Avocado Toast

Serves 2 Tip: Do you love avocados? Have you tried them on toast? This popular dish frequently appears on cafe menus but is oh, so simple to make at home (we prefer a very basic version). If I can't find a perfectly ripe avocado at the market, I buy a very firm green one (or... Continue Reading →

Apple Fritter Bread

  Makes 1 loaf Tip: Baking is typically a scientific process, but when I bake a recipe like this, it's simply magic. If you find baking intimidating, take baby steps, but DO bake from scratch and DO build your way to this delicious yeast bread. I really believe you'll be proud of your magical results.... Continue Reading →

Almond Kringler

Approximately 12 servings Tip: I received this recipe from a coworker many, many years ago (never mind). 🙂 It was always very popular whenever I made it, but over the years, I found the almond extract a bit overwhelming by itself, so I substituted vanilla for part of the almond extract in the original recipe.... Continue Reading →

Broccolini and Cheddar Strata

Serves 8-10 Tip: Eggs, bread and cheese are the basis for an overnight breakfast casserole, but there are several ways to enhance this dish so guests will be duly impressed with your result. One way is to choose the zestier broccolini vs. broccoli. Whole milk vs. skim will add richness. Aged cheddar vs. mild adds... Continue Reading →

Old Fashioned Crème Fraiche Donuts

     Makes 10-12 donuts Recipe adapted: Original provided by Clayton Chapman, Chef/Owner, The Grey Plume, Omaha NE Tip: No matter how much you cook or bake, there is always more to learn and experience. I participated in a just-for-fun donut class last weekend where we made three types: yeast donuts, Italian Zeppolle and the old... Continue Reading →

Olive Oil Granola

Makes at least 12 cups Adapted from a daughter's adaptation of a NY Times Cooking recipe Tip: The character of granola changes depending on its sweetness and crunch. In the recipe below, honey and maple syrup can be mixed in any ratio or used one without the other. The brown sugar can be reduced or... Continue Reading →

Hawaiian-style French Toast

   2 servings Tip: Although I didn't prepare it for this meal, my heart tells me Hawaiian breakfast would be served with some really good bacon and a large cup of strong Kona coffee! 😀 Ingredients 4 slices Buttermilk English Muffin Bread - see separate post - or your favorite hearty bread (there is a... Continue Reading →

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