Panettone French Toast with Orange Cream

I think one of the best parts of the holiday season is breakfast. Breakfast is something that’s pretty routine for most people. Sometimes it’s rushed. Sometimes it’s a piece of fruit. Sometimes it gets skipped altogether. But special occasions like Christmas and New Years (and all those days in between the two) give us the best excuse to go all out for breakfast, and make something special like this panettone French toast with orange cream.

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Vanilla Crepes with Winter Spiced Cider Syrup

The inspiration for this dish came from a family tradition we have of making wassail, a traditional warm spiced cider punch from England. While hot chocolate is probably the most common winter drink, this cider is a whole new kind of cozy. It’s made with apple cider, three other fruit juices, and lots of cinnamon sticks. As it cooks, the flavors blend and the whole kitchen begins to smell of warm spice.

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Nut & Seed Banana Bread with Chai Tea Glaze

There’s nothing I love more than a hot mug of tea. I can’t remember a day where I didn’t drink tea at least once. At this point it’s become a simple habit, but it never fails to make me feel better than ever. Something about it is so incredibly soothing. I instantly feel relaxed after just one sip. And what makes it even better is having something small and sweet to eat with it.

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Almond Oats with Honeyed Blackberries & Currants

With the holidays over and the new year upon us, there is usually one thing on everyone’s mind: health! At least for me, starting a health kick is always a top resolution, as I’m sure it is for every food lover who ate one too many Christmas cookies over the break. With the past in the past, it’s time for goals to be set, new routines to settle into, and resolutions to be kept! My favorite go-to, healthy breakfast that I could truly eat every single day of the year is oatmeal.

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