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What Moms REALLY Want for For Mother’s Day

What Moms REALLY Want for For Mother's DayAs Mother’s Day has approached over the past few years, I have posed a question on The Scramble Facebook page to determine what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day.  I always love reading through the comments—some are funny, some are sad, and some remind me of just how exhausted we moms often are. Some moms just want “quiet”, “sleep” or “don’t want to be touched by little hands for the entire day.” Depending upon the ages of their kids, moms’ answers vary widely, from those with little kids just wanting a day without changing diapers and cleaning baby bottles, to those that have older children just wanting some time together, and those with grown children being excited for their son or daughter to come home for dinner or video chat with them from wherever they are.  (Celia, my 18-year-old “baby,” is heading to college next year, so I will likely fall...

Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole Recipe: Cheesy Spinach and Egg Bake

This make ahead breakfast casserole recipe also makes a perfect savory make-ahead breakfast or brunch, and it’s got plenty of protein, healthy fat and vegetables to keep you feeling full and nourished for hours. The colorful vegetables in it also make it pretty enough to serve at a breakfast gathering and the green and red vegetables are perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!

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Cheesy Spinach and Egg Bake is a perfect make ahead breakfast or brunch casserole recipe for holidays or lazy Sunday mornings. We love it for breakfast-for-dinner, too!

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Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole Recipe:Cheesy Spinach and Egg Bake

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Makes 12 servings

10 - 16 oz. (depends...

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Peach-Mango Bellinis

Peach-Mango Bellinis

You are going to love this recipe for peach-mango bellini cocktails! You can pair them with smoked salmon appetizers on sliced cucumbers with capers and dill, or with mini caprese bites for a more Italian theme. They are so sweet, tangy, bubbly and fruity, they go down way too easily so be sure to make plenty.

When we celebrated my dear friend Rachel Lostombo’s birthday, we organized a gourmet Italian picnic which we enjoyed at Wolf Trap park in Virginia, while listening to Melissa Etheridge and Pat Benatar.

When Rachel’s friends arrived at my house before we carpooled to the concert, I greeted them with these peach-mango bellinis and Caprese bites on colorful toothpicks with balsamic-olive oil and crushed red pepper dipping sauce.  At the Italian picnic we also enjoyed prosciutto and cantaloupe bites, Italian salami and cheeses, orzo and arugula salads, olives, artichokes and other traditional Italian antipasto, and Rachel's favorite, Stella D'oro...

Overnight Baked Blueberry French Toast

Overnight Baked Blueberry French Toast is an easy yet delicious make-ahead meal.  The beauty of this make-ahead baked French toast is that you can get it all ready the night before, so you just need to bake it in the morning.  I got this recipe many years ago from a parent at my son's school, and while I have revised it since then, I wish I knew the original author so I could thank her personally for all the successful brunches where this dish has taken center stage. Watch the video on YouTubeOvernight Baked Blueberry French ToastPrep: 20 minutes    Cook: 60 minutes  Marinate Time: 8 - 12 hours 8 servings 1 small loaf day old challah or French bread (about 8 1-inch slices) 3 eggs 2 1/4 cups milk, any variety 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup flour 6 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray.  Cut the bread into 1-inch thick slices...

Make Ahead Back-to-School Breakfast: Mini Vegetable Quiches

Need make-ahead back-to-school breakfast ideas? Kids and adults love these mini vegetable quiches that are healthy and delicious with protein and vegetables. They can even eat them on the go.

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For more back-to-school breakfast ideas, check out our delicious Overnight Baked Blueberry French Toast, Overnight Oatmeal Recipe , Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Corn MuffinsGluten-Free Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Almond PancakesLow Sugar High Protein Granola Recipe, Blueberry, Basil, and Lemon SmoothieFour-Veggie Blast Smoothie, Carrot Ginger Fruit Smoothie, Cucumber Lime Elation Smoothie, Aviva's back-to-school tips in her article in the Washington Post.

Back-to-School Breakfast: Mini Vegetable Quiches

6 servings, 2 quichelettes each

6 oz. baby spinach 6 eggs 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt, or use any plain yogurt or sour cream 1 cup shredded...