Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Rolls

Yup, I sure did. I managed to make dessert breakfast. And wow is it tasty. While autumn has not quite set-in down here sunny Florida (82 degrees is cool, right?), my tastebuds and clothing attire are begging to differ. I woke up with a craving for pumpkin pie. After going through my kitchen, I had…

Egg & Pesto Toast

Have I mentioned how much I love having a Farmer’s Market outside our Boston apartment? Every Wednesday a collection of vendors gather literally right below us. Just-picked garden vegetables, fresh baked breads, recently laid chicken eggs, right off-the-hook fish… it’s a foodie’s dream. So yesterday, I selected a wonderful loaf of wheat bread, the most…

Greek Farro with Tzatziki Ranch

With Memorial Day around the corner, we will be entering into the start of the cold-grain salad season. Potato and pasta salads are key staples for summer BBQs. I am a huge fan of both, but sometimes it’s fun to serve something unexpected. This dish is made with Farro, which is an ancient whole grain,…

Gruyere Spinach Quiche

We had house guest the other weekend, and in preparation for their arrival, I made breakfast in advance. For those who know me, they are very aware of the fact that I am not a morning person. So the more I can get done prior to the AM hours, the better. This quiche is the…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

  Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a…

Banana Walnut Bread Breakfast Quinoa

As much as I would love to have homemade baked goods every morning for breakfast, it is not going to happen. But this flavor-packed, hearty breakfast will fix my cravings! The nutty flavor of the quinoa is enhanced as it soaks up the sweetness of the maple syrup & cinnamon. And it’s hard to argue…

Salmon Avocado Bird’s Nest

Salmon, Avocado, & Eggs…. does breakfast get any better? You’re never going to find a more impressive but easy breakfast dish. Ingredients 2 Whole, Ripe Avocados 2-4 oz Smoked Salmon 4 Eggs Fresh Dill Salt & Pepper, to taste Pinch Red Pepper Flakes Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Half the avocados & remove the pits….

Blueberry Muffin French Toast

  Blueberry Muffin French Toast So, I’ve been wanting to make this for a really long time. I had this inspiration one night when I couldn’t sleep. Being a big fan of French Toast, I was contemplating how to make it even better. And then it hit me. I love a really good Blueberry Muffin….

Blueberry Muffin Bread

 Blueberry Muffin Bread Hold onto summer with this absolutely delicious Blueberry Muffin Bread. Pick out the biggest, juiciest blueberries of the season and load up the batter. It’s easy to make…. trust me, I’m not a baker (I rarely use measuring devices when I cook). But this bread will now be a regular in my home. My parents have noted that…

The Classic Mimosa

So there is this restaurant that serves brunch every Sunday. The food is good. But why do people really go?? Perhaps it’s the $5 Bloody Mary’s. But really, it’s the Bottomless Mimosas. Literally. You’ll never know how many you actually had, because you will never see the bottom of your glass. While this particular mimosa…

Monkey Bread

It would not be Christmas without my Aunt Dottie’s Monkey Bread. The only question is who is going to be the first to sneak a bite before the meal is served. Most likely suspect… Paul! Aunt Dottie’s Famous Monkey Bread Ingredients  4 cans jumbo refrig. biscuits (or 6 cans reg. size) 3/4 cup sugar 1t….

Easy Cheesy Potatoes

A DIVA Brunch is not complete without this dish. Easy Cheesy Potatoes Ingredients 2 large bags frozen hashed brown potatoes 2 cans potato soup 1 pint + low fat sour cream 1 bag + shredded Cheddar Cheese ½ cup + Parmesan Cheese Salt and pepper to taste Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Place mixture in…