Category Archives: Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Tortilla Crusted Tomato Bacon Cheddar Quiche

If you fear making pie crust, but love quiche, you’re in luck. These delightful tomato bacon mini quiches are made with flour tortillas. On a whim I lightly cooked raw tortillas from TortillaLand and placed each in a tart pan … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Dessert Tacos Celebrate the New Bar Food

In August we are making our way to Asheville, North Carolina for the Asheville Wine and Food Festival. The three day event kicks off August 21 with ELIXIR a cocktail mix-off by over twenty of  the best bartenders in town. … Continue reading

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Venison Sausage Gravy with Sage Biscuits

In my last Sunday’s post, I presented you with a black pepper-herbed biscuit and fried green tomatoes.  I promised to return with sausage gravy biscuits in a celebration of southeastern cuisine, which has become refined in the last ten years, … Continue reading

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Baked Avocado Egg with Lime Hollandaise Sauce

If you love avocados and if you love runny eggs, this may be your perfect breakfast. You will see this on a lot of blogs so I had to make it just a little more special. I added some lime … Continue reading

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Bacon Apple Pancakes

Bacon apple pancakes was the least thing I was thinking about earlier in the week. Then suddenly two snow days and 3 more sick days later, I found myself wanting to make a special breakfast for two little boys. This … Continue reading

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Green Kombucha Smoothie

Green Kombucha Smoothie made with spinach, avocado, apple, and mango is surprisingly good and super healthy. I feel good bringing you smoothie recipes because I have smoothie testers. Picky eaters who don’t eat many vegetables, but love their green smoothies. … Continue reading

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Autumn Brunch: Baked Eggs with Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Hash

Sometimes good things lead to better things and that’s exactly what happened when these eggs made their way into yet another new dish. It was only last week that I discovered sunny side up eggs could be oven fried. From … Continue reading

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Oven Fried Sunny Side Up Eggs

Editor’s Note: Since this post was written, I did this video. Oven Fried Sunny Side Up Eggs! Who knew. I didn’t know. I accidentally discovered this today when I was making bacon in the oven on my new Lodge griddle. … Continue reading

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Egg in a Hole with Parmesan Cheese

Do you remember the movie Moonstruck? I loved Cher’s role as an near homely spinster, engaged to an older mama’s boy, who falls in love with someone who can truly light her fire. Suddenly, she comes alive, gets her hair … Continue reading

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Cornflake Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders and Cookbook Review for Breakfast for Dinner

Cornflake Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders are my go to chicken recipe when I’m looking for a snack for kids, lunch for anyone or an easy dinner. The baking, not frying, blew me away because they were just as crispy to … Continue reading

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Blueberry Thyme Biscuits with Blueberry Honey

I have a generous herb garden which leads me to baking things like blueberry thyme biscuits which call for a slathering of blueberry honey made by bees that pollinated the blueberry bushes where I picked these berries. These are not … Continue reading

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Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

You see a theme here lately; it’s blueberries. It’s what happens every July when the Golden Bell Blueberry Farm opens up for picking behind my house. This morning it was blueberry buttermilk muffins with crumb topping. I adapted the recipe … Continue reading

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Red White & Blue Fluffy Biscuits

Hey America, here are some red, white and blue biscuits to celebrate your 237th birthday on July 4th.  They are fluffy, light and a slight variation on my most favorite buttermilk Southern biscuit.  I added in a touch more flour … Continue reading

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Spelt and Flax Pancakes with Cinnamon, Vanilla and Orange Zest

My inspiration for healthy spelt and flax pancakes with cinnamon and orange zest comes from my favorite french dessert, Crepes Suzette, only this is a little healthier. Orange zest is powerful and pleasurable and a little goes a long way … Continue reading

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Maple Buttermilk Scones with Lavender Sea Salt

Maple Buttermilk Scones with Lavender Sea Salt is an evolutionary, maybe revolutionary scone. The inspiration and most of the maple scone recipe came from a post on the  Lives and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch. You know it’s a funny blog … Continue reading

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Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits for a Sunday Morning

Bacon Cheddar Chive Biscuits are the perfect biscuit for a Sunday morning. There is time to fry the bacon, grate the cheese and go out the garden to snip off some fresh chives. I mentioned morning, but these biscuits travel … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Biscuits and a New Biscuit Making Tip

Sweet potato biscuits are new to my kitchen.  I added in some tumeric which helps to wake them up along with cinnamon, but the flavor that is most predominant is the sweet potato and that’s as it should be. Be … Continue reading

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Baked Egg, Potato and Spinach Casserole and a Kutsko Cutting Board Give Away

