Southwest Scramble [RECIPE]

Southwest Scramble

Our Southwest Scramble is a hearty, flavor-filled way to start the morning! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Are you tired of the same breakfast day after day? Try our Southwest Scramble! It’s chock full of fresh veggies, black beans for extra protein and fiber, and a touch of jalapeno for a bit of heat. Serve it in warmed tortillas, or forget the added carbs and plate it with a bit of sausage and fresh fruit. Your taste buds will love it, your partner will crave it, and your body will thank you for starting the day with a healthy choice.  Read more of this post

Potato Pancakes [RECIPE]

Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes are a delicious and savory way to repurpose your leftovers.
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Did you make up a huge batch of mashed potatoes to go with your favorite fall feast? If you find that you’re left with extras afterward, don’t toss them out! Save them and use them to make these potato pancakes for breakfast instead. They’re so delicious you may find yourself intentionally making heaps of potatoes in the future, just so you’ll have enough leftovers to fry these up again. Drizzled with ketchup, sour cream, or salsa, they’re the perfect substitute for hash browns and taste yummy alongside scrambled eggs or a hefty omelet. Read more of this post

Pineapple Jam

Pineapple Jam

Homemade pineapple jam makes a tasty addition to any breakfast or brunch. It can also be served warm as a glaze for ham or roasted pork, or served on top of ice cream to make a tropical sundae.

One of the easiest ways to give a splash of tropical flavor to your morning toast is to create this delicious jam made from shredded pineapple. It is also great over ice cream or served warm with roasted pork or chicken. If you want to make use of the entire pineapple, reserve the rind in a zip-top plastic bag and refrigerate for future use.

PREP

10 minutes

COOK

1 hour 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Juice of 2 limes
DIRECTIONS
  1. Peel the pineapple and grate the flesh – you should end up with about 2 cups. Put the pineapple and water in a small saucepan and cook over medium-low heat until the pineapple is soft, about 35 minutes.
  2. Add the sugar and lime juice and stir to combine. Cook until the mixture has thickened, about 45 to 60 minutes. Spoon the jam into a 16-ounce jar with a tight-fitting lid. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.
YIELDS

2 cups

© 2011 Jadeworks Entertainment

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

As healthy as they are delicious, blueberry muffins bake up light and fluffy and make for a portable breakfast or mid-morning snack.

Packed full of antioxidants and other healthy nutrients, farm-fresh blueberries infuse these muffins with tons of delicious spring flavor. Tossing the blueberries with some flour keeps them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins as they bake. Sprinkling granulated sugar on the unbaked muffin tops adds a little extra crunch.

PREP: 10 minutes
BAKE: 30 minutes
COOL: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Generously butter a standard 12-cup muffin pan and dust with flour, tapping out excess; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Working over the bowl, toss the blueberries in a fine sieve with about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the flour mixture to lightly coat; set aside the flour mixture and blueberries.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, add the reserved flour mixture, beating until just combined. Add milk, beating until just combined; do not overmix. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the blueberries. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake, rotating the pan halfway through, until the muffins are golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center of one muffin comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool 10 minutes. Turn the muffins on their sides in their cups, and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

YIELDS: 1 dozen

© 2011 Jadeworks Entertainment

Classic Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

Sweet pecans and savory cinnamon combine in these mouth-watering buns your family will love!
(Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Who doesn’t love the warm comfort and gooey deliciousness of cinnamon buns? The addition of pecans will make this recipe a family favorite, perfect for brunch or your mid-morning coffee break. Although this recipe may seem a little daunting for the beginning baker, it isn’t as difficult as it sounds. Just be sure to leave ample time for the dough to rise. Read more of this post