Corned Beef Hash with eggs

Corned Beef Hash

What do you do when you have leftover corned beef?  The answer is simple–make Corned Beef Hash.  I confess that we usually get our corned beef hash from a can, but it’s very easy to prepare from scratch, and it uses up St. Patrick’s Day leftovers.  Once you try the homemade version, you may never go back to eating the canned stuff. 

This delicious combination of bacon, eggs, cheese, and a biscuit is baked in a miffin tin.

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Bake

This is a simple and delicious way to start your morning with a quick and easy breakfast of bacon, eggs, and a biscuit that’s cooked entirely in a muffin tin.  The result is delicious, and it’s a unique way to present breakfast to your family.  It’s practically a one dish meal, too. That makes breakfast clean up very simple.  Who doesn’t love a quick and easy grab and go breakfast?

prosciutto wrapped melon

Prosciutto Wrapped Melon

There’s something absolutely delicious about the combination of sweet and salty.  That tantalizing taste is the reason we put sea salt on our caramel, and it’s the reason why the combination of salty prosciutto, or even deli ham,  goes so well with sweet cantaloupe.

Italian Poached eggs--eggs poached in marinara sauce are a simple and delicious twist on both poached eggs and spaghetti. PattyCakesPantry.com

Poached Eggs a la Italiana

Italian style poached eggs bring an unusual  twist to your usual spaghetti dinner.  There’s something amazingly delicious about soft poached eggs  slathered in a rich marinara.    The eggs can be served alone with a piece of crusty bread, or can be served atop spaghetti.  However you serve these Italian style poached eggs, this recipe is a winner.This is another recipe from my octogenarian friend who’s a little Italian grandmother.  Our visits usually include some discussion of food, and she is a tremendous resource for frugal, family friendly meals.  During a visit, she was sharing with me one of the […]

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Do you remember the cinnamon roll waffles?  This recipe is similar, but so much better.   Cinnamon roll muffins warm from the oven and dripping with glaze are irresistibly delicious.   They are ready for the oven in under 5 minutes.     The secret is refrigerated cinnamon roll dough.   The idea for these cinnamon roll muffins came during a trip to meet a fellow blogger, Angie from Kitchen Southern Hospitality.  We were meeting at Tonyan Coffee in Apple Valley, CA.    This was my first visit to the little coffee shop, so everything was new to me.  One of their menu offerings was their […]

butter biscuits that only require 4 ingrients

4 Ingredient Butter Biscuits

I’m always looking for short cuts in my kitchen that don’t sacrifice taste.  This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I found over at CountryCook.net, and it definitely fits the bill.  Brandie, the recipe author, is a genius.  Making biscuits in the morning can be time consuming and labor intensive, but this recipe goes together quickly, and you can finish getting dressed and round up the kids for breakfast while it bakes.  Of course, biscuits aren’t just for breakfast.  This would also go well as a side for a hearty stew, or as an accompaniment to any of her […]

beans on toast

Beans and Toast

When I was a child, my parents didn’t have a lot of money.  In spite of that, I rarely felt that we had to do without.  There was always food on the table, and my mom was a very good cook. This recipe had originally been planned as part of my 30 days of beans series, but I discovered that pies could be made from beans, so I abandoned beans on toast in favor of another pie recipe.  Still, as I was making myself a breakfast of beans on toast, I thought that I should share this simple recipe with […]

The burrito pie is cut for serving

Breakfast Burrito Pie

Before I begin with this recipe, let me tell you that I made it with the wrong sized tortillas.  I was certain that I had some 8-9″ flour tortillas, but I only had the really big ones that are made for burritos. This recipe looks much better, from a presentation stand point,  when it’s fresh from the oven and made with the smaller tortillas. It’s a little too crispy around the edges with these oversized tortillas folded over the top.  The leftovers were perfect, though.  Reheating in the microwave produced a moist tortilla on top instead of the crunchy one […]

Mexican Poached eggs

Mexican Style Poached Eggs

The idea for these eggs came from a suggestion by an octogenarian, an Italian grandmother, who told me that she poached eggs in spaghetti sauce and served them on top of the noodles and sauce when money was tight.  I was intrigued by the idea.  While I still haven’t gotten around to trying her idea, I woke up one Saturday morning and realized that I didn’t know what to make for breakfast.  I though of her Italian poached eggs, but decided to make a few changes. When I checked the kitchen, I noticed that I had corn tortillas that I […]

Iced Cinnamon roll waffles

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

This recipe is so easy that I almost didn’t publish it.  It’s not really a recipe as much as alternate cooking instructions.   A new friend told me about it, and I honestly didn’t believe it would work, but I needed something for Sunday brunch.    The idea of serving cinnamon roll waffles was just too tempting.  I decided to give it a try. All that you need is a package of the large size cinnamon rolls found in the refrigerator section of your local grocer and a waffle iron.  Yes,  you heard correctly.   There is only one ingredient. Heat […]