Stuffed French Toast with Gingerbread Praline Sauce: A Christmas Breakfast


A warm and spiced breakfast just waiting to awaken your senses Christmas morning, with you surrounded by family and a plate piled high with cardamom cream stuffed French toast swimming in gingerbread praline sauce. The gifts already sit under the tree, wrapped and calling to the kids. Only the stockings have yet to be filled. […]

Creamy Cardamom Pear Oatmeal


Easy steel cut oatmeal, kissed with cardamom and cream and full of the season’s finest pears. This is one breakfast worth getting up for. The world is silent, and I, in my house, stare out at the leaves, blowing in the cool wind. It’s a wind that can ever so craftily find the seams of […]

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake with Crumbled Pecan Topping


This pumpkin pie coffee cake with crumbled pecan topping will be welcome at any fall breakfast or brunch. I fought hard against the changing temperatures this year. Pretty as they are, I was not looking forward to the changing leaves. I wanted to close my eyes and stay in August forever, and then September was […]

Baked Apple Puff Pancake and The Whole Family Cookbook


An easy-to-make baked apple puff pancake is perfect for breakfast for dinner or a late Saturday brunch, and it’s just the thing to get the whole family involved and cooking in the kitchen. My very first memory took place in a kitchen. A tornado was also involved. When I got older (as in past the […]

How-To: Basic Cinnamon Rolls


The essential cinnamon roll recipe that everyone needs to have tucked away in their bag of tricks. This one is Swedish in origin, a kanelbulle or “cinnamon bun,” and rest assured there is plenty of cardamom in the dough for a spicy kick. I’m the oldest of five in my family. My siblings can attest […]

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday: Baked Green Eggs and Ham Crêpes


Theodor Geisel, known to most people as Dr. Seuss, would have celebrated his 107th birthday today. We’re celebrating the rhyming riddler who brought us The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Green Eggs and Ham with our very own take on green eggs and ham: baked green eggs and ham crêpes. […]

How to Make Crêpes Without a Crêperie


A brief tutorial on how to make crêpes at home, no crêperie required. Just you, your stove and a bit of batter and you’ll have a plate full of thin pancakes in no time at all. I’ve always wanted to live abroad, even if just for a short time. While the dream of leaving and […]