Category: Breakfast & Brunch

Spicy Chicken Biscuit

Spicy Chicken Biscuit

A southern breakfast classic turned up a notch with the addition of spicy fried chicken.

Oven Apple pancakes

Oven Apple pancakes

This is our traditional Christmas morning breakfast. We also make this other times, but just when we are missing that memorable morning with presents, craziness, and family gathering.

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.