Farmers Market Peach Dutch Baby Pancake – Introducing FarmersMarket.com

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Imagine your favorite weekend farmers market.  Think of all of the colorful, fresh produce, creamy cheeses and butters, warm baked goods, and local snacks and sweets that you can’t wait to add to your market basket. Pretty great, right? I absolutely love visiting our local markets in the summertime.  And I think that knowing exactly where your food is coming from, whose garden it grew in, who baked the bread, or who churned the butter, is increasingly important in this day and age where the divide between where our food comes from and how it gets to our tables has grown steadily more difficult to track.

Choco-Nana Bread

Choco-Nana Bread - Chew Nibble Nosh

I have notoriously bad luck with banana bread.  Every time I try to bake a loaf, it’s either overbaked or raw in the middle.  Despite that, I haven’t given up trying to make a decent loaf, and when I realized the bananas on our counter were brown and spotty, and wouldn’t be going anywhere, I decided I should give a new recipe a try.

Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory - Chew Nibble Nosh

So, you know my picky eater, Avery?  Well, Avery has recently developed an obsession with competition cooking shows.  Her favorite being Worst Cooks in America on Food Network.  (If you haven’t watched it, you should check it out.  It’s really kind of fantastic.)  The whole premise of the show is celebrity chefs coach horrible cooks from around the country, and turn them into REAL, honest to goodness chefs.  It’s a pretty incredible transformation, and actually a pretty funny ride along the way.  One, of many reasons, why a lot of the people involved in the show don’t know how to cook, is because they are honestly afraid of trying new things. (Sound familiar?)

Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread

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Go big or go home seems to be the motto when it comes to over-doing pumpkin spice  nowadays.  It started out seasoning things as simple as a latte and some cookies, and has branched out into household cleaners and bottled water (I’m sorry, but ick.)  It’s a little ridiculous.  That said, pumpkin spice placed in just the right recipe is still a very good thing, and I was excited to try this version of one of our favorite family breakfast treats, ooey, gooey sticky Monkey Bread.

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes - Chew Nibble Nosh

One of the reasons I started this blog was because friends and family often turned to me when they needed an idea for a recipe, or help with one they already had.  It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a cookbook hoarder, and that I love to spend time in the kitchen.  I’ve always loved trying out new recipes. I’m never afraid of being the recipe guinea pig, and Chew Nibble Nosh started out as a place where I could share my findings with my friends and family.  It has since blossomed into much more than I ever imagined, which I am extremely humbled by, but at its heart, it is still a place where I share my guinea pig moments.

Crème Brûlée French Toast – Black Friday Brunch at Bonefish Grill

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Are you a Black Friday shopper?  More importantly, are you a Black Friday eater?  This year, Bonefish Grill has decided to offer their amazing brunch menu, which is usually only available on Sundays, on Black Friday and throughout the weekend!  What a super idea!  After rushing through the stores all morning, snatching up excellent deals, I can’t think of a better way to take a breather than with a delicious meal from Bonefish Grill.

My family and I were invited to try out their brunch over the weekend, and we knew going into it that we were in for a treat.

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Scones with Brown Sugar Icing

Sweet Potato and Cranberry Scones with Brown Sugar Icing - Chew Nibble Nosh

I know that Thanksgiving dinner is a massive meal, and we don’t want to fill up too early, but you’ve still got to have something with your morning coffee, right?

These buttery, fall speckled little scones are the perfect way to start your holiday, and they can be made ahead or a lot of the prep can be done the night before, saving you some time in the morning.

To begin, I peeled and diced up two medium-sized sweet potatoes.

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Easy Overnight Sticky Buns

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Old, passed down recipes are the best, aren’t they?  I have my fair share of fancy cookbooks, but I love looking through my old recipe cards and seeing food memories reappear right before my eyes.  I have my recipe cards stored in a large photo album, because my recipe box was bursting at the seams.  It makes finding that perfect recipe just a little less frustrating, and when I look through it the way it’s organized now, it’s like revisiting an old vacation photo album.  I find torn pieces of paper with recipes scribbled in “I don’t have time to write it exactly” code, beautifully written recipe cards, and tattered magazine clippings.  I find notes from friends and family who are no longer with us, and the beaten up corners and over-folded fold lines in cards that have been passed on from generation to generation.  It’s food memory after food memory, tucked away for me to rediscover every once in a while.

Overnight Artichoke and Ham Breakfast Bake

Overnight Artichoke and Ham Breakfast Bake - Chew Nibble Nosh

 In our house, special holidays deserve a special breakfast, and Easter is one of those days.  I don’t like to spend my Easter morning running around the kitchen, though.  I’d rather spend that special time soaking in the memories with my family (and quite possibly, swiping chocolate eggs out of my daughters’ Easter baskets…but you didn’t hear that from me.)

Make ahead breakfasts make my holidays a lot less stressful, and this latest one I’ve concocted is perfect for springtime.  Speckled with spring colors, and light, fresh flavors, this breakfast turned out to be just what the Easter Bunny ordered.

Kielbasa & Pretzel Overnight Breakfast Bake

Kielbasa and Pretzel Breakfast Bake - Chew Nibble Nosh

You know, before this storm hit, I thought I’d stocked up on the right foods to get us through.  But, now that I’m looking at pictures of the breakfast we had on Christmas morning again, I’m thinking I should have made one of these up and celebrated being shut in with some of our neighbors.  Neighbors, I owe you a breakfast!