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Eggs Baked In Avocado

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Avocados are hands down one of my favorite snacks and a great addition to just about anything!  When I am getting ready in the morning, I will crack eggs into my halved avocado and toss them in the oven.  In 20 minutes, I have a vitamin packed breakfast that is great to spread on bread or simply to enjoy with a spoon!

One big tip I have is to scoop out about 1-1.5 tablespoons of avocado (wide not deep) to create enough room for your egg. Otherwise it will overflow!

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Brussels Sprouts & Turkey Sausage Egg Bake

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As most of you know by now, I have a new obsession with putting shredded brussels sprouts in almost everything i cook lately, including this delicious egg bake!  Perfect for the lazy Sunday, this brussels sprout egg bake is an easy healthy option to feed a large crew.

Perfectly pairs with mimosas and Bloody Mary’s! 😉

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Heirloom Tomato Quiche

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Last night I decided to head back to the suburbs for a quiet night away from the sirens and taxi horns and I’m so glad I did!  I feel like since starting my new job and moving downtown I just haven’t taken a second to just relax and actually truly cook.

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Easter Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake wit Cream Cheese Frosting

My love for carrot cake goes way back!  On my first birthday, my mom had called up my dad to grab a cake for me on his way home from the office. Out of all the chocolate, sprinkles, and ice cream cakes, my dad decided to go with carrot cake . Lets just say my mom was rather confused by his choice, but little did she know I would have a carrot cake for my birthday every birthday since!

I thought I would share my favorite carrot cake recipe with you for this Easter holiday! Read more

Lazy Jane’s Café- Madison

Lazy Jane's Madison Wisconsin

1358 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703

Located in the Marquette Neighborhood of Madison, Wisconsin, Lazy Janes Café is a must stop for all scone lovers. Their fresh scones are the envy of every other bakery in Madison. Embracing the impact of Madison’s hippie culture, this adorable café makes its home in a corky colorful house.  Mismatched mirrors line the stairway and a rolling pin and meat tenderizer replace the door handles.

If you are patient enough to mingle in line on the weekend, you will never be let down by the friendly waitstaff and one of a kind menu options. From a full egg breakfast to a berry scone and cappuccino, Lazy Jane’s menu has a little something for everyone. The vegetarians and vegans even go crazy for this spot!    Read more

Double Chocolate Soufflé

Bourbon County Chocolate Souffle

I chose to wrap up my food and beer pairing experiment with Goose Island’s Bourbon County, not only because its personally one of my favorite beers, but because I find it fascinating that Goose Island actually pioneered the now so highly sought after bourbon-aged beer. Read more

Valentines Day Pancakes & Eggs

Pancakes and Eggs

I don’t think it can get much better than someone bringing you breakfast in bed, especially on Valentines Day! Hint.. hint.. to all you men out there! These pancakes will keep it romantic, but not too cheesy!

As confusing and intimidating Valentines day can be, I always say the more simple the better! Sure, every girl would love to walk into a room filled with roses, but lets be realistic here! No one can get upset about breakfast in bed.

Pancakes filled with heart shaped eggs? Yeah you’ve got it, but they are way more simple to make than you would ever believe! For me, I can never decided between sweet and savory for breakfast and I must say that these always do the trick! Read more

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