Sweet and Spicy Breakfast Sandwich with sausage, white cheddar, a fried egg, and raspberry preserves. Served on a buttermilk biscuit! This year for Mother’s Day, I’ve partnered with Bonne Maman to create the perfect breakfast in bed dish. There are a few key elements that make a dish great for breakfast in bed: It’s got
Sweet and Spicy Bacon inspired by the famous Chronic Bacon at Nashville’s Biscuit Love. A rub of brown sugar, cayenne pepper & spices make this bacon sweet, spicy & smokey. This post is sponsored by OhioPork.Org. All opinions are my own. Before we get to the bacon, let’s start with the important stuff. I’m working with the
I eat oatmeal nearly every morning for breakfast. I’ve trained myself into a routine for consistency and health purposes. I open up a packet of plain oatmeal, microwave it with some water, and add just enough brown sugar and cinnamon to make it edible. I eat it quickly while skimming my email and the news
My love for food and cooking comes from my mom. My mom is a great cook but her mother (my grandma) admittedly hates cooking. My grandma, while good at many things, does not enjoy cooking or anything having to do with the kitchen (other than clipping recipes out of the newspaper and mailing them to me). But
This week, I did a little research to find out what people around the world eat on Easter. While I noticed some commonalities (eggs, rich breads, lamb, and spring vegetables), I also learned of some interesting traditions such as Green Thursday in Germany and the legend surrounding hot cross buns. Here are 11 of my
While my family doesn’t have any true Easter traditions, we always try to go out for an indulgent breakfast or brunch. I’m a sucker for a grand buffet at a nice hotel, and many years we’ve been out of town and able to enjoy some wonderful Easter brunches. Two of the most memorable were at the Ritz
For the next stop on the Rice Pudding Around the World series, we’re headed to the Philippines… When asked about my favorite cities and countries around the world, my two answers are Paris and the Philippines. Paris is a given, but my response of the Philippines is often met with a bit of surprise. A few years ago I studied
Earlier this week, I finished reading Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. It’s often regarded as one of the best chef memoirs, and up until last week, I was certain I had already read it. I had an image in my head of myself laying on the beach in the Outerbanks in North Carolina reading
I like the idea of freshly baked sticky buns on a cold, snowy weekend morning. But, I like the idea much more than the actual work and preparation of making the dough the night before, then waking up early to proof, assemble and bake the sticky pans. That’s a lot of work for a weekend.
I don’t enjoy grocery shopping. It always seems to take longer than it should when I can never manage to find what I need in my uncomfortably crowded local store. Instead of dreading it all weekend, I’ve started forcing myself to go to the store on Sunday mornings as soon as I get up.