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Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

Southwestern Breakfast Casserole with eggs, sausage, black beans, bell pepper, hash brown potatoes, chili peppers and Southwestern spices. Deliciousness! It also makes a perfect breakfast for dinner recipe! This is a great "make-ahead" breakfast! It keeps well refrigerated and reheats well. I love to make this on Sunday and take it with me to work […] Read More

Hash Brown, Broccoli, Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole with shredded hash brown potatoes, broccoli, cheddar cheese, sausage and eggs. Everything you want to have for breakfast in one easy casserole! Very easy to make, and it's gluten free! I love all the cheesy goodness, sausage and broccoli - perfect combination of flavors! Below are step-by-step photos illustrating how to make this […] Read More

Breakfast Egg Muffins with Mushrooms and Spinach

Breakfast Egg Muffins with Mushrooms and Spinach - these crustless mini quiches are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or potluck! Packed with protein, fiber, and veggies. Vegetarian, gluten free recipe. These little muffins are so easy to make, and it's one of those fast (and nice-looking) breakfast recipes that you can whip up in the matter […] Read More

Breakfast Egg Muffins with Bacon and Spinach

Breakfast Egg Muffins with Bacon and Spinach

Breakfast Egg Muffins with Bacon and Spinach Recipe: These muffins make a great breakfast, lunch, or a snack to pack up for work, school, or a picnic! I love that these muffins are very easy to make, and all the ingredients in them constitute, basically, a classic breakfast. These muffins have protein (eggs), meat (bacon), […] Read More

Quinoa, Spaghetti Squash, and Bacon Fritters

Quinoa, Spaghetti Squash, and Bacon Fritters

Quinoa, Spaghetti Squash, and Bacon Fritters - perfect snack, breakfast, or lunch! This might become your favorite way to eat quinoa or spaghetti squash! These little cakes are perfect on their own, and you can also dress them up with sour cream or Greek yogurt. To ensure these fritters turn out well, make sure to […] Read More

Blueberry Banana Bread (Gluten Free)

Blueberry banana bread (gluten free)

I love blueberries and banana bread. For years, I've been making this regular banana bread with blueberries with wheat flour, and I've been missing it terribly ever since I unexpectedly became gluten intolerant in the last several months and couldn't eat any regular baked desserts. Well, no more missing or crying over my blueberry banana […] Read More

How to make gluten free crepes

Gluten free & dairy free crepes

I am so excited to share this recipe for gluten free crepes that taste just like regular ones - you can trust me on that statement as I've made LOTS of regular (non gluten free crepes) in my lifetime. By the way, these are also dairy free and gum free. Why am I making gluten […] Read More

Blueberry vanilla bread with lemon glaze

Blueberry bread with lemon glaze

Blueberry vanilla bread with lemon glaze. This delicious bread is stuffed with blueberries, and deliciously flavored with vanilla and lemon zest. The glaze is made from freshly squeezed lemon juice and powdered sugar. There is just enough glaze to cover the top of the bread with a drizzle and not to overwhelm the overall flavor […] Read More

Peanut butter Nutella crepes topped with strawberries in syrup

Delicious crepes stuffed with peanut butter, Nutella and topped with strawberries in syrup. If you love chocolate and peanut butter - you'll love these!  Strawberries are soaked in sugar for 30 minutes to make them sweeter, softer, and more flavorful. You don't even have to stuff these crepes with strawberries to the brim, just add […] Read More

Strawberry banana bread muffins

Strawberry banana bread muffins

Strawberry banana bread muffins - I made these recently because I had too many strawberries and needed a delicious and easy recipe to use them up. I reincarnated my favorite, time-tested banana bread recipe to make it into muffins, and it worked perfectly! They came out delicious. A favorite family breakfast! For 12 muffins I […] Read More

Light and skinny Southwestern breakfast crepes

A delicious way to have a light and skinny and yet filling breakfast is to make some thin crepes and fill them with homemade Southwestern salsa, and then top with an egg! You get a little bit of everything in this recipe: some carbs, protein, lots of fiber, vegetables. This breakfast is low in fat […] Read More

