Apple Pie Waffles

Ever wondered the secret to an amazing morning? Have you always hated those people that just always seem to start the day off right? Want to know their secret? Do you covet the key to sunrise success? Well, I have it right here for you. It’s a simple one step process. Make these apple pie waffles. Not later, not tomorrow. Now. Bam, instant morning happiness. Brush off the pile of dirty dishes and look at that perfect pile of wholesome homemade goodness. Feel accomplished. This is the true power of doing. I mean, you totally just rocked that. The family […]

Breakfast Pizza & Cuisinart Pizza Swag Giveaway

Tailgating. The pregame for the big game. The moment when you dawn your teams colors before they square off at the battle front, and share a warm meal with your friends and enemies. The communal moment of a great meal before things get heated. Things are about to get really amped up, real quick. And i would hate to send you off to battle on an empty stomach. So, let me introduce you to your brand new tailgating secret weapon. Wait until you see the reaction when you whip this out. It’s like that scene with Tony Stark and Rhodey, […]

Banana Bread Scones with Maple Glaze

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You know those days when nothing is going according to plan? When there are 400 chores to be done and more being created every moment and still nothing is going right? Today was one of those days. And that is 100% ok. Because the chores will always be there. There will always be laundry to be done or a shelf to be dusted, but today was my friends first 5k. And I wanted to be there to cheer them on. So, we dropped the chores and the work and drove down to be there to help them celebrate. I am […]

Baked French Toast Sticks

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I don’t know what mornings are like in your house, but some day’s I am amazed that my hair is brushed before I’m in the car trying to remember if I locked the front door a mile from home and dreading the fact that I will ultimately be late because I had to double tripe check just in case. (The door is locked, every single time). So breakfast is generally an overlooked part of our day. A part of the day I am working really hard to put back on track. I wanted to give us some options that were […]

Vanilla French Toast

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Right about now, you start to realize it’s mid July and the summer has flown by without a moment to enjoy it. Busy weekends quickly added up and life continues to speed by. It’s moments like this that I start to freak out over that summer bucket list that hasn’t even gotten started yet… This summer has been down right crazy for me. A whirlwind of emotion that left me down on my luck and with the wind knocked out of me. But I don’t do down for long. I have some new motivation, editing some awesome photos, spent some […]

Chocolate Pretzel Granola Bars

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Is it just me, or is there a white sand beach with crystal clear waves calling out because it seriously needs a beach chair and a mai tai in it these days? I think it has a lot to do with the end of school and summer vacation season kicking off… you know, even though I don’t have kids. Speaking of not having kids…. the puppy has been hilarious lately. We were giddy with how docile and mellow he was. Haha! Tricked us. His newest phase is eating frogs… It’s gross. It doesn’t end well (for the dog or the […]

Simple Sunday Morning Waffle Recipe

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They say that as you age your perception of time changes. As a child, summer seems an eternity away… I never really understood this. I blinked, and here it is the end of another month, with work, bike rides, and at least one hopeful day at a beach calling out to me as summer rapidly approaches. Life got fast. There’s a rush to get out the door to accomplish everything that is supposed to get done today. A rush to come home to finish up, make supper and do the daily chores. There seems to be never enough time these […]

Breakfast Sausage Ravioli for Pass the Cook Book Club

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It’s an extra special jam packed post today. Why? Because it’s cookbook club day! Because Breakfast for Dinner is the best thing ever. Because making pasta by hand makes it really hard to not take messy step by step photos and cover your fancy camera in pasta goo. Because we’re giving away a copy of our featured cookbook this month! Because it’s sunny! Ok… got a little carried away there. Erin handled the recipe selection this month, using a cookbook that I just happened to have on the shelves that I have been neglecting by fellow food blogger Lindsay Landis, […]

Cornmeal Buttermilk Waffles with Honey Butter

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It’s hard to be grumpy while staring down a fresh pile of warm waffles slathered in butter and dripping with syrup. Actually, it may be down right impossible. So, if you have less than lovely morning birds ignoring the alarm, wake them up with the sweet smell of these deliciously crispy cornmeal buttermilk waffles to sooth the sloth away. And if you really want to seal the deal, toss some bacon onto the pile and mention that the quantity is limited. That’s before you even hint at the amazing honey butter you whipped up just for the day. If you’re […]

