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I’d never heard of popovers until college, when Johnny and I were dating. While we were visiting his parents one time, his mom (my future mother-in-law!) made them for breakfast. I instantly fell in love with these airy delights — crispy on the outside, soft and a bit custardy on the inside, with a big … Continue reading

Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

I’ve been meaning to write about this recipe for a long time, but I have such a backlog of potential blog entries that it’s taken me until now, the fourth time making this quiche, to do it! A while back, my friend Shelly posted a delicious-looking spinach and feta quiche recipe. She had found the … Continue reading

Banana Oat Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins

Now that Jack’s in kindergarten, I’m trying my best to make sure he has a real sit-down breakfast every morning (I’ve talked about this before, but although I love to make sumptuous weekend brunches, weekday breakfasts are my downfall as a chef/mom/person who’s otherwise into good health). Today I decided to make some muffins that … Continue reading

Bananas Foster French Toast

I have found the holy grail of french toast — Steamy Kitchen’s bananas foster french toast. I’m not even that huge a fan of bananas foster, but trust me, this is good. If dessert and breakfast had a torrid one-night stand, this french toast would be their love child. The gooey, buttery bananas foster sauce … Continue reading

Creamy Quinoa with Brown Sugar and Fruit

When our friend Christina was visiting last month, she mentioned that she sometimes makes a yummy quinoa dish with fruit for breakfast. At the time, I had never heard of using quinoa for a sweet breakfast dish — I was only accustomed to it as an ingredient for savory sides or entrees for lunch or … Continue reading

Easy Breakfast: Sausage and Spinach Frittata

Today, I made a sausage and spinach frittata from The Lunch Box, a fun cookbook that my friend Michelle sent me last week (if you missed it, check out the nutty cereal balls — they also came from the same book). Mornings are always hectic at our house, so I’m a huge fan of breakfasts … Continue reading

Finnish Pancake

It’s been crazy busy (in a good way) around here, what with all the food to prepare for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, but I wanted to pop in to share a delightful, somewhat unusual breakfast option that’s perfect for the holidays. This Finnish pancake recipe comes courtesy of Kris Baker, a close family friend … Continue reading

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

I’m a fairly competent baker, turning out pie crusts, quick breads, cookies, muffins, tarts, quiches and more with aplomb, but the art of making yeast breads eludes me. There are a number of reasons — yeast can be quite temperamental (sometimes frothing properly; other times not), the dough requires a long time to rise, and, … Continue reading

Banana Bread

After I published my friend Ann’s phenomenally successful guest post on pumpkin bread (seriously, it’s the second most viewed entry on this site!), I asked her for a simple banana bread recipe. I wanted something that had the same moist, tender feel as the pumpkin bread, but without the spices that are associated with pumpkin-flavored … Continue reading

Zucchini and Tomato Boats + Veggie Frittata

I’ve received some requests to feature more vegetarian dishes, and though we’re not vegetarian, I’m happy to oblige because it means another excuse to try new recipes. Last week, while I was browsing Pinterest, this recipe for zucchini boats with tomatoes and cheese caught my eye. I decided to try it tonight, paired with a … Continue reading

Saucy Mommy