Each Easter morning begins with Hot Cross Buns. These are always served with dyed Easter eggs, fresh fruit and orange juice. This is always the way we begin our special day. It is indeed a glorious day. Yes, of course, the big Easter dinner will take place much later in the day but the day will be off to a grand start with this traditional breakfast. [Read more…]
The weather made a sharp turn this week and even broke temperature records for Kansas City. I do mean drastic changes–yesterday was 83 degrees and summer like. Today is a bit cooler, but yes, spring is around the corner.
With the change in the weather comes a change in what sounds great for breakfast. Wave bye bye to warm oatmeal ladled with pecans and dried fruit and open your arms wide for a welcoming hello hug to colorful fresh fruit, honey infused yogurt and granola. Tis time my friends, no need to go to the corner coffee shop and order a parfait. These are easy peasy to make at home. [Read more…]
It happens! Some days I cave and go straight to the easy way out. No, I am not always proud but hey, I am human. Yes, I went to pastry school and yes, I travelled to Paris with Julia Child and have attended more pastry school presentations than I can count. The trip to France with Julia was a trip of a lifetime and one I shall treasure always. [Read more…]
Food and the memories it conjures up is priceless, isn’t it? Growing up I was blessed with a mother who loved to cook and she is a fabulous cook. We spent many a weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks at our lake home. It was a precious time filled with happy moments. Cooking and tradition run strong but seemed to be etched forever in those lake meals. Every Sunday morning we enjoyed Biscuits and Sausage Gravy. How awesome is that?
It was my dad’s favorite. He would rise early, go fishing by himself and know that when he returned my mom would have biscuits and gravy along side a hot, steaming cup of coffee waiting for him. It was perhaps one of my favorite times of the week.
While my dad recently passed away and our family is in the midst of deep grief, it is comforting to know that I can return to all those warm, wonderful memories with the stir of a spoon in the thickened gravy. That gravy will become a glorious crown for the warm country biscuits. Enough said. [Read more…]
A Dutch Baby for Easter? You bet! The name doesn’t sound like a scrumptious breakfast or dessert, does it? Some may know it as an oven baked German pancake, and others may not have heard of this super simple, great tasting dish. Fantastic flavor with a show stopping appearance, combined with oh-so-easy prep, makes it the perfect dish for your Easter weekend. [Read more…]