Breakfast Recipes

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    June 18, 2014

    Five Ways To Cook Green Tomatoes (Other Than Frying Them)

    Whenever you buy green tomatoes, you're most likely going to fry them. Am I right? And that's definitely not a bad thing, but you can do so much more with the beautiful under-ripe fruits. Green tomatoes are certainly available in grocery stores and farmers markets, even at the beginning of the summe ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Celebrate Mardi Gras: Five Alternatives to the Classic King Cake

    This year, Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, March 4. Also known as "Fat Tuesday," it's the last night to indulge in rich, fatty foods before Ash Wednesday, when the ritual fasting of the Lent begins. But for us, it's really just an excuse to party and eat King Cake. The most popular Mardi Gras treat, K ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Five Ways to Eat Chocolate for Breakfast

    In honor of February, Valentine's Day, and what is basically (for us at least) a month of unashamedly consuming chocolate, we're bringing you five delicious chocolate recipes that are completely acceptable as your first meal of the day. From chewy oatmeal bars to cocoa-punched pancakes, here are Fi ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    All That Glitters Isn't Gold at Mr. Peeples

    From the food to the atmosphere, Mr. Peeples is best described as sweet and mushy.

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    December 17, 2013

    Celebrate National Maple Syrup Day (TODAY!) With the Real Stuff From New England

    I give credit to my husband for introducing me to a number of foods I had unintentionally excluded from my diet, including, but not limited to, kimchi, sardines, and pear lambic. Now, I love all three. The "new" food I most associate with my better half, however, is real maple syrup. Shortly after ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    Family Coming Into Town For the Holidays? Here Are 10 Super-Sized Breakfast Recipes

    Seriously, y'all. Christmas will be here before you know it, and family members will be knocking on your door as you welcome them over for the holidays. Soon your home will be filled with aunts, uncles, children, grandparents and everyone else in between. Yes, having a bunch of family members in on ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Doughnut Spots

    The rest of the best 2013.

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    October 17, 2013

    Top 10 Pumpkin Seed Recipes: Don't Waste Any Part of Your Jack-O-Lantern!

    Millions of people carve pumpkins every year as Halloween nears. While it is loads of fun to create an image, design or simple Jack-O-Lantern face on the front of a pumpkin, the best part is often discarded and forgotten about; I'm talking about the seeds. I always thought the stringy flesh of a pu ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Ten Easy and Healthy Before-School Meals

    The first meal of the day for kids is the most important meal of the day, but it is hard to whip together a nutritious breakfast for your kids when they are running out the door to catch the bus or drive to school. So, you resort to just cereal, a granola bar, something from the drive-thru or nothin ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Cap'n Crunch French Toast: Simple, But Oh So Good

    One of my biggest cereal weaknesses is Cap'n Crunch. Next to Froot Loops, it is one of those cereal boxes I just can't keep my hands out of. Because I love me some Cap'n Crunch cereal, I decided to find a creative way to incorporate it into another favorite breakfast dish of mine, French toast. Aft ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Ten Kicked-Up Breakfast For Dinner Dishes... Because Breakfast Is Good Any Time Of The Day

    Growing up, If I got to eat breakfast at any other time of the day than in the morning, it was always a treat. Whenever I saw it was breakfast for lunch day on the cafeteria lunch menu, I literally jumped for joy at the thought of having bacon, eggs and pancakes with tons of maple syrup instead of a ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Jack in the Box Breakfast: The High/Low Experiment

    I'm not sure how I could live less than a mile from a Jack in the Box for almost four years and not know they serve breakfast 24 hours a day. HELLO! Not only do I love breakfast, I love breakfast for dinner, or as a late night snack. When I realized I could have been eating breakfast sandwiches at 2 ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    The Non-Pressure Test: Make Hollandaise & Eggs Benedict Like a MasterChef

    Masterchef is back (and with another Houstonian in the mix)! We've been loving the season so far, especially the pressure tests. But with a pissed-off Ramsay, daunting time restraints and cameras right in the contestants' faces waiting for them to break down in an ugly cry in front of the judges an ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 13, 2013

    Where to Eat on Father's Day

    Treat Dad to Something Sweet and Something with Meat.

