Breakfast

Olive Oil Blueberry Zucchini Bread

This zucchini bread is a great make ahead snack or breakfast and it’s a perfect recipe to bake up this blueberry season! This simple one bowl recipe can be made with other fruits as well like diced peaches, apples or pineapple. You could also add chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts for added texture. 2. Add Olive Oil Blueberry Zucchini Bread

Dried Cherry and Apple Baked Oats

I’m all about make-ahead meals that provide nutrients to keep us full, focused and energized throughout the busy work week. Oats have always been a go-to breakfast for me, and I especially love steel-cut oats because they provide a chewy texture and nutty flavor. To reheat, simply scoop your desired amount of oats into a Dried Cherry and Apple Baked Oats

Cranberry-Orange Scones

Fresh cranberries are abundant at the grocery stores right now so it’s a great time to stock up! I’ve always loved the flavor combo of cranberry and orange – their tart sweetness compliment one another so nicely. This scone dough’s flavor is elevated with notes of cinnamon, ginger, orange zest and vanilla. Serve these with Cranberry-Orange Scones

Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Blueberry season in west Michigan is a special time – it is the beginning of peak summer produce and I love to stock up. The locally-grown berries are so sweet and delicious and the perfect addition to these muffins. The cornbread-like batter bakes up beautifully and creates a golden brown, crunchy top. Serve these with Blueberry Cornmeal Muffins

Spinach Feta Phyllo Bake

This dish is a wonderful addition to any holiday brunch or dinner! I love the buttery, flaky crust and creamy spinach filling. Serve this with Greek salad or fresh fruit salad to round out the meal. 3. In a large bowl, add cooked onion and garlic along with the parsley, spinach, egg, feta, mint, dill, Spinach Feta Phyllo Bake

Vanilla Cream Scones

Spring is almost here and strawberries are looking so beautiful at the grocery store right now. The ones I bought today were from Plant City, Florida which is where we would always go with my grandparents growing up. I’m a big fan of strawberry shortcake so I decided these vanilla scones would be a perfect Vanilla Cream Scones

Pumpkin Bread with Maple Chai Glaze

It’s a good time of year to stock up on canned pumpkin because it’s most likely going to be on sale. It adds wonderful flavor to this quick bread but I also love using it in pancakes, cookies and even chili. Serve this bread at your upcoming holiday brunch and prepare to wow your guests! Pumpkin Bread with Maple Chai Glaze

Apple Cake

Fresh, locally grown apples are hard to beat this time of year. The farmers markets are loaded with a variety of them – each one unique in taste, texture and color. Typically for baking you want to go with a more tart apple like Ida Red or Granny Smith, but any variety will work here. Apple Cake