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Category: Breakfast

Apple Puff Pancake

Years ago… literally years ago… I visited Jenny at college in Minnesota to help her make the grand trek across the midwest back to Denver.  At the time, my grandma still lived in Minnesota so I was able to spend a couple of days with her before Jenny and I started the drive. While we were there, she made us the most amazing puffy pancakes.  I got the recipe the same day thinking it would be the perfect brunch food or something fun to pull out for brinner (breakfast for dinner). I finally got around to making it today.. for myself.. for none of the above.  I had one of those amazing mornings where I had the time to wander around the house and town and get errands run at a leisurely pace.  When I looked at the time it was mid afternoon and I was starving. The Husband was out and about so I made the pancake for myself.  And ate it.  All. It serves 4. It’s an entire pie tin full. I really love apple puff pancakes. The tartness of the apples balances the slight sweetness of the pancake and raisins.  Dusted with just…

Overnight Oats with Blackberries

Once upon a time, I lived in Kansas and spent my days wandering around a prairie counting spider webs. I’d like to say I made that up, but I didn’t. For ten weeks, I woke up at dawn, drove out to the middle of nowhere, and hiked through the grass with no one but myself to talk to. The summer as a whole was marvelous, but when I think about those days with the hot sun, endless boredom, and hundreds of spiders, it’s a little disheartening. What isn’t depressing about those days was the food. You see, being by myself, there was no one to see how much food I consumed so I’d eat a quick breakfast before leaving the house, take a break for second breakfast, then later have lunch, eat a snack on the drive back, and be ready for dinner when I got home. Second breakfast was typically overnight oats. The perfect cold, creamy, delicious meal to help me survive the long hour to lunch. If you haven’t tried overnight oats, you should change that now. They are a blank canvas to which you can…