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Monday
Nov172014

#ThankfullySweet Apple Pie Waffles - It's Okay to Have Dessert for Breakfast!

#ThankfullySweet Apple Pie Waffles

I cannot be the only one that during the holidays has looked at what's in the fridge and chosen to pull out a leftover piece of pie for breakfast...right?! Yummm...  The other day I used the pie for breakfast idea and took it one step further.  I deconstructed a Mrs. Smith's Dutch Apple Pie that I purchased in the freezer section (along with some Cool Whip) at Walmart and added it to our waffle batter to make Apple Pie Waffles.

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Wednesday
Jun042014

Morning Energy Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

From strawberries to raspberries, berry season makes spring entertaining simple and fun, as families come together to enjoy a healthy snack.  Honey Bunches of Oats wants to bring your family together this berry season with their new recipe, "Cinnamon Breakfast Squares with Yogurt and Berries."

This original recipe features New Honey Bunches of Oats Morning Energy Cinnamon Crunch, giving it an extra boost of protein, fiber and whole grain.

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Tuesday
May272014

Gluten-Free Breakfast Quinoa with Vanilla Cream 

Gluten-Free Breakfast Quinoa with Vanilla CreamWhile we don't primarily eat gluten-free we have plenty of friends who do.  It's usually not too much of an issue to plan snacks or desserts around them when we entertain, but meals are a whole other matter.  I had full intentions of making this breakfast for my friend when she was here last week, but time got away from us and I never did :(  It's extremely tasty and well worth making even if you don't eat gluten-free.

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Saturday
Mar292014

Strawberry Purée Batter for French Toast & Pancakes

strawberry puree batter pancakesIf you remember last week I bought a bunch of strawberries at the grocery store.  So besides the Strawberry Banana 'Soup' I made, I was busy finding other uses for all these strawberries.  I ended up doing something quite simple by puréeing some of the strawberries and adding it to pancake mix for a light but fruity flavor.  It is sure to please both adult and kids alike.

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Tuesday
Feb042014

Apple-Quinoa Breakfast Bake

I have a bag of quinoa sitting on my pantry shelf that I've been reluctant to use.  I bought it for a couple of recipes that I tried and loved, but the rest of my family is very wary of this super-grain.  Perhaps it's because of its static-y properties of sticking to everything it touches before it's cooked.  Or maybe it's the translucency it takes on after it's cooked.  More likely it's the fact that they can't pronounce or spell it.

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Monday
Feb032014

Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French ToastWhen we were traveling last week we had breakfast at a local restaurant that had so many breakfast choices it was unbelievable.  I settled on a French Toast platter that had a praline sauce on top.  There were so many other indulgent offerings on the menu though that I was inspired to make something equally yummy at home.  It's really quiet simple and delicious.

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Sunday
Jun232013

Blueberry Pancake Syrup

I think I may have mentioned a time or two on my blog before that I love pancakes.  It's one of those foods that I could eat every day and probably never get tired of them.  In what feels like the never ending supply of food in my pantry and freezer that we need to use up before we move, I tweaked a recipe that I had from the National Honey Board, and made pancakes with a blueberry syrup the other morning.

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Tuesday
Jun112013

Good Cook - It's a Keeper!  Giveaway

3 is an odd number (in case you didn't know!).  Which means every time I cut something in half for my family to eat, it means I have one piece extra.  1/2 a grapefruit for breakfast, means 1/2 a grapefruit left over.  1/2 a cantaloupe to fill with ice cream, means 1/2 a cantaloupe left over.  1/2...well you get the picture.  So I was all over these new Good Cook Produce Keepers that I was sent to try out as part of being a Good Cook Kitchen Expert.

The great thing about these produce keepers is that they are the shape of the produce you're trying to keep fresh.  We all know that sometimes plastic

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Tuesday
Mar262013

Vanilla Blueberry Waffle Recipe from Homemade with Love, by Jennifer Perillo 

Homemade with LoveI think if you've followed my blog for awhile, or at least have searched through my recipes on occassion, you'll realize I'm not a "from scratch" type of gal.  I'm open to learning new things though, and so when I had the chance to review Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie's Kitchen, I was eager to see if I could make anything in it without creating an epic fail of a dish.

Surprisingly enough to me, not only were a lot of the recipes not difficult - they were also things my family would eat - and so I hunkered down to mix, whisk and boil from scratch food in my own kitchen.  

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Wednesday
Feb272013

Paska - a Traditional Easter Bread, Made Easy for Busy Moms

I grew up in a community that had a strong Mennonite/German population, many of whom immigrated from Eastern Europe. A staple traditional recipe in those homes at Easter time is Paska, which is a sweet bread.

My childhood best friend's mom, made a loaf of Paska just for me each year. When we graduated from high school, a family friend took over when she found out how much I loved it. Then when I got married, my sister-in-law made it for me. And then we moved from Canada to the U.S. and my supply chain of Paska….stopped!

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Saturday
Feb162013

Chocolate Breakfast Shake

Ever wonder how some chef's stay so skinny? For some of them I'm pretty sure it's because they know that if they eat food that is loaded with nutrients and protein they'll stay full and keep their energy up for hours at a time.

Take this Chocolate Shake that you can make for breakfast that Jennifer Iserloh created (adapted from Secrets of a Skinny Chef - 2010) filled with power foods!

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Friday
Feb152013

Yummy Rocky Road Pancakes!

I LOVE Pancakes. They are one of my favorite foods. I could eat them all the time. I've begun experimenting with my pancake batter to try and make my pancakes even tastier by stirring extra things into it. Last week I made Rocky Road Pancakes, and here's how.

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Wednesday
Jan092013

How to Keep Your Family Healthy in the New Year? SMART CHEFS STAY SLIM by Allison Adato Has the Answers

We've all thought it when we've seen a celebrity chef that's slim - "How do they stay trim with a career like that?"

Allison Adato explores this in her new book Smart Chefs Stay Slim by interviewing America's Best Chefs and getting lessons on eating and living from them.

I was thrilled to be able to read this book, as well as try some of the chef created recipes in my own kitchen.

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Tuesday
Dec252012

A Christmas Tradition ~ Apple Pie Waffles

Having no extended family where we live means that Christmas around here is pretty quiet.  Last night we went to church for Christmas Eve service and then we went to go see The Hobbit.  Christmas Day is usually just a time that we sit around and play games together, maybe watch a DVD.  But one thing we always do is have Waffles for Breakfast/Brunch and watch the Disney Christmas Parade.

Here's the waffle recipe I used this morning.

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Friday
May252012

Cinnamon Roll Sticks

I like to change up what one normally does with ‘instant’ foods. Making things from scratch has never been my strong suit, but coming up with new ways to use pre-made products, that’s something I really enjoy doing.

Rather than just eat cinnamon buns made from the tube dough – how about some scrumptious Cinnamon Sticks?!

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Sunday
Apr152012

Midwest Dairy Council: Spring Fitness Pack ~ Recipes & Give Away

Many of us are springing outside to start a new exercise routine after the winter. Whether you prefer and evening walk or training for a triathlon, dairy is a great way to fuel your body with energy it needs for your routine. Here are some cool facts to prove it:

• Fuel for an Active Lifestyle

Milk’s nine essential nutrients play an important role in fueling an active lifestyle. Drinking milk can be an ideal way to help the body refuel, rehydrate and recover after a workout.

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