Granola Cinnamon Rolls

The dough is vegan but I can’t find a substitute for the butter in the filling. Gotta have that buttah! . . . → Read More: Granola Cinnamon Rolls

Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins and an old friend…

Banana Granola Chocolate Chip Muffins from Eliot's Eats

Today is posting day for Secret Recipe Club‘s Group C!   Secret Recipe Club is a group of rabid food bloggers that are kept in line by some truly marvelous hosts:   Jane,  Sarah, Suzanne, and the fabulous Group C host, Debbi.   Each month the membership receives a “secret pal” and must choose something from the assigned site . . . → Read More: Banana Chocolate Chip Granola Muffins and an old friend…

Three Seed Breakfast Bread

I haven’t baked in months.  At least it seems like that.  I obviously didn’t do any cooking over our recent Spring Break but I did do lots of eating.   Lots and lots of eating.

When we finally got home and settled back into our routine, I decided that we needed to eat a bit . . . → Read More: Three Seed Breakfast Bread

“Ready for Spring” Strawberry Muffins #TwelveLoaves

Yep, I am ready.

The time has changed and we have all sprung back.

The snow, ice and polar vortexes are gone.

I have seen a robin.

It is time for spring.

Welcome sunshine.

To celebrate (and to participate in #TwelveLoaves) I decided to use some fresh strawberries.    It won’t be long . . . → Read More: “Ready for Spring” Strawberry Muffins #TwelveLoaves

Peachy Keen Granola Bars

Patiently waiting for spring here.

I am tired of the record lows.

I am tired of the snow, sleet, and ice in March.

I am ready for warm temperatures, working in the yard and garden, and harvesting our produce.

As I was experiencing another snow day earlier this month (and don’t get me wrong, I . . . → Read More: Peachy Keen Granola Bars

Banana Pancakes with Dried Tart Cherries

Lately, there have been no smoothies, no home-cooked dinners…it’s been pretty busy (and food-boring) around here.

Luckily, we didn’t have any weekend activities until 1:30 and 6:00 on Saturday.

Great.   I could at least get a hearty, home-cooked breakfast on the table.   (And yes, dear readers, I even slept in . . . → Read More: Banana Pancakes with Dried Tart Cherries

Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club

Yes, I know that The Breakfast Club wasn’t chock full of foodie references.

Yes, I know that besides the title itself and the lunch scene, there is not a whole lot of food in this film.

But, dontcha know I think it was a worthy film for Food ‘n Flix this month. . . . → Read More: Food ‘n Flix Round-Up: The Breakfast Club

“Waffled” Breakfast Club Sandwich

I came of age in the 80s.   I wore leg warmers, neon colors, Flashdance-influenced sweatshirts, and designer jeans.   My hair has been pink, asymmetric, and teased up high (just not all at once).     I have been a punk, a prep, and a rocker.   

Circa 1985. Such babies.

I feel . . . → Read More: “Waffled” Breakfast Club Sandwich

Granola Bars

This is an excellent basic granola recipe that is easily adaptable. . . . → Read More: Granola Bars

Lemon Pancakes with Dark Sweet Cherries

During the winter brrr, what’s better for breakfast than a little citrus flavor?

I found the original recipe in Joy of Cooking  after finding some near dead and departed lemons on the cabinet last summer.   This recipe was delicious and made super thick, delicious pancakes.    I wanted to tweak the recipe a bit and . . . → Read More: Lemon Pancakes with Dark Sweet Cherries

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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