Eggnog Ricotta Pancakes

These truly are the most perfect pancakes, in my opinion. They’re fluffy yet creamy, with all those delicious flavors of the holidays: vanilla, nutmeg & eggnog. Plus, they’re a huge hit with everyone at our table, which is always a gamble in a family of six!

Apple Fritter Bites

These bite sized fritters are packed with sweet apples & fragrant spices, then coated in a maple glaze that crackles when you bite into it. If you're going to splurge on a fried (gasp!) donut, this should be the one! I love to serve them when they are still warm, with either a cold glass of milk or my favorite morning coffee blend!

Turmeric & Molasses "Super Smoothie"

We've come up with a cold and creamy smoothie that has a warm, spicy kick (similar to cinnamon) but made with the new "it" superfood... turmeric. Just wait until you hear about all the ways that it can benefit your health; you'll be grabbing your blender each morning too!

Mom's Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This old fashioned standard has all the flavor you'd expect to find in a quick bread but is just as tender and satisfying as the best layer cakes. It's packed with four bananas, ensuring that unmistakable flavor, then slathered with a luxurious but classic cream cheese frosting.  This dessert doesn't need any frills delivered by decorations or piping bags; the cake really just speaks for itself.

Lemon & Cream Scones

After indulging in so many wonderful treats on our vacation, I wanted to make something just as fantastic for my family once we returned home (and back to reality). We didn't have much on hand but I knew I could whip up a batch of yummy scones by the time a pot of coffee finished brewing. The freshly squeezed lemon juice in both the batter and glaze make these light and tender scones remarkable!