If you’ve ever read Spinach Tiger before you have to know I love eggs and it would only make sense that an individual baked egg and spinach casserole would have to show up one day. This one came from the … Continue reading

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Baked Frittata with Spaghetti and Broccoli

Baked frittata with spaghetti and broccoli could be baked frittata with any kind of pasta and veggie, because it’s all about using the left overs to drive home a protein packed, healthy breakfast lunch or dinner. I needed some cooking … Continue reading

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My Best Homemade Fluffy Southern Biscuits for My Southern Husband

Since posting this recipe I’ve received a ton of emails thanking me for this recipe, because it works! Read the comments to see some of the positive feedback I continue to get. I can’t thank my readers enough for taking … Continue reading

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How to Make Pineapple Flowers for a Pineapple Breakfast Cake Made with Spelt Flour, Yogurt and Sucanat Sugar

This is one of those posts that I’m exploding all over to tell you about. Often baked goods that look good don’t taste good, ,  or just arent’ healthy. Often the “healthy” baked goods look anything but happy and often … Continue reading

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Pear Almond Clafoutis

Are you a stress eater or a stress baker/cook?  I tend to be a stress baker. When something falls out from under me and it’s really bad, I tend to run into the kitchen to get some control back. Last … Continue reading

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Apple Dutch Baby, A Pennsylvania Dutch Pancake

Up until recently, I was unfamiliar with this type of pancake or breakfast. I  would eye it on other blogs, but not pay a lot of attention to it. It looked complicated and not something I had time for. How … Continue reading

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Spaghetti for Breakfast with Poached Eggs and Tomato Jam

As a food and cooking enthusiast, I have my secret fantasies? I play the game “if I had a restaurant.” I know exactly the approach I would take. Much of it would be the kind of food I cook here. … Continue reading

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Banana Chocolate Chunk Nutella Muffins

Two’s company, three’s a crowd. Not a problem when the crowd is three over-ripe bananas pushing their way to fame with chopped dark Belgium chocolate, and Nutella. This combination is all the rage and for good reason. This was a … Continue reading

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Kale and Farm Fresh Poached Eggs

This is an ordinary post showing my ordinary breakfast. Every Saturday I go to the Franklin Farmer’s Market. I look for the seasonal items, but I almost always return home with kale and eggs, which are staples for me. I … Continue reading

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Healthy Honey Banana Spelt Pancakes

Editor’s Note: I’ve recently altered this recipe slightly, by reducing the honey and adding in buttermilk.) My recent post on facebook sparked some fun yesterday. It’s a true conversation I had with Retro Rose (my mom). Another Retro Rose Moment: … Continue reading

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Healthy Strawberry Spelt Pancakes and Bradley Kountry Acres Strawberry Picking

Have you ever picked your own strawberries? We did this last week and it was one of best field trips we’ve done. Bradley Kountry Acres, a family owned farm, less than an hour outside of Nashville in Cottonwood, Tennessee is … Continue reading

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Best Southern Flakey Buttermilk Biscuits from a Biscuit Queen

Editor’s Note: Since this post, I have found what I believe to be the best buttermilk biscuit and wrote about it here. I also made a youtube video. The saddest thing in the history of my husband’s family is the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Poached Eggs

Do you like poached eggs as much as I do. Have you tried to make them and it’s been hit and miss? We’ve all had those days, where the yolk breaks, or gets too hard. When you have a day … Continue reading

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Potato Cake with a Ruffled Egg and Brussels Sprouts

Mashed potatoes serve as a great base for so many wonderful dishes. I don’t make them frequently, but when I do, I made more than enough to use again in another way, especially for potato cakes. Potato cakes were something … Continue reading

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Aretha Frankenstein’s Buttermilk Biscuits and Six Tips for Making Great Biscuits

Editor’s Note: Since this post, I have found what I believe to be the best buttermilk biscuit and wrote about it here. It’s a triumphant moment when you can bake a good biscuit. Scratch that. It’s a triumphant moment, when … Continue reading

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The Ruffled Egg, A French Inspiration of the Poached Egg

In my dream world, we spend our summers traveling Italy, Spain and France. We eat massive amounts of french bread with cold butter knowing we will walk it off. We slip into small obscure eateries where no one speaks English … Continue reading

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Banana Pancakes and Other Foods that Mothers Make

My intention today was to bring you a post that was Spinach Tiger fit, light and healthy. But then I had a better idea. Remember back when you were a child and you were eating your mom’s food. If you … Continue reading

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Aretha Frankensteins Pancake Mix: A Scary Good Give Away

Two summer’s ago, we went to Chattanooga and stumbled upon the coolest breakfast place with the funkiest name. Aretha Frankenstein’s. I took these pictures, not knowing I would have a food blog, and the owner, Jeff Brakebill, would one day … Continue reading

