breakfast

CRANBERRY VANILLA COFFEE CAKE

Musical pairing – Please Come Home For Christmas by The Eagles This will be one of those posts I beg forgiveness in advance about my photos (which I normally don’t do); you see, I made this coffee cake last year for Christmas before I started blogging or had any inkling about […]

CRANBERRY FRENCH TOAST W/MASCARPONE CREAM

Musical pairing – Cruisin’ by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis During the weekdays, we’re up pretty darn early so breakfast here at Smith Bites consists of a bowl of steel cut oatmeal or a scone or muffin pulled from the freezer and baked off in time for The Professor to […]

BANANA ESPRESSO MUFFINS

Musical pairing – Save Me, San Francisco by Train Since I’m getting ready to head to San Francisco for the weekend, and since I’m waayyyyy behind on my writing, photo editing and overall blogging schedule, this post is going to be down and dirty quick!  So hold on to your […]

RSVP REDUX SEPTEMBER – BLUEBERRY CORNMEAL PANCAKES

Musical pairing – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Michael McDonald I think I’ve mentioned here before that I haven’t always been a breakfast eater; in my defense I think it’s because I don’t get particularly excited about cold cereal nor am I a fan of drinking milk straight up […]

SO EASY, LAZY-DAISY OATMEAL MUFFINS & PANERA’S

Musical pairing – Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood ‘Ever wish you could freeze frame a moment in your day, and look at it and say, “This is NOT my life”?’ Daniel Hillard, Mrs. Doubtfire Funny how when we travel, we always seem to end up at a Panera’s – they […]

SCONE THERAPY – WHEREIN AUDREY GETS A LESSON

Here’s my confession . . . I am not a baker.  I do not have the patience to mess with all those fancy little embellishments on itty-bitty cookies, cupcakes or the like.  Nor am I ever inclined to perfect my macaron (in fact, I’ve never even attempted to make one, […]

MY IN-LAWS & DORIE’S CARDAMOM CRUMB CAKE

Musical pairing – This I Know by Sam & Ruby . It’s been a rough winter for my in-laws.  After months of pain meds and limping around with a bum leg, my mother-in-law had hip replacement surgery in February.   The surgery required a couple of days in the hospital, home […]