Strawberry and Nutella crepes

Strawberry and Nutella crepes

Strawberry and Nutella crepes - a simple and delicious dessert for chocolate lovers! It also makes a delicious breakfast! Just spread a little bit of Nutella over one half of the crepe: Then, add some sliced strawberries: Fold the crepe in half, then fold it one more time to form a triangle.  Top with more […] Read More

Lemon sugar dessert crepes

Lemon sugar dessert crepes

I love crepes and often eat them plain, with just a sweetened drink or coffee. That's what a good crepe should be like - delicious all on its own! Lemon sugar dessert crepes are as simple and easy to make as you can get. Just make some crepes, then, right before serving, sprinkle them with […] Read More

Crepes with strawberry, banana, and peanut butter

Crepes filled with strawberries, bananas, and peanut butter. Delicious, filling, and low carb! I used crunchy peanut butter, which goes great with crepes! These are wonderful for breakfast, snack, or dessert! I have a very good post about how to make crepes from scratch in a regular frying pan, which explains in detail (including step-by-step […] Read More

Lemon blueberry bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon blueberry bread made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, lemon zest and baked to perfection! It's an easy bread recipe - takes about 15 minutes to make, and you can use either fresh or frozen berries. It's quite refreshing to have a slice of this blueberry bread for breakfast with a cup of hot tea […] Read More

Banana bread muffins

Banana bread muffins

I make banana bread or banana bread muffins quite often, primarily because it's an easy extra snack I can take to work with me. It's quite nice to open my lunch box around 1 or 2pm and find a slice of banana bread or a muffin there, in addition to the actual lunch. Makes my […] Read More

Easy blueberry muffins

Easy Blueberry Muffins

What makes a great blueberry muffin? To me, it's all about a fresh-tasting muffin, full of as many berries as the batter can possibly hold. I prefer to use a small amount of butter/oil in quick breads/muffin recipes, replacing most of it with Greek yogurt, which makes muffins lighter and moister and healthier. I also […] Read More

Easy crepes with jam or fruit preserves

Crepes with raspberry jam

Crepes filled with jam or fruit preserves used to be my number one childhood breakfast favorite! Growing up, I used to really look forward to weekends when my mom would start making crepes for me and my sister which we then would fill with different kinds of jams and fruit preserves. Cherry and strawberry jam […] Read More

whole wheat banana bread muffins with apples and pecans

Low-fat, whole wheat banana bread muffins with apples and pecans The Holidays are over, and I am having a little bit of a hard time getting back into my routines. You see, I am a person of habit, and when my daily habits get temporarily broken even by such joyful events as the Holidays , […] Read More

Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping

Pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping

What do you do when you have too many apples? You make breakfast pumpkin pancakes with spiced apple topping, of course! If you thought that pancakes were great with the caramel sauce drizzled all over them, wait until you try them with cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apples - so delicious! To make the topping, I […] Read More

Sweet cooked apples recipe

Cooked apples recipe

Am I the only one who is having a hard time getting back into the kitchen after a week of Thanksgiving feasting? I've been eating so much over the last 10 days, I am not even hungry any more. So, please forgive me for this very basic cooked apples recipe today. So simple and easy […] Read More

Apple pumpkin bundt cake

Apple pumpkin bundt cake

You will fall in love with this apple pumpkin bundt cake and will be making it over and over again! The cake is so moist and fluffy, so very flavorful - it's like having Autumn on your plate! It will make a great addition to your dessert menu for Thanksgiving as an alternative or a […] Read More

Pumpkin waffles

Easy pumpkin waffles

Fall and Winter are perfect time to make these pumpkin waffles! Imagine cozying up around the kitchen table with a cup of hot coffee or tea and, while it snows or rains outside, enjoying a slice of this waffle smothered in real maple syrup: It's a pure comfort! If you love pumpkin, you're going to […] Read More

Pumpkin pancakes with caramel pecan sauce

Pumpkin pancakes with caramel pecan sauce

I love weekends for many reasons, especially because that's when I have time to make something special for breakfast, such as these pumpkin pancakes with caramel sauce and pecans. I am using a tested recipe for pumpkin pancakes and dressing them up a bit with a good caramel sauce - it's such a tasty and […] Read More

Easy pumpkin pancakes

How to make pumpkin pancakes

I can't let the pumpkin season pass by without making at least a single batch of pumpkin pancakes! Full of pumpkin flavor and spiced up with just the right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, these easy pumpkin pancakes are perfect for the Fall! Imagine serving them for breakfast over Thanksgiving holidays - it will […] Read More

