Category: Breakfast

Greek Lemon Rice Pudding

I used to cook rice just to have hot rice for this. Now I cook rice in my instant and have rice just waiting for my imagination throughout the week. Since the rice is already made this makes an easy and healthy breakfast.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Mini Apple Pies

These little mini pies make a lovely lazy morning breakfast. Full of spiced apples and the crust is remarkable silky, yet flaky. The almonds add a crunchy dimension to the soft apples.

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 11 or so mini pies

Apple Puff Packets

Wonderfully simple dessert to make that can be packed in a lunch or carried on a hike. Rich and flaky crust really means they should be eaten outside. Plan on making them on the next family picnic.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins

Spanikopita aka Spankies

I'm not sure when we found these as little triangles of deliciousness in the frozen food section, but I always thought that they would be hard to make. When we looked for them again we couldn't find them, and I thought, "Why not make my own?"  I must admit I was intimidated working with the Phyllo dough to make little triangles. So, I thought I'd give it a try with a sheet and simply cut to suit. No complaints and plus I love the unorthodox add of sunflower seeds. Oh yeah, not sure why we simply call them "Spankies". It was just fun to say in the grocery store, "Do you want Spankies tonight for dinner?"

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 15 good sized squares.

Cream Puffs

Makes 12 decent size Cream Puffs

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins

Spice Pastry Cream

This is a Spice of Life Organics spin off of a classic pastry cream. However I always crave more flavor. The Cardamom and Nutmeg add that memorable pizzazz. This makes enough to fill 1 dozen small cream puffs or 6 huge ones that weigh more than a .... well you fill in the blank. At any rate you get 1 cup of Pastry Cream.

Summer Berry Crepes

My first try making crepes and they turned out light and yet firm enough to wrap fresh summer fruit in the middle. The crepes have a nice hint of lemon from the lemon powder rather than lemon juice. Lemon juice would thin the batter too much and may curdle the milk. Hubby loved the special Sunday breakfast so much, he wants it for dinner too! Time to pick more berries, that is for sure!

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings for 2 People
Homemade Organic Yogurt

Homemade Plain Yogurt with Dehydrator

My mom had a nifty yogurt maker with little bitty cups. Now we eat pints of yogurt and I cook East Indian food with it as well as use it in baked goods. Those little cups weren't my choice. This way makes a good amount of yogurt simply. Of course add your own fruit or sweetener. Best part you know what went into your yogurt with no fillers! Read More About Making Yogurt at Home!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 hrs
  • Yields: 1/2 Gallon of Yogurt!
Zucchini Hash Browns

Zucchini Hash Browns

Summertime one gets creative with Zucchini. This is an excellent way to add that to a summer breakfast remake on hash browns. A much lighter and flavorful version than one with just starchy potatoes.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings
Carter making tortillas

Corn Tortillas

My brother, Carter Romero and his friend Randy Rambo recently filmed this epic tortilla making session in Carter's home in Hawaii. Watch and enjoy and smell the fresh toasted corn smell.
See the video HERE .

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: varies