Breads · Breakfast · cinnamon rolls · Easter

Easter Cinnamon Rolls

Around here, homemade cinnamon rolls are saved for special occasions.  Holidays or the occasional birthday, if requested.  I usually make them for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Brunch, sometimes for St. Patrick’s Day, but always, without exception, for Christmas morning and Easter morning. You can, of course, make these a little less festive, if you… Continue reading Easter Cinnamon Rolls

Breakfast · valentine's day

Never Soggy- Simple French Toast

Today, I’m posting a breakfast food that I make for my kids alllll the time.  When I’m wanting to be fancy for a brunch or something, or have planned ahead to make French Toast, I use Texas Toast, which is just thick sliced white bread.  Franz sells it right in the bread aisle at your… Continue reading Never Soggy- Simple French Toast

Breakfast · christmas · cinnamon rolls

Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

I love fun and easy breakfasts, and these cinnamon roll Christmas trees were too adorable for me to pass up.  They use just 3 things- a package of Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls, with the icing, some green food coloring, and some Christmas sprinkles. I have three cinnamon roll loving, Christmas loving kids and I knew… Continue reading Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees

Breakfast · christmas

Mom’s Overnight Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole (Strata)

The reason I’m so obsessed with the Christmas season is my mother.  She gets full blame for it, really.  My whole life, Christmas has been a jolly, wonderful, month long celebration with food, decorating, cookies, trees, lights, eggnog, and family time. I remember waking up every year in the wee hours of Christmas morning, way before the… Continue reading Mom’s Overnight Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole (Strata)

Breakfast · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving) · pies

Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts with Maple Glaze

Once upon a time, long, long ago, in 2011, a girl who had just started her baking blog made homemade raspberry pop-tarts, posted them, and had her first ever post really go “viral.”  Not real viral.  Not Susan Boyle singing “I Dreamed a Dream” viral, but definitely Pinterest viral.  It got hundreds of thousands of hits,… Continue reading Pumpkin Pie Pop-Tarts with Maple Glaze

Breakfast · Desserts · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

The Best Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze

It’s August 22nd, 80° in Seattle, and I pulled out the pumpkin today.  Personally, I feel like I have shown tremendous restraint.  I’ve wanted to start baking fall/pumpkin spiced things for at least a month now.  I can’t wait any longer. Somebody try and stop me. Consequences for early fall baking are as follows: House… Continue reading The Best Pumpkin Bread with Brown Butter Maple Glaze