Category Archives: Breakfast

Acorn Pancakes with Bacon

Acorn Pancakes with Bacon at Traditional-Foods.com

Realizing the sticking power of acorns in any recipe, I now view pancakes through a different prism. Pancakes that always seemed more like “fluff” to me have now become an actual meal. Acorns are a “no-fluff” ingredients to add to almost any baked good. (Read more about foraging for and cooking with acorns.) You can…

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola @ Traditional-Foods.com

It’s been years since I’ve made granola, years since I’ve eaten it. Lauren’s post on granola making caught my eye because we had a gallon of oats in the pantry. When I got rained out of a morning of gardening, I knew this was the time, if the time was ever to be. Two questions…

Eggs in Pepper Rings

Eggs In Bell Peppers- @ Traditional-Foods.com

We eat a lot of eggs in this house and it certainly helps to mix things up a bit. For added flavor, nutrition, and eye appeal, I offer eggs fried in bell pepper rings. The idea flew around social media this summer and we finally got around to trying it. It’s actually pretty simple. Steps…

Baked Apples With Dates

Baked Apple @ Traditional-Foods.com

Why have I not developed a habit of baking apples? They are so quick to do and everyone loves them. This apple season I am determined to test a few variations on this theme. My first pass this season is inspired by Maria Meridith at Family Fresh Cooking. I love both walnuts and dates, so…

Peach Crisp with Almond Oatmeal Topping

Peach Crisp @ Traditional-Foods.com

When you hit a peach bonanza you can splurge with recipes you might not have tried otherwise. Unless there is a pile of peaches, they need no recipe. The first thing we do with ripe peaches is to peel and eat them, at least two peaches a piece. Juice runs down all our fingers. No…

Zucchini Pancakes

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Zucchini pancakes are a great meal for company or any time you need a special breakfast. They are quick, tasty, and make great use of over-grown zucchini. You can freeze your zucchini in advance and have the grated zucchini available all year round. You can freeze the pancakes themselves, as I discuss below. We use…

Mushroom Omelet with Beet Greens

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Now and then when I have the perfect ingredients to show off in an omelet, I forgo the usual egg scramble or frittata. An omelet is not much more work and it makes such a showpiece. There are two important keys to making a great omelet: You need a pan that is seasoned enough to…

Steamed Beet Greens and Fried Eggs

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Are you looking for something stunningly beautiful, highly nutritious and totally satisfying for breakfast? While many throw away their beet greens and cook just the roots, you will end up buying extra beets just to have enough greens for this dish. If you have a garden, you may plan a longer row of beets. That…