Category Archives: 01. Breakfast

French Toast Waffles

French Toast Waffles

2 Tablespoons whole milk

4 eggs

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

4 pieces 1/2-inch thick pieces brioche

Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions and spray with cooking spray

Whisk milk, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt together in a wide bowl until thoroughly combined

Dip bread slices 1 at a time in the egg mixture, coating both sides completely

Lift bread with a slotted spatula to allow excess egg mixture to drain back into the bowl

Place dipped bread in the preheated waffle iron

Gently close the lid without forcing it down

Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes

Repeat with remaining slices

We enjoyed ours with a glass of orange juice and a side of bacon


French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup brown sugar

1 loaf of thickly sliced bread

4 eggs

1 1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Cinnamon for sprinkling

Melt butter then stir in brown sugar until mixed well

Evenly coat the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with the mixture

Beat eggs, milk and vanilla together in a bowl

Lay a single layer of bread in pan

Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer

Sprinkle cinnamon over bread

Add 2nd layer of sliced bread

Spoon remaining egg mixture on bread

Cover and place in fridge overnight

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (covered for the first 30 minutes)

Sprinkle with powdered sugar & cinnamon

Serve with warm maple syrup

We enjoyed ours with a side of Skillet Fried Potatoes.

This was even better the following day!

Mini Ham and Cheese Frittatas


Mini Ham and Cheese Frittatas

1 egg will make 2 muffins


Cheese, finely chopped

Ham, finely chopped


Onion powder

Garlic powder

Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Prepare muffin pan with cooking spray

Place about a tablespoon each of ham, cheese and any other items into each muffin tin

Beat eggs, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper together with a whisk in a bowl

Pour equal amounts over ham and cheese in muffin cups

Bake in preheated oven until tops turn light golden brown, about 12-16 minutes

Remove frittata cups with a spoon


You can add any other items you would like in your eggs.  We had chopped onion in these

We also used cupcake wrappers to make clean up easier

Bacon and Caramelized Onion Quiche


Bacon and Caramelized Onion Quiche


8 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces

3 cups purple or sweet yellow onion, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

1 refrigerated pie crust

3 tablespoons sour cream

4 eggs

3/4 cup half and half

Dash Tabasco sauce

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

Salt and pepper

1 cup grated cheese


Melt butter in a large sauté pan on medium heat

Add the sliced onions and sauté, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes, until the onions have softened and are translucent

Reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 10-20 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are well browned and onions are completely caramelized. Remove from heat

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Line a 9-inch pie plate with your pie crust and stick in freezer while you prepare other quiche ingredients

In a small bowl, mix sour cream with a pinch of salt and pepper; set aside

Over medium heat, fry bacon pieces until crispy and done to your liking

Drain bacon on a paper towel; set aside

In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs

Add half and half, Tabasco, dry mustard and salt and pepper

Remove pie plate from the freezer

Spread the sour cream, salt and pepper mixture in the pie plate as the base of the quiche

Add the caramelized onions, fried bacon, and grated cheese

Pour the egg mixture into crust

Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean

Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


* You can also put strips of foil around pie crust edges to keep it from getting to brown, remove those 20 minutes into baking


Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies


Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cookies

Makes 24 Cookies


1 cup pumpkin puree

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp honey

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp baking soda

2/3 cup chopped pecans + 2 tbsp finely chopped pecans for the tops

Shaved Coconut

1/4 cup raisins optional


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the pumpkin puree, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil and honey and blend until well combined

Add in the remaining ingredients (except the 2 tbsp chopped pecans) and mix

On a parchment paper lined baking sheet drop large spoonfuls of the batter and then gently press down on each to slightly flatten

Sprinkle the tops of each cookie with the remaining chopped pecans and coconut

Bake the cookies for approximately 15-18 minutes until golden on top

Let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

French Toast Casserole


Since I originally made this, I have made 3 more pans and froze them in serving size portions for a quick snack. Yes, it’s that good!


French Toast Casserole

Makes 8 slices


1/4 cup melted butter

6 1/2 cups bread cubes

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Lightly grease a 9×13 casserole pan

Pour melted butter in bottom of pan, or place pan in oven with butter to melt

In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, brown sugar, salt, nutmeg and vanilla

Add bread cubes and carefully mix to coat

Pour bread/egg mixture into casserole pan

Dot with butter; let stand for 10 minutes

Combine sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the top

Bake covered in preheated oven about 50 minutes

Uncover for the last 10 minutes or until top is golden

Let sit 15 minutes before serving

Sprinkle a little confectioners’ sugar on top and serve it with butter and maple syrup

Cereal Coated French Toast


We saw this offered when we were on a cruise, but decided to try and make it at home instead. My grand kids loved it!!!


Cereal Coated French Toast

Makes 4 Slices


1 1/2 -2 cups crushed cereal of your choice, I used Fruity Pebbles

3 eggs

1 tablespoon milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 slices bread


Preheat skillet over medium-low heat

Place crushed cereal in a flat bottom bowl, reserve half in another bowl

Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla in another bowl

Dip bread into egg mixture and flip

Let excess egg mixture dip off

Place bread into crushed cereal

Pour reserved crushed cereal on top of bread and gently press into bread

Carefully flip bread in cereal, spoon cereal onto top and sides if needed and gently press into bread

Place cereal coated bread onto skillet

Let cook for about 4 minutes per side

Serve with butter and syrup



Hard Boiled Eggs


I finally found an easy, no fail way to make hard boiled eggs!  They come out perfect every time!


Hard Boiled Eggs


Place eggs in a pan of cold water

Bring to a hard boil

Cover and remove from heat

Set sit for 15 minutes

Place eggs in an ice bath

Remove each egg and crack shell all around

Place back in ice bath for 10 minutes

Gently peel each egg and rinse with cold water


I have found that older, not expired, eggs work best when making hard boiled eggs.  They are easier to peel.


Eggs are now ready to enjoy in your favorite dish.

Creamed Eggs

Egg Salad

Cobb Salad

Deviled Eggs

Little Chicks

Scrambled Egg Muffins


These were easy to make and everyone got to add their favorite ingredients.


Scrambled Egg Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins


Cooked sausage, ham or bacon, chopped

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

10-12 eggs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Lightly grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners

Add desired meat, cheese and vegetable ingredients to each muffin cup


Top with salt, pepper and garlic powder

Beat 10 eggs in a large bowl

Spoon beaten eggs into muffin cups

10 eggs may be enough depending on how many ingredients you have in each muffin cup

Add more eggs if needed


Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes

Serve immediately

Avocado Breakfast Bowl


What a great way to switch up your breakfast routine.  This breakfast bowl came out so good.  I can’t wait to make it again and experiment with different items added in.


Avocado Breakfast Bowl

Makes 2 Bowls


1 cup water

1/2 cup quinoa

2 eggs made to your choice, I used hard boiled eggs


Olive oil

1 Avocado, sliced

1/4 cup Onions, chopped

5 Cherry tomatoes cut in half

6 Spinach leaves ripped into bite size pieces

Cheese of your choice, I used Goat Cheese

Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Stir water and quinoa together, cook according to package directions

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat

Sautee onions, tomatoes and spinach

Cook Eggs to your choice

Add quinoa to bowl, top with veggies, eggs and cheese

Season with salt and pepper


* We added a little balsamic vinegar to our bowl

* This dish is a great starter.  Feel free to add any meat or vegetables you like to it