Homemade Hash Brown Casserole

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A holiday favorite, Hash Brown Casserole is traditionally made with canned cream of chicken or mushroom soup.  Not this version, all the ingredients are from scratch for a healthier, lower sodium side dish you won't feel guilty about feeding your family.  Still rich and creamy, but an elevated version of the classic dish. One of everyone's favorite side dishes and still topped with cornflakes, of course. :-) You know I'm all about the sides.  Holiday dinners always have the most stellar … [Read more...]

Chocolate Turtle Biscotti

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Rich, crisp, chocolate biscotti drenched in creamy caramel and dark chocolate, sprinkled with chopped pecans and dipped into a steaming mug of coffee or cocoa.  There's no better way to start, or end, the day. My obsession began last year.....the biscotti obsession.  A trip to the Lancaster Central Market in downtown Lancaster, PA was what started it.  I visited a booth that had the most enticing and drool-worthy biscotti I've seen in like.....forever.  And each jar was filled with any … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Eggnog Bourbon Sauce

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Rich, creamy and decadent....this Pumpkin Bread Pudding is welcome anytime of the day.  A wonderful way to use up leftover bread and so easy to make. I know we're kinda past the pumpkin part of the year, it seems like everyone clamors to get pumpkin spice out of their system by Thanksgiving and then it's gingerbread All.THE.THINGS, all the time.  But....I missed the boat this year.  I was so busy getting my cranberry on that I forgot about pumpkin.  And I don't even think I had one bite … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Macadamia Banana Bread

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Classic Banana Bread is studded with sweet white chocolate chips and buttery, salted macadamia nuts to create this tropical masterpiece.  Reminiscent of my favorite cookie (White Chocolate Macadamia) but a lot healthier and absolutely acceptable for breakfast! You know those dreams that you have where you wake up horrified and panicked?  The dreams that seem so real you wake up in a fuzz not sure if you're waking is still part of the dream or if it's really over.  Not quite a nightmare … [Read more...]

Steakhouse Eggs Benedict

Steakhouse Eggs Benedict | The Suburban Soapbox

A hearty twist on eggs benedict, complete with buttery beef tenderloin and crispy hash browns. A perfect combination to serve for brunch or to enjoy on a lazy Sunday morning. Impressive to serve guests or to enjoy in your pj's and slippers. I love Béarnaise sauce and will look for a chance to put it on anything. I've even dabbled in the homemade Béarnaise sauce challenge trying to top the restaurant versions I've had in the past. But when it comes down to it I always default to the … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Made Easy

French Onion Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

Mom's have the toughest job in the world....and there's no paycheck.  None.  We do, however, get paid in kisses and hugs along with crayon on the walls and peanut butter smashed into the carpets. So this Mother's Day, show mom your appreciation with the ultimate brunch spread.  Invite your siblings and make it a family affair.  I even made it easy for you by rounding up the most popular breakfast and brunch recipes from The Soapbox! You will quickly become mom's favorite for the year!  I … [Read more...]

French Onion Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

French Onion Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

  My favorite Baked French Onion Soup turned into the perfect quiche for Sunday Brunch!  Perfect for Mother's Day or a bridal shower, your guests will think you slaved all day. I'm back from a short hiatus.  It was completely unintentional....but it's been awhile.  Did you wonder where I've been?  If you didn't...too bad, I'll tell you anyway.  I was tasked with making the pierogies for this year's Easter festivities.  It sounds like such a simple thing to … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie | The Suburban Soapbox

An easy and delicious way to start the day, this Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie whips up in minutes and is as delicious as a milkshake.  This is one healthy treat your kids (and you) will LOVE! I don't know about you but when I'm trying to follow a healthy diet I need rewards for good behavior.  Sometimes, it's a bad reward...like a buttery croissant.  But that type of treat is always followed with a little bit of regret.  Just a little bit.  I do always get back on the wagon, sometimes with a … [Read more...]

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast | The Suburban Soapbox

Brioche bread stuffed with vanilla-scented, roasted strawberries and creamy mascarpone cheese is the perfect breakfast for your Valentine. Or yourself. I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day.  I'm the person that blames the greeting card companies for the commercialization of this crazy holiday.  Growing up I was, most of the time, my very, own, special Valentine. :-)  Sometimes....I would even celebrate my love, for me, a day later by buying myself a very, special Valentine … [Read more...]

Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad | The Suburban Soapbox

This brightly colored citrus salad is light and refreshing.  A perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch spread! Everyone knows how to make a fruit salad.  It's one of the easiest things to make in the world....aside from nut butter....or a sandwich.  So, I'm not going to tell you HOW to make a fruit salad, I'm just making a suggestion as to which salad you should make for your next brunch gathering.  Or for yourself.  You can really eat the whole thing in like one day.  And it's so … [Read more...]