Sunday morning apple pancakes

Because of our love affair with Pinterest, we decided to copy a post that featured apple slices dipped in pancake batter!

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FYI, they were excellent with powdered sugar and cinnamon !

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Saturday brunch at Square Peg

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We would suggest ordering the grilled cheese Mac n cheese. It is a delicious start to your weekend. Square Peg is a great center city brunch places featuring southern food. Being southern girls (Virginian) this place is right up our alley!

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To start off, we had the warm cinnamon donuts ( incredible) and a fruit salad (generic, but detoxifying :), we then split the chilaquiles (overall was ok- but with excellent sauce) and the grilled cheese Mac n cheese ( earth-shattering explosion of deliciousness).

The Philadelphia brunch scene is almost certainly ruled by a Day by Day, but we’d say Square Peg is definitely worth a visit or two.

San Antonio Outings: Lulu’s Bakery

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If this place sounds familiar, you’re probably thinking of that episode of man vs food! On that episode, Adam entered Lulu’s and attempted to tackle a 3lb cinnamon bun (pictured above). We had a hearty breakfast, which was delicious and then ordered the 3lb cinnamon bun to go. Two girls working on this cinnamon bun for 24 hours hardy made a dent! We through half of it out after shoving some off to friends at the conference we were at.

So here’ the review: The place is quaint and not as busy as you’d think. That’s a plus. We had great service but terrible coffee. That balances it out nicely 😉 We attempted to order fruit, but practically got laughed out of the joint. HOW UTTERLY TEXAN! If anything, it made it more charming.

If we had to say one thing that you should live by when it comes to Lulu’s Bakery, it would be: Definitely go, and make it memorable- get the cinnamon bun 😛

Just try and go infrequently if you actually live in San Antonio.

Two thumbs up!!

Blueberry Banana-walnut Bread with blueberry purée glaze

This is a great breakfast. We’re not huge fans of blueberries but if you pop’em in a bread like this, it ain’t too bad 🙂

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You will need: bananas, almond meal, flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, salt, apple sauce, coconut oil (two tablespoons only) and frozen blueberries. You make a batter out of that (you know the basic drill so make it how you like it! Some like it fluffy, some like it dense). The glaze is made out of frozen blueberries blended with powdered sugar and a tablespoon of honey.

Brunch at Day by Day

For about a year, we have considered Day by Day to be the best brunch spot in Philadelphia. Let us tell you why:

1- On Sundays, it opens at 10 am and by 10:05 there is a line of toe-tapping tardies who are waiting for the 60 or more people who have already been seated to eat their breakfast so that they can begin enjoying a lovely brunch.

2- The food is delicious. We have tried practically everything. If It is your first time, try the stuffed challah french toast! There’s usually a different flavor every week, and they’re all delicious.

3- The pastries are delicious and they will give you samples.

4- The servers are extremely overworked, yet somehow, they’re still smily folks! Also, they are quite an eclectic bunch 🙂

You should note that they will try and rush you and ask you at least five times during your meal “how’s the food?”. That should only ever be asked once– about five minutes after you have received your meal. Additionally, they will sometimes forget that you asked for more hot water, etc, but it’s ok because they have so many customers to handle.

Just be patient with the servers and try to enjoy your meal 🙂

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This morning, we arrived third in line to be seated at Day by Day. We had huevos rancheros, and crab, asparagus, and gruyere scramble with black toast and rosemary potatoes. Both were delicious! You can also request milk and honey with your tea. If you order coffee, it will be replenished like clockwork (free of charge).

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Pumpkin Pie Sticks for Breakfast

This morning we had a special treat. Pumpkin pie sticks are out of this world! I like mine with sweetened whipped cream 🙂

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Pumkin Pie Sticks

Ingredients

  • 12 oz canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons water or milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Mix all ingredients together
  3. Pour mixture into a well oiled and floured bread pan and bake for one hour.
  4. Outside should be hard, but the middle should still be nice and gooey

Prep Time: 10

Cook time: 1:00