Breakfast and brunch · comfort food · desserts · Uncategorized

Sweet roll cake: all the flavor of cinnamon rolls without the work!

My sweet friend Jennifer Hines found a recipe she just knew I’d like, and she was right! Oh, my goodness, this cake is easy to make, yes, but even if if were difficult, I’d make it again. It’s that decadently good. And no dealing with yeast, as when you make real cinnamon rolls. Fabulously simple.… Continue reading Sweet roll cake: all the flavor of cinnamon rolls without the work!

Breakfast and brunch · Farmers Market recipes

Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole

I always think of my Uncle Jessie Hill when I hear the words “peaches and cream.”  Whenever we’d visit his home in Laurenburg, N.C., he’d make sure to feed my little sister Sherrin and me a bowl of peaches and cream, which was, to me, an amazing food, as I had never had cream before.… Continue reading Peaches & Cream French Toast Casserole

Breakfast and brunch · desserts · Healthy recipes · Quick recipes

Have you ever drunk a Purple Cow?

A simple recipe for a drink I call a Purple Cow has always  made my boys very happy. It makes me happy, too, because the PC packs a healthy dose of fruit, and is loaded with potassium, vitamin C, calcium, and fiber for their growing bodies. I’ve made these for years…it’s a healthy drink (unlike… Continue reading Have you ever drunk a Purple Cow?

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Savory bacon-veggie hotcakes: one pan, loads of flavor

Recently on Good Morning East Texas, I was asked to share a recipe that would be handy to pull out during the holidays to make for visiting family members and friends. Something different, but not difficult, I thought, is what I would like to share with everyone. I shared a recipe inspired by  a recipe… Continue reading Savory bacon-veggie hotcakes: one pan, loads of flavor

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A nice, warm breakfast: Bacon pull-apart bread

There are just some things you can’t go wrong with, in my book. For instance, bacon. Bread. Cheese. These are a few of my favorite things! (cue Julie Andrews!)   This pull-apart bread features those favorite things together in one delicious savory treat. The bread is soft and fluffy, the bacon is crisp and delicious,… Continue reading A nice, warm breakfast: Bacon pull-apart bread

Breakfast and brunch

The perfect banana bread

I know you’ve been searching, just as I have, for the perfect banana bread recipe. There are breads out there that use chocolate chips, various nuts, pumpkin, bacon, and all kinds of other wonderful things to add to banana bread. I have enjoyed many of them! Read: This week’s column on Tom Petty and the… Continue reading The perfect banana bread

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Mama Steph’s pumpkin pie pancakes

Rainy weekend mornings inspire me to create something warm and comforting for breakfast. I love to allow the scent of something delicious cooking in the kitchen lure my sons from their beds in the morning.   I figured out a great way to do that this morning: pumpkin pie pancakes, sizzling gently in my skillet.… Continue reading Mama Steph’s pumpkin pie pancakes