Category Archives: Breakfast

Glorious Morning Muffins

Glorious Morning Muffins
This recipe is adapted from General Mills (Gold Medal Flour).  The taste is very similar to carrot cake without the cream cheese.  The muffins are simply smashing!

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Valentine’s Day Pancakes

I received an email from a young lady who asked me to put something on my blog that was easy and red and white. As a result, I will add at least three recipes this week in recognition of Valentine’s Day. I actually went out and purchased some Bisquick.  As some of you know, most of my cooking and all of my baking is from scratch.

I used a large heart-shaped cookie cutter to make the pancakes.  I didn’t have any strawberry syrup, so I made a little simple syrup and added some strawberry preserves and allowed it to reduce down.  Finally, I garnished the pancakes with pecans.

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Posted by on February 11, 2017 in Breakfast, Valentine's Day


Sweet Potato Waffles

Evening meals can have a different twist. Our Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles satisfies the taste buds and so delicious.
Each time I visit Los Angeles, I am reminded of chicken and waffles.  I decided to twist the waffles with sweet potatoes. 

 Check it out!  What’s your twist? 

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Posted by on January 29, 2012 in Breakfast, Sweet Potato, Waffles


Granola Bars

Granola BarsThis recipe list a lot of ingredients; however you don’t have to use as many ingredients as did and it will still be wonderful.  I had 5 people test this recipe and they all thought that it was delicious.  One person said that it was excellent.  If you give it a try let me know what you think; and share your twist.

·        2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
·        1 cup sliced almonds
·        1 cup shredded coconut
·        1/4 cup wheat germ
·        1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
·        1/2 cup dried cranberries
·        1/2 cup golden raisins
·        1/4 cup pre-ground golden flax-seed
·        1/4 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
·        1/2 cup sunflower kernels, roasted
·        1/2 cup low sodium peanut butter
·        1/4 cup brown sugar
·        1/2 cup Agave (or honey)
·        3 1/2 tablespoons butter
·        1 teaspoon vanilla extra
·        1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a pan or casserole dish with parchment paper.
  3. Bake the oatmeal, almonds and coconut for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.
  5. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and the rest of the ingredients except the last 6.
  6. Place the last 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.
  7. Stir occasionally and cook until well blended.
  8. Pour the mixture over the oatmeal mixture and mix well with a large spoon.
  9. Lightly butter a glass casserole dish and press mixture into the dish.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
  11. Cool thoroughly before cutting.
Twist: Use of several dried fruits. P.S. bars will probably hold together better with honey; however, I prefer Agave Nectar.
(Granola Bars adapted from Ina Garten)
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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Breakfast


Potato Chicken Sausage Frittata

Frittatas are so good and simple to make. They are an easy version of omelets. Consider making one for a brunch. 





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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Breakfast