Easy apple cake

Easy apple cake

An easy apple cake doesn't get any better than this! Tasty and moist, with great texture and flavor, packed with juicy apple slices, this is a perfect every day cake! It has become a regular in my rotation of Fall desserts! So easy to make: it takes literally 15 minutes to prepare, not counting the […] Read More

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

My obsession with pumpkin and very ripe bananas continues. This time, I decided to add chocolate chips to the mix. If you enjoy banana bread with chocolate chips, you'll LOVE these pumpkin chocolate chip muffins! These muffins are so moist and light in texture, I am tempted to call them cupcakes, except there is no […] Read More

Banana apple bread with caramel sauce and pecans

The apple saga continues: there's just been way too many apples around my house lately. I've been trying to put them to good use by making apple muffins and apple pumpkin breads, baking apple cobblers and apple crisps. I even started eating an apple a day. And, yet, I don't seem to make a dent […] Read More

Pumpkin banana muffins with apples and cinnamon

Are you enjoying the pumpkin season? I certainly am! I never thought I would enjoy pumpkin muffins so much until I made these. And you will want to make them too once you read what they are made out of. Please meet pumpkin banana muffins made with Greek yogurt, chopped apples, cinnamon, and, not least […] Read More

Pumpkin banana bread with apples

Pumpkin banana bread with apples

This is my new favorite banana bread recipe. And, as you can see, it's not just a regular banana bread. It's a PUMPKIN banana bread stuffed with apple chunks, flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, and baked to perfection, with a gorgeous top crust! This recipe combines so many of my favorite things: bananas, pumpkin, apples, […] Read More

Apple banana muffins with pecans, dulce de leche drizzle

I am so happy with this recipe! It's definitely a winner! I really wanted to bake something that involved apples, cinnamon, pecans (it's Fall after all!), very ripe bananas, and muffins. I really wanted a muffin that tasted and looked like it belonged in the Fall season. So, after I was done baking these apple […] Read More

Greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins

Greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins

Sometimes I crave chocolate chip muffins for breakfast. Today is one of those days. I love to have a muffin with a glass of hot tea right after I've had some eggs and/or sausage. It makes my breakfast complete. These muffins are amazingly soft, light, with that beautiful airy texture! And not only that, they […] Read More

Breakfast sandwich: scrambled eggs, asparagus, and goat cheese

Today, I am very excited to share with you a very simple yet super delicious breakfast recipe perfect for a lazy Sunday morning! It's a breakfast sandwich made with scrambled eggs, roasted asparagus and melted goat cheese. If you haven't tried this simple combination of ingredients before - this recipe is your chance to finally […] Read More

Greek yogurt muffins with Nutella

Greek yogurt muffins with Nutella

Do Greek yogurt and Nutella go well together? Can you combine the two and eat them for breakfast? The answer is yes, if you're talking about these muffins, made with Greek yogurt and a swirl of Nutella in the center. From now on, this could well become your favorite way to combine Greek yogurt and […] Read More

Greek yogurt pancakes

Greek yogurt pancakes

Have you ever been obsessed over a recipe? Do you have a favorite food you really liked when you were a child, only to never really taste anything like that in adulthood? You might think I am talking about some rare food or unusual recipe, but I am really only talking about pancakes. Pancakes are […] Read More

Berry tartlets with creamy kefir tart filling

Last summer I got really hooked into making all types of tarts and tartlets, and I have unfortunately completely neglected my beautiful Williams-Sonoma tart and tartlet pans since then. But I can't let the summer go by without posting at least one tart recipe. And, of course, because it's summer, it should be a recipe […] Read More

Dessert crepes with ricotta cheese, berries, and kiwi

My most favorite Summer desserts are always baked with berries or fruit, such as this bundt cake, these delicious mixed berry muffins, or this easy apple-plum tart. Then, there is another category of desserts where no baking is required and where you can create an endless number of combinations, - I am talking about crepes […] Read More

Mixed berry yogurt muffins

Mixed berry yogurt muffins

What is your perfect summer dessert? What screams "Summer!" louder than a bundt cake stuffed with all sorts of berries (my favorite dessert from last summer)? Yes, I've made that bundt cake many times last summer, but this year I have a new favorite: mixed berry yogurt muffins! Made with Greek yogurt and 3 types […] Read More

