Whole Grain Banana Raspberry Bread with Flax Meal

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Breakfast, Dessert, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes | Comments Off on Whole Grain Banana Raspberry Bread with Flax Meal

Whole Grain Banana Raspberry Bread with Flax Meal

I write a food column twice a month for the New Jersey Herald. I showcase everyday recipes that are a little out of the ordinary but, easy to prepare.  My article this week featured an updated version of a family favorite banana bread recipe.  I hope you enjoy my article. An infatuation with food began early in my life. Anything culinary intrigued me. My free time was spent whipping up batches of chocolate chip cookies with my sisters, grilling hotdogs for lunch with my best friend, watching Julia Child on The...

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Sugared Shortbread

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in Breakfast, Dessert, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes | Comments Off on Sugared Shortbread

Sugared Shortbread

The following recipe was featured in the New York Times. Check out Melissa Clark’s article and its 5 star reviews here. Cookies are an important time of my day. With coffee for breakfast. As a pick me up in the late afternoon. And a couple with a shot of milk before bed make for a good night’s sleep. I was introduced to Sugared Shortbread by my neighbor and good friend Kathleen. She can brew a pot of coffee and have a tasty baked good ready at a moment’s notice. Even if I stop by unannounced....

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Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Breakfast, Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes | Comments Off on Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts

Who has time to make breakfast in the morning? Many of us are lucky if we run out the door with a cup of coffee in hand. I stumbled upon the novel idea of making Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts to up my breakfast game. Not only have my mornings become more relaxing but, I can power through until lunch without any hunger pains.  Like lunch and dinner, breakfast can be prepped in advance. The recipe for Overnight Oatmeal with Fruit and Nuts combines the ingredients in single portions the night before serving....

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Great Aunt Rose’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Breakfast, Dessert, Entrees, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes | Comments Off on Great Aunt Rose’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

Great Aunt Rose’s Sour Cream Pound Cake

This is the absolutely best pound cake ever! While growing up, my Mom always had a homemade cake or plate of cookies sitting on our kitchen counter. Even after my parents were empty nesters, you could always count on a sweet treat when you unexpectedly dropped by for a visit. One of my favorite dessert recipes was courtesy of my great Aunt Rose. This pound cake was a frequent visitor to the cake stand on the counter. After my Mom passed away about 22 years ago, I wanted  to try my hand at making this family...

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Blueberry Bread Pudding Flapjacks

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Breakfast, Entrees, Make ahead, Recipes | Comments Off on Blueberry Bread Pudding Flapjacks

Blueberry Bread Pudding Flapjacks

Father’s Day is dad’s special day.   A towering fruit-filled stack of warm Blueberry Bread Pudding Flapjacks fit the bill as a delicious and picture-perfect breakfast. They are a cross between custardy French toast and a fluffy stack of pancakes that are dotted with plump and juicy blueberries. Along with a fruit salad brimming with juicy sweet watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries and piping hot coffee, dad will be enjoying a breakfast fit for a king.   The base of the flapjack batter is cinnamon swirl...

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Citrus Glaze

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Breakfast, Dessert, Make ahead, Personal chef favorite, Recipes | Comments Off on Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Citrus Glaze

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Citrus Glaze

While growing up, my mom always had a sweet treat on our kitchen counter.  Whether it was Great Aunt Rose’s pound cake, apple pie bars, or sour cream blueberry coffee cake, you could always count on a homemade baked good in our kitchen.  I have continued this baking tradition in my home. Stop by my kitchen and there is rarely a time when I don’t have a muffin, cookie or brownie waiting to be enjoyed with a steaming cup of coffee or icy cold glass of milk.  One frequently baked and family favorite sweet is...

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