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Breakfast/Brunch

Non-Basic Savory-Sweet Brunch

I love how long holiday weekends conveniently add a moment of leisure to an otherwise packed calendar. This is the time of year that has me spread thinnest, so I embrace a break from the routine. Our family relishes cozying up together and losing track of time with games, movies and delicious meals. Brunch, a meal synonymous with relaxation, is always on the menu. Continue reading

An Easy Mexican Casserole for Breakfast Time

Back in the swing of fall yet? Are you sprinkling cinnamon on your morning cereal? Me too! It’s the return of cooler weather, falling leaves and knee-high boots. If you’re a parent, fall brings the scent of fresh notebook paper and pencil shavings and, let’s not forget, the morning mad dash to get those kiddies to school on time. My kids are notorious time-wasters—if I had a dollar for every time I’m asked to search for a sock or a shoe (and it’s always right in front of them), I’d be able to retire to some Caribbean island. Continue reading

A Fall Brunch Casserole You Have to Taste to Believe

Now that we find ourselves heading into the cooler season of fall, thoughts of berries, stone fruit and watermelon are in the past. The produce aisles are filling up with rows of apples—so many different varieties. During this time of year, I love taking a trip to one of the many apple orchards we have here in Washington state and seeing which new varieties each orchard has to offer. The smell of apples frying or baking in cinnamon and brown sugar is one that stirs up so many emotions and childhood memories: The first time I made an apple pie with my mother. The first time my husband, Brent, and I perfected the cinnamon roll. I wish I could bottle up that aroma and wear it as perfume. On dreary days, I’ll fry up some apples, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and eat them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It is the pinnacle of comfort food. Continue reading

My Breakfast Secret: Make-Ahead Mini Casseroles

Go, go, go. That seems to be the tone as we move from the lazier, less-scheduled days of summer to our fall and back-to-school routines. Morning can be the most rushed part of the day—with trying to get out the door and making sure to eat a healthful breakfast time recipe, there just never seems to be enough time. And if you’re like me and have the bad habit of hitting that snooze button? Well, that just makes it even worse. Continue reading

Brunch on the Cheap

While Sunday does not carry the giddy relief of Friday or the chill lazy factor of Saturday, it holds the promise of brunch. And even if restaurant brunch is too hard on your wallet lately, no need to give up on Sunday. We have restaurant-style ideas you can put together at home. Bonus: Your house will be filled with the comforting smells of butter on toast, hot coffee and eggs baking in a casserole dish. So take a little time on Saturday to pull together the Do-Ahead Egg Bake above, and invite your squad. Continue reading