Blueberry Sour Cream Skillet Bread with Streusel Topping

Today, July 11th, is National Blueberry Muffin Day. Okay, so this is not a blueberry muffin, it is something better. And I mean way better! My skillet bread uses a simple batter that could be used for muffins, but why when you can make skillet bread. The cast iron skillet allows the bread to cook evenly and gives a nice crust to the outsides of the bread.

The sour cream and lemon juice add a nice tang to the sweet and tartness of the blueberries. You will want to definitely make this for breakfast tomorrow. I should have made two because my first bread was gone in a couple of hours. I had to hide a piece for my wife to have when she got home. Darn kids wouldn’t stop eating it. :))

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Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

Do you need a recipe the kids can make dad for Father’s Day? This is an easy homemade blueberry muffin recipe that uses mascarpone cheese for extra creaminess. I also had mascarpone in the fridge and needed to use it; so why not make muffins. If you do not have mascarpone, you can also use cream cheese. (See below)

I first made these muffins for my daughters soccer team, a few weeks back.Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

On tournament weekends we usually bring breakfast for the kids and the parents. The girls took second place in the tournament. Maybe my mini muffins slowed them down.Mini Blueberry Mascarpone Muffins

Dad will love these muffins for his Fathers Day breakfast and kids will love the chance to show off their cooking skills.

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Bacon and Egg Bake with Sausage Gravy

Okay so the kids have been out of school for over a week now. I am trying to figure out a schedule that works for me and them because it usually takes me a few weeks to get used to a new routine. Of course they are already bored and letting me know there is nothing to eat in the house or all the food is the “same old same old”. I was tired of hearing them complaining the other morning, so I came up with this quick breakfast bake using ingredients I had on hand. There are many versions of this recipe on the web, but none topped with sausage gravy. Yum!!

Bacon and Egg Bake with Sausage Gravy

The great part about this recipe is you can add any ingredients your kids like. They could even make this themselves. Quick and easy and maybe the kids will not complain for a couple of days.

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Healthy Muffin Recipes and Healthy Quick Bread Recipes

Great addition to the weekend

My Meals are on Wheels

Start your day off healthy with these Healthy Muffin Recipes and Healthy Quick Bread Recipes. It’s all from the EatingWell website, Enjoy!

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Wake up with these delicious and healthy muffin recipes and quick bread recipes.
Don’t let muffins fool you: they may sound healthy, but many muffins from stores and restaurants are packed with calories and fat—some contain well over 500 calories! Make your own healthy muffin recipes or healthy quick bread recipes at home with these delicious options.

Spiced Apple Cider Muffins
Cider doughnuts, a New England harvest treat, inspired these spice-happy muffins. A crumbly streusel topping made with a small amount of butter provides a delicious finish…..

Banana-Bran Muffins
By the end of the week, any bananas left in the fruit bowl are past their prime—just right for these moist bran muffins. Add a handful of dark chocolate chips…

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Basic French Toast

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I have been known to spoil my kids with food. They all have exceptional palates. Many mornings, before school, I will fix them a hot breakfast. I also like to make a nice breakfast, on the weekends, when they have a sleepover with friends.

Everyone needs a basic go to French toast recipe. I add a little more vanilla and cinnamon than most recipes. If I’m out of cinnamon sometimes I will substitute pumpkin spice. I like to use Texas toast in my recipe because the thicker slice bread holds together better. Cook it on a slightly lower temperature and a little longer to firm up the bread. This keeps the toast from soggy in the middle.

(TIP: Be sure to butter your griddle or pan before each batch.)

I fix a whole loaf of bread when I make french toast. It freezes well and can be reheated in the toaster straight from the freezer. (To make a smaller quantity just cut the recipe in 1/3rds. See bottom of post for recipe.)

This recipes makes 15 slices of French Toast.

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January 28 is National Blueberry Pancake Day

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Pancake:

  1. The first ready-mix food to be sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour introduced in 1889.
  2. Maine produces 99% of all the wild blueberries in the United States of which 90% are frozen.
  3. The world’s largest pancake breakfast was held in Springfield, America in 2012.
  4. It is widely believed that the tradition of pancake races began in 1445 in Olney in Buckinghamshire when a woman was making pancakes but lost track of time.
  5. The highest ever flip was performed by Dominic Cuzzacrea. The pancake reached a height of 9.47 metres at the Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, USA, in November 2010.

Daily Quote: “The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.”~W. C. Fields


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Healthy Strawberry Smoothie

My kids love that I cook and I am always eager to have them help me in the kitchen and taste my creations. I encourage them to be creative and come up with their own recipes. One of the best times I have, every year, is making birthday cakes for my kids. They come up with a theme or idea and I figure out how to make it. In a future post I will show my collection of cakes I have made over the years.

Tonight my daughter Emily wanted to make, for her evening treat, a fresh strawberry smoothie. We had a bunch of fresh strawberries on hand, and some honey flavored Greek style yogurt, Greek Gods brand The smoothie was simple, easy and she loved it. This would be great for a healthy afternoon snack.

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Cinnamon Roll French Toast

This week the kids were on spring break and we went to Chicago for a couple of days. If you have been to Chicago, food is a big part of the trip. We had our Chicago pizza at Giordanos, a fully loaded hot dog, Mexican at Uncle Julio’s, and cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. But I think our IMG_0984best meal was breakfast at a local place called Yolk’s. Yolk’s has three locations in the Chicago area. They serve big portions with a new twist on old favorites. My daughter who is not a big egg eater, but loves anything with cinnamon, ordered a cinnamon roll french toast. It was made with Yolk’s own huge homemade cinnamon roll. The top with the icing was cut off and served as is and the rest of the roll was cut in half and fried up like good french toast should be. She loved it! I decided to replicate the recipe using Pillsbury cinnamon rolls as the base. I cooked them the night before. I wanted them cool and dry to soak up the egg mixture the next morning. I used a basic egg wash recipe; but left out the sugar and cinnamon I usually use to flavor my french toast. I softened the icing that comes in the package and drizzled it over the final product. The kids loved it and it was very simple.

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