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Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Breakfast | 8 comments

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are a tasty treat to make with the August bumper crop of zucchini.

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

August = zucchini season.

At the beginning of zucchini season, I’m all over this simple but tasty Grilled Zucchini. We then move on to more using zucchini in more inventive ways, like in these Zucchini Feta Fritters. I almost always make a couple loaves of Zucchini Bread with Craisins at one time to throw in the freezer for the middle of winter. But then the family gets zucchinied (is that a word?) out, and I need to get creative with our zucchini intake.

I’ve never been a big fan of hiding vegetables in my kids’ food. I always want them to know what they are eating because it’s important they learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do. And that is where the Chocolate Zucchini Muffins come into play.

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Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in All, Breakfast, Sponsored | 20 comments

Jumpstart your morning with nutritious Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas.

Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadilla
Anybody else have kids who don’t like eggs? Bridget is the non-egg-eater in our house, and her egg aversion makes getting a quality, protein-filled breakfast in her belly before school even more challenging. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; I wasn’t an egg eater as a kid, either, so I’m hopeful her palate will grow with her over the years. In the meantime, my school day dilemma consists of jumpstarting her morning with enough breakfast fuel to last through ’til lunch. Fortunately she’s a cheese lover, so Bridget and these (mom-approved) Cheesy Apple Bacon Breakfast Quesadillas are now breakfast besties. 

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23 Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 in All, Breakfast, Tips | 4 comments

Kick off the school year in delicious fashion with these 23 Back to School Breakfast Ideas.

23 Back to School Breakfast Ideas | Garnish with Lemon

I get the shivers just thinking about the mad morning scrambles that are about to ensue with the start of the new school year. As much as I plan and encourage the kids to have everything they need ready to go, it’s inevitable that one (or both!) of them will have 5-alarm fire drill right before we’re ready to walk out the door. Some things are just out of my control. Fortunately breakfast isn’t one of them. If you’re looking for inspiration to break from the soggy cereal habit (no judging, we’ve all been there), check out this variety-packed list of 23 Back to School Breakfast Ideas for some tasty new ways to jumpstart the school year.

Now THIS is the part of going back to school that I can get excited about…breakfast! 

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Easy Breakfast Burrito

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in All, Breakfast | 12 comments

Packed with flavor and protein, the Breakfast Burrito is a tasty way to start a busy school day.

Easy Breakfast Burrito It’s already August…how the heck did that happen? It seems like I’m still waiting for the heat of summer to arrive. I cannot believe that back to school is only weeks away. August is going to fly by waaaay. toooo. fast! So in an attempt to make the back to school time a little easier, Anna and I have a month full of all things back to school planned for you this August. From healthy, easy lunchbox ideas to quick weeknight dinners and to the most important meal of the day (breakfast!), we have you covered. Let’s kick this off with one of my favorite quick and easy breakfasts, the Easy Breakfast Burrito.

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Mascarpone and Raspberry Stuffed French Toast

Posted by on May 31, 2014 in All, Breakfast | 7 comments

Weekends were made for sleeping in and indulgent breakfasts like this Mascarpone and Raspberry Stuffed French Toast. 

Mascarpone and Raspberry Stuffed French Toast

Can you bear with us for another recipe inspired by our trip to Miami? Trust me; this one is totally worth it. You all know about my love affair with breakfast. I firmly believe there is no wrong that cannot be righted by a bevy of breakfast foods, whether that be a straight-shooting order of eggs and bacon or an elaborate, six-course brunch. I.Love.It.All. My biggest challenge is choosing between sweet and savory (often times I don’t choose; I find a way to have both), but this Mascarpone and Raspberry Stuffed French Toast is pure sweet decadence. 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Breakfast | 36 comments

These Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins are the perfect combination of sweet and tart and are finished with an irresistible crunchy sugar topping. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Now my baby days are long over, but nothing gets me more excited than a new little baby that I can cuddle with to get my baby fix. Counting all of those little fingers and toes? Adorable! And the little rolls around the ankles and wrists? I die. (Somehow so much cuter on a little baby than me.)

I remember when Greta was born. There’s really nothing like having a little baby girl. Before you know it, your house is inundated with all things pink. Our friend Stephanie from Girl Versus Dough is expecting her first baby (a girl!) in May, and we were tickled to be invited to create a recipe for her virtual baby shower. And since it is now officially spring and the start of rhubarb season, I combined two of my loves (babies and rhubarb) in these Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Steph’s beautiful pink bundle of joy!

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