Pull Apart Crepe Cake

What in the world is a pull apart crepe cake? Originating in France, crepes are very thin pancakes made mainly with flour, eggs and milk. They are usually served with a sweet filling for breakfast , though savory is not hard to find! Sylvester wanted crepes for breakfast on his birthday. Granted it was a […]

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Banana-Coconut Bread

  Banana bread needs no introduction! A twist to the traditional banana bread with the addition of coconut and coconut oil adding double the coconut punch! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 […]

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Chocolate Challah

Challah is a Jewish bread , enriched with eggs and traditionally braided. I have enriched the bread further with milk and butter to compliment the chocolatey filling. It is important for the eggs to be at room temperature. Be sure to take the eggs out of the refrigerator at least 1 hour earlier. Best served […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

  The perfect fall pancake ! Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a crackly streusel topping and served with an unusual milk syrup. If you want to make your own pumpkin puree then cut a sugar pumpkin in half, remove seeds and stringy fibers, place cut side down in a greased baking sheet, bake at 350 degrees […]

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Banana-Nut Brownie Muffins

A fudgy brownie with a tall  glass of milk is any child’s dream or an adult for that matter! With so many variations from cakey, fudgy, chewy… brownies are so much more than just an after milk treat. But, what would happen if one adds mashed bananas into the equation?  Taking it one step further […]

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Dried Fruit Focaccia Bites

Focaccia is a slight modification of pizza dough, baked in a flat pan, topped  with sea salt and sometimes herbs. My local Safeway has a jalapeno and asiago focaccia which is highly addictive (my version will follow soon) . Focaccias are great on their own, or split , stuffed with meats and cheeses and grilled […]

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The Best Buttermilk Pancakes

Inspiration, to make a pancake that is a far cry from the standard. How can you a make a pancake tender and fluffy yet sturdy enough for the maple syrup ?  The standard mix of flour , with some leavening , buttermilk, eggs and some kind of fat needs to be modified . Let us […]

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Sunny-Side-Up Asparagus Cheddar Biscuits

My weekday lunch time ritual is to watch The Chew ! Just love the show and all the five hosts . Entire January was not the same without Clinton Kelly. So glad he ‘s back, feels complete ! Once Mario Batali made Asparagus Milanese, a simple grilled asparagus topped with fried egg and finished with […]

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Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Poblano sauce

Shakshuka is a simple breakfast dish in Isreal , where eggs are poached in tomato sauce , served with pita. This is very similar to Mexican Huevos Rancheros, but process is much more simplified and made into a one skillet dish. Addition of 3 kinds of chili peppers makes the dish S-P-I-C-Y! Serve with any […]

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Pretty in Pink Scones

Did you know Feb 14th falls on a Sunday this year? A great excuse for some indulgence in the morning! Cream cheese and egg yolk makes the scone moist , tender , flaky , all that you want a scone to be. You can totally skip the glaze, if you choose not to. The scone […]

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