Southwestern Oven Omelet for Easy Mornings

Make your mornings extra special with this easy oven omelet with a southwestern flair. Flavorful chiles and peppers and sharp cheddar cheese make this meatless egg dish something worth waking up to. Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. You know this. You learned it in school years ago. I know […]

Double Berry Muffins with Ricotta Cheese

Wake up to these delightful Double Berry Muffins, made light and fluffy with the rich addition of ricotta cheese. You’ll start the day with a smile on your face. Years ago in a break between college and graduate school, I took a job working in a bakery and restaurant. It was during the Muffin Heyday. […]

Sweet Almond Toasts (Poorman’s Bostock)

These Sweet Almond Toasts are like the French Bostock, but with less expensive ingredients and a simpler preparation — and with all the great almond flavor and texture.  A few months ago we were visiting family in Santa Barbara when FishPapa and I slipped away for a coffee date at Peets. I was feeling reckless and ordered […]

Spiced Blueberry Coffeecake

This Spiced Blueberry Coffeecake is a quick and easy way to enjoy some of the best fruits of the season: blueberries! This breakfast or snacking cake comes together in minutes. Last weekend I found blueberries at my local market for 98 cents a package. I bought three packs without a second thought. I knew I’d […]

Quiche Recipe Basics

The basic quiche recipe is not complicated. Eggs and cream form a luscious custard that you pour into a pie crust and customize with your favorite fillings. Learn the basics to your classic quiche recipe. As you may know, I was a fan of France long before I ever set foot in Charles de Gaulle airport. Ever […]

Egg Bake with Ham & Spinach

Breakfast, brunch, or even dinner will be cozy and delicious when you serve up this Ham and Spinach Egg Bake. It’s super easy to pull together in minutes. Breakfast foods are some of my family’s favorites, particularly egg dishes. Eggs are affordable, packed with protein, and are good stick-to-yer ribs food. Some days, I just fry […]

Easy Brunch Recipes to Wow Your Crowd

Wow the crowd at your next gathering with these easy brunch recipes. They feed many easily and can be made in advance for convenient prepping. Brunch is one of my favorite meals to serve. It sounds fancy, but it’s really like breakfast that you don’t have to wake up really early to serve. Ha! We hosted […]

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake

This Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake will be a hit with your holiday guests this year just as much as it will please the regulars around your coffee table. With flavors of raspberries, orange, and luscious cream cheese, it’s a delicious way to start the day! This coffeecake is the work of much love and affection. Love […]