Golden Brown Rice with Greens

While I have grown into liking plain brown rice, it became much more exciting to me when I realized you could jazz it up like pasta. This particular dish I have made at least six times, twice in the last month. The nutty flavors of the rice and walnuts pair so well with the sweetness…

Shakshuka – Curry Tomatoes & Eggs

Shak-What? I’ll let Wikipedia explain: “Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin. Its present egg and vegetable-based form originated in North Africa. It is popular in the Middle East and North Africa.” And our home; it’s delicious. Curry is not traditionally in the…

Shrimp Roasted Tomato Pesto Bowl

Packed with flavor, this is a healthy, easy one-dish meal for those short on time. The other benefit is most of the ingredients are items you probably already stock in your kitchen. As for the cooked shrimp, you can keep it simple by justing defrosting already cooked shrimp or for extra flavor, you can roast…

Toddler Banana Pancakes

Now that I have a toddler in the house, we are adding new recipes to our collection. These banana pancakes are one of our little guys favorites. They’re easy to make, reheat easily, and they are a great, soft food for beginner eaters. Adult approved as well! Ingredients 1 Ripe Banana 2 Eggs Pinch of…

Grand Marnier Butter

Warm breakfast breads are already delicious, but they can be made a special occasion with this Grand Marnier Butter. Using the signature liquor, the butter takes on the flavors of bitter orange, balanced by cognac notes of hazelnuts and toffee. Adding a little sugar cuts the edge of the bitter, and the fresh orange juice…

Cherry Cream Cheese Danish

Every summer when we head north to be with family, my husband and I both try to claim to be from the Cherry Capital. I say it is Michigan, and he insists it is Wisconsin. While the dispute is ongoing, we do agree that both places grow delicious cherries. Whether you like them freshly picked,…

Green, Eggs & Ham Crêpes

Perfect for a summer lunch or brunch, this delicate dish is full of flavor, impressive and easy to pull together. They are especially simple if you use pre-made crêpes, which are often available in the produce section of the grocery store. The dish also lends itself to using what you have on-hand, allowing you to…

The Full Farm Sandwich

Sometimes the healthy egg white breakfast won’t cut it. Sometimes it takes the full farm to please the palette. For those mornings, treat yourself with creamy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, guacamole, & gooey cheese all stacked on a crisp english muffin. *Ingredients below are for two sandwiches. Adjust as needed! Ingredients 4 Large Eggs 4…

Scrambled Eggs with Whipped Feta

Brunch in our house often consists of waffles, but sometimes we like to create a savory main dish. But of course we add a sweet side (almond kringle, anyone?!). The star of this particular brunch though is the slow roasted tomatoes and the herby olive oil that is then whipped with feta cheese. OMG. The…

Crispy Roasted Smashed Potatoes

I’ve been making these potatoes for so many years, I cannot remember if I found it in a recipe book, if it was inspired by a friend, or created based on something I ate out at a restaurant. It’s possible it’s a combo of all the above! I do know that on our honeymoon in…

Blueberry Lemon Curd Pastries

One downside of not dining out during a pandemic is no gourmet brunch. You know, the ones where you order the most amazing main dish, but then it comes with not only bottomless mimosas, but a basket of homemade pastries. I usually don’t crave these sweet treats, but when you haven’t had one in over…

Crêpe Frittata

In this time of staying home, conserving food and getting creative with what we have, sometimes you come across a fantastic combination. Using a couple crêpes as a crust and a small amount of remaining marinara sauce with egg whites, I was able to create a lite yet packed with flavor dish. While my husband…