• overhead view of maple muffins on a cooling rack
    Breakfast and Brunch

    Maple Muffins with Fresh Blueberries

    These maple muffins with fresh blueberries were an adventure to make. Ya’ll, it’s hard to make maple syrup shine in a baked good. I’ve tried multiple times, always disappointed with the lackluster results. They’re usually lacking in the maple flavor department, and a bit dry. However, I think I hit it out of the park with this one! These are a great breakfast muffin. Sweet, but not overly so, with bursts of fresh blueberries throughout. Yum! Adding Moisture I amped up the moisture factor by using both oil and yogurt in the maple muffin. The extra milk solids in yogurt increase the protein and lactose sugars, which contribute extra moisture…

  • Ricotta waffles with falling powdered sugar
    Breakfast and Brunch,  Waffles and Pancakes

    The Best Ricotta Waffles with Meyer Lemon Cream

    You need these in your life. Seriously, these are┬áthe best ricotta waffles ever. They’re thick and a bit dense in the way that holds up to lots of syrup and butter or a heavy slathering of whipped cream. They have flavor on their own, but not so much to outshine the toppings. AND they reheat beautifully, which is not something you can say about most breakfast items! I’ll let you in on a little secret about me. I prefer waffles to pancakes. Nothing against pancakes, but I prefer the crisp edges of a waffle, and those little pockets filled with syrup. I knew the lemon curd from the last post…