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Magda Zucchini Bake, When Chubby is Better than Slender

Do you like surprises? I do, especially when I go to the farmer’s market and see something I’ve never seen before. And, this happens frequently. I ask myself, “where have I been?” Eating on the moon, or just too comfortable … Continue reading

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Frittata for Easter Brunch

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is one delicious appetizer. And, a healthy snack. Prosciutto de Parma is salty, a tiny tiny bit sweet, and so deeply flavorful that it lingers on your taste buds. Asparagus is a beloved spring joy, so much … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Broccoli Basil Mozzarella Frittata

This is my first “baked” frittata. I have always followed in the footsteps of my mother, grandmother, great grandmother and made my frittatas on top of the stove, a method that takes a lot of practice and confidence, perhaps even … Continue reading

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Cast Iron Cooking: Blueberry Walnut Buttermilk Pancakes: My Own Throw Down

Are you like me, a city girl who thought cast iron cooking was “old fashioned” only for certain southern dishes, just not done any more now that we have our super duper all clad or YUCK teflon pans. Do you … Continue reading

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Aunt Else’s Aebleskiver Valentine’s Give Away

What do you think of when you think of Valentine’s day? If you’re like me, you think about food. That sounds funny; I should be saying I think about my husband. Well, what I really mean is I think about … Continue reading

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Baked Eggs – Decadent Holiday Breakfast and Ten Tips for Enjoying Holiday Cooking

After traipsing through six different grocery stores to be prepared for my company for Thanksgiving Day, I realized why many folks dread holiday cooking. The food shopping can be overwhelming on a number of levels, from worrying about who likes … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea and Prosciutto Frittata

I confirmed something I suspected about Spinach Tiger. She loves to cook more than she loves to eat. While many of the food bloggers came to the Food Buzz Festival in San Francisco with a list of “must try” restaurants, … Continue reading

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Peach Clafoutis, a Different Kind of Peaches and Cream, and a Word about Natasha

I love to brag about other food bloggers. It’s hard to explain the absolute necessity of food bloggers to another food blogger. Shakespeare could write his plays completely stand alone. However, it’s impossible to put out 3-5 posts a week … Continue reading

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Cooking Italy: Crespelles with Prosciutto, Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella

 Did you know that a crespelle is a crepe and originated in Italy, not in France. However, credit goes to France for running with them, and street corner “crepe stands” are common on the streets of Paris, while gelato shops … Continue reading

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South Beach Fresh Start Brunch

I named this South Beach Fresh Start Brunch for many reasons. It could easily be a part of the famous South Beach Diet, high in fiber, protein and no bread. It has the right complex carbs that are sanctioned and … Continue reading

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Carmella’s Asparagus with Poached Egg

I first saw an egg propped up on a row of asparagus at the table next to me on my last night in Rome two years ago. I wasn’t sure how I felt about that dish at the time, but … Continue reading

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Crepes Suzette, A Romantic Recipe

Whisk Wednesday schedule calls for rabbit today, but I opted out because I couldn’t find it, didn’t want to find it, and couldn’t bring myself to make stew on the muggiest day of the year. Now that my pathetic excuses … Continue reading

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Rosemary Bread – Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes

If you are afraid to bake your own bread, try this bread. It’s fabulous and it will be gone quickly. It’s no fail. It’s no knead. And, you can put your own spin to it. I did by adding in … Continue reading

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Frittata with Yellow Squash, Yellow Peppers

I need to be careful about the things I promise. I promised a frittata using the left over potatoes and mushrooms from this dish. I have made at least one hundred picture perfect frittatas. I have been scrambling eggs since … Continue reading

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Crepes with Pears, Walnuts, and Feta Cheese

Every time I reach for a cake pan or a tart pan in my lower kitchen cabinet, this little black crepe pan falls down, and I stick it back in a place it doesn’t seem to fit. This has been … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Dorie, Blueberry Crumb Coffee Cake

Tuesdays with Dorie has over 200 members who make the same recipe and post each Tuesday. Joining this group is exciting because it is currently closed and only opened up to new members for just for one day last week, … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Brioche with a Dark Chocolate Drizzle

These are just as delicious as they look, and how could they not be when they have white chocolate inside and dark chocolate outside? What a lovely idea for a breakfast bread served in bed on Valentine’s Day. After all, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Breakfast – His and Hers Eggs Wrapped in Potatoes and Spinach

Since the beginning of cooking history, food has been wrapped inside of food. But, I wonder if we do this for more than practical reasons. Perhaps, it’s just one more way to turn food into a gift. Wrapping food can … Continue reading

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