Archive for Breakfast


Hey! This is Brian from This Cookin’ Dad with an easy and comforting recipe for shakshuka, a Middle Eastern comfort food that is often served as a breakfast dish alongside crusty bread or soft pita. Pepper and Kale Shakshuka One of my favorite approaches to food is to take a dish that seems so exotic and make it more accessible to the American home kitchen. Shakshuka is a dish that …continue reading


Cherry Oatmeal Streusel Bars

Hi, It’s Erin from Suburban Simplicity! I’m super excited to be here sharing my first recipe with the NY Melrose Family – and it’s a good one! These Cherry Oatmeal Streusel Bars are certainly yummy (be careful, they disappear fast), but they’re also a wholesome snack since they contain antioxidants, Omega-3s and fiber! Cherry Oatmeal Streusel Bars As a busy family on the go, it’s easy to gravitate towards pre-packed …continue reading


Simple Mixed Berry Overnight Oats

If you find yourself always rushing out the door in the morning, you have to try simple mixed berry overnight oats! These oats are gluten free, packed with protein, full of fiber, and literally waiting for you in the fridge in the morning. Simple Mixed Berry Overnight Oats   When I first started my journey on eating healthier, breakfast was the first meal I conquered. I felt amazing the days …continue reading


Easter Bunny Egg Ring

This may contain affiliate links. Can you believe that Easter is right around the corner already?  It’s in March this year, which means that Spring time comes that much earlier.  At least that’s my thinking living in North Carolina now.  It’ll be in the high 60’s this weekend!  In order to get a little spring in your step about history, I made this adorable Easter Bunny Egg Ring that is …continue reading


Top Brunch Ideas

I have a brunch planned for later this week so I only thought it would be appropriate to share some of the fabulous brunch idea that I’m trying to decide between.  There’s something about the impending Spring that makes me excited for brunch.  Plus, with Easter being early this year, it’s the perfect time to start collecting some ideas. Top Brunch Ideas


Berry Cream Cheese French Toast

Hi! This is Brian from This Cookin’ Dad. You know, I love winter, but with the sun rising so much later in the morning, it’s tough for me to wake up early enough to put together a nice, yummy breakfast for my early-rising kids the way I do in the summertime. My solution? Get a head start the night before, of course. One of my kids’ all-time favorites is my …continue reading


Berry Rudolph Waffles

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute Maid®. The holidays are a crazy time of year, but it’s supposed to be about those little moments.  The moments when you see your kids’ eyes light up with delight.  This time of year always reminds me that my girls see Christmas magic in the smallest things.  These Berry Rudolph Waffles are definitely one of those ways. Berry …continue reading


Fall Breakfast Recipes

As the Fall weather starts to take a turn in parts of the country, I’m craving mouthwatering Fall Breakfast Recipes that scream comfort.  I grew up looking forward to the Fall for traditional apple cider donuts, but I’ve broadened my view and now look forward to all of the creative donuts and muffins of today.  Can you blame me?  Just look how mouthwatering these are! Fall Breakfast Recipes Click NEXT …continue reading


Berry Blueberry Muffins

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of the Minute Maid® “Doin’ Good” back to school campaign. In the last couple of months I have learned so much about who I am as a wife, mother, and woman.  We all too often doubt ourselves as women.  My sister recently welcomed her third child, but her first daughter, and we are over the moon excited about this little beauty.  The …continue reading


Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana Breakfast Cookies are the perfect way to get anyone to eat a nutritious breakfast right from the start.  With it’s subtle hint of peanut butter and the perfect amount of sweetness with it’s chocolate chips, they’re a breakfast that everyone wants to grab. Banana Breakfast Cookies Before I give you the recipe for these banana breakfast cookies, I have a confession to make.  For the longest time, I couldn’t …continue reading


Comforting Breakfasts

I don’t know about you, but I’m a stress eater.  I’m all for eating healthy and definitely try to the majority of the time, but sometimes I just need some comforting food.  I know for an absolute fact that I’m going to need a comforting breakfast on Riley’s first day of kindergarten, which is why I put together this collection of Comforting Breakfasts. Comforting Breakfasts Click NEXT to view the …continue reading


Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Can you believe that Back to School is here!  This is my first year that I will not be going back as a teacher.  Instead I will be starting the school year as a parent that works from home of a kindergartner.  I can’t even believe it!  I’m so excited for all that Riley is going to experience and I’m even more thrilled that I’ll be able to experience it …continue reading

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