Breakfast

PPQ: Ham and Cheese Kolache

August 12, 2012
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

July 9, 2012
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

April 18, 2012
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

April 17, 2012
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

April 1, 2012
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

March 26, 2012
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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Grapefruit Scones

January 25, 2012
Lighter Grapefruit Scones

With a bounty (15 lbs!) of beautiful Texas grapefruit, Grapefruit Scones were one of the first things on my list to tackle after we replaced our broken oven. I wanted a simple cream scone, studded with grapefruit, that wasn’t to sweet and not too terrible for my waistline. I started with the Basic Cream Scone [...]

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Waffles with Southern Comfort Praline Sauce

January 19, 2012
Waffles with Southern Comfort Praline Sauce

I’m sorry. And you’re welcome. You know how sometimes you run across a picture of a beautifully plated dish and think, “Man! I just have to make that!” And then other times, you run across a picture of a beautifully plated dish and think, “Man! I just have to make that RIGHT NOW!” And then [...]

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