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Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Breakfast | 32 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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Egg Boats with Gruyere and Pancetta

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in All, Breakfast | 1 comment

Brunch doesn’t get much tastier than these baked Egg Boats with Gruyere & Pancetta. Plus you can easily prep most everything ahead of time! 

Egg Boats with Gruyere and Pancetta

What’s not to love about weekend brunch? You get to snooze a little extra but still enjoy the best part of the day (says me, the morning bird), catch up with friends and family, eat to your heart’s content and then crash into bed for a mid-afternoon nap to let your belly settle from the gorge fest. How can you argue with that? Brunch.Is.The.Best.

We’re hosting a couple brunches in the next month or so, and I’m excited to share one of our tried and true menu items with you. I’ve been making these Egg Boats with Gruyere and Pancetta ever since I first saw them on the always drool-worthy Spoon Fork Bacon’s blog a few years ago. They are a fantastic, prep-ahead brunch option that needs little babysitting when you’re entertaining, and you can customize the filling to accommodate vegetarians and carnivores alike. Genius!

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50 Easter Brunch Ideas

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in All, Breakfast | 2 comments

This list of 50 Easter Brunch Ideas has everything from sips to sweets. Cheers! 

50 Easter Brunch Ideas from Garnish with Lemon

Are you hosting friends and family for Easter this year? We’ve got you covered with this list of 50 ideas for your Easter Brunch. From your first sip to your last bite, you’re bound to find some fresh inspiration for your dining table in this roundup. Just don’t forget to save two seats for Lisa and I….you know how we love our breakfast foods! 

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Sweet Potato Hash with Chorizo

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in All, Breakfast | 3 comments

Zesty chorizo sausage is tucked into this gorgeous sweet potato breakfast hash and topped with a sunny side up fried egg. 

Sweet Potato Hash with Chorizo

If you have been a regular Garnish with Lemon reader, it’s no secret that I love breakfast food. I’m usually good during the week and start my day with either a smoothie or some Greek yogurt topped with granola. And don’t get me wrong; I love those breakfasts. They are satisfying and healthy, to boot. But I live for breakfast on the weekends. That’s when I go a little crazy. Especially this time of year when we have a slight lull in our kids’ sporting activities. We don’t need to be anywhere on Saturday mornings for games, and there are no practices that someone is running off to (well, at least not for a few more weeks). 

Kevin makes breakfast for me most weekend mornings (double win), but sometimes I get my hands dirty in the kitchen, too. Last weekend, we had this Sweet Potato Hash with Chorizo and Green Pepper.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Posted by on Feb 15, 2014 in All, Breakfast | 9 comments

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Pancakes are the most requested weekend breakfast from my kids, which is really kind of ironic because my kids don’t like syrup on their pancakes. Ever. They are perfectly happy with chocolate chips in the batter and a little butter on top. Seriously. They think that every pancake should have chocolate chips in them. In fact, Greta will protest loudly when pancakes are served without chocolate. (Not that I blame her.)

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Crock Pot Banana Bread Oatmeal

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in All, Breakfast | 32 comments

Overnight Crock Pot Banana Bread Oatmeal

Last week’s cold snap reminded me how much I love warm breakfasts. Truthfully any type of hot food was welcome during that freakishly freezing weather, but there is something so comforting and satisfying about a toasty bowl of oatmeal to start the day. Plus it keeps me full for the entire morning. That doesn’t mean I’ve moved on from my favorite morning baked goods, though. This Crock Pot Banana Bread Oatmeal is an delicious compromise and creates a tempting aroma that coaxes even the sleepiest of heads out of bed in the morning. 

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