Classic French Toast

My husband is our bread baker, so we eat wonderful, homemade loaves of bread for our sandwiches and toast and — lucky us — once every couple of weeks that good bread becomes one of our family’s favorite breakfasts: French Toast. Serve this basic recipe with powdered sugar sprinkled a drizzle of maple syrup. It’s alsoContinue reading “Classic French Toast”

Cornmeal Blueberry Scones

Scones are not as popular as muffins in my kitchen, but they’re a close second. Straight from the oven, these biscuit-like drop scones make a tasty, hearty breakfast — with just a touch of sweet. Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Garden Makes 12 scones. Ingredients 1 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2/3 cup cornmealContinue reading “Cornmeal Blueberry Scones”

Celebratory Cinnamon Rolls

  Christmas mornings. Birthday breakfasts. Snow day feasts. These sweet and sticky, warm and gooey treats are what we whip up for special occasion breakfasts no matter the time of year. Yes, they are more work than unrolling a can of Pillsbury. But they are oh-so worth it. Recipe from King Arthur Flour Makes 12Continue reading “Celebratory Cinnamon Rolls”

Sunday Morning Waffles

At our house, Sunday mornings mean waffles. Often before the sun is up, my husband and I are downstairs, heating the cast iron waffle maker, tossing together the flour, eggs, butter and milk. My waffle rarely makes it to a plate. I usually stand, gobbling its steaming goodness. And forget about leftovers. If we wantContinue reading “Sunday Morning Waffles”

Best Blueberry Muffins

  I make a batch of quick bread or muffins pretty much every week. They are gobbled for breakfast, slipped into lunch boxes and devoured for snacks. As a gardener and a nutrition-conscious mom, most of my muffins feature fruit or veggies, many that we’ve grown or picked ourselves. But the best part about thisContinue reading “Best Blueberry Muffins”

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones

  In my quest to enjoy all the pumpkin I process and freeze every fall, I am always searching for new recipes. This one crossed my computer a few months ago and has since become a hit. The scones are hearty and earthy and the chocolate chips give them just a hint of decadence. Recipe inspired byContinue reading “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones”

Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

  When your garden gives you more zucchini than you can eat for dinner, it’s time to start eating them for breakfast. My family fell in love with these hearty, just-sweet-enough muffins. Recipe inspired by Ambitious Kitchen Makes 12 muffins (I often double the recipe to be sure to have leftovers) Ingredients 1 1/2 cups white wholeContinue reading “Blueberry Zucchini Muffins”

Spinach Banana Muffins

  We are a big muffin family and I often find ways to tuck veggies (think pumpkin, zucchini) into my batter. But when I first made these, I braced myself for a chorus of frowns and yucks. Instead, these muffins disappeared. They were a hit for breakfast and snack and were requested for dessert one night. You heardContinue reading “Spinach Banana Muffins”