Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is one of those breakfasts that is good any time, can be just eaten as a snack or made well ahead of time and still enjoyed. Our whole family enjoys this dish, and I like it because there usually is enough leftovers for the 2 people that have to run out the door…

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Flax Breakfast Bars

  Breakfasts are always busy times and, even though I typically get up early enough to make breakfast, I really enjoy having things the kids can grab right away and start eating. (Why do they have to be intensely hungry as soon as their eyes open??) It means there aren’t so many questions and requests before…

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Caramel Apple Pancake Sauce

Weekends are a great time to come together as a family, take your time and create a delicious meal together. Breakfast is a perfect meal to prepare together, especially with little ones. Making pancakes, scrambling eggs and slicing fruit is simple and easy for kids to help with. Our family loves having a big breakfast…

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Melon Hearts, a Simple Valentine Treat

You know those days, when you want to add a touch of special to the meal? This is a beautifully simple answer. Great for a Valentine’s breakfast or brunch and a snack that the kids can help create. These cute little hearts are a perfect replacement to the average sugary Valentine treats. Melon Hearts Ingredients:…

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Simple Fruit Salad

Want to be a popular cook with children? Make them fruit salad! This hits the spot perfectly on those calm summer evenings, when no one wants to heat up the kitchen. Simple Fruit Salad Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 0 Ingredients: 3 cups of different types of fruit (Any work) 1/2 lemon, juiced 1…

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Hootenanny Pancakes

I got this recipe from my great aunt in Oklahoma when I was young. It has become a family favorite and our typical Saturday morning breakfast. Hootenanny Pancakes  Ingredients: 6 eggs 1 cup flour (almond, oat or all purpose*) 1 cup milk or yogurt 1/4 cup butter Directions: Put butter in a large cast iron…

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10 Spices for the Minimalist Kitchen

If you want to cook minimalistically you don’t need many spices. Really, it is possible to limit this list more, but these are the 10 spices that I find myself using continually. (I did not include salt and pepper, as everyone, typically, has salt and pepper on hand.) 10 Spices for the Minimalist Kitchen Basil, use…

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Eggs Florentine

I have a love affair with eggs. Not just eggs, fresh free range eggs. I make myself 2 or 3 every morning for breakfast, having a savory breakfast makes me feel warm and comfortable all morning! But you don’t have to eat this just for breakfast! Eggs Florentine Ingredients: 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed…

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Hot Buttered Coffee

Coffee. Yum. Butter. Oh yes. Together? Wedded bliss. So… I’m a coffee snob.  Coffee should be amazing, not just an avenue to get caffeine. Being in the middle of Montana definitely has it’s downfalls and there really isn’t much for options when trying to purchase local food. But we do have some amazing coffee. I’ve…

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Crepe Cream

I know it’s not the most creative name… …and it sounds kind of funny when you hear across the table: “Pass the crepe cream please!” But it is what it is. And it’s delicious. It’s like eating cheesecake for breakfast. Cheesecake doesn’t have a very creative name either and we all love it!! Crepe Cream…

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Grain Free Almond Flour Crepes

This is one of our favorite weekend breakfasts. Brian is my expert- he makes them look beautiful! I use my large cast iron frying pan, it is well seasoned, so the crepes don’t stick. Grain Free Almond Flour Crepes Ingredients: 10 eggs 1/2 cup almond flour 2 tablespoons coconut flour 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4…

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Grain Free [Gluten Free] Coconut Flour Pancakes

I love the fact that these are packed with protein and healthy fat that fill the kids up- it’s a great way to start the day out right! Grain Free [Gluten Free] Coconut Flour Pancakes, pictured with green rhubarb sauce. Grain Free [Gluten Free] Coconut Flour Pancakes Ingredients: 5 eggs 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 3 tablespoons…

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Potato and Onion Pancakes

  Starting your day with something savory instead of  loads of sweets can be a refreshing change. This has been a sure-fire win with my younger boys who prefer savory dishes. Excellent dish for a relaxing weekend breakfast, when you aren’t in a rush, but easy enough they don’t take up your entire morning. Give…

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Homemade Hashbrowns

This is comfort food for me. My mom would make these when I was young and it still is my absolute favorite breakfast! There isn’t really a recipe, just a method. So here is what I do: Homemade Hashbrowns Ingredients: 4 potatoes, washed, dried and grated 1/4 cup coconut oil Sea Salt Directions: Spread grated potatoes…

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