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NATIONAL COOKIE MONTH

October is National Cookie Month and I’m teaming up with a great group of Bloggers to celebrate cookies! Each blogger is unique in the style they bring to the table so this should be fun.

Each week we will present fabulous cookie recipes along with tips, tricks and great ideas to make amazing cookies. The holidays are just around the corner so follow along this month and get ahead of the game. Organize, plan and put a few cookies in the freezer.  Then sit back and relax when everyone else is stressed out and a bit crazy. Wouldn’t that be nice!  … 

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Monday Morning Review: A Breakfast of Champions

What a busy time this past week has been. The garden is in full ‘try to keep up with me’ production and I’m thankful I am now at home full time to do just that. I have no idea how I managed before. My hat goes off to those who work full time and keep up with everything else too. I am grateful the hats that I wear are now only a select few.

This week’s review is a  focus on breakfast. While perusing my favorite blogs, the first morning meal posts are what drew me in. Maybe it’s because breakfast is such an important part of the day, but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s because breakfast has always been one of my favorite meals. So much so, I eat breakfast for lunch and dinner too!I hope you enjoy some of my favorites.

Monday Morning Review: Breakfast of Champions I have sneaked in a few of my own favorite breakfast posts too.  Hey, having your own blog should entitle you to a few special perks. :)

Monday Morning Review: Breakfast of Champions Espresso, Vanilla Bean and Cacao Nib Granola

Deliciously crunchy granola that is guaranteed to spread a mouth-watering aroma of espresso, chocolate and vanilla throughout the kitchen whilst being baked. ~ Butter and Brioche

Monday Morning Review: Breakfasts of Champions Breakfast Lasagna 

All of your favorite breakfast dishes in one. Layers of pancakes, eggs, sausage and maple béchamel, making this the most amazing lasagna you will ever eat. ~ A Dash of Sanity

Monday Morning Review: Breakfast of Champions Spring Quiche with Fresh Spinach, Shallots, Goat Cheese and Roasted Asparagus

The combination of fresh vegetables with the salty bite and tang of goat cheese is marvelous. ~ Pure Grace Farms

Monday Morning Review: Breakfasts of Champions German Pancakes

Delicious egg pancake that puffs in the oven. Buttery and light. A perfect breakfast or brunch entree. ~ Balm To My Soul

Monday Morning Review: Breakfast of Champions  Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash is uniquely delicious, featuring sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, sweet onions and spinach. Seasoned with garlic and a touch of chipotle, bringing great flavors together for a big, bowl of taste. ~ Pure Grace Farms

Monday Morning Review: Breakfasts of Champions Pumpkin Cinnamon Waffles

My family is “food oriented.” Meaning we are motivated, inspired and encouraged by food.  One of my favorite foods during the holidays is this Pumpkin Cinnamon Waffles recipe.  It’s awesome for breakfast, lunch or dinner. ~ A Mom’s Take

Monday Morning Review: Breakfast of Champions Blueberry Zucchini Bread With Kefir

A slice of bread combined with a glass of Blueberry Kefir makes a filling and healthy breakfast, and provides fuel for the day! ~ Upstate Ramblings

Monday Morning Review: Breakfasts of Champions Breakfast Cookies

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies are chock full of cranberries, walnuts and coconut. Perfect for a quick and healthy breakfast on the go or for a healthy snack anytime of day. ~ Pure Grace Farms

Have a wonderful week friends and eat your breakfast!

Blessings,
Shari

Monday Morning Review: Breakfast of Champions has been shared with:

*The Shady Porch: Party on the Porch *Smart School House: Whimsy Wednesday *Calm Healthy Sexy: Let’s Get Real *Ruffles and Rainboots: Thank Goodness it’s Thursday *Happy and Blessed Home: Family Fun Friday *The Diary of a Real Housewife: Friday Favorites

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Coming Home

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.” – Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

I made my way to San Diego this weekend and let me tell you it has been really rough. I mean, leaving 20 to 30 degree bone chilling weather, where I was bundled and snuggled up tight, to sit on a patio in sunny Southern California, drinking coffee and enjoying fresh oranges from a tree only 10 feet from my table, gee, it’s tough to handle. I’ll try though, I’m definitely giving it my best shot. Gingered Date Breakfast Bar- Pure and Simple Funny thing when one comes home, the roles of the past sneak back all too easily. I am a competent woman, strong and determined, pushing to succeed in all that I do, but as the youngest of three strong determined women in our family, I begin to blend and start to lose myself a bit.

