Blueberry breakfast scones

Blueberry breakfast scones | Such the Spot

We have family visiting this week.  My mom and grandma came in for Cassidy’s 8th grade promotion.  This morning, I treated them to homemade scones and green smoothies (I had to use the scones as a bribe to convince them to try the smoothies).  I’m happy to report that they deemed the smoothies “not that bad” but the scones were the clear favorite.  And for good reason.  These particular blueberry scones were delicious–flaky and light … Continue reading Blueberry breakfast scones

Whole wheat english muffins

If you’ve never tried a homemade English muffin, well, you’ve never tried an English muffin at all.  Seriously.  Given how easy it is to make them, I cannot understand why anyone would buy store-bought English muffins.  The homemade version–when made with whole wheat flour–packs a significantly better nutritional punch and tastes unbelievably wholesome and delicious.  They’re super versatile, too!  Not only do they make for a quick and easy breakfast option for weekdays, but slather … Continue reading Whole wheat english muffins

Vanilla maple granola recipe

I’ve mentioned a time or two that my family gave up boxed cereal years ago.  In its place, we’ve inserted homemade granola.  We switch out the recipe a few times each year, swapping in a pumpkin version in the fall, for example.  This recipe, though, makes a standard, lightly sweetened, super yummy granola.  If you want to, you can throw in a cup of raisins or dried fruit.  We skip that to keep the sugar … Continue reading Vanilla maple granola recipe

breakfast pizza :: wolfgang puck express copycat

The Wolfgang Puck Express restaurant in Downtown Disney has been a family favorite since the very first time we visited Walt Disney World.  We’ve enjoyed several lunch and dinner meals there, but never made it up early enough to try breakfast.  Until our most recent family trip, that is.  Back in March, we stopped by WPE for a quick breakfast before heading to Typhoon Lagoon.  The meal was delicious.  So much so, in fact, that … Continue reading breakfast pizza :: wolfgang puck express copycat

Blueberry Crumb Muffins

It’s that time of year again.  The time when beautiful berries bursting with flavor start showing up in force in the grocery store cases.  A few weeks ago I bought an extra container of blueberries in hopes of redeeming a previous blueberry muffin fail.  This one did the trick. Ingredients: For the muffins: 1/2 stick unsalted butter (room temperature) 1/2 c granulated sugar 1/2 t. almond extract 1 c all-purpose flour 1/2 t. baking powder … Continue reading Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Egg Nests

We have a tradition of sorts, around these parts.  That is: come weekend mornings, we ditch our boring weekday breakfast routine of oatmeal or yogurt and indulge in something far more caloric.  And tasty, too.  This morning, we woke to found that someone had finished off the milk with chocolate chip cookies last night, so waffles or pancakes or muffins were out.  Instead, I whipped up a twist on a recipe I saw on a … Continue reading Egg Nests

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Every once in awhile I come across a recipe worthy of its very own page in my personal recipe collection.  Such was the case a couple of months ago when I discovered the muffins.  Honestly, I think they’re more a dessert than breakfast, but who am I to argue with a recipe title?  Muffins are to be served for breakfast and so that is precisely when I serve them.  Nutritional value be darned.  These are … Continue reading Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Monday through Friday we eat really boring breakfasts.  Good for you breakfasts.  But boring.  Really boring.  So come the weekends, we splurge.  Jeff whips up a batch of his famous pancakes one morning.  And I usually make muffins or some egg concoction the other day.  Every so often, though, I treat the family to this nutritionally empty coffee cake.  It’s one of those things you should only make if you’ve decided to ignore your scale … Continue reading Blueberry Coffee Cake