The Parts that Matter: Very Berry Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Friends, today is a day worth celebrating. (I know, I say that every day…) But, seriously this time!! Today is National Muffin Day! For The Bread and Breakfast, it all started with these guys. It was only after making these four different banana bread muffins that I was able to start selling at events, selling …

Combining Sweet and Savory: Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Pizza

Guys, I’m a little late on this, but last week, there were two holidays of utmost importance. First, it was National Biscotti Day…AKA, another Italian cookie from heaven, that goes with one of the most wonderful liquids in the world, coffee. THEN, the very next day, it was National Italian Food Day…AKA a celebration that …

The Fruit Dilemma: Apricot Chocolate Pecan Bread

It’s been a minute since I’ve honored the name sake y’all. What’s a blog and business called The Bread and Breakfast without a regular post or two about bread every now and again? A silly one. That’s what. Clearly, I had to clean up that craziness this week.  I’m getting to that point in the …

Small Victories: Getting Toasty, Five Ways

Flash back 15 months ago. I was done. Done, with what I thought the weight loss journey of a lifetime. Over a year and a half; losing weight, getting thinner. At the end of this span of time, I looked back and thought, “Hot damn, 60 pounds down.” My entire journey, summarized and defined by …

Window Shopping Memories: Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

This summer, when I went traveling solo, I honed quite a few skills: navigating new lands without a guide, striking up conversation with friendly looking people, learning to enjoy time doing me, and most of all, window shopping. Throughout my journey, there were so many reasons why I found myself just gazing through the windows …

The C Word, and Other Words I’m Trying to Avoid: Comfort Food, Four Ways

Food. Here’s a silly question or two about it: what is it? Better yet, what’s it’s purpose? I guess there are quite a few answers to this question. First, if we want to get really technical, according to the ever-reliable dictionary, the definition of food is as follows, “any nutritious substance that people or animals …

Oats, Five Ways: Trying to Bite My Tongue

Here I go again, breaking a promise to myself. This morning, I woke up and started thinking about this weekend’s blog. I promised myself, I’d stay on topic. Oats. That’s it. No Rants. (I’m not trying to be known as Erin: The Girl Who Complains About The Fitness Industry and It’s Myths…Who Cooks Sometimes) But, …

Short and Simple: Can Carbs Be “Clean”?

Friends, I’ve fallen off of the bandwagon. Hard. Flash back three and a half months ago. There I was, beginning the school year, starting grad school, running a business in the middle of event season, writing/creating content regularly, and sleeping for a good four hours a night. On top of that, I was running 20 …

Shedding Some Light: Cookie Butter Cheesecake Blondies

I had the shock of a lifetime the other day. I was at the Farmer’s Market, speaking with a customer about the wonders of cookie butter. As I was going on, and on, and on about the pure genius of the substance, I could tell I was losing my new friend. As she started to …

Eat Where It’s Neat: London and Paris

You guys, I am so full. Still. Like, perpetually full. Full of amazing food though, so I’m not mad about it. Eating in abroad has been not only delicious, but so enlightening. I hate to burst some bubbles here, but man, we are missing OUT on some vital necessities here in America.  First, let’s chat …