Gingered Date Breakfast Bar- Pure and Simple In past times, this coming home and all it entailed, bothered me. I pushed hard to be seen and heard, constantly competing for every scrap of attention I could muster. But this trip home is different. I guess I have aged and mellowed over time. I realize, I am enjoying the opportunity to sit back and just be. It has finally sunk in, I have nothing to prove. This trip is going to be awesome! Oatmeal-Date-and-Almond-Br3 Gingered Date Breakfast Bars are gluten free and bring a new level of deliciousness to a quick on the go breakfast or snack at anytime of day. Dates and ginger make a great combination and add a perfect touch of sweetness. A great way to bring a smile to your face early in the morning.

Gingered Date Breakfast Bars 

Other Gluten Free Breakfasts you might like

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash: Gluten Free - Pure and Simple   Potato and Egg Baskets: Gluten Free

Potato and Egg Baskets: Pure and Simple Gluten Free Pancakes with Orange Maple Butter- Pure and Simple Gluten Free Pancakes with Orange Maple Butter

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie: Pure and Simple Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies  

 

 

 

Gingered Date Breakfast Bars shared with:

*A Dish of Daily Life: Foodie Friday’s

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Hash

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.  –Andy Rooney

I am not normally a creature of habit, but when it comes to going out for meals, all bets are off. Nothing irks me more than to order something off a menu, only to find it is something I could have made easily at home. When I pay for a meal, I am looking for something extraordinary, a masterpiece I would be hard pressed to duplicate due to the complexity of the dish, or because it is so perfectly done I wouldn’t even want to try. Sweet Potato Hash: Gluten Free - Pure and Simple Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, I rarely make the right choices at a restaurant. I try, I really do, but as I watch in anticipation the meals being served and set before everyone at the table, invariably I want what everyone else has chosen, not what is plunked down directly in front of me.

Sweet Potato Hash: Gluten Free - Pure and Simple Therefore, I have taken to finding one thing I like off the menu at the restaurants we frequent and ordering it habitually. At the Cheesecake factory, where I go when I am looking for a little comfort food, it is Shepards Pie (no matter how many times I have tried to duplicate the luscious tomatoey sauce that envelopes the beefy vegetables, I just can’t get it right). If I crave something raw, crunchy and delicious, I head to Kings Fish House for a Poke and Seaweed Salad that satisfies on all counts. At Goldy’s, Boise’s boutique breakfast cafe, I order the crispy and savory Corned Beef Hash, a winner every single time.

Sweet Potato Hash: Gluten Free - Pure and Simple This habitual ordering drives Tim, my husband , crazy. He who could never conceive of doing such a thing, since he seems to choose the best meals every single time. One day, when I grow up, I want to be just like him.

Sweet Potato Hash: Gluten Free - Pure and Simple Todays recipe for my Sweet Potato Hash is not in competition with Goldy’s Corned Beef Hash, not by a long shot, but would be a great addition to their menu, if I do say so myself. It is uniquely delicious, featuring sweet potatoes, chicken sausage, sweet onions and spinach. Seasoned with garlic and a touch of chipotle, bringing great flavors together for a big, bowl of taste.

Sweet Potato Hash   

Other Gluten Free Breakfasts you might like

Potato and Egg Baskets: Gluten Free Potato and Egg Baskets: Pure and Simple Gluten Free Pancakes with Orange Maple Butter- Pure and Simple

Gluten Free Pancakes with Orange Maple Butter

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookie: Pure and Simple

Gluten Free Breakfast Cookies

 

 

 

 

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Hash shared with:

*Creative K Kids: Tasty Tuesday’s *A daily dish: Foodie Friday’s  *Life is Fantasmic: Saturday Dishes *The Pink Sprinkle: A Wholesome Bunch

 

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”