Articles Tagged brunch

Overnight French Toast

Overnight French Toast

5 | November 6, 2013

Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead? (Christmas Vacation) Ahh, the holidays are coming! If your house is like mine, it’s full of guests and if you’re really lucky they’re mostly wanted guests…mostly. My number one rule to keeping a happy full house is making sure everyone is fed with as little stress on me as possible (wine helps too). Prepaired meals made ahead of time are essential and this Overnight French Toast is a perfect meal to feed a crowd before

banana dutch baby

When I want a quick-to-prep and no mess weekend breakfast I love to cook a Dutch Baby. (Don’t freak out , I promise it’s only a pancake…not a baby. Why it’s called a Dutch Baby I really don’t know). This puffy pancake is a breeze to make because it comes together magically in a blender and then fluffs up to perfection in the oven. Top of this delicious combo of flavors with maple syrup and you have yourself treat. view recipe This recipe was created for Disney’s View more of my work for Spoonful here.

Neiman Marcus Popovers with Strawberry Butter

There’s a woman I must tell you about. Now, you probably don’t know her but you should. Because just knowing her makes you a better person. She has taught me to be brave in situations that I think I can’t handle, to love when it seems impossible to, to give until there’s nothing left to give, and to be strong during the toughest storms. She has the biggest heart I’ve ever seen and I am thankful everyday that I have her in my life. She is my mom.

Spinach and Ham Strata

19 | April 29, 2013

Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day and I’m perpetually puzzled by people who ignore it. The last time I skipped breakfast I left my phone on top of my car and drove off, forgot to put shoes on my child then dropped her off at school, didn’t wash the conditioner out of my hair, sounded like I just had a lobotomy on a conference call with a client, and almost set the house on fire cooking dinner. Trust me people, eat your breakfast. Some of my favorite breakfast recipes are savory and one of the easiest


It’s officially fall and what’s a fall football Sunday without a bloody mary? It’s boring one, that’s what. Now, I’m not sitting over here pounding back the drinks every Sunday, but every now and then when we get together with a few friends it just seems the right thing to do. I had my first bloody mary on a Saturday morning on a college visit to Ole Miss. It was game day and I had found myself in the Alumni tent with two in each in hand and many people telling me why I should choose this fine school. There


Huevos rancheros breakfast cups with salsa verde is a modern twist on the traditional Mexican dish of fried eggs on corn tortillas with refried beans and a light tomato-chili sauce. It’s The Husbands favorite Sunday brunch meal and in Texas you can find it at almost every restaurant except here the common tex-mex version is served with red enchilada sauce. This version is a simple and fun take on this delicious dish that would be fast and perfect for any brunch party or just to pump up your typical breakfast. Ok…enough talk I’m getting hungry. Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Cup with


Ever since we left San Francisco, I’ve been craving quiche. Especially quiche from Tartine. If you’ve ever been to Tartine then you know what I’m talking about. With a smell from blocks away luring in hungry souls, this quaint little bakery in the Mission district is a legendary place to grab a flaky pastry and a cup of coffee. Even the birds form a line to get in this place. No seriously. When I stood (pretty much standing room only) at the window eating (more like trying to keep my daughter’s hands off of my quiche) I watched as a line