Overnight Streusel French Toast

Overnight Streusel French Toast (A Seat at the Table)

Overnight guests are wonderful.  Whether it’s family or friends, it’s always nice to be able to host people in your home.  However you never want to spend much time in the kitchen when you could be spending it relaxing with your guests.  This is a great dish to serve guests because you can prepare itRead more

Peanut Butter Apple Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Apple Baked Oatmeal slice (A Seat at the Table)

Are you a breakfast person?  I’m one of those people that has to have breakfast.  Within an hour of being up I’m ravenous.  So I’m definitely a fan of breakfasts that just require a quick turn in the microwave.  Baked oatmeal is perfect for that; it’s easily made ahead and is perfect reheated on busyRead more

Blueberry Coconut Baked Oatmeal

Blueberry and Coconut Baked Oatmeal (A Seat at the Table)

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day.  I’m always hungry within at least an hour of waking up.  Baked oatmeals are one of my favorite breakfasts.  I’ve done quite a few variations and love the texture the oatmeal has, which, in my opinion, is so much better than stovetop oatmeal.  I typically makeRead more

Cranberry Oat Muffins

Cranberry Oat Muffins (A Seat at the Table)

I made these muffins for breakfast on Thanksgiving, and my family devoured the first batch so quickly that I made a second batch.  These are tender and toothsome.  The cranberries are bright, tart bursts surrounded by just sweet enough crumb.  The oats and walnuts keep them chewy and filling.  I used chopped black walnuts thatRead more

Finnish Cinnamon Rolls

Finnish Cinnamon Rolls (A Seat at the Table)

My favorite Finn, who introduced me to Finnish Oven Pancakes, makes fantastic Finnish Cinnamon Rolls.  These rolls are delicate and lightly sweetened, the dough is spiced with cardamom and the middle is spread with cinnamon.  While these aren’t nearly as sweet or decadent as your typical American sticky buns, they’re light and doughy and utterlyRead more

Creamy Banana Oatmeal

Creamy Banana Oatmeal with nut topping (A Seat at the Table)

Do you ever have food phases (technically called “food jags”)?  I occasionally go through phases, especially with breakfast.  Like the baked oatmeal phase (pumpkin, banana, apple, strawberry-banana, cranberry apple pecan, banana walnut, zucchini) and I also went through many months of fruit/yogurt/granola for breakfast.  Recently, however, I’ve been uninspired by breakfast. I have a fewRead more