Deb’s Cinnamon Rolls

These rolls are to die for.  They have literally ruined every other cinnamon roll for me.  I have never had another cinnamon roll as good as the ones my college roommate Deb makes.  She used to sell these, and I for one would pay top dollar.  For the longest time, I had no desire to…

Whole Wheat Blueberry Zucchini Muffins

I still have zucchini!!!  I found this recipe one summer when my sister was out visiting.  We used to love to make those box muffins with the little can of blueberries you add and the crumble you sprinkle on top.  Anyways, we were reminiscing about that favorite childhood breakfast and decided to somewhat recreate, but…

Spinach Quiche

Spinach quiche is one thing I rather enjoy eating and I found this recipe in our Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook early in our marriage.  It actually miraculously turned out well even with me having to make a pie crust which was something I had managed to fail miserably at before.  I have only slightly…

Frittata

This was another weight watchers snag with just a little improvisation on my part.  Until I made this recipe I’m not sure I had ever had a frittata or knew what it was, but I am glad I do now.  I love to make this for dinner, but I think technically it’s a breakfast.  I’m…

Baked French Toast

Sometimes I really miss the days when Derek and I lived in Oregon away from family.  In that situation we made some of the best friends we’ve ever had and they became like family for the time we lived there.  We were always having Sunday dinner with these people.  We would get together for holidays…

Crepes

The first time I remember having crepes is once when my parents were out of town together and had hired our favorite childhood babysitter Jerusha Demke (now Hess and slightly famous for the movie she made with her husband–Napoleon Dynamite)  to stay with us for the weekend.  She made us crepes one weekend, and I…

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

  I have to give credit to Kristine Fuller for this recipe.  Back in the day when we all used to blog and actually read each others blogs she blogged that they were trying to eat more whole wheat in their family and then proceeded to post her favorite whole wheat recipes.  I am always trying…

Martha Stewart’s Buttermilk Pancakes

   My boys are starting to give me their input when we are at the grocery store.  This week at Costco, they begged me to buy blueberries, so I did, and a Costco supply of blueberries of course meant blueberry pancakes for breakfast.  I have a bunch of pancake recipes I use.  I usually make something…

Chunky Monkey Pancakes

 I lucked out with the best roommates during my college years.  We all got a long great and had a ton of fun together.  They were truly like sisters to me.  To this day, we continue to be the best of friends.  After we all got married and lived in our own individual houses, we…

Chili Relleno Bake

 In my house if you say the word casserole, Derek pre-determines that he is not at all excited for dinner.  He doesn’t like anything that is a conglomeration of ingredients all mixed together and baked in a 9X13 dish (AKA casseroles).  Thus, I refer to this dish not a Chili Relleno Casserole, but rather a…

Oven Pancakes

  Diane loves to recount the story of Derek calling her up one morning a few weeks after we had been married asking for her recipe for oven pancakes (known by some as German pancakes).  He had decided to make me a special breakfast and wanted to make his Mom’s oven pancakes.  In our house, this…

Jared Morris’s Cottage Cheese Pancakes

 When Derek and I lived in Oregon, I spent consecutive birthdays at the Morris Family’s home on beautiful Lake Tapps in Washington just outside of Seattle.  I will never forget the birthday breakfast Jared Morris made me that first birthday I spent on Lake Tapps.  We woke up to a beautiful day the house surrounded by…