“Do you wonder what it’s like living in a permanent imagination?”

Posted on Jun 10th, 2012 This week really needs to hurry up and be done. Or I need to disappear to an island. Alone. Although…

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“This Wangs Chung!”

Posted on May 26th, 2012

This was stuck in my head all day yesterday: And now it'll be stuck in your head all day long too.…

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“Too many sad days, too many Tuesday mornings…”

Posted on Jul 17th, 2012 It feels like it's been a long week already, and it's only Tuesday, hence the song by The Pogues. I'm…

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#Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bake

Posted on Nov 29th, 2013

When I was a kid, treats were few and far between. We didn't have a whole lot of extra money, but occasionally, there would be food treats in the…

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#Sponsored-Target Big G Retro Cereals

Posted on Apr 2nd, 2014

When I was a kid, we had basically two options for breakfast. Toast with butter and/or peanut butter, or cereal. And for cereal, we had two choices.…

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A Collection of Springtime Desserts (A Review and a Hamilton Beach Giveaway!)-CLOSED

Posted on May 6th, 2014

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by the folks at Hamilton Beach about reviewing two of their latest products, a 6-Speed SoftScrape Hand Mixer as well…

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Bacon & Egg Pie

A Hearty New Zealand Breakfast-Bacon & Egg Pie

Posted on Nov 11th, 2012

New Zealand gives us Bacon & Egg Pie, a seriously hearty breakfast. The week was a long one, and I am ever-so glad that I work for a bank.…

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Almond Puff

Posted on Aug 17th, 2014

Breakfast is my favorite meal. I seriously could eat it all day, everyday. I love it. Bacon. Sausage. Hash browns. Biscuits. Sausage gravy. Donuts.…

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Apple Butter Danish with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze

Apple Butter Danish with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze

Posted on Oct 25th, 2016

Storebought sweet pastry dough and apple butter make this Apple Butter Danish with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze come together in a snap! In less than…

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Bacon Egg Sheet Pan Breakfast

Bacon Egg Sheet Pan Breakfast

Posted on Jan 25th, 2017

Bacon Egg Sheet Pan Breakfast is easy to make, and best of all, uses one pan. Easily customize based on whatever vegetables you have on…

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Baileys Double Chocolate Donuts

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

Here's one more recipe for St. Patrick's Day, and then I'll get back to stuff without booze or shamrock sprinkles. Maybe. Baileys Double…

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Baked Almond Quinoa and Oatmeal

Posted on Dec 27th, 2013

Hello! I hope those who celebrate it had a good Christmas. Ours was nice and low-key. We didn't go anywhere, or really do much of anything, other…

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Baked Apple French Toast

Posted on Dec 26th, 2014

Christmas is such a bittersweet time of year. Work is always stressful with getting the year-end stuff wrapped up (just in time for tax season to…

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Baked Quinoa and Oatmeal

Posted on Feb 1st, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CarnationSweepstakes #BetterBreakfast…

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Baked Spice Donuts with Amaretto Cream Cheese Glaze

Posted on Nov 16th, 2015

I've had a horrible start to the month of November. I had an issue with the ads on my blog redirecting to some stupid video loop. I had also been…

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Banana Bread with Salted Caramel Glaze

Posted on Mar 7th, 2015

When he was an infant and learning to feed himself, one of the first solid foods the bambino was allowed to have were bananas. He ate them like…

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Banana Muffins

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2014

We've been making a concerted effort to eat breakfast these days. I had a "worst mom ever" moment a few weeks ago, when the bambino told Jay that he…

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Blue Cornbread and Cream

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2014

I don't have too many memories of my granddad--My dad's father. He passed away shortly after I turned 14, and I was maybe 12 or 13 the last time I…

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Boston Cream Pie French Toast

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015

I joke often about how my personal Facebook feed is full of nothing but food and The Replacements. Every once in awhile, a recipe will pop into my…

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Bran Muffins

Posted on Apr 29th, 2015

I know what you're thinking...Bran muffins? Really? Aren't those for those folks who have just given up? The ones who drink prune juice along with…

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Breakfast Cookies

Posted on Jan 29th, 2014

I mentioned these Breakfast Cookies earlier, when I talked about the Cheerios Family Breakfast Project. We've been enjoying them with some fruit and…

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Breakfast Tacos

Posted on May 12th, 2015

We've got a bit of a cold snap going on here in SoDak. Over the weekend, the western part of the state got hit with s-n-o-w (although the benefit to…

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Breakfast-for-Dinner and a Book Review

