Best Banana Nut Bread

Best Banana Nut Bread ~ easy, moist, a little nutty and most of all tons of delicious banana flavor. Ideal for breakfast or brunch.

Breakfast | May 6, 2017 | By

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 like to think the addition of Greek yogurt makes it kind of a healthy option but any way you slice it with a big mug of hot coffee, it just starts the day off right.

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Overnight Breakfast Egg Sausage Casserole

Overnight Breakfast Egg Sausage Casserole: eggs, sausage, 3 kinds of cheese and fresh herbs. Prep the night before for an easy morning.

Breakfast | April 25, 2017 | By

If you 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.   

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Overnight French Toast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe: cubed brioche soaked in a custardy mix, topped with crumbly praline. Prep the night before, bake the next morning.

Breakfast | April 20, 2017 | By

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.

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Homemade Granola

Homemade granola ~ tastier than store-bought, less expensive and super easy to make. A great start to your day or as a snack with yogurt and fruit.

Breakfast | November 28, 2016 | By

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’. 

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Easy Pumpkin Banana Bread

Easy Pumpkin Banana Bread with Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almond topping. Moist, delicious, goes perfectly with morning coffee or tea.

Breakfast | October 10, 2016 | By

I’m probably dating myself by saying Fannie Farmer was the first cookbook I ever owned. There may be a whole generation that’s never heard of Fannie since she’s never had her own cooking show or line of pots and pans on QVC. But Fannie has some good recipes, like her Banana Nut Bread that I’ve made countless times when I’ve bought too many bananas. I’ll intentionally buy extra bananas knowing they’ll become too soft to eat and I’ll have to (twist my arm) turn them into Banana Bread. Like a lot of people this time of year though, I’m in the midst of all things pumpkin, starting with pumpkin coffee creamer and ending with pumpkin scented hand soap. If it’s a sickness, it’s one I don’t want to recover from so when I realized I had a few brown speckled bananas, this Easy Pumpkin Banana Bread with a toasted coconut almond topping was born. Grab a cup of coffee with your favorite creamer and pull up a chair. You’re going to love this one. . .

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Best Breakfast Pizza

Best Breakfast Pizza ~ ridiculously delicious and so fast it's ideal even for weekday mornings. Top with your favorites including an egg and bake.

Breakfast | March 4, 2016 | By

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. 

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Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins

Breakfast, Dessert | October 6, 2015 | By

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?

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