Articles Tagged breakfast

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Seed Waffles

Do you have a weekend staple breakfast — that recipe that everyone requests on Saturday morning? In our house it’s waffles. The resident 5-year-old is a waffle fanatic. Who could blame her? Waffles are magical crispy pillowy bites of amazingness. If I didn’t make them myself, I’d swear only pink unicorns with rainbow laser beam eyes could make such greatness. Even when I was a kid I loved waffles. My parents didn’t cook often and we certainly didn’t have a waffle maker so every Saturday morning, I’d sneak over to my neighbor’s house in my pjs for the best Belgian waffles

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Slobbery wetness tickles my hand while an old grumpy cry rattles in my ear. My eyes crack open to see that it’s 6am and there’s a big wide-eyed labradork with floppy ears staring at me while his brother, the phat cat (that’s fat with a ph because he’s uber cool), is stationed on my back demanding my attention like a bugler at summer camp. This is how I wake up every single morning. Every. Single. Morning. If they didn’t make me laugh on a constant basis with their awesomeness, I’d kick them out and make them sleep in the backyard so

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I like challenges. Life would be absolutely boring without them. One rainy day not too long ago, Mia (the resident 5-year-old) was watching Jacques Pépin and screamed with enthusiastic bewilderment, “Mom he’s making bread in a pot and not using his hands!” Well of course I had to see what craziness she was talking about so, I sat down next to her and absorbed the amazingness that is Jacues Pépin. He was in fact making bread without his hands…in a pot. And suddenly it was like he was speaking to me, “Meredith, go — go now, give it a try,

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i love breakfast. love. l.o.v.e. …and when these slightly sweet, earthy, savory sausages hit the pan you can catch me in all my morning glory and my sock monkey slipper feet doing a happy dance. Turkey Breakfast Sausage Patties makes 8 1 pound ground lean turkey breast or thigh 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon oregano, chopped 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil In a large bowl, stir to combine all ingredients, except the oil. With your hands, divide into 8 even patties. In

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Breakfast is my ultimate meal of the day and I’m a scary walking zombie without it! I’m a sucker for eggs and I think we must go through two cartons a week. I’ve thought about buying chickens because in the end it would be more economical with the amount of eggs we consume but let’s be honest here — I also like to roast chickens. In the end I would just end up empty handed and back at the market. Besides breakfast tacos, frittatas, and English muffins with a runny egg, vegetable scrambles are my absolute favorite in the morning.

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When I want a quick-to-prep and no mess weekend breakfast I love to cook a Dutch Baby. (Don’t freak out , I promise it’s only a pancake…not a baby. Why it’s called a Dutch Baby I really don’t know). This puffy pancake is a breeze to make because it comes together magically in a blender and then fluffs up to perfection in the oven. Top of this delicious combo of flavors with maple syrup and you have yourself treat. view recipe This recipe was created for Disney’s Spoonful.com. View more of my work for Spoonful here.

Spinach and Ham Strata

19 | April 29, 2013

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day and I’m perpetually puzzled by people who ignore it. The last time I skipped breakfast I left my phone on top of my car and drove off, forgot to put shoes on my child then dropped her off at school, didn’t wash the conditioner out of my hair, sounded like I just had a lobotomy on a conference call with a client, and almost set the house on fire cooking dinner. Trust me people, eat your breakfast. Some of my favorite breakfast recipes are savory and one of the easiest

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Roasted Strawberry Parfaits

13 | March 26, 2013

Roasting the strawberries in this parfait recipe brings out their natural amazing flavor and creates a luxurious syrup while still maintaining a firm texture. This is a natural snack at it’s best — perfect for young and old alike.  This recipe was gone in litteraly seconds. I had kids and adults with yogurt covered faces and big eyes saying, “more!” Quick, simple, and beyond good. View Recipe This recipe was written for Disney’s Spoonful.com. View more of my recipes and articles for Disney here.

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A story as old as time, when you have over ripened bananas that are starting to draw fruit flies and you are about to show your house to a potential buyer you make banana muffins or in our case banana nut muffins with Greek yogurt that are sinfully moist. I make this muffin recipe with practically any fresh fruit. It is also perfect to make ahead and use the batter as needed (batter will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator) for fresh delicious muffins every morning. Another story that is as old as time is Murphy’s Law. When you

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Huevos rancheros breakfast cups with salsa verde is a modern twist on the traditional Mexican dish of fried eggs on corn tortillas with refried beans and a light tomato-chili sauce. It’s The Husbands favorite Sunday brunch meal and in Texas you can find it at almost every restaurant except here the common tex-mex version is served with red enchilada sauce. This version is a simple and fun take on this delicious dish that would be fast and perfect for any brunch party or just to pump up your typical breakfast. Ok…enough talk I’m getting hungry. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Cup with

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As a proper Texas girl, I have been in love with tortillas since birth. Everything is better when wrapped in a tortilla. But as a mom I have become increasingly aware of the excess and unnecessary ingredients in packaged tortillas. For the major packaged tortilla brands this includes a long list of preservatives, MSG (seriously why?!),  hydrogenated oils, corn syrup (again why?) and other things that if we simply made them at home would never ever be in a tortilla recipe. But who has the time to make tortillas on a daily basis? Not I said the fly. That’s why I

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I make frittatas on a weekly basis. It’s a simple one dish family meal that everyone loves. Every week I use a different combo of veggies and cheeses to mix things up a bit. Last week, while trying to clear out the fridge, I made this spinach and lemon spaghetti frittata with feta and basil. Although it was different from the usual it was absolutely delicious and made for a refreshing summer breakfast. Unfortunately, Mia the resident 2 almost 3 year old, is not a fan of this particular frittata (a little too eclectic breakfast fare for her pallet) and