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Blissful Breakfast Recipes

by Maryann Ridini Spencer
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Experts agree that breakfast is one of the most important meals to jump start your day. On this page are some break-the-fast ideas that will wake up your taste buds and put a smile on your face as well as a spring in your step! Feel free to browse and watch my cooking videos and scroll through the various recipes below. Have a WONDERFUL day!

Spinach & Salmon Omelette

A healthy breakfast is critical for optimum health and wellness and provides vitamins and nutrients which translate into energy and stamina to keep your day productive. Here’s a great breakfast,…

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Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

The first time I ever had a parfait like the one we’re going to make today was when my family and I visited Maui and stayed at the Fairmont Kea…

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Simple Fruit & Veggie Smoothie (PBS-TV, VenturaCountyStar.com)

There’s nothing better than starting the day with fresh POWER Fruits & Veggies! Here’s a Simple Fruit & Veggie Smoothie recipe to put some zing into your morning. You can…

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Vegetable Quinoa Cakes

On Sundays, at our house, we love to enjoy a breakfast that’s more like a brunch. Sometimes I’ll make hash browns or potato latkes to serve with scrambled eggs or…

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Curry Scramble

At our house we like to “mix up” our eggs…here’s a simple, tasty recipe to add a little spice to your morning — my “Curry Scramble.”  You can also find…

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Grandma Murphy’s Sunday Tea Bread

Growing up, on Sundays, my parents, brothers, sister, and I would visit both sets of Grandparents for Sunday dinner after church.  We’d usually start off at my Italian Grandma and…

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Pumpkin Zucchini Latkes

October is the month of the PUMPKIN. Here’s a simple recipe you can enjoy for breakfast (with eggs) or brunch (with a large green salad). I also love this dish…

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Mexican Egg Wrap

At our house, we love eggs for breakfast.  However, sometimes we want to change up the typical omelette or scrambled eggs and have something a little more spicy to start…

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Breakfast Veggie Omelette

Did you know that in the United States the average American family of four will toss out $1600 dollars worth of groceries every year?  A great way to curb the…

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Quick and Easy Spinach Quiche

This Quick and Easy Spinach Quiche makes a perfect dish for breakfast or brunch.  Serve it hot or cold with a fresh fruit or green salad!  I also love to…

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Banana Pineapple Bread

Banana bread is fantastic with eggs for breakfast, for a snack, or with afternoon tea.  This particular recipe is extremely satisfying because the bread is so moist with lots of…

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Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Pumpkin spice and everything nice is how I describe these muffins!  Pumpkin muffins are one of my favorite breakfast foods (and/or to enjoy as a snack) with a cup of…

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Fresh Fruit Smoothie

This yummy fresh fruit drink is so easy to blend up for breakfast or dessert.  It’s  smooth, naturally sweet and satisfying!  If you want extra power ingredients in your drink,…

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Kale, Spinach and Fruit Smoothie

      Sometimes we just don’t get enough fruits and veggies in our diet.  A great way to enjoy the health benefits of fresh produce is to juice!  I…

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Easy Spinach, Onion & Feta Tart

I just LOVE my new tart pan! 🙂  If you don’t have one, you can find them at any kitchen goods, home store or grocery store. (They cost approximately $8-10.00). …

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Blueberry Ricotta Coffee Cake Bliss

  Sometimes you just have to have “cake” for breakfast.  This delightful coffee cake is a perfect compliment to scrambled or poached eggs.  You can also enjoy a slice with…

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All-Natural Homemade Pancakes

Instead of buying pancake mixes (read the list of ingredients — you’ll find all types of preservatives and ingredients you can’t even pronounce!), try my easy-to-make (really!)  All-Natural Homemade Pancake…

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Kale, Spinach and Pesto Strata

Kale, Spinach and Pesto Strata Author: Maryann Ridini Spencer Prep time: 40 mins Cook time: 50 mins Total time: 1 hour 30 mins Serves: 12 Ingredients 1 Ciabatta bread loaf…

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French Toast Paradise

French Toast for breakfast made from Hawaiian sweetbread is one of the most delicious treats….in fact, it is mouthwatering wonderful.  My family enjoys this dish whether we’re at home in Ventura…

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Banana Pineapple Coconut Muffins

Start your day off with some wonderful ingredients from the tropics!  My Banana Pineapple Coconut Muffins are simply yummy to enjoy for breakfast with eggs, an omelette or quiche.  They’re…

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Pineapple Applesauce Muffins

Growing up I loved to make my parents and siblings (4 brothers, 1 sister) breakfast.  On holidays, it was also a special treat for my mother to have someone help…

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SDL TIPS: Heavenly Oatmeal!

  I recently visited my friend Emmy for a “power” brunch.   She made the most delicious oatmeal – rich, creamy, dreamy!  With strawberries and organic pecans, it was simply heavenly!…

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Chocolate Rollups

Yummy Chocolate Rollups from SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV When I was growing up, my Mom taught me how to bake a variety of delicious pies.  After baking, we’d always  have some leftover pastry…

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French Toast To Die For

On Sunday mornings, I love having French Toast for breakfast.  Usually, I use wheat or rice bread.  However, I recently happened to have some sourdough French baguette in the kitchen…

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Italian Scrambled Eggs and Rosemary potatoes

I had some left over rosemary potatoes and this morning I thought they would go great with some scrambled eggs.   The result, simply divine! However, if you don’t happen…

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Chunky Apple Delight

    “Chunky Apple Delight,” made with fresh, organic apples, nuts, spices, and a touch of Frangelico (or Amaretto), makes a fantastic all-natural dessert.  It also makes a simply yummy…

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Roasted Herb Veggies

This recipe for Roasted Herb Veggies combines some yummy veggies with russet potatoes and yams.  Remember, USDA Certified Organic foods are grown and processed according to federal guidelines addressing, among…

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Lemon Coconut Bread (or Cake!)

Lemon Coconut Bread (or Cake!) Author: Maryann Ridini Spencer Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 1 min Total time: 16 mins Serves: 10 Ingredients 1 ¾ c. organic, enriched, unbleached…

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Classic Quiche Lorraine

  Classic Quiche Lorraine Author: Maryann Ridini Spencer Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 50 mins Total time: 1 hour Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 -9.5 inch pie shell (from scratch…

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Tilapia Cakes

Tilapia Cakes Recipe Type: Fish Author: Maryann Ridini Spencer Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 23 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients [b]Tilapia Cakes[/b] 3 Tilapia filets, cooked…

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Pumpkin Aloha Cake

I LOVE pumpkin.  I’m always looking for new ways to use pumpkin in recipes.  This is a great dessert recipe that combines Thanksgiving pumpkin with such tropical delights as coconut…

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Egg, Sausage & Pepper Salad

Egg, Sausage & Pepper Salad Recipe Type: Salad Author: Maryann Ridini Spencer Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 5 Eggs, hard…

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A Great Breakfast that tastes like Dessert!

Last summer when I went back East for a wonderful family reunion on the Cape, the first night in town, I stayed at my brother’s gorgeous Brownstone in a historic…

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