

Over the past five years, I have shared a number of breakfast ideas.  French toast happens to be one of my favorites for a special meal to serve for family or friends.  This is a great recipe that I use over and over, and have adapted it to make it one of my classic breakfast…

French press coffee

French press coffee tastes better than any other brewed coffee.  There is a pure taste that comes from the freshly ground beans, which are steeped for three to four minutes and then pressed.  I love using my plunger pot for the fuller coffee brewed taste. There are several important facts to remember when using a…

scrambled eggs breakfast bar

My family members seem to like every dish prepared differently based on their individual tastes.  It has been a challenge for me over the years to find recipes that everyone seems to like. When my children were younger, I don’t think I catered to them as much as I do today.  But as my children…

breakfast panini

Holiday breakfast recipes usually feature eggs, casseroles, french toast, or waffles.  This breakfast recipe is one that can be made and even served in small slices along with some nice breakfast pastries or warmed fruit. The recipe comes from CuisineAtHome.com. One of the most important steps to this recipe is the choice of bread used…