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crispy outside, fluffy inside. these super easy cheddar and chive drop biscuits will make your mornings a whole lot better. cheddar and chive drop biscuits | a flavor journal food blog

vermont cheddar + chive drop biscuits

I’ve made fluffy, cut-out, buttermilk biscuits before, but I wasn’t as familiar with drop biscuits.  These biscuits look way different, and don’t have all of the flaky layers inside.  (Read:  less work!)  However, these small batch cheddar and chive drop biscuits are super easy to make.  They’re crunchy on the outside, light and fluffy on […]

Southern Breakfast Hash with Eckrich Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage | a flavor journal food blog

Southern Breakfast Hash with Eckrich Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage

—This post is sponsored by Eckrich Smoked Sausage, but all opinions are my own.— There’s something about the last few weeks of summer that are so perfect.  It’s almost as if the Earth is exhaling as we gear up for cooler weather again, and everyone is collectively releasing a big sigh of relief.     […]

this super easy sausage gravy recipe is perfect for lathering over biscuits - and this small batch recipe is perfect for two people! small batch sausage gravy | a flavor journal food blog

small batch sausage gravy

Small batch sausage gravy is the ultimate comfort food for brunch.  This recipe is literally my go-to recipe for a simple, delicious sausage gravy on lazy weekend mornings. Last week I made some killer small batch biscuits, but they turned out a little flatter than I wanted them to.  This week, I redid them to make them […]

small batch homemade biscuits :: fluffy, flaky, homemade biscuits - small batch style. this recipe makes four biscuits, and a fifth biscuit with the dough scraps.

Small Batch Homemade Biscuits for Two

Simple, Fluffy Biscuits for Two! Biscuits are best when they are fresh and hot.  This small batch homemade biscuits recipe makes five 2″ biscuits, which is perfect for smaller households.  What do I need to make a Small Batch of Homemade Biscuits? all-purpose flour kosher salt baking powder sugar unsalted butter whole milk I love […]


breakfast burritos with creamy black bean, cheesy egg, and seasoned hash browns

Back in KC, there was a place just down the block from my loft that made my favorite breakfast burrito.  It.  Was.  DIVINE … and lovingly stuffed with all the breakfast necessities : hash browns, cheese, eggs, and meat.  It’s so easy to walk down and grab one of these burritos and a coffee for […]

english muffin + italian sausage / beef + cheese + egg + hot sauce = my new easy weekend breakfast at home. simple hot sausage breakfast sandwiches | a flavor journal food blog

simple hot sausage breakfast sandwiches

There’s a lot to be said for cozy weekend morning at home.  Weekends should be about rejuvenation and enjoyment.  You should always give yourself at least two days a week to focus on your happiness, and let go of the stresses that you carry around throughout the week.  Sometimes you need a hearty, comforting start to […]

spicy peppers, garlic, and black peppercorns are infused into vodka to create an awesome vodka infusion for bloody mary cocktails! hot pepper infused vodka : a flavor journal | food blog.

Hot Pepper and Garlic Infused Vodka

You should come over for brunch simply to drink a spicy Bloody Mary made with hot pepper infused vodka.  I started infusing vodkas about five years ago when I moved downtown near the River Market neighborhood in Kansas City.  Every weekend, the River Market is consumed by locals perusing the biggest farmers market in the […]

fluffy, warm, delicious blueberry muffins made with buttermilk! these are a classic breakfast or brunch MUST, and they couldn't be easier to make! buttermilk blueberry muffins | a flavor journal.

buttermilk blueberry muffins

I don’t fancy myself as much of a baker, but baking is so relaxing and rewarding!  Especially when it involves making a classic, like buttermilk blueberry muffins.  Mark is a BIG fan of blueberry muffins, so it was something I had to do!   These buttermilk blueberry muffins are easy to make, and the recipe offers […]

spicy maple glazed bacon is made using thick cut bacon, and coating it with maple syrup, cayenne, black pepper, and a couple of other spices. it is baked and served hot - perfect for BLTs, salad toppings, or anything brunch! | a flavor journal

spicy maple glazed bacon

Are you ready to spice up your homemade brunch experience? Allow me to introduce to you : spicy maple glazed bacon.  Is it easy?  Yes.  Is it delicious?  YESSSS.  And guess what?  You don’t have to limit your spicy bacon consumption to just brunch.  It also works for BLTs, grilled cheese, wraps, etc.  Get crazy with […]

cheesy bacon hashbrowns | a flavor journal.

cheesy bacon hashbrowns.

Yet another happy accident creation for you!  These cheesy bacon hashbrowns are a spin-off of a dish my mom, my aunt, Mark and I created at Thanksgiving … with a twist.  Rather than just adding shredded cheese, we take it to the next level and make that cheese saucy. Everything is more fun when saucy.  Including […]

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