Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters

Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters

It is a rare day when I find blood oranges at any of my supermarkets. So imagine my excitement when I spotted some across the produce section. I literally clapped my hands, smiled, and honestly almost hopped with joy. It takes so little to make me happy these days. Regardless of my weird produce enthusiasm, I now had something new to play with…blood oranges.

After some research and internal conflict as to whether I go sweet or savory, I decided to at least start with sweet. Doughnuts sounded great but it was time for something a little different. I’ve had lemon ricotta fritters before, but never blood orange. Time to try something new! These little fritters were delicious. The blood orange is quite subtle but contributes enough flavor to make the fritters slightly sweet and perfect for a Sunday breakfast on the back porch. Try your Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters this weekend!

P.S. If you are like me, not all of your fritters will be picture worthy. Here are my alien fritters…Have fun!

The Not so Pretty Blood Orange Ricotta Fritters

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Bacon Country Gravy

Bacon Country Gravy

Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorite breakfasts. Every weekend, I wake up wondering what I can make and biscuits smothered with a country white gravy always comes to mind. If you aren’t up for making your own biscuits, you can keep some frozen biscuits in your freezer at all times. Although, I have to tell you that biscuits are so easy to make…see my homemade biscuits recipe here.

Back to Bacon Country Gravy. I don’t always keep sausage in the house but I usually have bacon in the fridge or freezer. So one day I woke up and I was craving biscuits and gravy and found bacon. I imagined what the gravy would taste like cooked in the same pan as the bacon and voila…YUMMY! Give this delicious Bacon Country Gravy a try this coming weekend!

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Pumpkin Week! Day Four – Pumpkin Apple Pancakes

Pumpkin Apple Pancakes

It is day four of Pumpkin Week and still no pumpkin pie! Today I am focusing on breakfast. Pumpkin makes such a great addition to pancakes and waffles. I was craving that homey feel of a delicious pancake breakfast and that is exactly what I got. Mixing the pumpkin with some apple juice and apple sauce gives the pancakes a real autumn feel as well. Add some real maple syrup and you have the perfect weekend breakfast. It’s Thursday so pick up the ingredients and prepare yourself for a big breakfast this weekend!

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Chicken Sausage Hash

Chicken Sausage Hash

I have always had a love-hate relationship with sausage. In most cases, a fresh link sausage is quite delicious. Then my brain gets in the way. I think about what might be in the sausage, what the casing actually is, so on and so forth. My brain plays the same games with me when it comes to eggs but that is a story for another day. What I have found though is that my brain doesn’t seem to care if I am eating chicken sausage. It has become my new favorite type of sausage. I have tried chicken sausage stuffed with gouda and pear, chicken sausage stuffed with fennel, and now my favorite is chicken sausage stuffed with granny smith apples. It is mild with a hint of sweetness.

This Chicken Sausage Hash makes use of the chicken sausage with granny smith apples. It is just perfect for breakfast. Add some red peppers, onions, garlic and swiss cheese and you have a delicious morning hash. Top it with a fried egg and you have an outstanding meal…unless your brain has anything to say about it.

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No More Biscuits in a Can!: Homemade Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

For years I have slaved over a hot oven making canned refrigerated biscuits! I spent so much time twisting open the cardboard can waiting for the pop sound telling me I am ten minutes closer to somewhat satisfying, perfectly round biscuits. After today that hard work is over! I finally took the time to make homemade biscuits and found out that they are so simple and way more delicious. I literally took about twelve minutes making the biscuits from scratch and another ten minutes baking them. That’s it!

These biscuits are so simple yet they are so crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside. The recipe is also full of ingredients I am going to bet you have in your pantry right now. So, take about 20 minutes out of your day and give in to piping hot, flaky biscuits!

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Big Breakfast Fake Out: Maple Bacon Breakfast Croissant

I woke up craving a hearty breakfast, but I really didn’t want to have a mess to clean up afterwards. By making a sandwich, there is only one pan to clean so I made this Maple Bacon Breakfast Croissant. I love combining the flavors of maple syrup with salty bacon and a buttery croissant. This breakfast is kind of like a giant pancake breakfast with eggs and bacon…but without all that work! 

As you wake up today, or any other day, and find yourself craving a big breakfast, put this Maple Bacon Breakfast Croissant together. One pan and a tasty breakfast sandwich later you will be off to a great day!

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Easy and Sneaky: Almond Puff Pastries

Some days you want a beautiful looking breakfast that doesn’t take much time to make beautiful. This Almond Puff Pastry is just that…pretty while being easy. No one will know that didn’t slave over the stove in your kitchen with this recipe. Pretty sneaky, eh?

This will take you about 10 minutes or so to make, 17 minutes to bake, and no time at all to serve and eat. You say you don’t like almond filling (personally, that sounds a bit like crazy talk to me!), then fill this with another pie filling. Make it your favorite by switching up the flavors.  This one is really easy – I can’t wait to hear what you did with it!

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