Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Maple Sauce

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…aaaaaand I’m back!

As some of you may know, last month I became happily engaged to my boyfriend of almost 6 years! Yay! Without hesitation I’ve jumped straight into wedding planning mode. Some updates: we are going to be married next spring near my parents home in the Greater Philadelphia area in an outdoors ceremony amongst our closest friends and family, surrounded by trees and spring blossoms. My goal is to not bridezilla out or blow our budget, both of which are fairly attainable ideals. My personality and style is very less-is-more and non-traditional. Which is not to be confused with a simple style, as I enjoy beautiful esthetics and good quality errrything! I’m also a perfectionist-boss-lady, a trait that should serve me well in the planning process. Wish me luck! And if you are a wedding vendor in the area- please reach out as I’d love to connect.

With the wedding planning, hobby time normally spent as a dedicated blogger has shifted into time spent as a dedicated planner. I have a taken a step back from the blog—but not away. I’ll continue to post quality recipes and pictures, without the quantity. Quality > Quantity = I will keep my sanity.

There is so much pressure in blogging to post on social media daily, to constantly tell a story, and to create posts at break-neck speed. With these pressures to “keep up” I have found it hard to stay inspired and true to why I began blogging in the first place. In juggling a full time career, being involved in the community, having a wedding, and simply living life- I am lovingly reprioritizing Seasonally Jane. That means the blog will not be a place of competition with empty uninspired posts. Instead it’ll be a space to creatively explore cooking with seasonal ingredients, improve my food styling, experiment with photography, and an exciting connection to the online world.

I hope you will continue to follow and enjoy the journey as I will continue to do!

And now, onto important things: a spring fresh Brioche French Toast with Strawberry Maple Sauce recipe that warms and satisfies even the weariest of souls. Dust off those wintery bones and enjoy a warm strawberry maple sauce over soft, spiced brioche French toast.

Enjoy my friends!

xo, Amanda Jane

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Sea Scallops over Parmesan Pea Puree

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Trees are bright green and peas are popping up at the farmers market—spring is here. Ah, such an exciting time. It’s also exciting because I just got engaged! On April 1st my boyfriend popped the question and I’m so excited to begin the journey of planning our wedding! I’ve posted a few pictures and details here. Thank you for all the kind Congratulations I received on Instagram 🙂 You guys are seriously the best.

Now—lets talk food. Specifically fresh sea scallops over top luscious parmesan pea purée! As beautiful as this dish is, the best part is that it comes together quickly in about 15 minutes. Easy and elegant, this recipe is great for guests or for a special occasion (like a celebratory engagement dinner!). Enjoy the season and all the fresh new in-season produce available in the markets.

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“Easy and elegant, this recipe is great for guests or for a special occasion.”

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Exciting news! I’m engaged!

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YES! It happened! My boyfriend and I got engaged last Friday at a wonderful Italian restaurant in Hollywood, FL. I was so surprised, the proposal was incredibly sweet, and we are so ready to get married. After 5 1/2 years of dating I couldn’t be happier to be spending my life with someone as incredible as my man. And, it only took me a week to figure out where I wanted to get married, the venue, and my photographer. Luckily, I’m a decisive person! We will marry in Delaware in Spring of 2017.

More details to come, I appreciate everyone’s support and love.

xx, Amanda Jane

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Asparagus Stacks with Salty Pancetta & Sweet Cream

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Here’s the thing about spring… asparagus. Is it not everyone’s favorite to-go vegetable? Easy to make, available in abundance, and it compliments just about any meal. These green stalks are currently in-season so take full advantage.

This Asparagus Stacks with Pancetta & Sweet Cream recipe boasts a salty-sweet combination of ingredients. Eat it for brunch, lunch or dinner. Fresh stalks seasoned and wrapped in pancetta already sounds like a meal that would satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. The addition of sweet cream cheese filling stuffed inside puts this recipe into overdrive, it’s delicious.

So lets make some stacks!

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“A recipe that with a salty-sweet combination”

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Sweet Onion Tart with Bacon and Ham

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The sun is shining and blooms are blooming here in Lighthouse Point. I’m so thankful for warm spring weather as so many endure a relatively cool early springtime… it just snowed in the northeast! Lucky for us, yellow and pink blossoms are abundant. So beautiful!!

I made this delicious sweet onion tart and we enjoyed it on the first official spring day. Of course I couldn’t resist taking some pictures from this beautiful set up and for everyone who saw the preview pic on Instagram already: it’s even more delicious than it looks!

I just made it already the second time now – so bon appétit.

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“For everyone who saw the preview pic on Instagram already: it’s even more delicious than it looks!”

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