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    June 3, 2013

    How To: Make Pancakes with Muffin Mix

    One of my college roommates loved to make breakfast for almost every meal. Can you blame her? Pancakes, eggs, toast and cereal are always good options whenever you're hungry. Being college students, most of our meals were eaten at odd times due to late-night studying, weird class schedules or runni ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    5 Simple Breakfast-in-Bed Meals and Morning Cocktails for Mom

    On Mother's Day, Mom deserves royal treatment. What better way to make her feel like the queen she is than to make her breakfast in bed (and serve up some morning cocktails)? While the kids make breakfast, Dad can whip up a cocktail to complement her scrumptious and relaxing meal. He can also make n ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Copycat Recipe: Max's Wine Dive's The "RVP"

    If you've never been to brunch at Max's Wine Dive and you enjoy lovely things like hot cakes, wings and fresh mimosas, I urge you to check it out (they even do brunch on Fridays). Until then, I'm sharing a copycat recipe for one my favorite MWD brunch dishes -- The "RVP." That's a stack of fluffy an ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Mini Chicken Meatballs, Skinny Fettucini Alfredo & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Argentine cuisine.

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    February 7, 2013

    Eating Our Hearts Out

    100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City

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    February 7, 2013

    Top 5 Foods to Make in the Microwave: What I Learned in College

    For the first two years of college I lived in the dorms. As nice as it was to be on campus and not have to worry about battling for a parking space every single day, I did not have the opportunity to cook. Yes, we had a "kitchen" in the residence halls, but let's face it, I wasn't going to haul all ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Stacked Nutella, Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed Heart-Shaped French Toast

    Valentine's Day is one of the only days in the year where anything you eat can come shaped as a heart and be uberly sweet. Before you begin a sweet-filled day with boxes of chocolate, chocolate-covered strawberries and packages of conversation hearts, take a whack at this dessert French toast treat ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Fat-Burning Chickpea Muffins

    When I came across this recipe on Pinterest for chickpea muffins that apparently have super powers to burn fat, I thought this would be a great recipe to share with everyone for the New Year. The number one resolution for each New Year is to lose weight, so why not help the cause by giving people a ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Christmas Tree Pancakes

    Are you looking for a fun breakfast to make on Christmas morning? Pinterest is here to help you find the cheeriest breakfast your kids (and you) will love. It's a simple Bisquick pancake recipe with an extra addition of green food coloring. Turn your plain pancakes green and stack to make a beautif ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Breakfast on Christmas Morning: Monkey Bread Muffins

    My mom has made monkey bread for breakfast on a few Christmas mornings. There is nothing better than waking up to the sweet sugary smell of monkey bread baking in the oven. It's sticky, sweet and each little bite melts in your mouth. Making monkey bread from scratch can be a bit challenging if you' ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Battle of the Zucchini Pancakes

    Zucchini pancakes are pretty high up on my list of perfect foods. They are simple to make, so tasty and delicious, and perfect for any meal or just a snack. They also freeze beautifully, so they make a wonderful way to use up a bumper crop of zucchini--a person can only eat so much zucchini bread, y ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Latkes, Matzoh Ball Soup and More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week: my weekly meal ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Spice Things Up With Fruitcake French Toast

    Fruitcake is one of those things that you either love or hate. I just so happen to really enjoy a slice of fruitcake (although it must be a small slice or my teeth will rot). As a child I never understood why my grandma would force me to eat a slice each year -- I only ate desserts if they were mad ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Banana Bread Pancakes

    Banana pancakes are one of my absolute favorite things to eat for breakfast ... or for breakfast for dinner. There's something about the aroma of bananas, sugar, maple syrup and butter that makes me so warm inside. When I came across this pin for banana bread pancakes, I jumped for joy. Next to ban ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Donut Pancakes for National Donut Day

    To celebrate National Donut Day, I decided to find a donut recipe on Pinterest. Instead of making ordinary fried donuts or baked cake donuts, I stumbled upon this blogger's interesting rendition of donuts for breakfast: donut pancakes. Here's how to whip up a batch.

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    October 19, 2012

    5 Other Uses for Pumpkin Pie Spice Besides Pumpkin Pie

    First things first: It's not like pumpkin pie spice is saffron-level expensive. An ounce of the stuff at Penzey's is only about $4. On the other hand, pumpkin pie spice is -- to me -- the spice equivalent of a unitasker in the kitchen: a tool that serves only one purpose, and not a purpose employed ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? French Toast Dumplings

    When I was in elementary school, my dad took me to Burger King every once in a while to get the delicious miniature French Toast Sticks. Being able to dunk the scrumptious bite-size French Toast Sticks into the package of maple syrup always made my day. So, when I came across these breakfast pillow ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Blackberry Sticky Buns

    One of my new favorite talk shows is The Chew. It's a morning talk show with co-hosts Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Michael Symon and Daphne Oz. They talk about recipes, tips and tricks for hosting parties, how to dress, eat healthy and other lifestyle topics. Daphne Oz, author of The Dor ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    How To: Eggs Benedict & What I Wish I Had Known

