Lox, Red Onion, and Dill Savory Scones

Savory Salmon Scones-4

Happy Birthday Dad! For your birthday, I am announcing to the Internets: I LIKE LOX! * I have not always liked smoked salmon, a.k.a. lox. But after a few salmon and avocado sushi rolls, I realized that I was actually eating, and loving, something really quite similar. This is not unlike an epiphany I had toward the end of college; that is, … [Read more...]

Chicken Chorizo Breakfast Tacos or Lettu...

Chicken Chorizo Lettuce Cups-2

Looking to spice up breakfast this weekend? Chicken Chorizo Tacos it is. Looking for something lighter? Use egg whites and butter lettuce for fresh, crisp lettuce cups instead. No real recipe here, just some steps to follow and ingredients to compile. This post is inspired by a brunch I had recently from the gluten-free menu at Firefly in … [Read more...]

Brunch Bites: Baked Benedict Buffet

Eggs Benedict Buffet Bar-3

Looking for an easy, fun brunch option? Try your own Baked Benedict Buffet! Sunday Funday, indeed. Eggs Benedict is traditionally made with an English muffin, topped with a thin piece of fried or broiled ham, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. More fussy ingredients than I need, and I am guessing the same is true for you. If you read my … [Read more...]

Kale & Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato...

Kale and Egg Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

As seen on Greatist (see #15) I'm calling it now: New go-to. Bagel Bake, you have some gluten-free competition for "favorite brunch dish." Graham Cracker Granola, you are lucky that you are also considered a snack, so you are not in jeopardy of being bumped for now. This recipe was located and selected by AWP for our most recent Cooking … [Read more...]

Ginger Oat Muffins {Fast + Easy + Health...

Ginger Oat Muffins-3

I cannot stop eating these muffins. This recipe makes 6 muffins, and I am purposely not doubling the recipe, even once to see how it turns out, because I don't want to have more than 6 available to me at any given time. I don't want to take them to work for colleagues or a meeting, and I don't want to share them with friends. I want to eat all 6 … [Read more...]

Snow Day Snacks: Cheesy Beer Bread

Cheesy Beer Bread-6

The cold will end soon. I think. I mean, it has to, right? But the silver lining to the cold is, of course, the excuse to make and eat comfort food, whenever the mood strikes. The downside to THAT is picking up groceries at the store. Is anything worse than a grocery store line before a storm or cold snap? This Cheesy Beer Bread is so … [Read more...]

Fiesta Muffins

Fiesta Muffins - Eggs, Cheese, Whole Grains-3

As hard as I try to have breakfast at home before heading in to the office, I am often/usually ravenous at work by, like, 9:50 a.m. Likewise, I come home from work absolutely starving, at 6:30 or 7:00pm, and have a certain somedog to take for a half-hour walk before I can focus on dinner. I don't keep snacky foods like chips and crackers around, … [Read more...]

Grilled Cheese French Toast

Grilled Cheese French Toast

I will openly admit that I patted myself on the back for this one. Grilled Cheese French Toast. The term "leftover grilled cheese sandwiches" is probably an oxymoron, but the next time you make grilled cheese, I recommend making a few extra, and transforming those extras into this magical breakfast the next day. Or if you are a "breakfast for … [Read more...]

Garlic-Parmesan Soft Pretzel Knots

Garlic - Parmesan Soft Pretzel Knots-6

Uh, yeah. Homemade Garlic - Parmesan Soft Pretzel Knots. There are few herbs I like better than garlic, and I still can't believe I can make pretzels in my kitchen. This recipe, combining these two favorites, takes a little hands-on time, but each step is easy, and soooo worth it. I just took the pretzel dough part of the Mini Pretzel … [Read more...]

Broiled Avocados with Chipotle + Cheddar

Broiled Chipotle-Cheddar Avocadoes-2

Broiled. As if you needed another way to enjoy avocados. This recipe has made the rounds on blogs and Pinterest, and if you haven't tried it yet, now is your big chance. All you need is an avocado or two, some shredded cheddar cheese, and one chipotle pepper with a bit of adobo sauce (the deep red liquid that chipotles in adobo come in). If you … [Read more...]