Leftovers? Make Mash Potato Bombs!  

Baked or fried these are a fun way to use up any left-over mash potatoes… or, a good excuse to make more! You’ll Need: Filling: 3 cups chilled mashed potatoes 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded ½ cup bacon, chopped small dice 1 bunch chives, chopped Pepper to taste Breading Station: 1 cup flour or GFContinue reading “Leftovers? Make Mash Potato Bombs!  “

Gingerbread Pancakes with Molasses Spiked Maple Syrup!

These pancakes that taste like you are eating gingerbread cookies for breakfast! So magicial and delicious! They’re light, soft, fluffy with a pleasant boldness. Nicely spiced without being overwhelming. If you’re sensitive to these bold flavors like I am, tone them down a bit by adding less than the recipe calls for, and spike theContinue reading “Gingerbread Pancakes with Molasses Spiked Maple Syrup!”

Not-So-Traditional Bulgarian Banitsia

Banitsa is a famous cheese, yogurt, and egg pie. Historically renowned dish of Balkan cuisine and typically served for special events. I can’t get enough of it. Based on my geographical location and ingredients, this recipe still has enormous flavor; the sharp feta cheese with the richness of the eggs and yogurt is a perfectContinue reading “Not-So-Traditional Bulgarian Banitsia”

Fried Egg Naan with Sambal- Oelek Jam

Heat your Cold Winter Mornings!  You’ll Need: For the Chili Jam: 2-4 tablespoons hot chili paste (sambal oelek) 1-2 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 1-2 teaspoon honey For the Egg Naan: 1/4-1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper 2-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1-2 tablespoons butter 2-4 large eggs 2-4 pieces NannContinue reading “Fried Egg Naan with Sambal- Oelek Jam”

Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make! 

Cloud Eggs- A culinary staple in egg cookery but are all the rage right now. So fun to make, and eat! Perfect for a surprise breakfast treat!  Ingredients: 4 large eggs Pink Himalayan or Kosher salt Fresh ground black pepper 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese.( Fine grate ) 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives,Continue reading “Cloud Eggs – An Eventful Mothers Day Breakfast Even a Kid Could Make! “

Green Monster Muffins! 

My stance on getting sneaky in the kitchen is very simple. I don’t like to lie about food, especially to children. I also know how hard it can be to get little ones to eat green. Fun holidays like, Halloween or St. Patricks Day and year end holiday are a great time to get green.Continue reading “Green Monster Muffins! “

Homemade Bacon-Maple Butter

Delicious on just about anything including a good grilled steak. Love this on my recipe for homemade pumpkin spiced flap-jacks, or extra toasty waffles. The best part about making this homemade bacon-maple butter, is that your entire house will smell like holiday ( Insert big, happy sigh.) Ingredients: 1/2 lb. unsalted butter, cut into approximatelyContinue reading “Homemade Bacon-Maple Butter”

Drunken Bacon for that “Grown-up” Sunday Brunch you’ve been longing for ! (This Bacon is Hot, Sweet and Sticky, so be prepared to have   “Breakfast in Bed!” )

Clothing optional ! I’d serve these sexy bits of heaven with a side of warm melted chocolate – but that’s just me. #ParentsDayOff  Ingredients: 1/4 cup good quality pure maple syrup 1/4 cup good quality Bourbon  1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 pounds, 3/4-inch-thick slices of skinless slabContinue reading “Drunken Bacon for that “Grown-up” Sunday Brunch you’ve been longing for ! (This Bacon is Hot, Sweet and Sticky, so be prepared to have   “Breakfast in Bed!” )”

Coffee Cup Cake

Why make a full coffee cake when you can have individual ones? Let your little ones personalize their cake. No more fighting in the morning but there may be a bit of a mess in the kitchen. Some of the best memories start that way though, right?