Slow Cooker Banana Oatmeal

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Things are coming round. Mornings are breaking earlier. Birds are singing louder. And even in the brief pause where the world dulls out the ever present sound of the roaring traffic, you can hear the insects ramping up for warmer weather. Yeah, the weather man may be threatening us with one more strike from Mother Nature, but I think winter has finally lost it’s long hard battle and packed up it’s toys to go home. Things are in motion. About this time of year last year, I started to feel like it was all too much. I couldn’t handle it […]

Quick and Easy Morning Spinach Smoothie Recipe

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It’s that time of year…. I’m starting to itch for spring. Mother Nature’s cruel sense of humor gently pushed cabin fever over the edge with a few nice days before dipping back down in the 20s. But those few days were glorious. And now it’s all over. I want out. I want later sunsets and dirt trails. I want friends exhausted and dirty enjoying a beer and laughter after a long ride. I ran my first race of the season on Saturday. It was a glorious 40 degree start. No base layers needed. But the ground hadn’t had a chance […]

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls with Crunchy Coconut Granola Topping

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The other day I was in the mood for cinnamon rolls, but I wasn’t in the mood for yeast and rising and dough and dishes. Nope, I was being the lazy baker, boring blogger. I wanted quick easy cinnamon rolls. I could have just popped the little Doughboy open and let him do all the work, instead, I decided to let him hang out and root me on. I’m a classic anti-baker. I loved the finish product, but I find baking generally not my thing. You’ll never see me turn down the chance to nibble on some cookie dough, so […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Donuts

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Real life happens. And that means that sometimes the dogs are playing happily in the living room while you clean up and you can hear them and everything is peachy keen. Until you discover they happened to eat all the doughnuts you were baking for the last post of the week – and the final post of the epic doughnut week. And you have to start all over again.  And sometimes that sucks. Now, enough of my boring blogger problems – let’s get to the doughnuts!   There have been some amazingly smexy doughnuts up for show this week. Please […]

Bourbon Bacon Doughnuts

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Welcome. Did you trade in those glitter leggings for comfy sweat pants yet because it’s round two of Doughnut Week and you might as well make your self comfortable. Clearly, I didn’t get enough of liqueur glazed, iced, and frosted fried bites of awesome as I followed up my Irish cream cream filled doughnuts with a round of bourbon glazed bacon topped doughnuts. So let’s get to it! And don’t forget the awesome giveaway hanging out below the post. Hop around and make sure to spread some jelly filled sprinkle splattered doughnut loving around: Coconut Doughnut Holes Filled With Lime […]

Irish Cream Filled Doughnuts

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Yeah, we should be weaning ourselves off of the post holiday sugar binge with healthy salads and spinach smoothies. But seriously? What’s one more doughnut going to hurt? When Carrie and Brandy suggested a full week of doughnut popping recipes I jumped on board. I recently heard a quote, “Today’s food is next month’s body”… well… those skinny jeans aren’t going to fit in February – because I promise these recipes are going to have you drooling at your computer screen all week long. Grab your sprinkles and coffee. Lets jump face first into #‎DoughnutWeek! (oh, and let’s not even mention […]

Pumpkin Latte Coffee Cake

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Normally, I test out one or two new recipes on friends at big holiday gatherings or social events, always forgetting the danger of that until I set the platters down and have my own private lack of Xanax induced freak out.  Instead of prepping and testing some recipes all week for a little upcoming Thanksgiving feast, this year I have been (much like a whiny child) doing my civic duty and serving on jury duty all week, leaving me unable to cook or test any recipes between that and working. Oh no. So, we’re going to wing it and see […]

Super Simple Breakfast Parfait Recipe

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 Hey Baby, how you doing? Because, right about now I am rushing to post this sweet little on the go breakfast treat and let you guys in on some swag I scored (back in August and totally forgot to tell you about). But hey, that’s cool because the internet doesn’t come with a time stamp or anything. Check out this killer necklace my hardworking beau purchased for me from Bourbon and Boots (No seriously, I could spend a sweet penny at this online boutique). And then there was the Sephora birthday haul that I didn’t mean to treat myself too. […]

Lemon Cheesecake Coffee Cake

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For the first time last weekend, I got to look up at a dark sky and see the stars. I mean, see the stars. I could see the milky way, thousands of countless speckles in the sky, and was in awe. It was dark and there was no one around. And everything seemed perfect. During our trip home, as the sun set I found myself looking up over and over again watching just how quickly the stars fade because of the lights around us and how few we could see as we drove. It made me want to see more. That’s […]