Apple cinnamon crepes

Apple pie has always been one of my most favorite desserts, and I am also addicted to crepes. As I was brainstorming the other day about what kind of new filling I should try for the stack of crepes I always seem to have somewhere nearby (perhaps, because I love making them from scratch), I […] Read More

Crepes with ricotta cheese and blueberries

Because it was my mom who taught me how to make crepes, my dessert of choice for this Mother's Day is dessert crepes! I love crepes! My mom used to make them for me and my twin sister almost every other weekend when we were growing up. We would usually fill them with all kinds […] Read More

Strawberry banana bread with blueberries

Strawberry banana bread, with blueberries

Whenever I make banana bread, it's usually because I have overly ripe bananas that are about to rot but I don't want to waste them. You should've seen these 3 bananas that went into this bread: they were black and already mushy inside their banana casing. My mother-in-law cringed when she once saw me save […] Read More

Banana bread with blueberries

Banana bread with blueberries

Two very ripe bananas and one package of blueberries were sitting on my counter, so naturally I had to make a banana bread with blueberries. I wanted something different from the banana bread recipe I used a couple of weeks ago, so in addition to blueberries, I also added Greek yogurt. Well, adding the Greek […] Read More

Stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast - with sausage and eggs

Who knew that sweet potatoes could make a great breakfast? My husband was skeptical. Well, after trying these stuffed sweet potatoes for breakfast, he is skeptical no more. I was myself surprised how well all flavors mixed in here: scrambled eggs and sausage mixed in with a little bit of cheese sauce and pureed sweet […] Read More

Banana bread with walnuts

Moist banana bread with walnuts

This is simply the best recipe I've found so far for the most moist, perfectly sweetened, and easy banana bread. I added walnuts to this recipe, but they are totally optional, even though I love my banana bread with walnuts. This recipe is so easy, you don't even need a mixer - just mix everything […] Read More

Apple cinnamon yogurt pancakes

Apple cinnamon pancakes

When I saw this recipe for apple cinnamon pancakes in one of the earlier posts on Smitten Kitchen, I immediately knew that I will be including them into my weekend breakfast recipe repertoire. Regular plain pancakes always seem, well, too plain. Pancakes filled with shredded apples? That's my kind of pancake - not too plain! […] Read More

Breakfast flank steak and eggs with guacamole

I always had a special relationship with breakfast, especially on weekends. Weekend mornings are meant for special food-related treats, such as apple pancakes, French toast, or a flank steak and eggs over guacamole, as the case is with our today's recipe. Put that flank steak, eggs and guacamole on top of fried tortilla, top with […] Read More

Bacon Quiche Tartlets

How to make sweet tart crust dough, recipe, for 6 small tartlets

I love my Williams-Sonoma 6 mini-tartlet pan, and I can't get enough of it: it's so convenient to bake individually sized little tarts that look so pretty (both sweet and savory). This tart pan makes 6 mini-tarts, 3 inch diameter each. This is the minimum number of tartlets that I will usually bake at any […] Read More

Baked bacon and egg breakfast cups recipe

This is my third post for November NaBloPoMo - a recipe for baked egg breakfast tarts. Just like my other baked egg cups from a couple of weeks ago, these are very easy to make, provided you prepare the dough for tart shells in advance, because, although tart shells are super easy to make, the […] Read More

Baked egg cups with spinach, cheese, and grape tomatoes for breakfast

On weekends, for breakfast I often crave for a warm savory tart, filled with eggs, vegetables, and cheese. I love the taste of the flaky, crumbly, a little salty tart crust that melts in your mouth. So, I made mini baked egg cups with spinach and Gouda cheese this past weekend - smaller versions of […] Read More

Egg and Cheese Quiche Tart with Tomatoes

Breakfast tart with eggs, Gruyere cheese, and grape tomatoes recipe

This egg tart makes an amazing Sunday morning breakfast and is easy to make, if you prepared the tart shell in advance (a day before).   It also makes a great presentation.  The tart shell is super crumbly and melts in your mouth.  This is one of my most favorite breakfasts.  I highly recommend you to […] Read More