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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Coconut-Pomegranate Streusel Bread

  Is this bread baked for Percy Jackson? or did I manage to sneak some spinach into a bread? Not exactly! The beautiful bluish green shade on the top layer is from the pomegranate seeds reacting with the leaveners in the batter. You can skip them if a green hue on top of a sweet […]

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Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies

I have been wanting to finish up a jar of almond butter that has been sitting in the back of the kitchen cabinet for a while now! Both kids have not really embraced almond butter as much as I would like them to! Sylvester likes to dip apple slices into almond butter mixed with honey once […]

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Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Sweet potato casserole is a must have at almost every thanksgiving table. Now you don’t have to  wait for an entire year to enjoy this delicious side dish, especially when they are available year round at every grocery store. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake one medium sweet potato in a rimmed baking sheet […]

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