Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Churro Bagels

The perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar takes this breakfast favorite to the fair! Churro bagels are a perfect sweet breakfast treat, and leftovers freeze well for later. 

I didn’t know this, but the Godfather and I grew up bagel snobs! Apparently, it’s what happens when one is raised in an area like South Florida with plenty of ex-New Yorkers who demand decent bagels. When I talk about “decent bagels”, I’m referring to bagels with flavor, a chewy crust, and a soft yet still chewy center, not that round bread with a hole nonsense sold at most chain bakeries. You can imagine the culture shock when we left our South Florida bubble and moved to Georgia. The Godfather mentioned the lack of bagel options to a co-worker and she recommended a freezer brand. He didn’t know how to reply. We momentarily lost hope. (more…)

Low Carb Jicama Breakfast Skillet

Give the traditional breakfast skillet a healthier makeover! Try this low carb paleo jicama breakfast skillet next time you’re in charge of brunch or want breakfast for dinner.

Give the traditional breakfast skillet a healthier makeover! Try this low carb jicama breakfast skillet next time you're in charge of brunch or want breakfast for dinner. * Recipe on

Many years ago, I read about jicama on a low carb recipe makeover board. When I spied it in the grocery store, I picked one up and used it as a substitute for potatoes for breakfast one morning. We loved it! Jicama isn’t an identical substitute for potatoes, it is slightly sweeter, but the flavor and texture are close enough that we enjoy it. At only 49 calories per cup and 6 grams of fiber though, jicama is a great substitute for white potatoes! One of our current favorite recipes is this jicama breakfast skillet.  (more…)

Caramelized Pineapple Pancakes with Butter Rum Syrup

Caramelized pineapple pancakes with butter rum syrup are my favorite tropical inspired breakfast recipe! Just sweet enough and completed with a drizzle of warm syrup, it’s a summer state of mind on a plate!

Caramelized Pineapple Pancakes with Butter Rum Syrup - A decadent and delicious brunch recipe on

Have you ever eaten at one of those cute little local restaurants while you’re on vacation where they warm the pancake syrup and you just think, “this are the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted!”? The menu usually has all sorts of fun combinations on basic pancakes and you tend to file it away as “vacation only” food until you start messing around one day and realize you can actually make this at home. On a weekend. In your pajamas. As fun as it is to dress up and go out, it’s just as nice to enjoy a special breakfast at home with your favorite coffee mug.  (more…)

Cake Batter Cream Cheese

Whip up the perfect cake batter cream cheese spread with ingredients you likely already have on hand! This recipe tastes like cake batter, but uses NO artificial flavoring. 

Cake Batter Cream Cheese - easy to make, and this recipe uses NO artificial extracts for flavor, but still tastes just like cake batter! *

A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of getting together with a few blog friends to socialize, talk shop for about 5 minutes, and eat. In attendance were Meaghan (Cook Craft Love), Tara (An Aiming High Wife), and Erin (No Bohn’s About It). Since the get together was split between mine and Tara’s houses, I offered to make brunch for everyone, with Meaghan’s help, because she was staying with me for the weekend.

She requested cooking lessons while here, so I taught her how to make macarons, and how to make homemade bagels. After seeing the super popular popsugar video about rainbow bagels, we decided we needed to make them, only not using the bagel shop’s recipe, because I still wanted them to taste like actual bagels and have the “right” texture. I think they turned out pretty good, and Meaghan and I walked around with fantastically dyed hands for a day or so, so that was fun. I don’t think I’ll make those again, regular bagels are just fine with me, but I will make this cake batter cream cheese again for sure.  (more…)

20 Delicious Doughnut Recipes

20 Delicious doughnut recipes to try! Baked, fried, dipped, sprinkle coated, sugar dusted, and even gluten free - these look amazing! June 3rd is National Doughnut Day. Did you know that, darlings? I’m not sure we need a day to celebrate doughnuts (or donuts) though. Baked or fried, filled or with that classic ring shape, doughnuts make us smile!

I absolutely love the variety of doughnut recipes available on the internet and am always finding a new one – or dozen – that I want to try. So today, I decided to share a list of a few of my favorites which I’ve either tried, or would love to try in the near future. I hope you find a little inspiration here too, lovelies. 🙂 (more…)

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