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It’s my favorite time of year!  The weather is starting to cool down, the leaves are starting to change, and you can find pumpkin spice at just about any store.  That’s what I’m talking about when I say my favorite time of year…. all things pumpkin spice.  I love the flavor, but I also love that it’s available for a limited time, so it’s something I look forward to enjoying. I like to create a few new recipes each year that are pumpkin spice themed.  Most are breakfast or dessert themed but that’s OK with me!  Pumpkin spice is a combination of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.  It’s sweet, spicy, warm, and cozy.  Yes…cozy.  Think of the feeling you get when you drink a hot cup of apple cider on a cool day.  That’s a feeling I get when enjoying pumpkin spice food.  Even better, the pumpkin spice recipes I’m going to share with you today are hearty and filling, … Continue reading

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Quiche makes a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Quiches are easy to make in advance, refrigerates well, and reheats well (think yummy leftovers).  My recipe for Broccoli & Bacon Quiche with Pepper Jack Cheese is certain to be a crowd favorite.  It’s packed with tender broccoli, crispy, salty bacon, and spicy pepper jack cheese. The recipe can be found here. Start by letting the pie crust sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes to soften.  I like to use refrigerated pie crust for the simplicity of it, but you can use homemade if you prefer.  Once softened, unroll the pie crust and place in a 9-inch pie plate.  Crimp the edges and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Microwave the broccoli according to package instructions.  Set aside to cool slightly.  I find it easiest to use “heat and serve” frozen broccoli.  If you prefer, you … Continue reading

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Puff Pastry Breakfast Pizzas are a quick breakfast or brunch idea that are easy to make and will be a fan favorite.  These aren’t your traditional pizzas with marinara sauce and pizza toppings.  They are completely made up of “breakfast food” items.  The crust is puff pastry so it’s incredibly light, flakey, and buttery.  You combine Havarti and parmesan cheese to get this creamy, melty, cheesy goodness in every bite.  I like to use maple bacon because I love the maple flavor and think it pairs well with the salty elements in this recipe, but you could substitute any flavor of bacon or even use Canadian bacon or sausage.  The eggs are cooked to your liking (whether you want a hard yolk or runny yolk).  I haven’t tried this recipe with scrambled eggs but I’m sure they would yield a similar result. This is going to be a breakfast meal you will love and want to make … Continue reading

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A simple Ham & Gruyere Quiche is sure to please your taste buds so look no further for a quick and easy (yet delicious) breakfast that is perfect for a weekday morning or weekend brunch! If you are unfamiliar with gruyere cheese, it’s a traditional Swiss cheese that is semi-hard and has a rich, creamy, salty, and nutty flavor.  It works well as a substitute for Swiss cheese in recipes but also tastes great on its own with some crackers or bread.  In this quiche recipe, the gruyere cheese pairs well with the tender and salty ham and the soft and creamy eggs. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F. Next prepare the pie crust.  If you are using frozen pie crust, make sure it has time to fully thaw before you start.  If you are using refrigerated pie crust, let it sit on the counter … Continue reading

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One of my favorite parts of Easter Brunch is the desserts 😊 Everything is decorated with bunnies, Peeps, little candy eggs, etc. It’s just so cute and festive! I love to explore and create new recipes using all the seasonal candies and that’s what I’m going to share with you today – dessert ideas for your Easter celebration. First up are Birds’ Nests.  I’m sure you’ve seen these before for other holidays, sometimes referred to as Haystacks.  These are super easy to make and only require a few ingredients.  They are sweet, crunchy, and the perfect bite-sized treat!  I have 2 different flavors, Chocolate and Peanut Butter. The Chocolate Birds’ Nests recipe can be found here. The Peanut Butter Birds’ Nests recipe can be found here. Let’s start with the Chocolate Birds’ Nests.  Add the chocolate and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl.  Heat for 60 seconds, then stir.  Heat for an additional 30 seconds and stir again.  Continue … Continue reading

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Carbonara Baked Potatoes are something we tried recently, and I would definitely make again!  You are probably most familiar with Pasta Carbonara, but this is a spin on the traditional Italian dish.  Carbonara is essentially pancetta or bacon, with eggs, parmesan, salt, pepper, and maybe a little olive oil.  It’s comfort food at its finest and super yummy when paired with baked potatoes 😊 The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash and dry the potatoes.  Use a fork to pierce the potatoes on all sides (plus a few extra for good measure).  Rub each potato with a little olive oil and place on the baking sheet.  I also like to sprinkle mine with a little salt but it’s optional.  Bake for 1 hour or until tender (aka you can easily pierce the potato with a fork). While the potatoes bake, cook the bacon according to … Continue reading

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Sheet Pan Pancakes are like one giant perfect pancake!  Once you make these or try these, there is no going back.  No standing at the counter flipping pancakes for an hour over the griddle!  Simply bake, slice, and devour.  They are moist, fluffy, and easy to assemble. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees F.  Generously spray a baking sheet (11×17 size) with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, milk, and eggs.  Any brand of pancake mix will work just fine. Pour the batter onto the prepared baking sheet.  It might look like the batter isn’t filling much of the baking sheet, but it will rise as it bakes so you don’t need to add additional batter.  If you do, your pancakes will turn out more like cake! Add any toppings of your choice – blueberries, bananas, … Continue reading

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Breakfast Enchiladas are a great way to start your day!  Enchiladas are tortillas that are filled with various ingredients, rolled up, covered with sauce, and baked to perfection.  For my Breakfast Enchiladas, I’m swapping a typical enchilada sauce for whisked eggs, and filling the inside with cheese and diced ham. These Breakfast Enchiladas can be customized to meet your taste preferences.  I used diced ham, but you could use bacon or sausage.  I used white onion, but you could substitute with bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, etc.  Really make these your own and use the recipe below as a guide for quantities! Another plus side of this recipe is you can make the Breakfast Enchiladas the day before and bake when you are ready.  You can also make them the morning of…. like really early the morning you plan to bake if you are an early riser.  You want the dish … Continue reading

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Two of my favorite things to eat are breakfast foods and pizza.  There is nothing like a good brunch with plenty of options to choose from but there is also something so satisfying about leftover pizza for breakfast.  So really, pizza is a breakfast food 🙂 Today I want to share with you my recipe for a super simple Breakfast Pizza.  We actually ate this for dinner one night (breakfast for dinner = brinner at our house) and it was the perfect meal, but you could easily whip this up on the weekend for breakfast.  It’s a quick recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes and tastes incredible.  The recipe is also customizable.  We had cheese, bacon, and egg pizza but you could substitute the bacon with sausage, add some diced onions or bell peppers, etc. The recipe can be found here. Start by cooking the bacon to package … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day is fun day to celebrate, whether you are Irish or not.  You can typically find a parade or two around town, Irish themed food and drinks at your favorite restaurant or bar, and plenty of people wearing green!  It’s a festive day to celebrate and will unfortunately look a lot different this year due to COVID.  BUT…that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate at home! We are going to celebrate by having breakfast for dinner.  You don’t tend to hear of too many Irish breakfast foods but we’re going to make it work!  The food doesn’t have to be Irish necessarily but can be themed to fit the event.  In this case, we’re going to make Shamrock Cinnamon Rolls and Shamrock Fried Eggs.  So instead of being traditional Irish food, we are shaping the food and adding some green elements to fit with the typical colors of … Continue reading

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