Breakfast/Brunch

Cranberry Nut Bread…Properly!

October 29, 2013
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I’m feeling a sense of relief, finally sharing this Cranberry Nut Bread recipe made the “right” way. I don’t exactly cringe over the way I originally posted it four years ago – it did ultimately taste good accidentally using an entire bag of whole cranberries rather than half a bag chopped, as called for but […]

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Asparagus Torta

May 31, 2013
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Can anyone tell me what this dish is? I know it’s called an Asparagus Torta…but what is it? I’ve been carrying this recipe around for a few years now, it was printed on the little twist-tie that goes around a bunch of asparagus. It’s a simple little recipe, with a lot of eggs and parmesan […]

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Strawberry Banana Bread

May 11, 2013
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One of my greatest joys of motherhood is having the chance to view the world through the wide eyes of my two little kids. Everything…everything is so much more fun and exciting and vibrant to them. Especially something as simple as strawberry picking. I’ve driven past the family-owned U-Pick strawberry fields in Carlsbad for years, […]

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Caramelized Banana Waffles

September 27, 2012
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Between these Caramelized Banana Waffles I’m sharing here today and the Waffle Sandwich recipe I’ve got over on my other blog, Panini Happy (along with a Weelicious cookbook giveaway – head on over to enter!) it was quite the waffle-y weekend at our house. Every time I make waffles I wonder why I don’t do it […]

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Bacon-Topped Deviled Eggs + Land O Lakes Giveaway!

May 23, 2012
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When I can bring my serving plate home empty, I take it as a sure sign that my potluck dish was a hit. And if my fellow guests even want to abscond with the serving plate itself (because it’s that cool)?? Well, that’s a whole new level of potluck success for me. I brought these […]

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Petit Pain au Chocolat (Chocolate-Filled Croissants)

March 26, 2012
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Bookmark this recipe for your next brunch potluck – this recipe for Petit Pain au Chocolat couldn’t be easier and the results will score you huge points among your chocolate loving friends (at least it did with me). For this simplified version, you just wrap puff pastry around some good chocolate, brush on some egg […]

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Asparagus Quiche

March 13, 2012
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Can someone please explain tart pans to me? I finally bought one over the weekend – the last remaining holdout in my baking arsenal – and, wow, was it a pain to use! Like literally – I ended up with no fewer than ten superficial quarter-inch cuts all over my hands following 20 minutes of […]

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Blueberry Streusel Muffins…and a White Lily Cuisinart Baking Giveaway!

March 6, 2012
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Some people dedicate space in their house for special bottles of wine – I have the special White Lily section of my pantry . It’s where I keep “the good stuff”. You Southerners who can find this super-light flour in any local grocery store are so lucky! I have to pay a pretty big premium […]

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Orange Mango Nut Bread with Ginger Honey Butter

January 26, 2012
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I first discovered that we had a fruit-bearing tree in our yard the day I pulled up to my driveway to find a woman positioned on my front lawn, bracing a ladder. A man teetered on the top rung in an effort to reach small, red, not-quite-ripe-looking plums from the upper branches. “Can I help […]

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Almond Brickle Coffee Cake…and a Virtual Holiday Potluck Brunch

December 5, 2011
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Because this recipe is designated as coffee cake I went ahead and served it in the morning. But let’s call this what it is – this is cake cake. What you can’t see from the photo of this Almond Brickle Coffee Cake is that another layer of toasted almonds and toffee bits runs down the middle of it. […]

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