Strawberry, Basil, & Balsamic Parfaits

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes   Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups Greek yogurt (non-fat, low fat, full fat your choice) 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 1 cup granola 2 tbs honey 2 tbs balsamic glaze or aged balsamic vinegar 1 tbs sugar zest of one lemon + 1/2 of the lemon's… Continue reading Strawberry, Basil, & Balsamic Parfaits


On-The-Go Granola Breakfast Wrap

I am a self-diagnosed oatmealaholic. I would say 99 days out of 100 I'm eating oatmeal. I may get adventurous and add a banana or sliced almonds, but for the most part it is just oatmeal. So when I found out that oatmeal wasn't a practical breakfast choice while working at Lush Bakery, I knew… Continue reading On-The-Go Granola Breakfast Wrap


Eggnog French Toast

This dish is the slam dunk of the Christmas Brunch menu. From the outside it is just another traditional French toast dish. But one bite into the flaky and delicate brioche toast and you know you are eating something special. Rich and creamy eggnog starts the batter for the bread. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, and… Continue reading Eggnog French Toast

Breakfast, Desserts, Salads and Side Dishes

Almond Spiced Pears with Fresh Berries

I wanted to add a sweet and fruity dish to my Christmas Brunch menu without making it too sweet and desserty. I found a recipe for poached peaches that inspired this dish, a poached pear dish that comes to life with almond liqueur, cinnamon sticks, and fresh berries. The almond extract and almond liqueur warm… Continue reading Almond Spiced Pears with Fresh Berries