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Breakfast Casserole

Christmas morning is always a little “cray-cray” around this Nest! Even with all the crazy going on I wan the “birds” at this Nest to have plenty of steam to open up their gifts. So several years ago… I came up with this hearty, tasty, and easy Breakfast Casserole. It’s loaded with flavor, and protein, to keep them going throughout the morning…well that a little hot chocolate or spiced cider ought to do the trick!

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Blood Orange Sweet Rolls

I’ve been drooling over all the amazing recipes I’ve seen on Instagram and Pinterest with blood oranges. I’ve been dying to make something with them forever. I had one problem! Not one store in my cute country town carried them. So I went on the hunt last time we went to the “city” and I found them! Eureka!!! I was so happy I bought a bag full and then realized I wasn’t sure what to do with them. (I kind of wanted to put them in a treasure chest and bury them!) Then it hit me…How about sweet blood orange rolls…I am so, so, glad for that moment of inspiration! Blood Oranges have a hint of raspberry flavor and they are sublime in these light fluffy rolls!

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Very Berry Amaretto French Toast

Looking for the perfect Valentines Breakfast for that special someone? I’ve come up with the BEST Valentines Breakfast EVER! I created it just for you and all the loves at your Nest! Thick slices of Heart Shaped Vanilla French Toast are topped with fresh berries infused with Amaretto syrup (No worries…we’re cooking the booze out! Don’t want a bunch of tipsy chicks!) drizzled with a heavenly Fresh Amaretto Cream. Cupids arrow is going to go right through your heart after the first fork full! It will make you fall in love with Breakfast again! Pssst…you can make it just for yourself too! Hey, if your like me…FOOD is your LOVE!

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Lion House Cinnamon Rolls

Big, warm, squishy, soft, gooey, scrumptious Cinnamon Rolls! Who doesn’t love ’em?! I know I’m in love with these Lion House Cinnamon Rolls! I know you will be too!
On the carboliciousness scale they are off the charts! Add in the bonus that you can make these beauties on the dough cycle in your bread machine… and these babies are hands down the BEST and EASIEST cinnamon rolls that will ever pass your lips! All you need is your favorite hot drink to go with ’em and your set for a day of joy and happiness! Nothing better than a little cinna-love to start off the day! Yummmm!

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Banana Peach Smoothie

It’s Tip Tuesday! I’m sharing my handy dandy tip for making early morning breakfast smoothies a breeze. I’m sure we have, or have had, that one child who is always running late and never has time for breakfast. I realized when my daughter was a Senior in High School I had to come up with a healthy, quick, and delicious breakfast she would actually want and that she could consume while driving to school. She loves fruit so I realized I could do smoothies, but buying frozen fruit can be expensive! I wanted something really quick and easy. This was my solution. I hope it helps you too! This is perfect for everyone! Working Mom’s, toddlers, college students, anyone who doesn’t have a lot of time in the morning, but wants to have a delicious and nutritious breakfast.

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Seven Week Bran Muffins

Happy Monday! I’m starting this week out right by sharing my VERY favorite Bran Muffin recipe with you. WAIT! Don’t Run Away! I promise this is not your typical “rubber ball” bran muffin. It’s light, airy, moist, flavorful and will be one of your family’s very favorite muffin recipes. Best part…(there’s always a “Best Part”)…you can make them up today and store them in your refrigerator for up to 7 weeks and bake them off when needed. Some tonight…some next week! This recipe ALWAYS receives RAVE reviews! I promise…cross my heart! Don’t let that “B” word scare ya!

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Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake

Today I’m sharing a wonderful Cherry Crumb Coffee Cake. Yum! I’m a coffee cake fan! Always have been. What makes coffee cake… coffee cake? The batter is heavier than your usual cake batter. It’s one of the reason’s the “bundt” pan was invented and became popular in the 1950’s. The hole in the center allowed for the heavier batter to cook all the way through without having the center still “doughy” and uncooked. They also generally do not have frosting. The tradition of coffee cake came from the Danish around the 17th century when it became custom to have a sweet cake with their coffee. Maybe it’s the English blood that runs through my veins but, whatever the reason…I just know I L.O.V.E. a good, easy to make, coffee cake and…THIS is all that and more! Come take a peek…ya know ya want to!

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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes With Fresh Blueberry Lemon Zest Topping

Vacation is over and it was wonderful! Sigh! 10 glorious days with my favorite person on planet earth! I promise the “wrap up” is coming but, in the meantime let’s chat about my love for pancakes! I have always…YES! ALWAYS…I’m not exaggerating… loved pancakes! I honestly do not know how any breakfast food with the word “cake” in it could not be loved?! After 9 days of vacationing and eating out every day, I woke up yesterday wanting a good ole homemade breakfast! (No offense to the new Carl’s pretzel breakfast sandwich. Which I may or may not have had…) When it comes to Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast it has to be something different than every other cold cereal breakfast day of the week! I think of… fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy fried bacon, and…pancakes! Like I said, I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember!

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Strawberry Vanilla Waffles

It’s Spring! One thing I absolutely love about spring are all the fresh strawberries you can find in your local market. They’re screaming “Hey! We’re over here!”. Admit it! Your cart just automatically pulls over in their direction.I grew up in a small town in San Diego County, California. We were surrounded by strawberry fields! One of things I miss about California, besides the ocean, are those wonderful red gems of juicy fruit! Every spring I would watch those specks of red starting to dot the hillsides. It was glorious! I just knew that any day, I would get to go to the strawberry stand with my Mom and pick up a flat of berries. I also knew I would sneak one, bite into it, and have the juice just run down my chin! (I might actually be drooling right now!) There is nothing like giant, fresh picked, strawberries! I’m pretty sure there are going to be fresh strawberry stands in heaven! There has to be if it’s going to heaven for heaven’s sake!

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