Category: Breakfast & Brunch

Maple Glazed Blueberry Scones

Maple Glazed Blueberry Scones

Nevermind traditional bland blueberry scones….these take it up a notch with warm spices of cinnamon and nutmeg and drizzled with a glaze made with sweet real Canadian maple syrup.

Strawberry Farmer’s Cheese Dumplings

Strawberry Farmer’s Cheese Dumplings

Fruit dumplings are popular throughout Central Europe, but this recipe is different than others in that it is made with farmer’s cheese. Strawberry dumplings are our family’s favorite, but this recipe can be used with Italian prune plums or small apricots. Though many would see this as a dessert, and it could be, these are more traditionally eaten at lunch. The best farmer’s cheese for this recipe is one that resembles feta, though if only a “pot style” farmer’s cheese is available, a little more flour could be added to make it work. For lunch, it serves two. For dessert, it could serve four.

Lentils with an Egg Hat

Lentils with an Egg Hat

In the Czech Republic, many restaurants stay open until the wee hours of the morning after the changing of the New Year, but offer a limited menu. The offering usually includes a lentils dish, since lentils represent luck and wealth. Like a breakfast hash, the lentil portion can be made the day before and quickly reheated and topped with a freshly cooked egg. The recipe below includes small diced ham with vegetables and herbs. It can easily be made vegetarian with just a couple changes.

Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Baby Kale

Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata with Baby Kale

Pack some vegetables into your morning with this crustless quiche that contains no refined grains. Powering up with protein can help to support a weight loss goal.

Not Your Grandma’s Apple Butter

Not Your Grandma’s Apple Butter

A favorite in the fall living so close to the orchard. A recipe handed down from my grandmother and adapted to modern life and kicked up a notch.

CRUSTLESS BREAKFAST SALAD PIZZA

CRUSTLESS BREAKFAST SALAD PIZZA

Years ago I had a very extensive and bountiful herb garden and this recipe started out as a simple herb quiche for a brunch I was hosting, but the “gluten free’s” and the “cutting down on carbers” won out so it became a frittata. Then someone suggested a salad might be nice to add to the menu, and someone else suggested making a breakfast pizza so I just combined all three into this dish. Frittatas however traditionally have cheese in them or on them as do pizzas. I had no cheese! So I used Mayonnaise and a star was born! Enjoy!

Pumpkin butterscotch bars

Pumpkin butterscotch bars

This is a recipe perfect for the fall because it has pumpkin, and delicious autumn spices. The butterscotch add a wonderful layer of warm gooeyness, making them unique from other pumpkin bars.

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Salted Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls are very soft, with a sweet cinnamon filling. They’re baked in a slightly sweet, slightly salty glaze that makes them wonderfully gooey. The inspiration for this recipe comes from two of my favorite Youtube channels: Laura in The Kitchen and Buzzfeed Tasty.