Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes

My parents were in DC for the 4th of July and it was Elena’s half-birthday, so I decided to do something special for breakfast. Overnight pancakes are great when you are cooking for company. I cut down the amount of yeast to 1 tsp and skipped the cinnamon and instead went with a little grated [...]
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Sourdough Waffles

I am a proud parent…of millions of Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis! I have successfully created a vigorous sourdough starter! Of course this comes with a bit of responsibility. Before you bake anything with it you have to refresh the start with some fresh flour and water the night before. I ended up with a bit of extra [...]
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Bacon, Potato and Cheddar Frittata

Our traditional Saturday morning breakfast of fried eggs on an English muffin is perfect, but it’s not that easy to pull off for more than two people. So, if you’re having people over for breakfast or brunch, try baked eggs or a frittata.

Weekend Eggs

Carolyn and I have a weekend tradition of making open face, fried egg “sandwiches.” They are more of fork-and-knife deal rather than dainty little affairs. They are a lot easier (and tastier) to make with fresh farm eggs. I like getting eggs from the farmers’ market on Saturday; their freshness is noticeable. The yolk of [...]
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Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

It seems like in August all food bloggers and “foodies” do the same thing – they make zucchini bread. After discovering four zucchinis in our refridgerator (I guess we bought more from the farmers’ market than we remembered), we decided to give zucchini bread a try.

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Toaster Oven Baked Eggs

A while back we tried baked eggs and found a versatile dish that was a keeper. The only drawback with our original version is that you have to turn on the oven, even if you just baking two eggs. Sort of seems like a waste, doesn’t it? Luckily we have a toaster oven and the [...]
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Popover – Success!

As you may remember, we had a little trouble with popovers last time we tried. Luckily we don’t give up easily. Our latest attempt was a lot more successful. I am not sure what the difference was, but this time I was careful not to over-beat the batter. Give it a try and let us [...]
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Roasted Red Pepper and Ricotta Frittata

We decided not to go out for Easter Brunch, but instead to make something fun at home. We have “make a quiche and a souffle” on our list of culinary resolutions; a frittata is in a similar vein. Since it’s Easter it seemed like a good time to give it a try. Also, we made [...]
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Farm Fresh Eggs

During the winter months our local farmer’s market shuts down. Star Hollow Farm, however, still has CSA pickup and some basics like their farm fresh eggs. The eggs they have are amazing and so much better than anything you can get in the stores, including fancy Whole Foods eggs. The eggs I get from them [...]
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The Best Banana Bread

We’ve been eating a lot of bananas recently – on cereal, Stonyfield Farm Banilla yogurt, with chocolate in crepes, even with peanut butter on toast. While all delicious, nothing really beats freshly baked banana bread. If you buy a bunch of bananas, and some start to get a little mushy, well, they are a prime [...]
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