Tag «breakfast»

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 …

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 …

Hummingbird Bread: Dreaming of One Day

Hey…ya’ll! Did I ever tell you that I could really see myself living in the South? Cold, dreary winters? None of that. People who smile and say “hello”, for no reason? Everywhere. People who call you “ma’am”, just to be respectful? All around. And, the likelihood of finding a house with a nice wrap-around porch, …

Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola: Playing Selfish

I know, I know. You’re rolling your eyes at me today. Like every other weekend, as you feverishly typed in this site address, which you clearly do on regular basis, you were excited to see something new. Something original. Something I haven’t been doing at least monthly for awhile now. Well, my friends, this week is …

Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chunk Scones: Americanizing the British Classic

Did I ever tell you that The Great British Bake Off is quite legitimately the best show ever? Oh, yes, I did. Here, and here. BUT, if you accidentally forgot to read those posts, the declaration is worth repeating. It’s wonderful. You have Paul Hollywood, buff baking pro: intimidating, silver-fox impersonating, and all around tough …

Blackberry Lemon Poppyseed Muffins: Paying Homage

It’s about time that I got back to my roots. My 80-year-old-soul, Shop Rite loving, 7AM grocery shopping roots. As you all know by now, I’m an old woman in almost all aspects. Aside from the physical age of my body, I have the rest down pat. I even discovered recently, that my natural standing …

Puff Pastry, Four Ways: The Perfect Time for Convenience

A snapshot of a typical conversation Erin has with herself on any given day during the months of October through December: Erin 1: “MAN, I can’t WAIT to make that pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving! I’ve been waiting all year!” Erin 2: “Woohoo! But, don’t forget about the apple pie bars you need to make for Friendsgiving …

Chocolate Babka: Dessert for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

I’m not going to even try to start with a catchy beginning here. Instead, I’m just going to give you a heads up from the start: this recipe includes over a pound of butter, and over two pounds of chocolate. Consider yourself warned. Now that you’ve had a chance to put your eyes back in your …