Better Than Ever Biscuits

I have made my own from-scratch biscuits for years but I’ve never been really happy with them (I feel the same about pie crusts). They were … fine. But never as fluffy or decadent as I dreamed they could be. So I began searching for help. Tips. New techniques. Whatever it took. And one ofContinue reading “Better Than Ever Biscuits”

Spinach or Kale Quiche

This recipe has been in my collection so long that I have no idea where it came from or when I began to bake from it. At this point, it’s a raggedy piece of paper littered with grease spots, but bearing that all-important badge of honor: an A++ scribbled in the corner. I’ve recently discoveredContinue reading “Spinach or Kale Quiche”

Morning Glory Muffins

I’m a big muffin maker so I keep my eyes peeled for new and interesting baked goods options, and I’ve recently seen so many takes on this. While I’ve stirred up my share of carrot sheet cake and pumpkin bread, I had never tried a morning glory muffin before. So of course I got right down to recipeContinue reading “Morning Glory Muffins”

Easy Peasy Pancakes

  There are some amazing pancake recipes in the world, stirred up with quinoa and coconut and banana and chai tea, even. And someday, I’m sure I’ll get to those. But for now, the basic flour-milk-egg version is doing me just fine. They’re a great switch from our Sunday Morning Waffles every now and again and sometimesContinue reading “Easy Peasy Pancakes”

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”

Cheesy Grits

  I first made cheese grits as I was stirring up a batch of Chef Bill Neal’s famed Shrimp and Grits, but I quickly discovered that the whole family gobbled these up faster than I could scoop them out. Why should they be limited to only one dish, I reasoned. We now eat cheesy grits with all kinds of meals —Continue reading “Cheesy Grits”

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”