Category Archives: breakfast and brunch

best buttermilk waffles


A snowy weekend, a sleepover with several 12 years olds, and buttermilk in the fridge all added up to a huge mound of waffles. Not sure if there is a better way to spend a cold Saturday morning. These waffles … Continue reading

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Egg McMuffin Panini


this is one doctored up egg mcmuffin, or perhaps you could call it a gourmet version of mcdonalds egg mcmuffin. either way, it is an easy breakfast for those of us who prefer to stay clear of the golden arches. a … Continue reading

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Oven Toaster Strudels


I really can’t and don’t want to call these poptarts as they come out looking more like the toaster strudel that  my mom used to buy for my sister and I when we were young. Their texture is light and fluffy … Continue reading

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creamy polenta with goat cheese and chives


  polenta is the definition of comfort food. the creaminess is just perfect and so satisfying. polenta is a staple for those in northern italy and is used as a base to showcase stewed meats, short ribs, osso bucco as well as … Continue reading

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savory bread pudding with tomato jam


  this bread pudding jumped out at me as soon as i saw it. it has become a tradition for christmas brunch to make a panettone bread pudding/french toast. this year seemed harder to find panettone at the local stores so when i saw this … Continue reading

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fresh cranberry and nut cake (bread)


  in keeping with a tradition, christmas brunch will be at my house again. this is such an enjoyable meal because no one has expectations but there are so many creative holiday options to make brunch festive. let alone, i … Continue reading

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italian egg sandwich


    this traditional italian egg sandwich is perfect for breakfast or a light lunch served with a fresh salad. the sauce used in this recipe is the roasted red pepper and garlic tomato sauce. however, a favorite marinara will … Continue reading

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