Breakfast and Brunch

Go to Appetizers and Snacks, Beverages and Libations, Bread and Biscuits, Desserts and Sweets, Easy Homemade Gifts, Main Courses and Entrees, Mindful Eating (ME), Side Dishes and Vegetables, Soups and Salads

  • Baby Buttermilk Biscuits

    Baby Buttermilk Biscuits

    Posted on Mar 5th, 2012

    In the South, we know everything is better with a little buttermilk and biscuits are no exception. I made these miniature babies as an appetizer…

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    Bacon and Corn Buttermilk Waffles with Fried Chicken

    Bacon and Corn Buttermilk Waffles (With Fried Chicken)

    Posted on Jun 6th, 2013

    I recently hosted brunch for a group of friends over a holiday weekend. Everyone brought a dish and the spread was impressive- Spanish Tortilla, Leek…

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    Lemon Cake Donut

    Baked Lemon Cake Donuts

    Posted on Jul 17th, 2011

    These thick, tangy cake donuts are a little healthier than the standard fare - baked instead of fried, nonfat milk and Greek yogurt used in place of…

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    Pumpkin Pancakes with Sorghum Butter

    Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie Pancakes with Sorghum Butter

    Posted on Nov 20th, 2012

    Pumpkin is one of my all-time favorite things in the world. Add pumpkin to anything I instantly become a super happy girl. Thanksgiving is just…

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    Pull Apart Loaf

    Buttery Cinnamon Pull Apart Loaf

    Posted on Aug 17th, 2011

    These last few weeks I've repeatedly seen images of pull apart breads on the internet. I've finally taken it as a sign that I needed to whip some up…

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    Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

    Buttery Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes

    Posted on Jun 14th, 2011

    I've made crispy, golden blueberry pancakes since my early college days. Now that my cooking skills are a bit more seasoned I've upgraded my standard…

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    Gluten Free Carrot Coconut Muffins

    Carrot Coconut Muffins (Gluten Free)

    Posted on May 9th, 2014

    I've recently jumped on the trendy bandwagon (which I try to never do) and am making an attempt at going mostly gluten free. I'm not going to lie,…

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    Chive Blossom Eggs

    Chive Blossom Eggs (ME)

    Posted on May 13th, 2011

    This is a seasonal variation on the Simple Two Egg Scramble I posted previously. This time of year, my chives start to blossom. The blooms need to be…

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    Biscotti

    Cranberry Almond Biscotti

    Posted on Dec 6th, 2011

    My friend Danni makes the most amazing Biscotti I've ever eaten. On my trip to Portland, OR this past week I finally snagged her recipe and made a…

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    French Toast

    Ginger Lemon French Toast

    Posted on Dec 3rd, 2011

    I can take or leave French toast a lot of the time, but make it unusual enough and I'll eat it up. I recently took a bread baking class and made my…

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    Eggs, Ricotta and Parsley

    Herbed Ricotta Baked Eggs (ME)

    Posted on Apr 9th, 2014

    If you need a simple, quick breakfast dish, this is an easy one. Just chop the herbs, whisk the eggs, place in the oven and "poof!" - breakfast.…

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    Apple Butter

    Homemade Spiced Apple Butter

    Posted on Nov 2nd, 2011

    I never knew how simple it was to make homemade apple butter until I read this post on the beautifully redesigned blog (with wonderful recipes) The…

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    Honey Ricotta Sticky Buns

    Honey Ricotta Sticky Buns

    Posted on Sep 29th, 2011

    These sweet, sugary muffins are the perfect special treat for your morning routine. I love mine with a cup of coffee on the back deck on cool Fall…

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    Honey Bun Cake

    Janis’ Honey Bun Cake

    Posted on Jul 5th, 2011

    There isn't a spot of honey in this tasty yellow cake concoction, but it is heavenly sweet goodness and tastes just like the packaged honey buns of…

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    Fresh Lemon Blueberry Scones and Homemade Jam

    Lemon Blueberry Scones

    Posted on Apr 5th, 2011

    These lemon blueberry scones are the perfect start to the morning, a great break for a refreshing mid-afternoon snack or a tasty after dinner…

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    Lemony Zucchini Bread

    Lightly Lemony Zucchini Buttermilk Bread

    Posted on Jun 18th, 2012

    Zucchini bread was always a favorite of mine in childhood. My parents kept a large garden in the backyard on our farm in Anderson County. In the…

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    Prosciutto, Spinach and Gruyere Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

    Prosciutto, Gruyere and Spinach Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

    Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

    This savory combination of Yukon Gold Potatoes, Eggs, Spinach, Prosciutto and Gruyere is the perfect brunch dish. As an added bonus, it is gluten…

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    Savory Sausage Bread Pudding, Hot from the Oven

    Savory Sausage Bread Pudding

    Posted on Mar 30th, 2011

    My friends can attest to the fact that I often prefer savory foods over sweet. Don't get me wrong, I do thoroughly enjoy a wonderful dessert, but…

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    Simple Berry Parfait

    Simple Berry Parfait (ME)

    Posted on Jul 27th, 2011

    This is a super simple dessert that makes great use of fresh summer berries. No cooking and minimal preparation are ideal in the hot summer months.…

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    Tasty Two Egg Scramble with honey wheat toast and fruit.

    Simple Two Egg Scramble (ME)

    Posted on Apr 7th, 2011

    I am a big fan of savory foods in the morning. I love a few bites of sweet added into the mix, but savory and salty satisfies my palate in the…

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    Tomato Pie

    Southern Deep Dish Tomato Pie

    Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

    Fresh Summer Tomatoes are a must have at picnics and barbecues across America, but are nearly worshiped in the South. Big fresh slices, sprinkled…

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    Strawberry Shortcake Muffin

    Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

    Posted on May 8th, 2012

    Strawberry season is here, and depending on your region of the country the season may be winding down or just getting started. In Kentucky, we are at…

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    Cheese Grits and Poached Egg

    Three Cheese Grits with Poached Eggs

    Posted on May 6th, 2011

    I was reading an article about a restaurant in Cambridge that makes grits with poached eggs and I thought "Yum, I can totally make that." Here is my…

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    Wake Me Up Eggs

    Wake Me Up Eggs (ME)

    Posted on Aug 15th, 2011

    Some mornings you need a little kick to get you going. These spicy little devils will invigorate your body and mind, as well as your metabolism. For…

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    Fresh Banana Bread, Hot Out of the Oven

    Whole Grain Buttermilk Banana Bread

    Posted on Apr 12th, 2011

    Warm banana bread with melting butter - is there anything more homey? The smell alone is enough to make your mouth water. I've been making this…

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    Zucchini Pie 2

    Zucchini Spinach Pie (ME)

    Posted on Jan 17th, 2012

    I've been making this simple dish for years and I recently revamped it. It had been a while since I made it and when I had my first bite this…

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