Banana Streusel Coffee Cake

Brunch is the BEST. Seriously the best.   It's like the Disney princess of meals - birds chirping, sun shining, cake before 10am…..pretty much best morning ever. Plus I get booze before noon and cinnamon rolls are considered a "side dish".   Only I'm not going to lie, probably what I love most about brunch is that I DON'T make it. Sunday morning is usually a big enough struggle to draw straight eyeliner or locate my purse, so when someone else makes me coffee…pours my … [Read more...]

Vegan Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread (Monkey Bread)

  Woo! So excited for brunch this Sunday! Bring on the pancakes, pastries, omelets, and mimosas! Flowers are blooming and the weather's getting warmer, but I think my favorite part about Spring is that every other weekend is some new excuse to celebrate with Brunch! (Easter? Mom's Day?? Wedding Showers??). Mom - totally excited to celebrate your awesomeness on Mother's Day. But I'm kind of really excited to celebrate that all-you-can-eat brunch buffet too...   Andddd I know … [Read more...]

Spring Vegetable Frittata

After the past few posts I bet you guys were starting to wonder if you were ever going to see another vegetable on the blog! French toast... doughnuts... crumb cake... umm...can you guess which end of the Easter buffet line I start on??   Luckily for my insulin levels -  the final recipe for my 3 month magazine series with McHenry County Magazine is a super yummy Spring Vegetable Frittata! I'm really excited to share this recipe with you all because I think its kind of a unique take … [Read more...]

Baked Powdered Sugar Doughnut Holes – Easter Bunnies!

Can you all believe the first day of Spring was this week?? I kind of feel like someone is lying to us. Like they know we're all getting super antsy with this crazy snowy weather. So to keep us calm they decided to announce it was the first day of spring.   Didn't fool me weatherman!   I know snow when I see snow. As long as I have to zip up my  winter boots and apply chap stick like an addict it is still winter.   Luckily Easter is right around the … [Read more...]

Skinny Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

  Cinnamon. Crumb. Coffee Cake. ...French Toast Souffle...Sun dried tomato Goat Cheese Quiche....Banana Streusel Muffins...Mmm..mmm...what do these all have in common?? Besides sticking to the butts of even you super humans out there training for your spring half marathons... ?   Haha umm....actually - pretty much nothing you all care about. It's just everything I want to wolf down at Easter Brunch.   So in order to justify my brunch obsession I'm going to be … [Read more...]