Pear Almond Granola French Toast with Pear Brown Sugar Caramel Syrup

Epic Pear Almond Granola French Toast

I don’t think it would come as a surprise to any of you guys that I love food! And I love sharing food in real life and on my site, here. And I get excited about it. And I’m really excited about this Epic Pear Almond Granola French Toast. I know I’ve been talking about it with the recipes leading up to this French Toast. The Autumn Almond Pear Granola and the Pear Brown Sugar Caramel Syrup. And I don’t normally post twice in the same day, but the Pear Brown Sugar Caramel Syrup is kind of a sister recipe to this one and I couldn’t wait to share this French Toast.

Epic Pear Almond Granola French Toast

Epic Pear Almond Granola French Toast

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Autumn Almond Pear Granola

Autumn Almond Pear Granola

Fall. I’m not too excited about it this year. We’ve had days of heavy storm and rains and during one of the storms, a huge willow on the city’s property that butts up to my yard came down, taking about five of my good sized oaks with it. I’m looking forward to things clearing up and those coolish but still warm days when the sun is shining and the leaves crunch underfoot. And I’m looking forward to eating my Autumn Almond Pear Granola.

Autumn Almond Pear Granola

Autumn Almond Pear Granola

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Classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for years and have never posted my Classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy. I think it’s because I have a little angst about the dish.

Classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

Classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

It’s so good and I’m crazy about it, but I try not to eat it too often. Actually, though, with today’s leaner pork and sausage it probably isn’t as bad as I fear, but I’m still not going to run the nutritional numbers. I’d rather be happy and ignorant!

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Fresh Strawberry Compote

Fresh Strawberry Compote

Our Strawberry season is just ending up Nord, here, in Minnesota. So before it’s too late, I’ve been taking advantage and using strawberries, a lot! One is this Fresh Strawberry Compote. It’s just a simple, little sauce but it’s infused with fresh strawberry flavor.

Fresh Strawberry Compote

Fresh Strawberry Compote

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Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts

I don’t know what possessed me to make Homemade Pop Tarts the other day. Hausfrau gone wild? Seriously, I never really liked pop tarts. Oh, I like the idea of them, a jammy filling nestled between two sheets of flakey, buttery pastry but the commercial variety just never did it for me.

Homemade Pop Tarts

Homemade Pop Tarts

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Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

When I was at my daughter’s not too long ago, I completely forgot how to boil an egg. And then this week, the same. I swear I’ve lost my memory and can’t find it. But you see, I’ve been making most of my hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot lately and since I hate googling up recipes I’d thought I’d post the Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs right here. Just in case anyone else needs it!

Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad

Old Fashioned Tuna Macaroni Salad with the Best Basic Hard Boiled Eggs

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Healthy Almond Coconut Granola

Healthy Almond Coconut Granola

I’m always making granola of one type or another but never seem to actually post recipes. Maybe because in real life I’m more of a dumper than a measurer, at least when I make granola. This Healthy Almond Coconut Granola, though is just too good to be missed, so I measured! Feel free feel to tinker, though, to suit your tastes.

Healthy Almond Coconut Granola

Healthy Almond Coconut Granola

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Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

I’ve been a little obsessed with scones, lately. I wanted to find the definitive scone. The scone to best all scones. The one scone to rule them all. What I discovered is that I just seem to like all scones, and most of all the one I’m eating! This week it’s my Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones.

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

Dried Blueberry Lemon Scones

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Classic Huevos Rancheros

Classic Huevos Rancheros

If you follow me, by now you’ve probably noticed I have a passion for Mexican food. And maybe you do, too? So when I started thinking about Cinco de Mayo coming up and Mother’s day right after, I couldn’t help but think of the classic Huevos Rancheros. Make that Huevos Rancheros! With an explanation mark!

Classic Huevos Rancheros

Classic Huevos Rancheros

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Millionaires Bacon - sweet, salty, spicy deliciousness.

Millionaires Bacon

Millionaires Bacon. It’s everything. It’s insanely good. Hard to stop, good. So what is Millionaires Bacon? It’s like candied bacon on steroids. Salty, sweet, spicy, smoky, crunchy, chewy deliciousness.

Millionaires Bacon - sweet, salty, smoky spicy deliciousness.

Millionaire’s Bacon – sweet, salty, smoky spicy deliciousness.

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Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Gingerbread Granola

Ya might think that I’d have gotten my share of Gingerbread over the Holidays, but it just didn’t work out. I wanted to find the time to make Gingerbread Men. I really did. I was so psyched about them. I even got the cookie cutters out and everything…

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

Home-made Gingerbread Granola with Dried Cherries & Pecans

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featherbed eggs ham custard bread savory french toast

Featherbed Eggs

Eggs cooked over a savory, custard soaked bread layered over ham - and that ham has such crispy edges!.

This dish was a new one on me…Featherbed Eggs. I mean, how could you not fall in love with a name like that? It makes me think of country inns with crisp white sheets, quilt draped beds. Cotton curtains blowing in a warm breeze. Comfort.

featherbed eggs ham custard bread savory french toast

Featherbed Eggs – eggs nestled into custard soaked bread all atop a layer of ham with crispy edges.

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: Light, rich & airy all at the same time. There's just a hint of lemon but orange or vanilla is great, too.

First, to my children: These are not your Momma’s pancakes. I was the worst Mom in the morning and I apologize. I’m surprised you didn’t starve to death or die of malnutrition. And now, here I am making pancakes (and all kinds of breakfasty things) for the folks all the time. Secondly, even when I did make pancakes, they weren’t these Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.

lemon ricotta pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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Scones & Shortcakes

Shortcake is a sweet cake or biscuit (in the American sense: that is, a crumbly bread that has been leavened with baking powder or baking soda). A scone is a single-serving quick bread/cake, usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. Wikipedia

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Classic Coffee Cake (New York Style Crumb Cake)

Coffee Cakes

Obviously, I need to make more coffee cakes! Here are some of my faves.

In the United States, coffee cake generally refers to a sweet cake intended to be eaten with coffee or tea (like tea cake). Coffee cakes, as an accompaniment for coffee, are often single layer, flavored with either fruit or cinnamon, and leavened with either baking soda (or baking powder), which results in a more cake-like texture, or yeast, which results in a more bread-like texture. Wikipedia

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Betty Crocker Pancakes

Best Basic Pancakes (Betty Crocker)

Betty Crocker Pancakes - these are the BEST no fuss, easy to make pancakes, ever!!

One Saturday morning, I woke up to two beaming youngsters. My daughter had pulled out a couple of cookbooks and found this recipe in an old Betty Crocker cookbook. To my mind, it’s the first thing she ever really made, and she was around 10. I’m still boggled! The logistics of making and cooking pancakes is a lot for a child that age. Heck, it’s a lot for me (not a morning person.)

Betty Crocker Pancakes

Best Basic Pancake (Betty Crocker)

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