Blender Breakfast


This is a cool alternative to regular orange juice and is great for those who like to drink smoothies. I grew up on this breakfast drink, which my mom made on special occasions. ingredients. 1 can (6 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate 1 juice can of water 1 c. milk 1/4 c. sugar 1 tsp….

Broccoli Cheese Rice Casserole


I’ve decided that casseroles must be a midwest thing. As long as I’ve been living on the West coast (four years now) I’ve never once had someone offer me a casserole dish. Though when I was living in Long Beach, Calif., my next-door neighbor did say she’s had my mom’s Cheesy Hash Brown Bake (known…

Gorilla Bread


This morning my mom hosted my dad’s side of the family as well as my grandma (her mom) for breakfast. The kitchen table was laden with waffles, strawberries, pancakes, eggs, sausage, Blender Breakfast and this dessert bread, which my aunt (my mom’s sister) introduced to the family years ago. ingredients. 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3…

Grandma’s Pancakes


Growing up, breakfast was one of the best meals in our house. Be it omelettes, waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs or breakfast sandwiches; my mom knew how to do it right. Probably my favorite breakfast of all time would be pancakes (with a side of bacon). Any flavor pancake works well for me but for…

Bacon and Beer Mac and Cheese


This dish was inspired from a recipe I concocted one day when I lived in Long Beach, Calif., and had no milk to make Kraft Mac and Cheese. It tasted so great I thought I’d try making beer mac and cheese on purpose – but the homemade variety. ingredients. 6 c. beer (reserve 1/2 c.)…