Breakfast

Italian Panettone French Toast

We got one of these Italian sweetbread/fruitcake things as gift one year and couldn’t bring ourselves to eat it because we were so unfamiliar with it.  Out of guilt after a week or so we broke it open and decided to make french toast with it.  I remember it being pretty interesting so when I saw these all over the…

Waffles of Insane Greatness

I found this recipe online after searching for a great recipe for waffles.  This recipe is originally from Aretha Frankenstein’s restaurant in Chattanooga, TN.  The key differences are the large amount of cornstarch and letting the batter sit 30 minutes.  I like that you don’t need to oil the waffle iron.  They are really light and crispy! Serves 2 to…

Latte Art 2.0 – Learning the Heart

This was made from a single shot of espresso on my second successful day of making hearts.  I learned the little wreath trick from all the you tube videos I watched.   I think I have mastered the fern leaf to my satisfaction and now have moved on to the heart!  I switched to pour overs in the summer because…

Huevos Rancheros

Roger and I had brunch at a place in the village called Macondo and had the best Huevos Rancheros I have ever had!  It was in a little ceramic pot with eggs cooked and drenched both a red and green sauce.  There was a tortilla and some beans in there, too.  Unfortunately, we went again and ordered the same thing…

Angie’s Coffeecake

This is a recipe I made probably 20 years ago and still remember fondly.  It is from the Silver Palette Cookbook that was popular back then.   I followed it which two changes.  I used almond paste chopped up instead of dates for one of the cakes.  I also used all butter instead of the shortening and butter they have…

Spiced Butternut Squash Muffins

This recipe I found online from Taste of Home.  I had to use these cute little butternut squashes!  It was a drizzly raining day and didn’t go out so this was a fun thing to make on a day like today.  The only thing I changed was I used maple syrup instead of light corn syrup.  I also doubled the…

Shallot Oregano Cheddar Fried Eggs

This was experimental and delicious.  I sautéed some shallots in olive oil to mix into scrambled eggs but I decided to just crack the eggs right over the shallots and cook them slowly.  The caramelized shallots were imbedded into the egg crust and the top had melted cheddar with fresh oregano.  It was such a good combination.  Kind of rich…

Blueberry Raspberry Peach Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

I had so much delicious summer fruit that I didn’t want to waste I came up with this variation of a recipe I like to make.  I used lots of eggs maybe 6 or 8 and regular milk and buttermilk.  I used my homemade vanilla since it seems to be almost ready.  I wanted to see if it was effective…

Frozen Waffle Batter Experiment

I found a recipe for the ultimate waffle.  I don’t have pictures from the original experiment but I do remember there was a lot of cornstarch in the batter.  Anyway, I saved the leftovers and decided to find out what would happen if I cut up the frozen batter and cooked it directly on the waffle iron.  This is what…