Strawberry Bread recipe ~ moist, lightly sweet bread loaded with fresh strawberries and topped with a simple cream cheese glaze.
This Strawberry Bread is a simple to make quick bread, meaning no yeast or kneading and it takes full advantage of the abundant crop of Florida strawberries coming north this time of year.
Keep the recipe on hand in early June too when bright red, sun-sweetened homegrown berries can’t be beat. Because the bread isn’t overly sweet, a thick slice is delicious with morning coffee and equally good for dessert in the evening. Bonus: it whips up in less than 10 minutes.
Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Bread ~ an easy, moist quick bread packed with fresh blueberries and a light burst of lemon. Shredded zucchini and yogurt make moist and the lemony glaze drizzled on top makes it a delicious dessert, brunch or breakfast bread.
Zucchini is one of those unassuming vegetables that effortlessly transforms into a delicious side, ramps up a marinara sauce or in this case, adds moisture to an already delicious quick bread.
Zucchini is everywhere right now from farm stands to farm markets to our local grocery stores. My daughter’s vegetable bin is already filled with zucchini from her garden so when she asked if this recipe was easy to whip up (she’s the mother of two toddlers), the answer was yes ~
I usually buy a bunch of bananas every week from the grocery store to slice in cereal or just for an afternoon pick-me-up, but I’ve been known to buy way more than I know we’ll eat because it gives me a good reason (as if I need one!) to make the Best Banana Nut Bread ~ moist, nutty and loads of banana flavor.
I tell myself the addition of Greek yogurt makes it a healthy option but any way you slice it with a big mug of hot coffee, it just starts the day off right.
Overnight Breakfast Egg Sausage Casserole ~ loaded with eggs, sausage, potatoes and cheese. Prep the night before and wakeup to a delicious breakfast!
If you already read my Overnight French Toast Casserole post, you know I’m a huge fan of the overnight casserole, not only because they’re delicious but because I don’t function well in the morning; just ask my husband. The Overnight Breakfast Egg Sausage Casserole is almost like an extra set of hands in the kitchen because it’s completely prepped the night before and bakes while you’re having your first cup of coffee.
Overnight French Toast Casserole: cubed brioche soaked in a custardy mix, topped with crumbly praline. Prep the night before and bake the next morning.
We had a really fun Easter. All the kids came over for brunch and the weather cooperated for an outdoor Easter egg hunt for the little ones. When you’re a kid, egg hunting is serious business. For adults, food is equally serious. I was talking to a friend the week before Easter about hosting brunch and how I was stumped about what to serve. “Really? It’s so easy! Savory, sweet, mimosas, DONE”, she said as she brushed her hands together. Turns out she was right and this Overnight French Toast Casserole had the sweet category covered.
I love breakfast but unless it’s Sunday morning, it has to be fast. . .and good. . .like this Breakfast Pizza or even faster ~ a bowl of plain Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit and Homemade Granola. It’s so ridiculously delicious sometimes I eat it by the fistful. . .without yogurt. . .or fruit. Just sayin’.
Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home. We spent a really great month in Florida and even though we left sunshine and almost 80° to come home to snow on the ground and more predicted for today, there is still no better place to be. There’s something about starting your day off in your own bed and if the next part of your day involves a good breakfast, well it’s that much better. Best Breakfast Pizza is part breakfast, part lunch, fast enough to enjoy even on weekday mornings and every mouthful delicious.
I don’t necessarily rely on a calendar tell me when it’s fall. Oh no. . .I lie in wait for my local grocery store to stock Nestle´ Coffee-mate Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer. Now that may sound
a little totally crazy to you, but when that yummy pumpkin creamer shows its gorgeous face I just know it won’t be long before I bust out snuggly warm sweaters, tall leather boots and scarves and eat warm donuts dipped in tangy cider at one of several nearby cider mills. I am only slightly ashamed of my behavior one day last fall when I couldn’t find the pumpkin creamer at my local market. It was only October — they couldn’t be phasing into Christmastime peppermint yet!! Hopefully that stock boy is no longer in therapy. But this whole pumpkin thing got me thinking — what else can I pumpkinize? Hmmm. . .how about. . .Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins? Hello? Can we really put two amaaaaazing fall flavors together — pumpkin AND monkey bread?