Category Archives: Breakfast

rhubarb streusel muffins

Rhubarb Streusel Muffins

I’m still trying to sort through the 700 pictures that we took in Italy and figure out where to store all the lovely new things we received in our now quite full 1 bedroom apartment but the easiest way for me to feel grounded and back at home is to bake. Continue reading

banana espresso muffins

Banana Espresso Muffins

Why hello end of January.  How did you get here so freakin’ fast?  I can’t believe I let a whole month go by without talking to you in this space.  Sorry ’bout that.  Life has been busy. After watching my Frogs win the 2011 Rose Bowl, we started the year by spending a week in Orlando capped off by running the Disney Half Marathon. Continue reading

fall everything quick bread

Fall Quick Bread

How often when you are reading a blog during a break at work or thumbing through a Food and Wine during your morning commute, do you see a recipe and wish that you could go home to your kitchen and make whatever it is right now?

Fall Quick Bread

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ginger peach muffins

Ginger Peach Muffins

Hey there. The past two months have been crazy. With my super long runs, working full-time pretty consistently, and taking 2 undergrad accounting to gain CPA exam eligibility (plus wedding planning!), there has been much time for this little space. And I’m sorry for that. I miss it here and I managed to let peach season pass us by. Continue reading

everyday granola

Molly's Everyday Granola

I know what you are thinking. “Whitney, we have heard about granola, countless times. Another recipe, seriously?” Yes, you need this recipe too. Continue reading

sunday scones

Clementine-Cherry Scones

Sundays are for scones.  Especially freshly baked ones.  I can’t think of anything better than a scone, fresh out of your own oven, with a big mug of rich French-pressed Intelligentsia coffee.  Scones in my mind are also a weekend thing.  This is strange because it really is simple to freeze the scones pre-baking to quickly bake off for a weekday morning but then you can’t linger with them on a pretty plate while sipping coffee.  Just doesn’t seem right to woof ‘em down en route on the bus to work. Continue reading

breakfast tacos

Breakfast Tacos

When I was a kid, we used to go on a lot of camping trips, simply because Texas is blessed with many wonderful state parks and my Mom is an avid birdwatcher. We even went as far as the Rockies in Colorado and Glacier National Park in Montana/Canada. I can remember spending hours laying in a hammock, tied between two trees with a big book. Or asking my Aunt Fay if she wanted another martini (apparently gin martinis with lots of olives were the drink of choice for the adults, my 8 year-old brain didn’t know the difference). But one of the best things about camping, was the food. Specifically, breakfast tacos. Continue reading

black and spotty

Banana Bread

Isn’t it interesting that some things in life are better off absolutely fresh:  a perfectly plump red strawberry in a pint at a Saturday farmer’s market in June;  a french baguette that is still just a little warm to the touch; pan roasted brussels sprouts topped with some shaved parm; a mug of french press made with Intelligentsia beans that were roasted just the day before.  But bananas?  Give them to me black and spotted and just this side of being truly rotted. Continue reading

winter citrus

Cherry Orange Honey Scones

In case you haven’t heard, its been a pretty crazy winter for the Northeast (and a little bit for Texas too).  I will admit that I am a little jealous hearing about feet of snow and multiple snow days when Chicago has only got a little 4-6 inch bursts in the city (the suburbs could be an entirely different story).  But the one thing we all have in common is winter citrus. Continue reading

half a peck

Apple Butter

Can you believe that it is already November 7th?  Most of the leaves have been blown down from the trees and they are littering the sidewalks.  My favorite market has moved a little farther north to its indoor/winter location and Thanksgiving seems to be just around the corner.  One of the best things about this time of year is the plethora of apples.  I can’t seem to go to the grocery store or the farmers market or a friend filled trip to the pumpkin patch without coming home with a armful of apples. Continue reading