Summer Brunch Menu

Last weekend I hosted a brunch for some lovely ladies.  I’ve actually never done brunch before but wow, it’s much easier than having people over for dinner.  I always enjoy entertaining at dinner time but truth be told, it’s a lot of work.  I had people over the weekend before for an Indian meal and […]

Banana Muffins

Here’s another breakfast recipe that gets rave reviews from my kids.  Besides, who else do we aim to please than our kids when it comes to mealtime?  What I love, love, love about this recipe is that there is no sifting of the dry ingredients!  Huge timesaver for a momma!  It’s basically just dump, mix […]

Breakfast Cookies

Our breakfasts usually consist of oatmeal, frozen Kashi blueberry waffles, banana bread, whole wheat pancakes, egg in a basket, and French toast.  I don’t like to give my kids cereal since most are so high in sugar and I don’t find it all that filling.  (I’m slowly weaning my Honey Nut Cheerio loving family from […]

Christmas Goodies

Tis the season for making treats.  I know many of you stress over what to make for all the folks in your life but I find this part of the season most enjoyable.  I think all gifts should be consumables.:) I have done something different each year and this year I opted for homemade granola, […]

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

This recipe comes from my all time favorite cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Family Style.  I think it was the first cookbook I ever purchased after being a newlywed and I have tried so many of Ina’s recipes with great success.  These blueberry muffins are so moist and *fluffy*.  I love the addition of the sour cream […]

Fathers Day Breakfast

I don’t know what I was thinking making Fathers Day breakfast.  Sunday mornings are chaotic at best.  Between getting kids and adults up, fed, dressed in time to make it to worship by 8:30 a.m., breakfast usually consists of something easy like oatmeal or egg in a basket.  But I knew I wanted to do […]

Spanish Frittata

I served this frittata this past Saturday since I had a house full of people in for the long holiday weekend.  It served eight people easily and was really easy to put together the morning of.  It can be served hot or at room temperature for those late morning risers.  I think next time I […]

Afternoon Tea

Last Saturday I hosted an afternoon tea for a friend at church who is moving away.  It was such fun to pull out all the linens, china and some random accents that I had packed away in boxes in the basement that I have no room for in my kitchen.  The girls came over around […]

Broadmoor Banana Bread

The Broadmoor Hotel is a five star hotel in Colorado Springs.  It oozes luxury and elegance and the minute I saw it, I was enchanted.  I’ve only stayed there once and it lived up to all of my expectations.  I told my hubby that I would gladly work there (They have a culinary apprenticeship program).  […]