Aruban Tutu

Tutu: a very simple Aruban polenta (called Funchi), that has been jacked up with beans, bacon and brown sugar, and then fried. Oh yes. You want this.

Aruban tutu is a deliciously addictive fried cornmeal mush, or funchi, that has been enriched with beans, bacon and brown sugar. This hearty side can be served as part of breakfast or brunch, or as a delicious snack in the afternoon.  I had a total Blogger Fail this month and missed Bundt Bakers. I hope you… 

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Arroz Caldo (Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge): Review of The Adobo Road

Arroz Caldo (Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge) garnished with tomatoes, cilantro and lime

Filipino Chicken and Rice Porridge, Arroz Caldo, is a warming, homey comfort food dish. Similar to Chinese congee, it is all about the garnishes. The publishers sent me a copy of The Adobo Road in exchange for an honest review. Affiliate links have been used in this post to link to items I am discussing. I have… 

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Baked Oat Porridge Pudding: Review of How To Boil An Egg

Baked Porridge Oatmeal Pudding drizzled with Cream

Warm and comforting straight from the oven, Baked Oat Porridge Pudding drizzled with cream is the perfect autumn breakfast with scrambled eggs on the side. How to Boil an Egg was provided to me by the publishers for the purposes of an honest review; all opinions are my own and no other compensation was received…. 

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Apple Pie Muesli; Review of Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: Rose Bakery

Low Sugar, Raw Apple Pie Muesli

Soaking the oats the night before means this healthy, delicious breakfast is just quickly stirred together and then ready to eat! Affiliate links were used in this post. A copy of Breakfast, Lunch, Tea: The Many Little Meals of Rose Bakery was sent to me by the publishers for purposes of an honest review. No… 

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Whole Wheat Honey Spiced Apple Breakfast Bundtlettes: #BundtBakers

Whole Wheat Honey Spiced Apple Breakfast Bundtlettes

Do you react to danger, so to speak, after the danger has passed? Are you calm and collected until it is over, and that is when you break down or otherwise react? That’s me. I got the clean bill of health and “don’t come back” from the oncologist today, and somehow the entire day was… 

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Bacon Ricotta (Blue) Corn Cakes; Review of Bacon 24/7

Braised Brisket with Corn and Shredded Cheese on Bacon Ricotta Corn Cakes

You will have to pardon me if any tone of irritation creeps into my writing while singing the praises of these corn cakes. I am not allowed to eat today (because the surgery tomorrow is in my abdomen) and I am definitely a person who leans toward hanger when unable to eat. I don’t know… 

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Whole Grain Breakfast Blueberry Mini Bundts: #BundtBakers

Whole Grain Breakfast Blueberry Bundtlette

Hey guys I know I just posted yesterday, but this has just been one of those weeks, where I have had a lot of deadlines. And you know me, you know I am nearly constitutionally incapable of skipping any opportunity (commitment) to bake bundt cakes! This month’s theme for Bundt Bakers, Breakfast, made me extra… 

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New Orleans Style Pain Perdu (French Toast)


Last weekend I decided I was making French toast, and so I picked up some French bread, thinking it might be fun to go fancier than our standard whole grain sandwich loaf. Lo and behold, when I went searching for something a little more interesting than my standard French toast, I came across a recipe… 

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Chocolate Drizzled Peanut Bars

Peanut Energy Bars Drizzled with Chocolate

Is it too embarrassing that I am really proud of my drizzles? Every day I look at gazillions of gorgeous images on food blogs with perfectly swirled frosting, drizzles, you name it. And so I realize that pride in my drizzles is a little silly. But really, the ineptitude of my hands cannot be overstated…. 

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