Spam and Eggs for Pass the Cook Book Club with Debbie Lee

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Don’t knock it til you try it. That’s a phrase I grew up hearing when something new was put on the plate in front of me. I have tried to live like that since I started cooking. The more I cooked, more ingredients I worked with, the more I tried, the more food I found pretty darned tasty. So, when I checked out the recipes for this month’s round of Pass the Cook Book Club, from  Seoultown Kitchen by Debbie Lee, that’s the spirit I embraced. Sam (the darling hostess over at Little Ferraro Kitchen), picked three recipes – and […]

Belgian-Style Yeast Waffles

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Earlier this summer I pulled/torn/hurt/something my groin. Not fun. I don’t recommend trying it because, although it sounds funny, your groin is this mass of interconnected core muscles that you use for everything. So, finally, after 8 weeks of a slow improvement and no running, I started seeing a chiropractor to maybe help. Sure, a chiropractor is not going to heal a torn muscle, I know that. But, as this is my first time seeing a chiropractor for anything, I can kind of say they are the boom shiznit. She pops, cracks, pulls, and stretches me. What makes this story […]

Sticky Buns

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Sometimes I don’t know what to say. I’m good with wit and humor, but when things come down to it, I never seem to have the words to make things better. There’s been a lot going on recently in our world where I just sit back in horror unsure of how to express my sadness. It’s time like those that I find myself in the kitchen baking… I may not be able to speak words that will comfort, but I can show up and share food. My way of showing I care. Last week I was left speechless and lost […]

Baked Mini Blueberry Streusel Donuts

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Let’s have a little chat about etiquette. Internet etiquette that is. Last week it was brought to my attention that one of my photos, along with the entire recipe was posted to a facebook page that wasn’t mine. It’s the internet. It was built to share information quickly. It was a recipe. I post recipes on the internet because I want people to try them. But copying and pasting an entire post to your own page without and credit is just plain wrong. Sadly, these sort of pages are springing up everywhere and the people who follow them feel that they are […]

Slow Cooker Loaded Hash Browns

Some people just can’t hold their liqueur. It’s a skill I think everyone should find some time to develop. See, being able to sip a drink and hold a conversation is a wonderful thing that often leads to evenings of laughter and entertainment. However, some people just drink to get drunk and end up spending most of the night in the bathroom. This happened the other night as we were dining with strangers and enjoying bourbon samples at the Mid-Atlantic Food and Wine Festival. The Bacon and Bourbon dinner was held at the beautiful Columbus Inn in Wilmington DE with […]

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

It’s amazing what a little sunlight is good for. There are tiny blue flowers popping up in the weeds that are overrunning my garden and I am taking that as the arrival of spring. If these microscopic blue buds can survive the cold nights, it must mean that warmer weather and longer days are right around the corner. I don’t want to admit this to myself, but I think the winter makes me an antisocial grump. I can’t get outside and ride (I am just not tough enough), I don’t want to hang out as much, and my nice warm bed beckons me far […]

Chewy Chocolate Goji Berry Granola Bars

Chocolate Goji Granola

Granola is simple. Stupid simple. And yet time after time, I find myself throwing various boxes into the shopping cart or pre-made bars packed with who knows what. I dig granola on the go. When we are out mountain biking it’s a quick fuel option. And because I’m generally pretty lazy, I figure it makes a half decent breakfast. I can’t help but wonder, since – as I mentioned – it is so darned simple, why I don’t make it more often. That is until I make it. Sure, granola is packed with healthy nuts and stuff, but once you […]

Chocolate Walnut Turnovers

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One of my favorite movie lines is when McLintock, after an outrageous demand from his daughter to protect her good name, points a gun at young Devlin Warren and tells his daughter in a rather matter-of-factly kind of way, “Well, I’m your father, and I love you” while pulling the trigger. If you’ve never seen McLintock, this sounds like a rather heartless scene, but it was a blank, Devlin was fine, and it resulted in a spanking for the mouthy daughter. I can’t help but think of my own father every time  hear that line. I’m not sure I could ever convince […]

Christmas Brunch: Slow Cooker Eggnog French Toast Monkey Bread

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This Monday is supposed to kick off a new series on PtS since the soup kitchen has closed. But since it’s Christmas Eve and all I want to do is run around cleaning and stressing over Christmas dinner humming holiday music and baking cookies I’m simply going to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas and wonderful holidays! Here is a painless Christmas brunch idea that can be tossed in the crock pot early while the unwrapping madness occurs and is ready in time for when everyone remembers they are hungry. Here’s a little sneak peek at things to come in the following Mondays. […]