Breakfast Resolutions

January 17, 2018 Blog


I do this every year. I make my resolutions and then don’t follow through with them. This time around, I’ve scaled back my resolutions, and plan to focus on making small changes so I can feel accomplished. One resolution that remains on my list is to mix things up at breakfast time. It gets our […]

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English Muffins

November 14, 2017 Bread


Nooks, crannies and goodness are the only way to describe these homemade English Muffins! Surprisingly easy to make, these immediately became a big hit with the family. And, because each batch makes 16, there are enough to freeze . . . it the family doesn’t get to the fast enough. English muffins are now added […]

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Toaster Tarts (Pop Tarts)

May 1, 2017 Breakfast


Surprisingly this recipe for tasty toaster tarts (from King Arthur Flour) are not hard to make at all! They’re a favorite breakfast ‘treat’, and also for an after school snack. We only wish the recipe made more – we always have to double it! Fill them with cinnamon and sugar, jam, or your own favorite […]

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Buttermilk Waffles

April 17, 2017 Breakfast

A pancake morning

Traditional buttermilk waffles can be transformed with different flavors. Fold 2 very ripe mashed bananas and 1/2 cup chopped nuts into the batter, or sprinkle the batter with cinnamon sugar before closing the waffle iron for a sweet and spicy crust. 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1-1/2 […]

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

February 26, 2017 Breakfast


  We’re not much a sour cream family, so when we have it in the house — for taco night, for example – there is usually a tub of leftover sour cream sitting untouched in the fridge. That’s when I pull out this recipe. The sour cream gives it a moist and creamy texture, and […]

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Citrus Baked Oatmeal

March 24, 2016 Breakfast

We enjoy breakfast together most every morning, but on some mornings I have to beg the kids to get out of bed to join us. This recipe ensures they’ll jump out of bed and get their bellies filled before school. Cooking spray or butter for greasing the pan 3 cups rolled oats 2 tsp baking […]

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Creamsicle Breakfast Smoothie

January 11, 2016 Beverages

Smoothie Time!

  Refreshing mango and orange are combined with the goodness of coconut water and the smooth rich flavor of Greek yogurt – how can you deny this for breakfast, as a pick-me-up in the afternoon, or simply as a treat? 1 cup cold, pure coconut water 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1 cup frozen or […]

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Dried Apricot-Pecan Bread

January 9, 2016 Bread

Dried Apricot Walnut Bread

Delicious when served plain, thin slices or spread with sweet butter to accompany tea or coffee. You can also serve it for picnics and holidays, sandwiching paper-thin slices of smoked turkey and Black Forest ham. Yields two, 7 1/4-by-3 1/2-inch loaves 1 1/2 cups dried apricot halves 1 cup boiling water 3 Tbsp in salted […]

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Berry Delicious Smoothie

March 25, 2015 Beverages

For breakfast, afternoon pick-me-up, or a post-workout treat, this smoothie recipe can be personalized according your tastes – add raspberries, blackberries, or whichever fruit you choose. 1 cup pineapple chunks, with juice 1 ripe banana, peeled 1 cup frozen strawberries, whole 1/3 cup blueberries 1/3 cup cranberries Place all ingredients in container in order listed […]

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Honey and Orange Polenta

September 23, 2014 Breakfast

Orange & Honey Polenta

We love polenta and not only for dinner.  Polenta is tasty when served for breakfast, a creamy breakfast that is made even more taste-tempting when mixed with honey and the tang of oranges. 1 medium orange 1 1⁄2 cups low-fat milk 3⁄4 cups instant polenta or fine cornmeal 3 tbsp honey 1. Zest the orange, […]

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