Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Huevos Rancheros CasseroleThis zesty Mexican inspired casserole makes a hearty meatless dinner or a special brunch.

Healthy Pecan Waffles

When I posted my first cookbook giveaway a few months ago, I asked you all what recipes you wanted me to post in 2014. Quite a number of you mentioned that you were looking for breakfast recipes, and I created a whole variety of options for you to browse through this week. Breakfast is certainly a meal that people feel very strongly about. While some like to sit down to a full plate of food each morning, I know others that cannot even think of eating in the morning without feeling a bit queasy. I sort of lie somewhere in between....more

Weekend Baking: Cinnamon Crunch Coffee Cake

I thought I would post one of my favorite recipes today to get the weekend started. This is the famous coffee cake recipe from my bakery in Portland, Maine. I used to make at least one of these babies a day, and if there were any leftovers I would always take them home for Ryan. He had a particularly great baseball season that year, so I thought it a good omen to start this season with another batch. This coffee cake is everything you want it to be.1) It’s large and impressive for brunch. ...more
Cinnamon Crunch Coffee Cake?!  Sounds and looks delicious!  I'll try this recipe this weekend.  ...more

How to Get Breakfast in Bed: A Blueprint

 In a perfect world you would not have to read this blog post, and I would not have to write it. In a perfect world I also wouldn’t be writing this at the orthodontist’s office waiting for my kid to have his palate expander fixed for the seventeenth time....more

Spinach, Bacon and Swiss Quiche with Almond Flour Crust

Up until about two weeks ago, I had never attempted to make a quiche. I always believed that making a quiche was complicated, and I did not want to go to the extra trouble to make my own crust. Big mistake....more

15 -Minute Recipes For Mother's Day Brunch

 Mother's day is coming up this Sunday, and being a mom myself, i know how hard it can be to juggle some time to make this day extra-special for your Mom, without getting frantic or working too hard in the kitchen, so you can enjoy your special day too! Here are some quick and delicious Brunch recipes that would not take more than 15 minutes to make, and yet would leave a lasting impression on this special day....more

eggs hollandaise

Why "eggs Hollandaise"?Because my friend Michael (he's from Germany and still has an accent and hopefully he won't read this post) always says it this way - instead of eggs benedict, or eggs Bearnaise or whatever else name this dish can go by. ...more
ME too!Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. more

Home Cooks Converge to Celebrate Blue Ribbon Food

Home cooks can easily lose sight of how very special their everyday recipes truly are. In the rush of planning a meal, many a mom has forgotten that their daily dish is a veritable art form, the nuances of which are known only to those brave cooks who face the daily challenge of clamoring kids and picky husbands....more

Savory Bacon-Cheese Scones

  Since I am participating in Charcutepalooza, I have a lot of homemade bacon in the fridge and freezer.  I have already cured another batch of bacon, and will be headed out to pick up more pork belly, probably sooner than later.  No more store bought bacon for me! Since I have so much of this delectable treat, I wanted to make something other than a BLT. I love scones and biscuits with cheese and other additions, so adding a bit of bacon seemed like a winner.  And it was....more

thanks for this recipe, it was delicious! question: what temp do you set your oven? I did 375 ...more

Eggs with Sauteed Mushrooms, Spinach, and Taleggio

In my post about some of the delicious meals I had during my trip to London a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I'd eaten at GAIL's, a newish mini-chain of artisan bread shops and cafés, one of which was located not all that far from where I was staying in West London.  The day I landed, I stopped in for a second breakfast (or mid-morning snack, depending upon your point of view) of coffee and a pastry just to keep me going and to try to get my body on the local time zone.  I spotted another customer's meal of fluffy scrambled eggs, mushrooms, bechamel sauce, and a croissant and vowed I'd come back there to eat a real breakfast before my trip was over. ...more