Breakfast

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Jack Daniels-Cream Cheese Icing

Apple Cinnamon Rolls with Jack Daniels-Cream Cheese Icing

It’s September! The 9th month of the year is the gateway to sweatshirts, chili, football, and all things pumpkin. But before there’s pumpkin and Halloween candy, there are apples. This month, Rachel is throwing an Apple a Day party – a group of fabulous bloggers sharing their favorite apple recipes. And my contribution? Breakfast. But [...]

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Eggs Benedict Burger

Eggs Benedict Burger

Once a week, we have Fancy Burger Night. We take a pound of lean ground beef and try to make it the unleanest thing we’ll eat all week. And that right there, that was my husband’s latest contribution, The Eggs Benedict Burger. It’s part breakfast, part dinner, and part 75% arterial blockage. Okay maybe it [...]

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PPQ: Ham and Cheese Kolache

Ham and Cheese Kolache

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Emily of She Makes and Bakes. And it’s one of my very, very favorite recipes in the entire book: Kolache. Kolache are czech breakfast pastries that are very popular in Texas. While traditionally topped with a cream cheese or fruit mixture, it was the savory versions [...]

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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

Cherry Chocolate Chunk Muffins

There are 10lbs of fresh, pitted cherries in my freezer right now – they probably won’t still be there when that cherry margarita craving hits in November, but I do plan to stretch cherry season out as long as I can this year! We’ve managed to work cherries into dinner, dessert, and most importantly: margaritas. [...]

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Strawberry Scones

Strawberry Scones

I try to steal away an hour or so of each weekend to make breakfast ahead of time for most of the upcoming week. Muffins, waffle batter, scones, kolache… something to make our early week rush a little more efficient. Something we can grab with one hand as we’re locking the door and rushing out [...]

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Strawberry Muffins

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

The first signs of spring hit southeast Texas nearly two months ago. We swam (with a leeeettle help from the pool heater), we started putting in this year’s spring garden plants, and we hit up a nearby farm to pick strawberries. 14 pounds of strawberries. And I was leaving for a California trip in less [...]

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PPQ: Jubilation Granola Chews

Jubilation Granola

This week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge was selected by Amanda of Homekeeping Adventures: Jubilation Granola Chews. Full of nuts, oatmeal, and coconut, they’re described as a softer, chewier granola bar. The granola was definitely soft and chewy but mine didn’t hold together as bars. 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, I guess! I made half [...]

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Sausage Kolache

Texas-Style Homemade Sausage Kolache

Near the top of my list of reasons why I could never move away from Texas, right under “free grandparent babysitting,” is kolache. That list also includes other things like the Texans, quick access to beautiful grapefruit from the Rio valley, homemade tortillas from any number of nearby Mexican markets, Hill Country barbecue, a nearly [...]

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