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 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…

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…

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…

Old-fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

It’s my mom’s birthday today and I wanted to whip her up something special for breakfast. She requested blueberry pancakes and mentioned that she still had her mother’s recipe for buttermilk pancakes. This is particularly special because I never had the pleasure of meeting my grandmother. My mom lost her to cancer when my mom was just…

Belgian Waffles with Hazelnuts, Strawberries, and Marscapone Cream

Belgian Waffles with Hazelnuts, Strawberries, and Vanilla Bean Marscapone Cream (Serves four.) 8 Belgian waffle triangles (recipe below) 1/4 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup marscapone, at room temperature 1 vanilla bean 4 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped. 1 cup strawberries, rinsed, pat dry, chopped 1. Beat whipping cream in a chilled bowl until soft…