• Breakfast biscuit bar

    biscuit bar

    The waffles were delicious. They really were. But building a make-your-own waffle bar is a mess and kind of a pain. The timing is a challenge, because you don’t want the waffles sitting on the table for too long, or they’ll get cold and a little soggy. And having to make the waffles separately is […]

  • Brown-butter overnight waffles with bourbon peaches

    brown butter yeasted waffles

    For UGA’s first football game of the season, I wanted to make something breakfast-y that said “Georgia.” And there are few things that invoke both Georgia and breakfast foods more than Waffle House. I had seen and heard of Waffle House before I moved to Athens for college, of course, but I’m pretty sure I had […]

  • Spinach and Gruyere frittata

    spinach gruyere frittata

    I’m interrupting my series of posts about our trip to Hawaii for an easy, protein-packed breakfast recipe.   When we went to LA a few weeks ago, we went to FIG in Santa Monica for brunch and I tried ordering their spinach and gruyere quiche. Unfortunately, they had run out, so I ended up getting a […]

  • Triple berry cinnamon swirl bread

    triple berry cinnamon swirl bread

    Lesson learned: Always trust Joy the Baker. When Joy posted a baking bootcamp challenge a few weeks ago, I was super excited to attempt the baking part, but also concerned that I wouldn’t like the result. You know I am a big weirdo with all sorts of strange food issues, and one of those issues is […]

  • Cherry-pecan scones

    unbaked scones

    If you think scones are dry, hard and better suited for use as a doorstop than an afternoon snack… then you haven’t tried these scones. These are flaky, tender, buttery, full of cherries and toasted pecans. They’re perfect for tea, or for brunch, or for anytime you want something delicious.   They’re also easy — […]

  • Winter fruit salad

    winter fruit salad

    While I would have been perfectly happy with a bunch of cinnamon rolls for breakfast, I thought it might be nice to have some options, including fruit. And since I almost always make the same fruit salad, I wanted to try something different. This fruit salad is simple to make and perfect for guests, because […]

  • Cinnamon rolls

    cinnamon roll 2

    When I was growing up, we would be allowed to open one Christmas present on Christmas Eve (before we went to church), then we had to wait until Christmas morning to open our presents. But once we got a little older we started opening all our presents after church (and after midnight, so it is […]

  • Pumpkin spice oatmeal

    pumpkin spice oatmeal

    Are you on the pumpkin train? Have you been ordering pumpkin spice lattes like it’s your job? Or are you, like me, a bigger fan of pumpkin foods that actually contain pumpkin, like pumpkin pie, pumpkin snickerdoodles and pumpkin pancakes? Either way, I think you’ll like this pumpkin oatmeal. It’s super easy, full of real […]

  • Buttermilk biscuits

    buttermilk biscuits | marshmallows and margaritas

    Many years ago — when I was young and single — I used to spend whole weekends reading. Or reading and talking to people on AOL instant messenger. Either way. Anyway, one of those weekends, I read “The Secret Life of Bees.” It’s a lovely book, and you should read it, if you haven’t. But […]

  • Cheesy grits casserole

    cheese-and-grits

    As I mentioned, my good friend Melissa visited recently from Toronto. Melissa grew up in Atlanta, and we went to University of Georgia together, so we obviously had to have a Southern-themed football brunch for the Georgia-LSU game while she was here. These cheesy grits were the first thing I put on my list. If […]