Posted on Aug 28th, 2012

A couple months ago, I received a copy of a cookbook to review--Those of you who know me, know that I like to read cookbooks as if they're regular…

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Butter Pecan Oatmeal and the Target Breakfast Twist

Posted on Mar 6th, 2014

Breakfast is usually an after-thought in our house. In between running around trying to get the bambino ready and myself ready, there just isn't much…

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Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Posted on Aug 8th, 2015

I feel somewhat guilty for posting a recipe I haven't actually tasted myself. Much as I've tried, though, I just can't like blueberries. It's the…

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Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Posted on Dec 8th, 2016

Most people think cookies and pies and cakes when it comes to holiday baking, but I think it can also include holiday breakfast items, too. Just like…

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Cheddar Sausage Rolls

Posted on Jun 9th, 2014

I don't remember exactly where I first saw sausage rolls...Probably Pinterest, now that I think about it. I had no idea they're a UK thing till I…

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Chicken Biscuits

Posted on Feb 16th, 2014

I've been craving chicken and biscuits for awhile now. I forget if I saw it in Bon Appetit or Saveur, but there was a snippet on fried chicken,…

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Chocolate Butter Rum Donuts

Posted on Jan 10th, 2016

I felt the need for donuts the last time I went grocery shopping, but because I have to be careful with the budget, I didn't buy any. Instead, I…

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Chocolate Croissants

Posted on Sep 8th, 2014

I needed an in-dept project. I am giddy beyond all get-out at the fact that I have less than a week now until I make my way to St. Paul to see these…

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Cinnamon Chip Scones

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2015

I spend most weekends baking, mostly for blog projects that often get pawned off on my coworkers. For as many cupcakes that I bake and bring into…

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Cinnamon Oat Yogurt Muffins

Posted on Aug 27th, 2014

I am a Brand Ambassador for siggi's Icelandic-Style Skyr, and have received coupons as my compensation for working with them. Ah, the oat bran…

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Cinnamon Polenta Pancakes

Posted on Dec 23rd, 2012

It's been quite awhile since I've done a Sunday breakfast of any sort. I haven't really felt like it, to be honest. Not that I don't enjoy my…

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Cranberry Peanut Powder Muffins with Jif Peanut Powder

Cranberry Peanut Powder Muffins

Posted on Jan 19th, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StartWithJifPowder #CollectiveBias We're a…

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Cream Biscuits

Posted on Sep 10th, 2015

For someone raised in the northern half of the US, I'm pretty picky when it comes to my biscuits. They're easy enough to make that I've become…

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Cream Cheese Muffins

Posted on Sep 7th, 2013

While wandering around the bakery section of the grocery store, I passed some cream cheese muffins. I thought they looked and sounded good, although…

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Crunchy Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

Posted on Dec 12th, 2014

It's no secret that I am not a morning person. And by that I mean that while I get up early (as well as go to bed late), it's not exactly because I…

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Danish Cheesecake Squares

Posted on Feb 18th, 2013

I've been looking for ideas of things to make--I even mentioned something on Facebook about how I wanted suggestions for cooking/baking projects this…

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Dark Chocolate Multigrain Cheerios #Sponsored

Posted on Feb 6th, 2014

You've no doubt noticed that I've been featuring a LOT of breakfast stuff these days. And there is more to come. I'm not kidding when I say that I…

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Easy Chocolate Croissants (Giveaway)

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2016

This post is brought to you by Hamilton Beach. I made these Easy Chocolate Croissants using the Hamilton Beach 4 Slice Easy Reach™ Toaster…

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Espresso Glazed Pecan Coffee Cake

Posted on Feb 7th, 2015

I don't make coffee cake nearly often enough. I like just about all forms. Bundt cakes, coffee cakes with streusel toppings, nuts, glazes, you name…

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Family Breakfast Project and #Cheerios

Posted on Jan 26th, 2014

I've heard since I was a kid, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." And while I know there are a fair number of people who aren't hungry…

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Faro Roasting House Coffee (Review)

Posted on Jan 28th, 2016

This post is brought to you by JavaFly. I am that person who does not function without some form of caffeine every day. I am your stereotypical…

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Fried Cornbread and Eggs

Fried Cornbread and Eggs

Posted on Jun 21st, 2016

I love researching recipes. I could spend (and have spent) all day reading cookbooks, or looking for recipes online. I did that when searching for…

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Fried Mush

Posted on Dec 28th, 2013

You read the title right. I made Fried Mush. Technically, fried polenta, but without getting into the subtle differences of what makes grits and what…

