10 Best Mother’s Day Breakfast Recipes

Friday, May 7, 2021
Cinnamon Rolls

Wondering what to make for Mother’s Day? These delicious breakfast recipes are homemade with love, and make the best gift. Whether they’re a brunch centerpiece, or you’re serving them to her as breakfast in bed, there are plenty of ideas staring with Soft and Gooey Cinnamon Rolls to Classic Blueberry Muffins. Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas! Baking for mom or your mother figure is quite special, so I’ve picked…

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(Baked) Pumpkin Donuts

Sunday, November 4, 2018
baked pumpkin donuts

I normally prefer fried donuts if have a choice, but they can be a lot of work and the kitchen aftermath is not always worth the effort. I make these baked pumpkin donuts every fall and never hear any complaints – they are muffin-y in taste, but delicious none-the-less. This recipe was actually originally for muffins, but I prefer them in donut shape – they bake up quite…

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Maple Cinnamon Granola

Sunday, August 5, 2018

I have spent many hours working in coffeehouses, either as barista or baker. Almost every shop had a little kitchen tucked in the back, where ovens cranked out early A.M meals: scones, muffins, quiche, and coffee cake. I loved the mornings that the granola was included in that lineup. Seven minutes after the trays of oats went into the oven, a faint whiff of cinnamon would weave its…

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Blueberry-Orange Breakfast Rolls

Sunday, April 8, 2018
blueberry breakfast rolls in a round pan

“Pare down to the essence, but don’t remove the poetry.” – Leonard Koren I met Melissa Coleman (also known as The Faux Martha) so many years ago when she came to my home one cold winter day, with her husband Kevin and daughter Halle. We had a lovely breakfast together, and went from “blogger friends” to real friends. A few years after our initial meeting she ended up…

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Whole Wheat Monkey Bread

Sunday, September 3, 2017

One must know how to be quiet in all the languages and everywhere, always allowing the leaves to fall, fall, allowing them to fall, fall. * The house is quiet again. The constant laughter, pitter-patter of feet, splashing of pool water, and occasional bickering has been replaced with the sound of measuring cups scooping out flour, rolling pins on cold stone, and the mixer paddle clunking against stainless…


Mocha Oatmeal

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

This post is in partnership with The Quaker Oats Company. January is often a time of reflection and change, and after spending the past 15 months baking my little heart out for my cookbook and buying and consuming more butter than I ever thought possible, it’s time to pay attention to the foods I’m eating. I’ve always been terrible with moderation; I usually cut all sweets and fat…


Yogurt Bowl With Saffron Honey

Sunday, January 10, 2016

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious,…


Pumpkin-Spice Braided Brioche Knots

Monday, November 2, 2015

It’s chilly today, but the sun is peeking out from behind its entourage of cloud cover. The oven is preheating, and my to-do list has so many items on it; every time I glance at it my mind goes black and can’t figure out where to start. Distractions everywhere are whispering to me. It’s so cozy on that couch. Maybe you could play Farms and Castles just one…


Peanut Butter-Banana-Coffee Shake

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A few months back I took part in With Food + Love‘s “21 Days to Lean and Green” program. It’s a three week mind and body reboot, focusing on slowing down and putting yourself, and your health, first. It was a great experience. Sherrie is a constant and thoughtful encouragement, and in that short time she gave a lot of great tools to help me stop and think…

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maple oatmeal scones + outtakes from pure green magazine

Monday, November 24, 2014

Pure Green Magazine’s latest issue (volume 9) is themed family life, and I’m very happy to have a piece about life in the kitchen with my children tucked away in its pages. If you haven’t heard of Pure Green, I highly recommend heading over and taking a peek. Each issue contains thoughtful articles and beautiful photography, and there is also a blog and podcast to check out. My…