White Chocolate Apricot Bread

White Chocolate Apricot Bread

There is an adorable little bakery that recently opened here in Huntsville. It’s located in a section of the city that features the most charming brick buildings and a  pedestrian-friendly community. Jeff and I like to pop in there for breakfast treats on his off Fridays. We’re almost always swayed by their delicious coconut orange rolls served warm, straight from the oven. It didn’t take us long to realize that the prepackaged goods they sell … Continue reading White Chocolate Apricot Bread

Pumpkin cream cheese pinwheel pastries

Pumpkin cream cheese pastry pinwheels

Confession: weekend breakfasts around these parts are an indulgence. We reserve healthy things like yogurt and steel-cut oats for weekdays while we savor delicious treats like fluffy pumpkin pancakes with maple cream cheese syrup and toasted pecans on lazy weekend mornings. Makes you want to come sleep over next Friday night, doesn’t it? I don’t blame you. This past weekend, I made pumpkin cream cheese pinwheel pastries and let’s just say nobody hated me for … Continue reading Pumpkin cream cheese pinwheel pastries

Quick cinnamon buns with buttermilk icing

Quick cinnamon buns with buttermilk icing

Around these parts, I make homemade yeast cinnamon rolls at least twice each year. The process is fairly long and complicated and must be started the day before we want to enjoy the cinnamon rolls. The effort is definitely worth it; my homemade wheat cinnamon rolls are soft and sweet and delicious when I have the time and energy to go to the trouble. Sometimes, though, I want to treat my family to a similar … Continue reading Quick cinnamon buns with buttermilk icing

Glazed maple-pecan oatmeal scones

Glazed maple-pecan oatmeal scones | Such the Spot

In the town where I grew up, there was a cute little corner cafe on the town’s busiest street. Every time I went there for breakfast, I ordered a scone. They were my favorite–more dense than a muffin but still light in texture and just a touch sweet. Based on my love for that cafe’s scones, I tried my hand at making them at home and failed miserably. I didn’t have the time or patience … Continue reading Glazed maple-pecan oatmeal scones

Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with maple cream cheese syrup & toasted pecans

Pumpkin pancakes with maple cream cheese syrup & toasted pecans | Such the Spot

I can’t be the only one who believes that fall breakfasts are the best breakfasts of the year. This recipe is proof enough. Even better is the fact that these fluffy pancakes come together in no time. AND (yes, there’s an and) they are made using whole wheat pastry flour which means that you have an excuse to eat an extra one. Ahem, you’re welcome. Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with maple cream cheese syrup & toasted … Continue reading Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with maple cream cheese syrup & toasted pecans

Whole grain yeasted waffles

Whole grain yeasted waffles

One of my favorite things about Saturday mornings is the fact that my husband is the weekend breakfast specialist around here. He has two specialties in the kitchen, actually: breakfast and beverages (both of which come to play on the weekends, come to think of it). He’s most famous for two things: margaritas and these yeasted waffles. If you’ve never tried a yeasted waffle, you simply must. Seriously. Unlike their heavy counterpart cousin, pancakes, yeasted … Continue reading Whole grain yeasted waffles

Asparagus scramble with bacon & goat cheese

Asparagus scramble with bacon & goat cheese | Such the Spot

I don’t know about you, but on the rare occasions that we go out to breakfast, I’m all about ordering something savory.  Don’t get me wrong; I love pancakes, french toast and waffles every bit as much as the next girl.  But those things are so easy to make at home.  If I’m going to pay to have somebody cook for me, I want to be wowed by something creative or complicated. I recently tagged … Continue reading Asparagus scramble with bacon & goat cheese

Goat cheese tomato tart with kalamata olives

goat cheese tomato tart with kalamata olives | Such the Spot

Is it just me, or do you find the word ‘tart’ in a recipe to be a red flag?  I did, until recently.  I was unnecessarily scared off by them–intimidated.  The good news is that I’ve since seen the light; tarts are not even a little bit difficult (assuming you cheat and use frozen puff pastry like I do, otherwise all bets are off).  In any case, this particular tart has been served at our … Continue reading Goat cheese tomato tart with kalamata olives