Delicious, Easy Brunch

I had some friends over for brunch yesterday and couldn’t believe how easily this came together! I honestly think was my best brunch spread yet. I baked the coffeecake the day before and made the Belgian waffle batter (a double batch) the night before. The morning of the brunch, I made two pans of maple-glazed…

Giant Ham and Cheese Omelet

This was such a hit at brunch! This is my favorite method for serving eggs to a crowd because it turns out perfectly every time and the clean up could not be easier. I make this same method with all sorts of variations, often involving leftover grilled veggies (yum!), but this is hands down my…

Maple-Glazed Bacon

This is justΒ the best bacon in the world. It’s also my favorite way to cook a large amount of bacon because the oven does all the work and you need not clean bacon splatters off of your stove later. You know how much I hate to clean! Many recipes online tell you to set the…

Maple Berry Yogurt Parfaits

This is hardly a recipe but as my loyal readers know, I’ve had a ton of requests for more or less serving idea so here we are! One brunch hack I love is to serve fruit, yogurt, and granola in either a wine glass, martini glass, or margarita glass. This frees up valuable placemat real…

Fiori di Sicilia Blueberry Coffeecake

I really could not love fiori di sicilia any more. It’s a magical extract. One splash and bibbidi bobbi boo, you have yourself one fancy coffeecake. You can easily bake this in an 8″ or 9″ square pan if you prefer. When I have company, I usually bake this in a round cake pan and…

Belgian Waffles

I’ve lost track of many batches of Belgian waffles I’ve made. I make them all sorts of ways but most often I make them with maple syrup in the batter served with butter, blueberries, syrup, and a dusting of powdered sugar. I use King Arthur Flour’s Belgian waffle recipe as the base and then have…

Tropical Fruit Platter

This is hardly a recipe but I’ve had a lot of requests for simple serving ideas like this so here you go! Saving the pineapple top really adds a lot to your platter. P.S. I wanted to add mango to this but my store’s mangos weren’t ripe at all. Ugh! If you find delicious mangoes,…

Bourbon Honey Butter

Man I love bourbon. I guess I’m old fashioned like that. (Get it?Β Alright, that was corny but I happen to love corny.) This has only a hint of bourbon so as to infuse the butter with its flavor without knocking you in the face with alcohol. It comes together in mere seconds and really elevates…

Restaurant Style Fruit & Yogurt Bowl

I’m going to shoot straight with you. This is not really a “recipe” but I’ve had tons of requests to post my many non-recipes this year so here we go! First of all, serve this in a wide, flat bowl for a glamorous way to start your day. During the week I may toss fruit…

Cranberry Belgian Waffles

These waffles really scream holiday special to me, especially if topped with Fiori di Sicilia (orange-vanilla) whipped cream and sugared cranberries, which could not be easier to make. You can learn how here. You basically make a simple syrup, toss with the cranberries, and forget about them overnight. The next day, just drain and roll…