Breakfast & Brunch

Breakfast Burritos

The kiddos are out of school today and shockingly we have nothing going on!  I almost don’t know what to do with all three kids at home.  Little one got up about 7:30am so that means that I was up at 7:30AM!, but the other two are still asleep and it’s 10:15am. Yay Lord!  I truly never thought we would get to the day where the kids slept past 5 o’clock.  I have to say it is heavenly.  There is nothing better than having all your chickens in the house and yet have it quiet.  So since I was up at the crack of dawn with my youngest and the two dogs-Lord have mercy on my soul-that is another topic for another day.  But, anyway we got another dog (picture me opening a bottle of wine and not using a glass) so I was up with Jack and the dogs and he asked me to make him breakfast. 
I have not been to the store in a few days so I used what I had in the fridge and made breakfast burritos. I […]
2018-02-15T21:28:29+00:00March 25th, 2016|Breakfast & Brunch|0 Comments

Savory Breakfast Waffles

I don’t make much in advance, but I do make these savory waffles.  I am not the kind of cook that can make 25 freezer crock pot meals. I just don’t have it in me and I frankly forget what is in the freezer.  I know it would probably make life easier, but like I said in my bio I am not a cupcake mom-I am lazy!
But, with all that being said, when I make these waffles there are always enough to save for breakfasts during the week. I have to say it does make mornings easy when all I have to do is pop one of these in the toaster and pour syrup over it. Because sometimes walking to the pantry and grabbing a box of cereal and pouring it in a bowl and then hiking over to the fridge to get the milk is just too much! 
So here is the recipe for the all in one breakfast waffle-yum!


Makes about 12 waffles

6 oz. breakfast sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
1/2 bag hash browns (such as Simply Potatoes)
4 Tablespoons […]
2018-02-15T21:28:30+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Breakfast & Brunch|0 Comments

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Having three boys that play sports our weekends are consumed with games.  We rarely have time to just hang around on Saturday or Sunday.  But this weekend our first game was not until 12noon on Saturday so I had time to make breakfast for the family.  
We spend a lot of time in Colorado in the summers and there is a restaurant we go to often that makes these amazing pancakes.  I had to try and recreate them when I got back.  So here is my version of Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.  


Makes about 12 pancakes

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup ricotta cheese (I use whole milk ricotta)
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
zest and juice of 1 lemon
fresh blueberries
powdered sugar 
maple syrup
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, ricotta cheese, milk lemon zest and juice.  
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until combined.  But do not over mix.  Lumps are ok.
Heat skillet or griddle over medium high heat.  Grease with butter […]
2018-02-15T21:28:30+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Breakfast & Brunch|0 Comments

Banana Nut Rum Bread

So today is a yucky cold day and I just can’t seem to get fired up about going out and running all my errands so instead I am staying home and cooking.  Actually these are my favorite days.  The house is quiet and I have the fire going in my office with music playing and my most dedicated taste tester next to me.

I had some bananas that were about to go bad so I decided to make banana bread, but this banana bread has a slight twist.  It has RUM in it.  And oh is it good!  It is actually better after it sits for a day and the rum has a chance to settle into the bananas and nuts.  So, if you make this bread and cut into it right away you won’t be able to taste the rum.  It will still be delicious, but if you can wait until the next morning to cut into it, yummmmm.  And don’t worry about the kids eating it since the alcohol is cooked out and all that is left is […]
2020-04-05T20:28:55+00:00February 23rd, 2016|Breakfast & Brunch|0 Comments
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