Blackberry Croissant French Toast Bake Recipe

I want you to know that this is the greatest thing I’ve ever made. And now, this can be the greatest thing you ever make. This croissant bake is good, like, stupid good. Like oh-my-god-I-could-eat-it-every-day-but-then-my-jeans-would-never-fit-again, good.

First of all, it smells heavenly, from the oven, to the table, to every single bite. And then. Then you bite into it, and the top is crunchy and the inside is warm, and gooey, and bread pudding-like. It’s just. I mean. There really aren’t more words about this one. It’s just so freaking good.

The blackberries add such a divine extra to this – don’t skip them! You could substitute with blueberries, too. Maybe even strawberries. Or if we are really going to get crazy, substitute with a bunch of different berries!

Cranberry Orange Quick Bread Recipe

This quick bread is one of my absolute favorites to make, mostly because every time I do my husband is super happy. It’s the little things, right? I get why he loves this one though. I don’t really make it often, but when I do, it’s always like, woah this is freaking good why don’t I make this more often? It’s the perfect balance of orange and cranberry and not too sweet and it’s so perfectly moist. I know, I hate that word too – gotta better one?

I mean can you even? Just look at those cranberries and those crumbs? Right after this, I’m warming up a slice in the oven and making a cup of coffee and relaxing.

Most of the ingredients you will have on hand to whip this up, with the exception, most likely, of the buttermilk. And after about 60 minutes, you’ll have the most delightful bread to share for breakfast or brunch or – let’s be honest – not share at all!

Gingerbread Waffles for Christmas Morning

Even as an “adult,” there is something really magical about Christmas morning. I love that slow-to-rise sleepyness that accompanies the holiday, when you don’t have to rush right out of the house for family obligations. I like that hour or two before the craziness starts to enjoy the holiday. Growing up, I always looked forward to opening my stocking while waiting for my mom to whip up Christmas morning breakfast (usually cinnamon rolls and scrambled eggs – yum).

These waffles are truly waffles for a celebration. They are decadent and they feel so elegant. And let me tell you, if someone makes you these gingerbread waffles, they most definitely love you. They’re not hard to make, I don’t want to scare you! But they have more ingredients than the typical waffle recipe, but I promise they’re worth that little extra magic they bring to the table on Christmas morning.