Sausage, Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet

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Note from Sarah: We recently introduced Rachel as part of our EverydayPaleo team.  You can learn more about her on the about page.  

As all of you moms and dads out there can imagine, most of my mornings consist of me rushing around the house getting kids dressed, making lunches and trying to get some food in everyone’s bellies before we all head out of the house for the day.  During the week breakfast normally looks like scrambled eggs and fruit in multiple varieties, because let’s face it, it’s fast and easy. Thankfully everyone in my house likes scrambled eggs so I don’t get many complaints, but when the weekend rolls around I take advantage of the extra time we all have together and try to make something more special and fun and…well…YUMMY! [Read more...]

Italian Eggs

Italian Eggs

On Wednesday I mentioned on my Facebook page that I have family here visiting from the east coast and as I type I’m looking out over the St. Helena mountains from Calistoga. Chico has been a heat and smoke basin, thanks to the multiple fires that have been burning in northern CA so to get some reprieve from the nastiness, we snuck off to wine country for the weekend.

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Roasted Eggplant Stacks

Roasted Eggplant Stacks

I had NO idea what to call this dish so I’ll blame my creativity lapse on my lack of brain power thanks to finally finishing the Family Cookbook, therefore;  all I could come up with was Roasted Eggplant Stacks, which is admittedly a lame name but it does the job. The dish tasted super yummy so that’s all that really matters, right? What’s the Shakespeare line? “What’s in a name…”

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Easy and Delicious Sausage Frittata

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Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best crowd pleasers and this frittata was a home run in our house!  Rowan, Jaden, and Coby all voted this “The Best Frittata Ever” so therefore, I must share it with all of you. It’s way too easy by the way, so no need to even fully wake up before you read and make this meal.

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Sweet Potato Latkes

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My boys love Sweet Potato Hash for breakfast but frankly, I’m kind of tired of it, so last weekend I decided to make my pile of freshly grated potatoes into sweet potato pancakes, or latkes if you will. We topped the savory sweet cakes with bacon and fried eggs.  Yum.

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Easter Menu: Smoked Salmon Casserole, Easter Bunny Carrots, Egg Cradles, & Tropical Macaroons

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Easter is fast approaching and yet somehow the holiday feels incredibly late this year! The following recipes are brunch recipes but if you plan on making a big Easter dinner, I recommend either my Pot Roast or Rib Eye recipe.  I had so much fun preparing this meal!  I made most of it last night and we have been eating the leftovers all day today. My first two macaroon attempts were complete failures but this afternoon the boys and I pulled it together and came up with a macaroon we all were happy with.  Before I share my recipes I’ll share with you our typical approach to Easter, sans the “traditional” candy stuffed plastic eggs and over-sized chocolate bunnies.  [Read more...]

Baked Eggs

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First, when you have a chance, check out my guest blog post that I wrote for the amazing Melissa who runs The Clothes Make the Girl.

This meal felt like spring and reminded me that despite the rain here in Northern CA, warm weather and Easter bunnies are right around the corner.  I will definitely make these for brunch on Easter Sunday and probably a few more times in between now and then.  All three of my boys loved these yummy little baked eggs and Jaden was super excited about the possibilities of making them “a million different ways mom!!” [Read more...]