Fluffiest whole wheat buttermilk pancakes! White whole wheat flour takes the “wheat-y” taste down & whole wheat pastry flour adds tenderness. Mmmm!

Apr 30, 2017

Fluffiest Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

I love cooking with whole grains… every chance I get.  It makes me feel healthy!  But I didn’t set out to create the fluffiest whole wheat buttermilk pancakes when I made these.  I was simply missing a lot of kitchen staples.  Lucky me! You see, while my prior pancakes were fine, especially for a healthier pancake, I didn’t absolutely love them. … Continue reading

With tangy feta cheese and savory dill, Greek Deviled Eggs will be the hit of your next brunch or picnic. Perfect for Easter of Mother's Day!

Mar 28, 2017

Greek Deviled Eggs & a Giveaway

I was a picky eater as a kid.  Hard boiled eggs?  Eeuuuw. Mayo?  No way!  Luckily, I outgrew it!  Otherwise I’d never have made Greek Deviled Eggs!   Last year I noticed lots of fancy deviled egg recipes appearing all over the Internet.  Embellished with tasty add-ins like bacon or salsa, who could resist? 

Feb 28, 2017

Antioxidant Blender Sweet Potato Pancakes

Last week, I discovered a new recipe that became my Antioxidant Blender Sweet Potato Pancakes (at Smile Sandwich).  It was Paleo, which I don’t usually do–but right now I am faced with extenuating circumstances.  And this may call for desperate measures.   You see, recently, my new (4 months old) bathroom scale and I had a little misunderstanding. I thought it would weigh me … Continue reading

Jan 11, 2017

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast & Veggie Wednesdays

I just had another one of those “V-8” moments.  Like, why have I never made Strawberry Stuffed French Toast before?  Custard-y bread filled with cream cheese and berries, it is easy, tasty, and healthier than plain French toast.  Over the holidays, my college kids were home from school. I loved the fun and camaraderie–including special breakfasts that start the day … Continue reading

Blender popovers bake while you prepare the rest of the meal and are easy, tasty and healthier with half while whole wheat flour!

Jan 5, 2017

Blender Popovers – Half White Whole Wheat!

Do you have a recipe or two that’s good in a pinch?  Maybe something that uses simple ingredients.  Or that that rounds out dinner (when you’re out of everything).  How about blender popovers?  Delicious, family pleasing—and (truly), a snap.  Now that I’ve made blender popovers a few times, I can share my techniques for success—and for healthier popovers.  My recipe … Continue reading

Pecan Pumpkin Scones

Nov 3, 2016

Pecan Pumpkin Scones

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin.  And since one of my favorite anytime treats is scones, I decided to convert them to pecan pumpkin scones.  Are you intimidated by scones?  Well, trust me, there is no need to be.  I learned to make them from my daughter-who-doesn’t-cook, and I have never (EVER) produced a rock-scone. Sodden bread, yes, brittle … Continue reading

Serving Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

Sep 8, 2016

Apple Dutch Baby Pancake

The last hurrahs of summer are upon us.  With still-warm days, and hints of color, early September can be extraordinary, blending summer’s welcome with the flavor of fall.   And if you happen to need an out-of-the-ordinary summer into fall breakfast, this Apple Dutch Baby Pancake may be just the ticket.  A Dutch Baby Pancake, also known as a German Pancake, … Continue reading

Mushroom & Lettuce Omelet from above

Jul 21, 2016

Mushroom & Lettuce Omelet

Last week one of my CSAs practically apologized for their bounty of beautiful greens.  Imagine that!  No need to apologize, thank you, for sharing a box overflowing with fresh goodness!  I’ll just freeze kale with prosciutto and turn a bunch of lettuce into a mushroom & lettuce omelet.   As gardeners know, spinach, the classic omelet green, is not a fan … Continue reading

Cherry Maple Pecan Scones on Table

Jul 17, 2016

Cherry Maple Pecan Scones

Scones are one of my very favorite breakfasts.  Also a beloved snack with tea!  So when I got a (20 lb) case of fresh sweet cherries, I set my sights on making Cherry Maple Pecan Scones.  Now one of the big problems with scones is that many recipes are not exactly healthy.  They get their delicate crumb from a lot … Continue reading

Feb 9, 2016

Quick Red Flannel Hash

Eating local is in.  At least during the summer.  Winter can be another story…  it probably calls for a lot more root vegetables than most people are comfortable with.  But if you think foods like beets can be scary, a breakfast of Red Flannel Hash might just change your mind.     Hash is probably best known as potatoes fried up … Continue reading