Busy Days and Recipe Round-Up

Breakfast and Brunch, Muffins, Scones, Side Salads | 7 comments

I know I haven’t been posting on my regular schedule lately. The Mother’s Day Gift Guide was no small undertaking. I’m very pleased that it was so well received by all of you! At the time I initially brainstormed the idea and launch date I had forgotten that Eric would be out of town that same week. I definitely only made it through that week on adrenaline. Add to that the headache of the domain name screw up.

Then I had a fun photo-shoot with Albuquerque The Magazine. Liz came over last week. We had a nice time styling the recipe together. She shot some photos of it for the magazine. And then it was my turn. Yikes! I definitely don’t love having my photo taken. I always feel so silly posing, but we still had a good time. You can check out my interview with Jessica Lynn and new summer recipe in the June issue.

I went out of town to visit a friend over the weekend. It was a nice break from reality and I got to see her school’s theater production that she directed. I headed home Sunday night but not without a flight delay first. I’m back and trying to get back in the routine of things. In the meantime, I do have some new recipes for you.


In the midst of all this I started writing for a new site: I’ll be contributing in their blog section weekly. This Spring Mix Salad with Raspberries I posted last week over at Tablespoon would be a wonderful salad for a Mother’s Day Brunch.

Do you do freezer cooking? I don’t stash my freezer with a month’s worth of food like these wonderful ladies do, but I do like to have a few things in there for busy days. We especially love having homemade breakfast goodies available in the freezer. These Pumpkin Carrot Cake Muffins are one of our new favorites for freezing. Be careful though, they’re so good they might not make it to the freezer!


Scones are one of my family’s favorite breakfast foods and though I don’t really need an excuse to make them, the upcoming celebration of Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a scone along with breakfast. Try these Oatmeal Raisin Scones I posted on Tablespoon.


GrowCookEat – Garden Tour

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I hope you didn’t miss GrowCookEat too much last week. I’m guessing you probably really liked the Mother’s Day gift ideas for “The Edible Gardener,” and all the fun giveaway items. The giveaway is over now, but if you still need shopping ideas for Mom (or maybe want to hint to your family what you [...]


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Aspiring Chef

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Congratulations! Melody (grand prize), The Rhea/Lane Families (giveaway #2), EssEppis (giveaway #3), Susan (giveaway #4), My McDonald Meal (giveaway #5), and Ashley (giveaway #6). I will be emailing you shortly. If you see this before then, go ahead and send me your US mailing address! I told you I saved the best for last, right? [...]


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Wine Enthusiast

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Congratulations to: Natalie (grand prize), Jenna (giveaway pack #2), Practically Spent (giveaway pack #3), and Heather (Salud Wine Aromas Rollette). I have emailed you all. Please respond as soon as possible. If I don’t hear from you within 72 hours, I’ll choose a new winner. Is your mom a full blown Wine Enthusiast or just [...]


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Edible Gardener

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Vintage Spoon Garden Markers

Is digging in the dirt more your mom’s style? Does she love to grow her own fruits and veggies? Check out this Mother’s Day gift guide that I’ve put together with The Edible Gardener in mind. I bet you’ll find something that’s perfect for her. And as always, don’t forget to check out the giveaway [...]


Mother’s Day Gift Guide: The Eco Mom

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Hand Dyed Linen Towels

Happy Earth Day! Organic. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Green. Sustainable. Global Warming. Composting. Are these terms in your mom’s daily vocabulary? If so, then this is the gift guide for her, The Eco Mom. Show your support for her interests and passions with a gift that will have meaning behind it. And as always, don’t forget [...]