Breakfast Recipes

Here you will find some of my favorite breakfast recipes that I like to serve to my family.

Morning Muffins Recipe

October 20, 2014 4 Comments
Morning Muffins Recipe

Incredible Muffins for the Morning My wife Meg decided to prepare these incredibly tasty muffins with lots of healthy ingredients like carrots, raisins, apple and parsnips after reading about them in the WSJ weekend edition. She did substitute unsweetened shredded coconut for sweetened because that’s what we had on hand and I don’t think it […]

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Chunky Monkey Pancakes Recipe

July 28, 2014 0 Comments
Chunky Monkey Pancakes Recipe

My Daughter’s Favorite Pancakes – Chunky Monkey Patties I’m guessing there are many recipes out there called Chunky Monkey Pancakes but this recipe comes from my daughter’s 8th grade teachers “eBoard” where she posts homework, projects, AND recipes. I’m not sure where her teacher found this recipe for “Chunky Monkey Patties” but it is definitely […]

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Homemade Oatmeal Scones Recipe

February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Homemade Oatmeal Scones Recipe

A First Attempt At Making Homemade Scones Our friend Betsy is a dance movement therapist and is working with my daughter Maddie and me to stretch our muscles and strengthen our cores. For Maddie, it is to help her with cerebral palsy, for me it is to help me deal with the years. Betsy’s husband […]

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The Priests Omelette Recipe

January 29, 2014 3 Comments
The Priests Omelette Recipe

  Not sure why Chef Eric Arrouze calls this a “Priest’s Omelette” but it sure looks delicious and any recipe that calls for crème fraîche can’t be that bad. Chef Arrouze is from France where they spell omelet, omelette which is fine with me. Here’s what he says about this tasty looking recipe, A decadent […]

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How to Soft Boil Eggs

January 17, 2014 10 Comments
How to Soft Boil Eggs

  How to Prepare Soft Boiled Eggs Crack! The shell breaks and the top comes off. Gooey, the yolk drips down the side. This is a soft-boiled egg. I’m not sure if soft boiled eggs are as popular now as when I was a kid growing up in the 60’s but I sure have great […]

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Scrambled Eggs, Queso Frito and Spanish Potatoes

April 24, 2011 0 Comments
Scrambled Eggs, Queso Frito and Spanish Potatoes

 A Spanish Breakfast Treat Last post I told you about my Breakfast with Monica. This post includes the recipes for her Scrambled Eggs with Bacon, Queso Frito (fried cheese) and Spanish potatoes as sent to me from Monica. Here is how Monica introduced her recipes: It is always a challenge to have The Reluctant Gourmet […]

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Breakfast with Monica

April 18, 2011 2 Comments
Breakfast with Monica

This weekend we visited with our friends Armando and Monica. Monica is from Venezuela and a wonderful cook.  On Sunday morning we were treated to a Spanish style breakfast that she whipped together with what she had on hand in her refrigerator. Monica was going to make Spanish omelets but decided to make Scramble Eggs […]

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Crepes or Danish Pancakes

February 1, 2011 17 Comments
Crepes or Danish Pancakes

My Daughter’s Post About Danish Pancakes The kids enjoyed a snow day last week so I asked my 11 year old daughter to write a post about one of her favorite breakfast treats – crepes or as we call them around here, Danish pancakes. These Danish pancakes, pandekager, should not be confused with another Danish […]

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Winter Fruit Bowl Recipe

December 13, 2010 0 Comments
Winter Fruit Bowl Recipe

This is one of my wife’s favorite recipes during the holidays starting on Thanksgiving when fresh cranberries are easy to find.  You can make it with frozen cranberries but I suggest you find whole fresh ones if available. It’s a very simple recipe and you can play around with the ingredients based on what you […]

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French Toast Recipe

June 25, 2010 2 Comments
French Toast Recipe

How to Make French Toast The Perfect Reason To Get Up In The Morning by contributing writer Chef Mark R. Vogel Why is French toast called “French” toast?  It didn’t originate in France.  In fact, despite its Francophilic title, there is nothing inherently French about French toast.  It is a dish that spans numerous countries […]

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