I made a batch of these buttermilk biscuits last week and, as promised, here is a lovely little (really, they’re pretty big) biscuit sandwich that’s perfect for breakfast — make them and freeze them, and you have breakfast for more than a week! Since I work relatively odd hours, getting in a solid breakfast every day is a big chore for me. If you had … Continue reading sausage, egg + cheese biscuit sandwiches
A few years back, I worked at a lovely little restaurant called the B Line. We made all our desserts from scratch, including berry pies, gorgeous layered cakes, and a super rich single portion German chocolate cake that was somehow large enough for two people to share. We also did good business for breakfast and brunch, and the weekend was specially reserved for our super … Continue reading soft buttermilk biscuits
AUGUST IS UPON US, WHICH MEANS NATIONAL SANDWICH MONTH IS HERE! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE SANDWICHES, AND WILL BE BRINGING YOU RECIPES FOR MANY DELICIOUS VERSIONS AS THE MONTH GOES ON. STICK AROUND, IT’S SANDWICH TIME! If someone asked me my favorite foods, a good burger would be really high up on the list. I consider them in a culinary class all their own, and tend to … Continue reading national sandwich month: classic summer cheeseburgers
What four words, when combined, are some of the best words ever put together in the entirety of the English language? Chili. Cheese. Pretzel. Dogs. Ever since I made those homemade pretzels and beer cheese, I knew that a chili cheese pretzel dog was in my future — I just didn’t know when. But, today is the day, y’all. And they’re glorious. Take a soft … Continue reading chili cheese pretzel dogs
A few years back, I used to go on weekly breakfast outings with my friend Evan. Working restaurant jobs, we both shared a common day off in the middle of the week which gave us the perfect excuse to wake up early and check out different breakfast places around town. One day he recommended Marie Callender’s, of which I was skeptical. I didn’t recall much about the … Continue reading blueberry banana bread
I have to confess something. I’ve lied to you guys. Remember this post? Well I have, in fact, bought bagels since writing that post. What can I say, sometimes you just need a quick bagel and you don’t have time to make them from scratch! Recently, I did have time to make some more homemade bagels, and I wanted them to be relatively simple in flavor, … Continue reading salt + pepper bagels with rosemary cream cheese
When looking back fondly about trying a particular dish for the first time, I’m sure most of you would not include Hardee’s restaurant in that memory. Clearly you are not me. The first time I recall ever eating biscuits and gravy was during the summer of 1993, while visiting my aunt, uncle and cousins on a road trip with my family to Missouri. One Sunday morning after church, … Continue reading classic biscuits + sausage gravy
Hello, dear readers! You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here. My life has been extra busy lately, which has resulted in me neglecting to post much in the past few weeks. Can I say I’m sorry with an ice cream sandwich? How about one on a soft chocolate chip brioche roll, stuffed with sweet strawberry ice cream and dipped … Continue reading chocolate-strawberry brioche ice cream sandwiches
Back a few years ago, I participated in Dishcrawl’s Neighborfood event in Old Town Scottsdale. It was basically a restaurant/bar crawl through Old Town, and tons of fun! The first stop was to Brat Haus, where I sampled an amazingly light, soft, fresh-baked pretzel with a cup of beer cheese sauce for dipping. It totally set the bar high for the rest of the day, … Continue reading soft pretzels + beer cheese
Well, Thanksgiving is over! Time for ornaments, twinkly lights, Bing Crosby Christmas music, and piles of baked goods. Why not start with this one, perfect for wintry morning breakfasts?
I don’t remember the first time I had stollen, but I think it might have come from Trader Joe’s, of all places. I was hooked immediately! Traditionally made into larger loaf shapes, these little fruit-packed German stollen buns are like a more refined version of fruitcake. All the familiar flavors are there, but instead of a sugar soaked “cake”, the fruits are jammed into soft, lightly sweet buns, sharing space with a sweet center of almond marzipan. Doesn’t that sound good to you? It sure does to me.