call your mother – park view

I made the mistake of going here opening weekend. I don’t know why I thought I would be able to just walk in.  There was a line down the block.  Oh well, I would go another day.  That day came about a month later when I was in the neighborhood on a weekday morning. The…

Parmesan Thyme Scone

What I made: Parmesan Thyme Scone Original recipe or did I make it myself? I made it myself!  I adapted it from another scone recipe I already had. A savory scone for breakfast? Why not?  I was inspired by a scone from Wydown, a great little coffee shop near my house.  My bf/fiancé and I like…

Bourbon Brioche French Toast

Contrary to my numerous boozy food posts, I don’t have it readily available at home. Every now and then, I’ll have a bottle of bourbon around for a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned cocktail, and when I do, I can’t resist a boozy recipe. Recently, I had a bottle in the house, and thought it…

Bacon Blue Cheese and Scallion Scones

One of my closest friends, and fellow culinary classmate, sent me a recipe from King Arthur Flour for bacon, cheddar, and chive scones. We like to send each other recipes, test them out, and compare notes. This recipe was highly rated, and we were both excited about trying it. I, however, didn’t have any cheddar…

Parks and Rec Diner

A couple of weeks ago, my bf and I went to Detroit to do a little sightseeing and meet my parents.  Detroit has turned into such a foodie city, and I was looking forward to trying out all the new places like the Parks and Rec Diner. No, it’s not a Parks and Rec show…

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes

It’s Monday and I’m toiling away at the office, but I can only think of the blueberry cornmeal pancakes I made over the weekend. I still had blueberries left over from my blueberry cornbread recipe. I was really in the mood for blueberry pancakes but didn’t want to make traditional ones. I found a recipe…

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

I originally made this banana chocolate chip bread as muffins a few years ago while visiting a friend in DC.  I was inspired to try it again when a friend here had four over ripe bananas lying around. He described them as dark brown, which is great, but I didn’t expect them to be quite…

Sausage and Cheddar Biscuits

It’s the weekend, and you’re low on funds, yet you still want a good-ish breakfast. What do you do? You grab a leftover tube of sage sausage and cheddar cheese scraps, and make these sausage and cheddar biscuits. I found the recipe on King Arthur Flour’s website and decided to give it a try. The…

Ginger Pull-Apart Bread with Lemon Glaze

I love it when a recipe comes together out of nowhere. Like this ginger pull-apart bread with lemon glaze. My breakfast options were limited this weekend. I didn’t have milk, so no pancakes or waffles. I ran out of bread, so no bacon and toast with eggs. And no bacon, which left me with eggs…

Sausage Egg and Cheese Sandwich

When I was a stay at home mom, Miles would wake up to a homemade breakfast all most every morning. The only exception was when he wanted cereal. Now that I’m a single mom working full time, it’s toast every day. Sometimes I’ll batch cook waffles or scones, but it’s usually just the toast. Today…

English Muffins

I’ve had an English muffin bread recipe sitting around for a while now that I’ve never been motivated to try, and I’ve realized that it’s because I really want to make English muffins. Most of the recipes I found showed English muffins that looked like they came from the market, fully of nooks and crannies….

Chocolate Chip Scones

When Miles was younger I would make him chocolate chip muffins in large batches, wrap them individually, and keep them in the freezer for him to eat for breakfast before school. Now that he’s older, I’ve gotten slightly more sophisticated and upgraded to chocolate chip scones. This actually started out as a biscuit recipe, but…