Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich

Mmmm, Thanksgiving. Mmmm, Thanksgiving leftovers. Today’s creation is what we started calling the Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich because it is truly a wonder. Biscuit, green bean casserole, turkey, cranberry sauce, fried egg, all topped with gravy. It doesn’t get much easier and delicious than that. So be thankful, dig in and enjoy! Ingredients Biscuit Green bean…

Crustless Vegetarian Quiche

Every other month a group of friends and I get together for brunch. In the alternate months we get drinks. So we have a good system in place to get together, talk, eat and drink. But when we get together for brunch, we bring our A Game. Look at this spread: fresh peaches, carrot quick…

Avocado Toast with Chile Oil and Sea Salt

As simple and delicious as it sounds. I had this for dinner one night, then lunch the next day and I would eat it for breakfast on day three, if need be!   Ingredients 1 slice wheat bread Avocado Chile oil (I got mine as a gift from my mother-in-law after she visited Spain, but…

Cream Biscuits

After making quiche last week I had half a bottle of cream left over. Combine that with a recent craving for biscuits and I hoped that cream would make a suitable substitute for buttermilk. Little did I know there was a whole category of cream biscuits. From one of my favorite food blogs to Paula…

Spinach Mushroom + Onion Quiche

Nine days ago our nephew Noah was born! He is the first nephew/grandchild in the family and we are so in love and excited. My brother Jeremy and his wife returned from the hospital after two nights and are settling into their new life with their baby boy. As aunt and sister to the growing…

Black Forest Smoothie

FACT! “Plain Greek yogurt has roughly twice the protein and half the sugar of plain traditional yogurt.” (Source: health magazine from the gym). This is the same magazine where I got the recipe for this smoothie. It’s always a bit awkward when I’m on some machine at the gym and I start tearing out pages…

Banana Pancakes

Waking up too early Maybe we can sleep in I’ll make you banana pancakes Pretend like it’s the weekend now – Jack Johnson We didn’t have to pretend it was the weekend (like the song says) when I made these pancakes. It was a weekend morning and we were in no rush to get the…

Banana Peanut Butter Oat Bars

I have tried on many failed occasions to make granola bars. For whatever reason, I just haven’t been able to get the ingredients to maintain a cohesive form. Even after baking they usually crumble into something resembling granola. But the time has come. I finally made granola bars that seem more like homemade Clif bars….

Strawberry Muffins

It’s strawberry season! It’s strawberry season! This weekend it seemed that everyone I know went to their local farms and picked buckets of berries. I took a shortcut and went to my local farmer’s market. Note to self: always bring more than $8 to the farmer’s market. James and I had to make some tough…

Chocolate Chip Soda Bread

This isn’t bread so much as a giant scone. I’m not complaining because it’s rich and chocolatey and is best eaten when smeared with berry jam. I made it to eat for breakfast, but in the future I’ll reconsider it as a possible dessert item. Ingredients Source: Slightly adapted from Whole Foods 6 T. butter,…

Blueberry Muffins

As many of you may know, I love blueberries. In middle school a friend gave me a blueberry-themed birthday gift box full of blueberry flavored, scented, shaped, colored things. I loved it! I’m always seeking more ways to bake with these awesome spheres of flavor and this muffin recipe is awesome. Take these muffins, add…

Homemade Frappuccino

My high school didn’t start until 9 a.m. (yes, that was awesome). Occasionally before school, I would go to Starbucks with my parents to get breakfast. I would always order some type of frappuccino and coffee cake. My dad joked that I was having a milkshake and cake for breakfast. He wasn’t wrong, but I…