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Ham and Cheese Scones

Posted on Aug 12th, 2015

Now that I've been fully doing Weight Watchers for about 4 weeks, I'm starting to slip into that "I know what I'm doing" not paying attention slump.…

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Hazelnut Hot Chocolate

Posted on Sep 19th, 2014

Every once in awhile, when I hit up the Starbucks inside the grocery store, I like to get something other than coffee. Especially now that I have to…

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Homemade Barnyard Busters

Posted on Jun 9th, 2013

I love breakfast. I make no secret of that fact. I could eat breakfast food all day, every day. When I still lived in Ohio, after nights of weekend…

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Homemade Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits

Homemade Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits

Posted on Jun 4th, 2017

Homemade Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits are a tasty alternative to the fast food version - Plus, they're easily customized to suit your family's…

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Homemade Strawberry Yogurt

Posted on Jan 5th, 2015

It's been quite awhile since I've made yogurt at home. During the summer of 2013, I won a gift card to Williams-Sonoma, and one of the things I…

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Homemade Yogurt

Posted on Aug 19th, 2013

It took me a long time to appreciate yogurt. I'm talking years. I couldn't get past it being cooked milk and having that tang to it. Right…

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Irish Cream Waffles with Whiskey Strawberries #SundaySupper

Posted on Jun 26th, 2016

It's been ages since I got out the waffle iron. I seriously think it's been well over a year maybe? Possibly not quite that long. I tried making some…

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It’s a Baked French Toast Kind of Morning

Posted on Jun 3rd, 2012

I'm somewhat-but-not-really over my snit from yesterday. It helps to vent, which is something that Jay doesn't always understand. He's very much a…

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Lemon Pancakes – And a Cookbook Review

Posted on Sep 5th, 2015

A few weeks ago I was contacted about reviewing a new cookbook, which has just hit the shelves--Domestic Chic by Kristin Sollenne. I said yes,…

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Maple Almond Butter Granola

Posted on Aug 20th, 2013

I like granola. A lot. I know it's generally fattening and a little goes a long way...But I like it. I like it as a cereal, I like to grab handfuls…

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Maple Almond Butter Muffins

Posted on Mar 1st, 2014

I suspect the bambino is going through a growth spurt these days. He's complaining of being tired, and he's actually eating. I made these Maple…

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Maple Baked French Toast is a perfect make-ahead breakfast for the weekend or a special brunch.

Maple Baked French Toast

Posted on May 19th, 2016

Maple Baked French Toast is a perfect make-ahead breakfast for the weekend or a special brunch. This post is brought to you by OXO. I make no…

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Maple Cayenne Pork Hash

Posted on Oct 3rd, 2015

My father-in-law frequently tries to give us extra food from his freezer. He'll claim he's bought too much ground beef, or too much breakfast sausage…

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Maple Cinnamon Donuts with Maple Glaze

Posted on Feb 18th, 2015

I've had a donut pan for a few years now...And I think I used it the one time for that post, and it's been sitting in my cupboard ever since. Part of…

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Maple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Maple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Posted on Mar 6th, 2017

Maple Walnut Baked Oatmeal is made the night before, in order for the oats to soak and soften. Bake the next morning. The leftovers can be reheated…

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Maple Walnut Dark Chocolate Quinoa Granola

Posted on Apr 27th, 2013

FINALLY!!!! We're back to where we were basically at the end of March/beginning of April: Spring came back to South Dakota! I'm feeling…

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Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze

Nutty Coffee Cake with Coffee Glaze (and a Giveaway)

Posted on Nov 21st, 2016

This post is sponsored by World Vision. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I've actually started my holiday shopping EARLY this year. That's…

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Overnight Breakfast Casserole

Posted on Nov 20th, 2012

I love my crock pot. I remember the year I got it for Christmas from my grandparents--My sister and I were living together in our apartment, and…

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Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Posted on Jan 9th, 2015

Continuing on my kick of homemade stuffs (we'll see how long I can actually keep this up), I made up a batch of Peanut Butter Granola Bars not too…

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Potato Bacon & Cheese Taquitos

Posted on Apr 7th, 2013

I had some extra mashed potatoes leftover from the other evening, and after seeing a commercial for Taco John's and their breakfast burritos, I…

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Prime Rib Hash

Posted on Jan 20th, 2013

I mentioned yesterday that I was going to do something a little different for breakfast. While reading through my latest copy of Saveur, I came…

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Crème Fraîche Glaze

Posted on Dec 8th, 2012

It's been a bit busy again this week. This is kind of why I hate the holiday season. It gets crappy out: Work is generally bustling or…

