• Zucchini Bread with Chia Seeds and Almonds

    Happy Friday, friends!! What a perfect and rainy day to do some summer baking. I have been working on perfecting this Zucchini Bread recipe this spring. I made several versions of it, with different ingredients, and this Chia Almond version won. It is so delicious, seasonal and on the healthier side. I made it with only 1/2 cup of sugar and added coconut oil instead of generic oil. The addition of the Chia Seeds and raw almond slices, give it a nice texture. I sprinkled the top with Domino Honey Granules and more almonds to give it a nice sweet, crunchy crust. The zucchini keeps the inside nice and moist…

  • The Brunch Edition

    This brunch came together due to the rainy, icy Sunday we had last week. Thank you, Spring! In a way I’m thankful but then I’m not. This ugly weather canceled our plans for the day and we were confined, yet again, to the house. So what’s better than spending the day cooking and eating?? Especially when you’re in the house with all your loves and you have delicious mimosas and beermosas flowing… Not a whole lot, right?! Everyone loves brunch! I even got my husband to love brunch. When we first met he proclaimed that he didn’t eat breakfast, EVER. I was shocked as I love it so much! Luckily…

  • Poppy Seed Pancakes with Lemon

      Happy weekend, friends! When your kids ask for pancakes for breakfast you don’t deny them. You make them and then reward yourself with a couple, or five. These Poppy Seed Pancakes with Lemon are to die for. Of course my kids did not eat these as they prefer their pancakes plain with syrup. So scratch the poppy seeds in this recipe for a batch of plain delicious pancakes. I love anything with Poppy Seeds so much. My obsession started when I was growing up in Eastern Europe. It’s a very popular dessert filling especially around the holidays.  So I found this Poppy Seed Pastry Filling at my local Kroger.…

  • Flavorful Egg White Omelet

    Good morning, friends! It is just another Saturday morning in the Hiller household. Why is it that on weekdays the kids need to be woken up but on weekends they wake up just fine and super early too?! I will never understand… I am a breakfast lover. Are you?  This is a quick and easy breakfast that could be made with a variety of ingredients. For example: Replace the mozzarella cheese with Feta cheese and add a little red onion to saute with the spinach for a Greek style omelet. I used the egg whites only, because I had them leftover from a dessert I made. Feel free to use…

  • Oatmeal Power Bowl

    Who said that oatmeal had to be served sweet all the time?? Don’t get me wrong, I love my oatmeal with brown sugar, a side of fruit, honey or nut butter. But this version is so much better for a savory breakfast, healthy lunch or dinner option. I used Coach’s Oats for this recipe and followed the directions on the package to make the oatmeal. I substituted the water with organic Chicken Broth (I had some left over from another meal and I was happy to not waste it) and seasoned it with salt, pepper and Za’atar. Then I sautéed a half of a red pepper, garbanzo beans and added…

  • No-Rise Pastry Dough

    Okay… I’m starting to like baking more and more. Not a pro at it by any means, but I definitely have fun with it. This pastry dough, I experimented with last weekend. It requires zero rising time. I like that as its quick and so good! I made Poppy Seed Pastries, as well as Strawberry Mascarpone Rolls. Both turned out delicious and were eaten for breakfast with coffee or as a sweet treat after dinner or before bed… oops! I love poppy-seed rolls. If you ask any Eastern European about these delicious treats, they will know exactly what you are talking about. These rolls were a staple at every holiday…

  • Sage + Blackberry Scones

    I know, it’s technically still summer. But it sure feels like fall here in Michigan. The cool temps are quite refreshing and perfect for baking. These Sage + Blackberry Scones were a real treat over the long weekend. I’m not sure about you, but I really enjoy a nice cup of coffee with a savory treat or two. Cover me up with a light blanket on the couch, and I’m content. Except, it wouldn’t last very long. Ahhh the mom life! Luckily I have a decent imagination. Anyway, I love how versatile the base dough of scones can be. The sky is the limit with what you mix in there.…

  • Breakfast Bites

    Try this easy, delicious and most importantly quick recipe to cover the most important meal of the day; BREAKFAST! I made these on a Sunday and they were a perfect grab and go option for my husband and I for a few days. My littlest son might have eaten one too 😉

  • Turmeric+Ginger Pancakes

    Over the weekend, I made a batch of pancakes as per the request of my boys. I make my pancakes from scratch and they love them. The recipe below, makes a batch of about 10-15 pancakes. I tend to freeze about half each time and they re-heat in a toaster or microwave really well. I decided to play around and added the power spices, turmeric and ginger, to a batch for myself. No, my kids did not eat these! They prefer them plain dipped in honey or syrup, of course. I also sliced up some sweet peaches for a few of them as well as blueberries. I finished them off…

  • THE PERFECT ICED COFFEE

    I love my coffee. I usually drink two cups in the morning and I’m set for the day. However, there are some days when I need a quick mid afternoon pick me up. Don’t we all??? I like the taste of instant coffee. I also like that it’s so easy to use and that I can make a quick cup with it; hot or cold. Here, I made an iced coffee with coconut milk and it was just what I needed. Grab the recipe and enjoy!!

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