stack of 4 almond milk pancakes with butter and syrup

Almond Milk Pancakes

I have a recipe for old fashioned pancakes which has long been my go-to. But I rarely stock milk in the house anymore, and have transitioned to using almond milk in my coffee, etc. So one day I wondered, can you make pancakes with almond milk? Would this be a good milk substitute for pancakes? The answer is: yes. Most definitely. 😀 Ingredients needed for these dairy free pancakes Flour – nothing fancy, regular all-purpose flour works just fine Baking powder Sugar Salt Butter Egg Almond milk – you can use plain, but I always use vanilla flavored. The milk

bunny butt pancake of pancakes and sliced strawberries arranged like a bunny's butt

Bunny Butt Pancakes

Ok, I couldn’t resist. Even though I already made bunny cinnamon rolls and bunny dinner rolls, I just had to make one more bunny for Easter: Bunny Butt Pancakes! Ingredients needed Pancake batter (I used almond milk pancake batter, but feel free to use your favorite) Strawberries Whipped cream Chocolate chips (optional) How to make the pancakes You will need to make pancakes in two different sizes. Half will be a normal round pancake. I use ¼ cup of batter to make these pancakes. I conveniently have measuring cups with long handles that make this a little easier. Use a

Easter bunny cinnamon roll on a white plate with pastel pretend grass

Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls

It’s time to have a little fun with holiday food. Sometimes this means making food of specific colors, but this time I went for a shape. And I took the easy route and used pre-made dough to make these Easter bunny cinnamon rolls. It’s all about the cuteness! Ingredients needed Refrigerated Cinnamon Roll dough (12.4 oz) Raisins Grands vs regular cinnamon rolls I stick with the Pillsbury brand rolls for these, and I have used both the regular size as well as the “Grands.” To be honest, if I’m simply making cinnamon rolls for our eating pleasure, the Grands are

Dragon fruit smoothies in 2 glasses

Dragon Fruit Smoothie

There’s nothing like a healthy smoothie to start your day off right. We all have different ways we like to build our smoothies, which is what makes them so popular. So easy to customize as you please! If you want to give your smoothie a little boost, try making a dragon fruit smoothie! Its amazing magenta color will brighten your morning and probably the rest of your day! What is dragon fruit? Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit native to Mexico and Central America. Its taste is like a combination of a kiwi and a pear. (Healthline) Dragon fruit, also

Fruit Crepes on a white plate

Fruit Crepes

One of the effects of the pandemic is that we are all cooking more at home. I am no exception. Our favorite breakfast restaurant makes the most delicious fruit crepes, and sometimes The Carnivore just starts to crave them. I realized I really needed to figure out how to make them myself! Ingredients needed for crepes A crepe is basically a very thin type of pancake, so it should come as no surprise that the ingredient list is almost the same, only with different proportions: Eggs Milk Butter Flour Sugar Salt How to make crepes They sound fancy and super

Vegetarian Caprese Quiche

Caprese Quiche

Let’s talk quiche, shall we? It’s a French word, but speaking French isn’t required. Just a good sense of taste. This Caprese Quiche has been a go-to breakfast for years in my house. There’s something about the fresh tastes of basil, tomato and mozzarella cheese that just sings “Spring!” to me. Readers of my blog know that I am Caprese crazy! I make Caprese Pasta Salad and Caprese Chicken. I even make a Caprese version of Avocado Toast. So, Caprese quiche? Obvi . . . What is this thing called Quiche? Quiche is a French tart consisting of pastry crust

Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast: 13 ways

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Avocado Toast. Most of you have probably tried it. Here are a few variations to keep you from getting bored with this very healthy take on toast! First, a few ground rules. Start with some really good bread. Think whole grain, seedy, healthy. Words to live by: Good bread makes good toast. Next, pick a ripe avocado. Be sure to follow my avocado tips for cutting and storing your avocado. I generally use up to half an avocado per slice of bread. Avocado is very healthy, but the calories do add up. So, be

Fruit filling in the Dutch baby

Dutch Baby

with Raspberry Sauce and Fruit This week is Mardi Gras, the beginning of Lent. And I thought a Dutch Baby recipe would be perfect for this week. Let me explain: Many of us have heard that “Mardi Gras” is also called Fat Tuesday. Do you know why? (No, it’s not body shaming). Fat Tuesday is the last chance to “feast” before the Lenten season, traditionally a time of fasting. However, few know that Fat Tuesday is also called “Pancake Day” so apparently we’re supposed to start our day with pancakes and keep gorging right through dinner! Tough job….somebody’s gotta do

Superfood egg in a skillet

Superfood Egg

One of the healthiest activities I’ve ever tried is joining a team wellness challenge at work. The program awarded points for various good health habits, like trying a new type of exercise. Or having a healthy breakfast within 2 hours of waking up. I was determined to get that one “breakfast” point each day, so I needed to create a meal I could enjoy and make quickly. From this, I created my superfood egg. What makes these eggs a Superfood? I had a few personal requirements for this breakfast. First, I needed protein to keep me satisfied through the morning

Pancakes from scratch

Old Fashioned Pancakes – Breakfast for Dinner

Pancakes are a great meal anytime When schedules are crunched and there’s hardly time to think, much less plan a meal, don’t forget about breakfast. For dinner, I mean. And pancakes? Well, let’s face it: EVERYBODY loves pancakes. Oh wait – no pancake mix in the pantry? Worry not, old fashioned pancakes are super-simple to make from scratch! How to make old fashioned pancakes from scratch This recipe comes from allrecipes.com and uses staple ingredients, which I always have on hand. Flour, baking powder, milk and egg. A little butter, salt and sugar. What could be easier? It takes minutes

Oatmeal

Not your Grandmother’s Oatmeal

Eat like your grandparents The first Sunday after Labor Day is National Grandparents’ Day. Have you ever heard the advice “eat like your grandparents”? This bon mot encourages us to step away from over-processed foods and hew to meals your grand- or great-grand parents would make, like oatmeal. Good advice, but beware. Marketers have cleverly wrapped an old-time word around new products such as quick-cooking oats, steel cut oats, pre-sweetened instant oats, and oatmeal bars packaged to look like granola bars. But do these count? I’m pretty sure Grandma would look at these with a curious eye. Some may be