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New Orleans Beignets

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Here it is, just in time for Mardi Gras (aka Fat Tuesday).  What is that snowy, pillowy puff of deliciousness you ask?  You’re looking at Louisiana’s state doughnut, the beignet! They are just as scrumptious as they look, too. You won’t believe me when I tell you that this is one of the easiest doughs […]

Crock-Pot Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

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Christmas morning breakfast can be difficult to pull off when there are so many other things going on.  Dad is holding the video camera, recording the kids opening their gifts.  Mom is picking up the scraps of wrapping paper to throw away while keeping tabs on recycling the bows.  When the excitement is over, the […]

Appelbeignets (Dutch Apple Fritters)

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Whenever I tell someone that I grew up in West Michigan, they always say “Well, you don’t look Dutch!”  Maybe that’s because…I’m not!  Just because I grew up “near” Dutch Village and an hour outside of Holland, Michigan, doesn’t mean I’m Dutch or Christian Reformed.  But, that seems to always be the assumption when meeting […]

My Favorite Blueberry Muffins

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Joy named these Brown Butter Blueberry Muffins, because the butter in this recipe is first quickly browned on the stove top.  I didn’t include this in my post title only because I didn’t want those of you unfamiliar with brown butter to hurriedly turn away.  To make brown butter, all you need to do is […]

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

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As I type this, there are five guys hanging out in front of our TV watching football and munching on this, and these and these.  I love it because it means fall is (almost) here.  And, I love it even more because God graced us with cooler temperatures (for Mississippi) so that it actually felt […]

Upside Down Peach Crumb Cake

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This really should be titled as a breakfast dish. I didn’t want to label it as such, in case you wanted to serve it as dessert, because you definitely can.  I did, originally.  It was my dessert contribution for dinner at a friend’s home.  Since there were just four (and a half) of us, we […]

Birthday Cake Pancakes

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After today, I have no doubt that you now want to be my real-life friend or relative, because I plan on making these pancakes for anyone who is at my house the morning of their birthday.  For reals.  Honestly, though, they are so good that I know I won’t wait to make them only for […]

Swiss Veggie Frittata

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Breakfast is a meal that I only spend any amount of time on when Ben doesn’t have to go in to the office.  Otherwise, we typically eat a quick bowl of cereal, drink a green monster smoothie, or whip up scrambled eggs and toast.  We’re lucky, however, to live right down the road from where […]

Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits

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Rarely do I complain on the blog about my new living situation here in Mississippi.  I’m not even sure I have shared much about it with you.  Here’s the long story made short:  We owned a newer 2,600 square foot home in California, located in a safe cookie cutter neighborhood.  The house had a large […]

Cinnamon Chocolate Pound Cake

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Otherwise known as “Mexican Chocolate Pound Cake”, this just might be the dessert you’re looking to serve this Cinco de Mayo.  But, consider it also as a breakfast option.  Last Saturday morning, during a visit to Starbucks, I ordered their (unfortunately seasonal) Cinnamon Chocolate bread that was very similar to this.  And, yes, I ate […]

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

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“Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One ‘a penny, two ‘a penny, Hot cross buns!” Was that the first song you learned on your musical instrument?  Unless you’re a natural Bach or Beethoven, then it probably was.  Now that the song’s stuck in your head, let’s talk about these sweet little pillows of heaven. Hot […]

Chocolate Chip Bumpy Cakes

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Since the day I shared the original Breakfast Bumpy Cake recipe with you, I have tried a couple of successful flavor variations.  One was suggested by a reader, but this one that I’m giving you today was just an obvious one that popped into my mind one morning.  In my household, we always love a […]

Breakfast Bumpy Cake

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My sister occasionally posts on Facebook that she is making “bumpy cakes” for breakfast.  I had no idea what bumpy cakes were, but the image that always popped in my head was a chocolate cake, like this.  I could not fathom why in the world she would be making that for breakfast!  Was it a […]

Quiche Lorraine

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I’m a little afraid to admit it.  This is the first quiche I have ever made.  I loved it so much that I made it twice in two weeks.  The first time I served it to a bridal party that stayed in our home the night before the wedding.  We gobbled this up in the […]

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

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Ahhhhh, fall weather has finally hit us in Southern California.  You might be sick of hearing me talk about it, but I am so excited I can hardly stand it.  And, according to the 10-day forecast (although often unreliable) these temperatures are here to stay! These pumpkin donuts were appropriate for celebrating the cool breeze […]

Green Monster Smoothies

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Interesting title, huh?  This is part of Judah’s breakfast practically every morning.  Judah is a great eater, but I have found it difficult to get enough green veggies into him each day.  He loves carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, etc.  But, when it comes to the leafy greens, I just can’t figure him out. It was […]

Chocolate Chip Scones

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In my opinion, fewer things make a finer morning breakfast than a cup of coffee accompanied with a delicious scone.  Although I’ve enjoyed a handful of different scone recipes in the past, I believe I have finally perfected the ultimate dough formula in these chocolate chip scones.  Everyone has different tastes, but my favorite type […]

Iced Coffee

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**This recipe has been updated.  Please click here for the newest version.** If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, a few months ago you probably noticed my update about enjoying a vanilla iced coffee that I made at home.  Iced coffee is an addiction for me during the spring and summer months, and I […]

Lemon Scones

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Having girlfriends who not only understand, but are excited for my food-blogging hobby is certainly priceless.  One friend, in particular, bought me a couple of dishes to use in my photos.  Definitely a sweet gesture.   She and I decided to make it a point to get together at least one morning every other week so […]

Mexican Egg Skillet

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You have one more day to plan your Cinco de Mayo menu.  Why not start it off with a simply delicious breakfast and make this Mexican Egg Skillet?  Ben and I would always order from the skillet menu at our favorite breakfast place back in Illinois.  The one we ordered most often included potatoes, ham, […]