Category Archives: Breakfasts

Monkey Bread Loaf

Monkey Bread Loaf

Monkey bread is nothing like monkey bars. It is much more like cinnamon buns, except that the dough is shaped into little balls which are all coated in sugar, piled together and baked. Once the bread is done, the delicious balls of dough can be pulled off – presumably like a monkey – and eaten one by one.No one is exactly sure how the bread ... Read More »

Vanilla and Ginger Scones

Sugar High Friday’s theme this month is ginger and the event is hosted by Ruth at Once Upon a Feast. Frankly, I had a huge craving for vanilla and couldn’t get it out of my head enough to focus on the ginger. After a while, I gave up on trying not to use vanilla and decided to work with it. I went with some simple ... Read More »

Whole Grain Pancakes with Blackberry Maple Syrup

Sometimes, I get tired of plain or simple buttermilk pancakes. Part of the reason is that I like a lot of variety in my foods and a part of the reason is this blog. Not that I’m begrudging my own blog anything, but posting does keep me from repeating myself too often. I stumbled upon this pancake recipe on Epicurious when I was looking for ... Read More »

Chocolate Waffles

Usually, I’m more of a pancake girl than a waffle one, but I do enjoy the lovely crispness that waffles have – not to mention the delicious way that they soak up syrup. So, every once in a while, I like to do the waffle thing. These waffles have been lurking in the back of my mind since I first saw McAuliflower do them at ... Read More »

Cornmeal Waffles with a Hint of Lemon

I love my new belgian waffle maker. As a brief product plug, it’s the Villaware Classic Belgian Waffle Iron. The waffles come out in a great shape, you can adjust the darkness (like a toaster) and I have had no problems at all with sticking, which is definitely a plus for a waffle-maker. The other thing I like about it is that it has an ... Read More »

Cheater’s Frozen Yogurt

This is much less of a recipe than it is an idea. It is, however, an idea that I use all the time. It’s the perfect thing when I want a really quick and easy snack or a light dessert. It is particularly practical during the summer, since it is so simple and much lighter than any ice cream. What am I taking about? It’s ... Read More »

Individual Baked French Toasts

I know that this looks like bread pudding, but it’s not. Generally, bread puddings have a higher milk-to-egg ratio than french toast does and while I do make a good bread pudding, it’s just not my favorite thing to eat. So this, for all that it looks like bread pudding, is actually french toast is disguised as a pudding. Believe it or not, there is ... Read More »

Cinnamon Raisin Bran Muffins

I have mentioned before that I am wary of bran muffins, because more often than not they just aren’t that good. They are overly bran-y, with a coarse, rough texture or they are practically dripping with oil, which neither improves the look or the taste of the muffin. I want bran muffins to be healthy and hearty, the sort of thing that you want to ... Read More »

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