Mini Frittatas with Sausage, Spinach, and Gruyere

  There’s something about a warm breakfast during the winter months, especially on a weekday.  I sit at the kitchen table, eat my breakfast, sip a cup of tea, and get prepared for the day.  It beats the socks off waking up, maybe eating cereal or a breakfast bar, and running out the door. IContinue reading “Mini Frittatas with Sausage, Spinach, and Gruyere”

Crock Pot Apple Butter

I live on the windiest corner in Chicago.  Seriously.  Those pictures you’ve seen of people walking at a 45 degree angle, fighting the wind with hats and  scarfs flying through the air?  Those pictures were taken outside my apartment!  Earlier this week the high temperature was -15 degrees F, -40 if you include windchill.  ThinkContinue reading “Crock Pot Apple Butter”

Pumpkin Maple Granola

  “Maybe Christmas, perhaps, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” Dr. Seuss was clearly writing about granola.   The boxed, store bought stuff just doesn’t do it for me. Homemade granola, on the other hand?  Well, it does indeed mean more. MUCH more.   I love this recipe because itContinue reading “Pumpkin Maple Granola”

Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

  I warned you that some recipes on my site will be healthy, and some…not so much.  This bread falls under the “not so much” category.   And, hey, as long as we’re making not so healthy bread, chocolate chips must be involved. I combined two of my favorite bread recipes in this one.  ZucchiniContinue reading “Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Bread”

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

  My typical breakfast consists of whole grain cereal, berries, and skim milk. However, every once in a while I like to indulge (by every once in a while, I mean every Sunday morning).  Fluffy and crispy maple syrup soaked pancakes are my idea of a good Sunday morning breakfast (especially when a side ofContinue reading “Blueberry Banana Pancakes”