Make Ahead Muffins

Make A Head Muffins

Well, hello, hello!! Can you believe it’s the 10th of the month, already?? Our bunch of 10 bloggers are so happy to be back, sharing with you 10 brand new ideas. It’s all about 10, baby! This month we’ve turned our thoughts to the kiddos, since we’re missing the endless family time that summer brings. Our chosen theme is JUST FOR KIDS… 10 great ideas, all about kids. I’m talking, recipes, crafts, and all-around great ways to bring the family together. After you check out my JUST FOR KIDS contribution, [Continue Reading...]

Liege Belgium Waffles

Liege Waffles

I get frequent emails from readers who are going to be visiting my fair city – Portland, Oregon and they want to know where they should go and where they should eat.  I love sharing some of my favorite places.  Many of them I have blogged about over at Homebased Portland.  I have lots of favorites but one place I suggest every time is The Waffle Window. It is definitely a Wilkes family favorite.  It is often the first place we stop after picking up kids from the airport when [Continue Reading...]

20 Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

20 Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day!  Who wouldn’t want to start their day with one of these delicious dishes!!?  If you are planning an Easter Brunch this year be sure and Pin this post so you’ll have lots of delicious ideas to choose from. 60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls from Your Homebased Mom Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Call Me PMc Baked Funfetti Donuts from I Heart Eating Breakfast Puffins from Chef in Training Brie & Blueberry Waffle Grilled Cheese from Damn Delicious Carrot [Continue Reading...]

Overnight Heart Shaped French Toast

Overnight French Toast

When I was little my mother would cut various foods into different shapes, grilled cheese sandwiches, pancakes etc.  There is just something that makes food cut into fun shapes taste better. So why not start off Valentine’s Day with a little fun and some heart shaped overnight french toast.  Valentine’s Day falls on a school/work day this year so getting a big fancy breakfast fixed before everyone heads out the door could be a challenge. Overnight french toast makes it easy.  You do most of the work the night before [Continue Reading...]

Overnight Waffles

Overnight Yeast Waffles

I was recently asked to contribute a recipe to a cookbook that was focused on favorite family recipes.  Recipes that were part of your family traditions.  So I texted my kids to ask them what were some of their favorite recipes from home.  They each sent me a list but there was a common denominator on everyone’s list – Overnight Waffles.  It may just be our family’s all time favorite recipe of all recipes These waffles are also a very important part of our family’s birthday traditions. I thought as [Continue Reading...]

Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Cake Mix Coffee Cake

Yesterday on Facebook I asked what your favorite Fall flavors are.    Pumpkin and Apple were definitely the winners! Cinnamon is one of my favorites and today you can find a yummy Cinnamon Coffee Cake recipe that I am sharing over at 30 Handmade Days. This recipe is not only delicious but it’s quick & easy too because it is made with a cake mix.  Come on over and check it out.  

Gluten Free Pancakes – fluffy and light!

gluten free pancakes

Gluten Free Week continues… If you have to be gluten free Portland is a great city to live.  There are lots of grocery stores, bakeries and restaurants that cater to gluten free eating.  I’m going to share a few new gluten free bakeries we discovered here on the blog this weekend. I always look at cooking for my gluten free girl, Cali, as a challenge.  I want to try and recreate family favorites so that she can eat them too.  I did a lot of experimenting while she was home.  [Continue Reading...]

Breakfast Pizza and Breakfast with Friends

breakfast pizzars

The holidays are here – are you ready for the craziness?  I decided I needed a little peace before the storm so I decided to invite a few girlfriends I don’t get to see very often over for a pre-holiday breakfast this past weekend. Everytime I do something like this I end up asking myself – “Why don’t I do this more often?”  It really doesn’t get much better than a table surrounded by good friends, good food, good conversation and laughter. It is one of the details of life [Continue Reading...]

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Peanut Butter Pancakes

Today’s recipe for Peanut Butter Pancakes is one of the recipes from our annual Back to School Breakfast that we held in September.  Thanks to a few of my loyal readers who reminded me I hadn’t shared the recipe yet.  Glad somebody is paying attention!! Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods.  When we go out to breakfast I am usually a sucker for the pancakes but I do love making them at home too. Sometimes it is fun to change it up a bit, something different from the [Continue Reading...]