Breakfast & Brunch

December 23, 2016

Skinny Recipe: French Toast Strata

French Toast Casserole

For Christmas morning, I am always looking for something easy to make for breakfast but still special. This French Toast Strata recipe is perfect for breakfast after a morning under the tree. Easy to prepare the night before, all you have to do is bake it in the morning! This will sure to be a delight for kids young and old.


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June 10, 2016

Skinny Recipe: Strawberry Jam

Picking fresh berries is one of my favorite activities during the summer months. Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… But strawberries are my favorite. I like to save a few pints out to make a batch or two of this delicious jam to enjoy for months to come. This recipe is definitely a time intensive, but the end result is absolutely worth it. It’s amazing the difference between homemade jams and those bought in the stores!


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March 18, 2016

Skinny Recipe: French Toast With Fresh Berry Salsa

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so it’s no surprise that my favorite recipes in my cookbook are for breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, french toast… The list is endless. The best part of breakfast is you can spruce the staples up with a bit of fruit or another delicious topping. This French Toast With Fresh Berry Salsa recipe is no exception! Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries add the quintessential spring flavor to your everyday french toast.


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September 18, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Mattie Hagedorn


Quiet weekend mornings are not very common for me, but when they do occur Cinnamon Rolls are on the menu. I love to curl up on the coach with a fresh batch of from-scratch Cinnamon Rolls with my cup of tea and catch up on my DVR. This recipe makes the perfect treat because it is sugar-free! It does take a bit of time to make these yummy rolls, but I promise they are totally worth the wait.


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January 15, 2015

Skinny Recipe: Heart Healthy Eggs Benedict

I love breakfast and I generally prefer a savory one to one overloaded with sugar and syrups. Don’t get me wrong, pancakes are great once in a while, but I gravitate towards eggs, bacon, potatoes and maybe a biscuit (or two…). Which is why I’m always on the hunt for healthier versions of my favorite items.

This lightened up recipe for eggs bendict is now a regular item in my weekend breakfast options. Instead of the traditional fat-heavy Hollandaise sauce, buttermilk is thickened with cornstarch and a touch of butter with fresh lemon creates a pleasant, tangy sauce.

The sauce recipe will leave you with leftovers which can be kept in the fridge for up to two days. Drizzle over steamed veggies or, if you like breakfast as much as I do, make another round of eggs benedict for dinner the next day (try it with steamed spinach and a slice of tomato)!

Healthier Eggs Benedict
Photo courtesy of Flickr user jh_tan84