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Pumpkin Millet Breakfast Cakes

Posted on Jun 27th, 2013

After visiting the endocrinologist the other day, I had a serious bout of feeling sorry for myself. My body is trying to rid itself of a rather…

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Pumpkin Pecan Cinnamon Rolls & iCoffee Review

Posted on Dec 15th, 2013

Finally, a semi-relaxing weekend! And by that, I mean I've been busy in the kitchen and doing laundry and all that stuff. Which is good. Oddly…

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Pumpkin Scones with White Chocolate Drizzle

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

I usually don't go gaga for pumpkin once October rolls around. I like it just fine, but it doesn't become a huge obsession for me the way it seems to…

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Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats

Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats

Posted on Sep 26th, 2016

This post is brought to you by Hamilton Beach. Now that Autumn's arrived, make Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats to start your day. Hamilton Beach's Rice…

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Raspberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Raspberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake

Posted on Jan 17th, 2017

Made with whole wheat flour and raspberries, this Raspberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake is filling without being dense. A light dusting of powdered sugar…

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Roasted Peanut Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Posted on Mar 26th, 2015

Well, I've sold my Replacements tickets. And I'm really frakking depressed about it. They're going to someone who missed out on getting tickets when…

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Sausage & Egg Casserole

Posted on Feb 10th, 2013

UGH! We're under a blizzard warning at the moment: Yesterday was decent (for February in SoDak) and at one point, the sun even came out!…

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Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuits

Posted on May 28th, 2013

Ever since I started taking Synthroid, I've had to find quick alternatives for breakfast, or risk going without. I can't eat for at least an hour…

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Sausage Egg and Cheese Pastry

Posted on Sep 29th, 2014

I still really REALLY miss Buttercrust Bakery. They've been closed for about a year now, but not a day goes by that I don't wish they'd either reopen…

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Sausage, Egg and Cheese Strata

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

I could've sworn I had posted this recipe before, but dang if I can't locate it within my archives! No matter, here is my recreation of a Sausage,…

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Skyr Biscuits

Posted on Nov 12th, 2014

I am a brand ambassador for siggi's Icelandic Yogurt. I have received coupons for free and discounted products in exchange for my participation in…

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Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Crème Fraîche Glaze

Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Crème Fraîche Glaze

Posted on Sep 6th, 2016

Spiced Zucchini Muffins with Crème Fraîche Glaze are a delicious way to use up any excess zucchini that you may have. They're also a great way to…

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Steel-Cut Oat Snack Cake

Posted on Sep 12th, 2014

Saturday night is turning out to be a big frakkin' deal. The tickets have been purchased, the hotel room's been booked, and the friend who's going…

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Strawberry Crepes

Posted on Aug 4th, 2015

So....I'm back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon. I'd been thinking about it for awhile anyway, because a lot of people at work are doing Profile by…

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Strawberry Scones with Almond Glaze

Posted on Apr 1st, 2014

Strawberries have been on sale for the past two weeks at the store. I normally buy frozen, if I want berries for something, but I'm craving signs and…

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Target and Big G New Cereals #Sponsored

Posted on Feb 18th, 2014

I mentioned a little while ago that there'd be more in the way of breakfast posts...I was recently given the opportunity to try some new cereal…

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Tiramisu Pancakes

Posted on Jul 4th, 2013

I saw a commercial for IHOP's Tiramisu Pancakes recently. I have a small obsession with anything Tiramisu (okay, a LARGE obsession with the stuff...I…

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Toffee Mascarpone Scones

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2013

About a year ago, Jay read a Zen/anger-management book, because he was having some issues at work (that issue has since gone away, thankfully), and…

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Toffee Ricotta Scones

Posted on Nov 5th, 2014

Yes, Toffee Ricotta Scones. I know what you're thinking. Ricotta? In scones? Trust me, it works. I've made scones with mascarpone before, and having…

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Turkey and Stuffing Hash

Turkey and Stuffing Hash

Posted on Nov 27th, 2017

Need something different to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers? Make Turkey and Stuffing Hash for breakfast. Crispy potatoes and stuffing mixed with…

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Walnut Pancakes with Maple-Red Apple Balsamic Syrup

Posted on Nov 17th, 2013

I've had this breakfast idea brewing in the back of my mind for a few weeks now...I can't remember where I came up with it, or what made me think I…

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Yeasted Waffles with Cinnamon Apples and Bacon

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2014

Every once in awhile, Jay will make a meal request. Usually, he's a pretty willing guinea pig for some of the crazy things I come up with, but every…

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