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
You know the saying, “if you want something done right, do it yourself”? I’m usually a pretty firm believer in that. One could also say, “if you want something you’ve never eaten before, cook it yourself”. Now that’s an idea I can totally get behind! It has been the case with many things I’ve eaten in the past (French macarons, Cuban sandwiches, brioche ice cream sandwiches, to … Continue reading chicken + waffles
Back last fall, Deb over at smitten kitchen posted a recipe for a crispy fried egg. Usually, fried eggs are my last choice when it comes to egg preparation methods. Runny yolk? Ew. However, the crispy egg was intriguing to me. I wanted to make it for myself, but wasn’t sure how to let it shine in the best possible way. A breakfast pizza seemed like … Continue reading the crispy egg breakfast pizza
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
Ah, the day after Valentine’s Day. If you’re very lucky, you were able to spend last night with someone you love. If you’re extra lucky and have the privilege of deciding what to share with your sweetie for breakfast, maybe some of these ideas will fit the bill? Grab your honey and hop into the kitchen to whip up some post-Valentine’s eats together — what could … Continue reading breakfast with your sweetie
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.
Until now, I’d never made a Monte Cristo sandwich before (the horror!).
The idea behind this sandwich is a relatively simple yet decadent one – I’m all for sandwiches that basically use french toast for the bread! – but for some reason, I’d not yet tackled one. They’re perfect for breakfast, even though my breakfast preferences tend toward something a little less rich, like veggie scrambles or a quick bowl of cereal. Monte Cristos are a bit involved, but the payoff is so worth it! You can change it up however you see fit, using sliced turkey and ham (or just using your favorite of the two), different types of cheese (I went with the classic, swiss!), and swapping the strawberry jam for blackberry, raspberry or maybe even apple butter. The powdered sugar dusting is an absolute must in my book, though, so don’t skip it!