    Making the perfect Eggs Benedict is pretty difficult, I'm not going to lie. Not only do you need to poach two eggs, but you must create a Hollandaise Sauce, toast an English muffin (unless you're making your own) and griddle two slices of Canadian bacon. I've seen Food Network stars make Eggs Bened ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Happy Apple Week: Day Five -- Apple & Cheddar Scones

    It's the end of Apple Week, bringing me to the last apple-based recipe: apple and cheddar scones. Smitten Kitchen is one of my favorite blogs to read and I've had my eye on the apple and cheddar scones recipe for a while. I've never baked scones before, but have always been intrigued by their fluf ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Happy Apple Week: Day Two -- Apple Cinnamon Muffins

    My house officially smells like apples because of all the apple recipes I have been making. For the second day of Apple Week, I have made apple cinnamon muffins with a buttery and sugary crumble on top. I decided to make mini muffins because I love anything bite-size. One, they're adorable. Two, th ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Sweet and Simple: How to Make Baked Doughnuts

    Although I haven't lived abroad in a very long time, I still enjoy reading about improvising American foods in foreign countries where certain Western supplies are limited. One of my favorite sources of recipes is The Home Away, a fantastic blog for folks living overseas "at home but away from home. ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    The Non-Pressure Test: Make Eggs Like A Masterchef Part I

    Last week on Masterchef (team Christine!), the contestants were put to the ultimate culinary 101 pressure test when asked to cook the perfect egg...four 20 minutes. Ramsay and his fellow judges were looking for the "one perfect soft-boiled egg," "one impeccable, sunny-side-up fried egg," ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Burger Guys Bad-Ass Brunch Is Back

    5 things to know before you go

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    April 16, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week?

    I've promised my fiancé latkes, so this week, I'll be making potato pancakes with a twist. My sweet potato pancakes will balance perfectly with some of the other meals I have planned. Here's what I'm making: Sundried Tomato Chicken Sausage & Peppers Spiced Pork Loin w/ Sweet Potato Pancakes S ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Recipe: Flourless Cloud Bread

    I gave up bread for Lent, which has been a huge pain in the ass because bread is a major component of pretty much everything I think is delicious. I'm the girl who snags a loaf of warm, fresh-baked french bread from the bakery at the beginning of a shopping trip and ends up throwing a practically em ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

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    December 19, 2011

    What's Cooking This Week?

    Photo by Brooke ViggianoTry not to eat the whole plate - I dare you.​Happy Hanukkah (tomorrow)! This week, I'm going to impress my Jewish fiancé with a week-long (don't judge me for not going the full eight days) Hanukkah feast like he's never had before. Since he's been in grad school living ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011

    Holiday Breakfast: The Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Baked French Toast

    A houseful of Cajuns who've just downed a few bottles of champagne usually doesn't make for a quiet house, but somehow, this baked french toast casserole-type thing from The Pioneer Woman induced absolute silence amid the hustle and bustle on Thanksgiving morning. It was shocking. All eight of us we ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Cranberry Walnut Muffins

    Photo by Erin Boyle of Reading My Tea Leaves​This recipe is 20 years old this month, and I'll be taking the index card labeled Cranberry Bread out of my recipe box around this time every year until I'm 100, my fingers are arthritic and I just can't bake anymore, damn it. These muffins are guar ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Racing Rachael: Slurp Away

    Carrie Applegate Jaeger​So it's a hundred degrees out and what's for dinner tonight? A nice crisp salad? A no-fuss sandwich? Some grilled meat? Nope, not here. I decided on noodle bowls, the perfect hot-weather food. It's not too hot for a noodle bowl -- just crank down the a/c and eat up ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Top 5: Eggs Done Right

    New York Bagel.​I love eggs. Below are places to get the best egg dishes this fine city of Houston has to offer. 5. Frank's Grill This blue-collar eatery located off Mangum, inside 290, serves up huge portions to a customer base that generally has hearty appetites. When I'm flying solo, I ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Baked Eggs Over Creamed Spinach

    Got any leftover creamed spinach from the steakhouse or saag paneer from the Indian restaurant in the fridge? You can use them to make yourself a decadent breakfast. Baked eggs over creamed spinach is like an easy version of eggs Florentine. Heres’s the recipe. Butter a small baking dish, spread ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007

    Cookbooks: Getting Cheesy

    Texas cheesemaker Paula Lambert, founder of the Mozzarella Company in Dallas, has got a new cookbook out called Cheese, Glorious Cheese! (Simon & Schuster, $26.95). A lot of the recipes are really easy, like the "Gouda Bread Pudding" I just made for breakfast. You chop up some bread and toss it with ... More >>

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    August 8, 2002

    How Do You Take It?

    Our intrepid driving diner discovers the Bright & Early Coffee stand and why Houstonians like their brew weak

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