Category Archives: breakfast

Honeyed Orange Breakfast Quinoa

Wisconsin finally has snow, although the cold temperatures have been with us awhile. We’ve been dutifully eating our oatmeal to keep warm on the chilly mornings. (See raspberry coconut oatmeal and maple banana oatmeal for a twist on the usual porridge). If stodgy oats have you bored, give this breakfast quinoa a try. It’s brightened […]

Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake

The milking maids are exhausted, the leaping lords have shin splints, and the partridge has flown the pear tree. Christmas is almost here! My apologies for the total lack of cookie posts! I had grand visions, but some 2012 writing projects (stay tuned) have taken precedence. But the butter is softening on the counter right […]

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Granola is a great alternative to traditional cold cereal, but also serves as a hearty snack or a versatile crunchy topping for yogurt or oatmeal. With a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of creme fraiche, it becomes dessert. This granola has a warm spiciness and toastiness, and the mahogany syrup adds sweetness with […]

Pumpkin Pie Spice Toast

This can hardly be called a recipe (especially since I’m not giving you any measurements). It’s more ‘inspiration for bread’. Inspiration that┬ámade for a very nice afternoon snack with tea. Here goes: Toast your favorite bread. Spread it generously with butter. Sprinkle it with brown sugar. Sprinkle it with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy. Here is […]

Maple Banana Oatmeal

My three year old took a bite of his breakfast and asked me, “Mommy, is this pudding?” ‘Nough said. This is a good breakfast. So much so, one might actually think it is dessert. And ┬ánot because it is overly sweet, just very flavorful for such simple ingredients. The oats are creamy, the banana and […]