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Caramel Apple Rolls

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Breakfast | 24 comments

Have some apples to use up from the orchard? Make these Caramel Apple Rolls. They have apples, cinnamon and caramel in every bite!

Caramel Apple Rolls

Caramel Apple Rolls. Enough said, right?

I could stop right there, and everyone would be happy, especially at our apple-lovin’ house. Except I need you to know how ridiculously easy these Caramel Apple Rolls are to make. Sure you need to wait for them to get nice and fluffy before you bake them, but it’s worth every second. I used frozen sweet dough to cut the prep time and having to futz with yeast. So if waiting is the hardest part of these Caramel Apple Rolls, sign me up.

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Double Apple Bran Muffins

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 in All, Baked Goods, Breakfast | 22 comments

Apple season means apple everything, including these Double Apple Bran Muffins.

Double Apple Bran Muffins

I wasn’t exaggerating when I said we had some tasty apple treats coming your way this fall. These Double Apple Bran Muffins are the next item on your must-make-right-now list.

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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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