Greek Farro with Tzatziki Ranch

With Memorial Day around the corner, we will be entering into the start of the cold-grain salad season. Potato and pasta salads are key staples for summer BBQs. I am a huge fan of both, but sometimes it’s fun to serve something unexpected. This dish is made with Farro, which is an ancient whole grain,…

Gruyere Spinach Quiche

We had house guest the other weekend, and in preparation for their arrival, I made breakfast in advance. For those who know me, they are very aware of the fact that I am not a morning person. So the more I can get done prior to the AM hours, the better. This quiche is the…

Breakfast Birthday “Cake”

Birthdays are a big deal in our family. They are all about celebrating life, and enjoying the special day. As such, there is no need to wait until after dinner for a special indulgence. The day should begin (and end) with a celebratory meal. Now, you could always just stick a candle in a stack…

Banana Walnut Bread Breakfast Quinoa

As much as I would love to have homemade baked goods every morning for breakfast, it is not going to happen. But this flavor-packed, hearty breakfast will fix my cravings! The nutty flavor of the quinoa is enhanced as it soaks up the sweetness of the maple syrup & cinnamon. And it’s hard to argue…

Salmon Avocado Bird’s Nest

Salmon, Avocado, & Eggs…. does breakfast get any better? You’re never going to find a more impressive but easy breakfast dish. Ingredients 2 Whole, Ripe Avocados 2-4 oz Smoked Salmon 4 Eggs Fresh Dill Salt & Pepper, to taste Pinch Red Pepper Flakes Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Half the avocados & remove the pits….

Blueberry Muffin French Toast

  Blueberry Muffin French Toast So, I’ve been wanting to make this for a really long time. I had this inspiration one night when I couldn’t sleep. Being a big fan of French Toast, I was contemplating how to make it even better. And then it hit me. I love a really good Blueberry Muffin….

Blueberry Muffin Bread

 Blueberry Muffin Bread Hold onto summer with this absolutely delicious Blueberry Muffin Bread. Pick out the biggest, juiciest blueberries of the season and load up the batter. It’s easy to make…. trust me, I’m not a baker (I rarely use measuring devices when I cook). But this bread will now be a regular in my home. My parents have noted that…

The Classic Mimosa

So there is this restaurant that serves brunch every Sunday. The food is good. But why do people really go?? Perhaps it’s the $5 Bloody Mary’s. But really, it’s the Bottomless Mimosas. Literally. You’ll never know how many you actually had, because you will never see the bottom of your glass. While this particular mimosa…

Monkey Bread

It would not be Christmas without my Aunt Dottie’s Monkey Bread. The only question is who is going to be the first to sneak a bite before the meal is served. Most likely suspect… Paul! Aunt Dottie’s Famous Monkey Bread Ingredients  4 cans jumbo refrig. biscuits (or 6 cans reg. size) 3/4 cup sugar 1t….

Easy Cheesy Potatoes

A DIVA Brunch is not complete without this dish. Neither is Christmas Eve Dinner. Ingredients 2 large bags frozen Hashed Brown Potatoes 2 cans Cream of Potato Soup 1 pint + low fat Sour Cream 1 bag + shredded Cheddar Cheese ½ cup + Parmesan Cheese Salt & Pepper, to taste Combine all the ingredients,…

Pickled Pig Bloody Mary

Sunday Brunch & Bloody Mary’s go together like PB&J. Some Bloody Mary’s though can lack a depth of flavor and leave you feeling like you’re sipping on chilled condensed tomato soup. The key is starting with a high quality tomato juice, preferably organic with no corn syrup. Pickle juice adds a layer of saltiness and…