Potato Pancakes with Horseradish Dill Creme Fraiche

I can think of so many dishes that these delicious, crunchy little pancakes would go well with - as part of a breakfast with an egg over easy topped with fresh Parmesan, or maybe alongside a roast for Easter dinner?  Or even made into smaller pancakes and served as an appetizer or topped with smoked salmon.  The trick is to get them crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside (but not raw) by not cooking them at too high a temperature.  Every stove top ... Continue Reading

Toasted Almond and Cranberry Bundt Cake with Chocolate Drizzle

My sister gave me a beautiful bundt cake pan for Christmas (thank you Shannon!) and that is the inspiration behind this scrumptious recipe.  I love texture so I thought toasted sliced almonds would work really well both in the cake and on top to break up all the richness.  And I used a sweetened dried cranberry as well as honey and strawberry Greek yogurt (full fat) to add moisture and flavor to the cake.  By using these two ingredients I could cut back on ... Continue Reading

Pancetta and Parmesan Hashbrown Bites

Perfect for your Christmas morning!  The Parmesan and hash brown crust adds a little bit of texture and is an easy do ahead step.  Then just mix a few eggs and cheese and bake.  Very quick and easy so you can get on with more important things on Christmas morning.....like installing batteries in your kids' toys and assembling race tracks or doll houses.  Better make an extra batch for Santa!  So good with the fresh tomato relish (see recipe) or your ... Continue Reading

Strawberry Mango Smoothies

On Christmas morning I'm always trying to get some good food into my kids in between the frenzy of presents and all the yummy treats Santa left behind.  Our tradition is to have a late breakfast after the presents are open and I like to make things that are easy but also make everyone feel special.  This strawberry mango smoothie is so very easy that it took all of five minutes to make.  You can adjust the amount of honey you use to your taste.  This ... Continue Reading

Fresh Skillet Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Egg

This is the ultimate breakfast for one.  You know those days when you get everyone dressed fed and out the door and then you finally realize you are starving and haven't eaten?  Try this one out.  It's a quick and easy fresh tomato sauce all made in the skillet and then an egg cooked right on top.  One stop shop.  One pan does it all.  I even eat out of the skillet.  For a larger group just use a bigger skillet and double or triple the ... Continue Reading

Pumpkin Crepes with Salted Caramel Sauce

A lazy Sunday morning in November calls for something decadent and seasonal and just plain old yummy. These pumpkin crepes stuffed with marscopone cheese definitely hit the mark.  The highlight for me was the salted caramel sauce.  A perfect balance of sweet and salty goodness.  And I used the leftover caramel to dip apple slices in later in the day.  So I guess you could say it was a sweet treat kind of day around our house.  And we loved every ... Continue Reading