Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tasty Ways to Enjoy Breakfast at Home

I love to cook for my family.  I enjoy watching my kids light up as they enjoy something I've made.  Helping my mom and dad out in the kitchen is where I first learned the basics.

Cooking gives me the chance to be creative.  I enjoy taking pictures of the meals I successfully created.  It's fun to look back!

Today I'm rounding up breakfast ideas and sharing some of my favorites.  Hopefully you'll be inspired to start your day off with one of these morning meals.
Sometimes simple is best!  Fresh fruit makes for a healthy breakfast.

Try topping your cereal with sliced bananas and strawberries.

As far as cereal goes, I love the texture of Chex and Shredded Wheat.  Adding in the cut up fruit is a game changer.  It really improves the taste.

Frozen waffles are quick and easy, drizzled with your favorite syrup.  In the chillier months, pumpkin-flavored syrup is delightful.

On the weekends when I have more time and our mornings aren't so rushed, I make a big breakfast.

A stack of big, fluffy, blueberry-filled pancakes are a wonderful treat.
I wanted to make something sweet for my husband on Valentine's Day.  Using a heart shaped mold, I surprised him with these pancakes and he loved it!

*Bonus points if you cut your fruit into heart shaped pieces!

My family goes crazy for homemade French toast.  The next time you make it, try blending a couple bananas into the batter.  The difference is so flavorful.

Strawberry shortcake waffles are like eating breakfast for dessert,  which is totally acceptable!  Who doesn't like waffles with strawberries and whipped cream?

Breakfast in bed is a great morning surprise!  I kept it simple with eggs and fruit.  If you put forth the effort, your loved one will appreciate you.

A mix of cantaloupe and honeydew is a refreshing way to start your day.  It's a colorful fruit salad perfect for summer when it's too hot to cook.

When the weather is nice, consider eating outside.  We like to eat on the deck in our backyard.  I light candles, turn the music on and we relax while we eat.

When the foliage is lush and green, our backyard feels like an outdoor cafe.

Your table is the heart of your home.  In addition to the meals we eat, we have meaningful conversations.  Memories are made here!

I look forward to making breakfast and eating with my family.  What are your fondest memories at the table?


  1. Girlfriend, you have my mouth watering. YUM!

  2. Replies
    1. I am glad I don't know you in real life, because I would eat all your food!

  3. Brandi your food styling is impeccable! So many beautiful images!

  4. Food and fun should come together. Every time I meet a friend, it's always over food. :)

    These are great presentations of food. Just the look is already inviting. Nice!

  5. Yum yum yum! Everything looks delicious! I think we will definitely have waffles with strawberries and whip cream this Sunday morning!

  6. We love french toast and will have to add bananas next time. Your breakfast picks made me hungry! So yummy. Janice

  7. That is just beautiful! I am not a breakfast person and anything more than coffee just doesn't happen, but TheHub would love it if I presented him with even half of your options!

  8. It's like you've got the midas touch with styling! Everything looks so wonderful and inviting.. and your photography is totally professional

  9. ooops and yo did ask fondest memories ( i got so enthralled with your ii miss my children being little and looking forward to helping make breakfast. they loved doing the pancakes and waffles and we'd sprinkle with powder sugar and they thought they were in a restaurant. ( awww i miss those days just thinking about them)
    thanks for sharing this

  10. It all looks delicious and gorgeous, too!

  11. Hi Brandi!! Hope you've been well! Just wanted to let you know that I'm coming over for breakfast :). Drooling here!!!! Pancakes, waffles, french kinda breakfast.

  12. Wow...everything looks so appetizing!!!

  13. "you eat with your eyes first" lol me too! :)

  14. Yummy sugestions! I love all! Tks


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