One of my favorite breakfast foods has got to be French toast. There’s something about the crispy exterior and the creamy, custardy interior that makes a humble slice of bread extraordinary. In this recipe, the tangy buttermilk is complemented by sugar, vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon for a twist on the classic.
A while back, I made a giant batch of giardiniera, which has graced our pizzas and sandwiches with its amazingness ever since. Wanting to pep up breakfast a bit, I tossed some into my hammy scrambled eggs, and it was delicious. Using the giardiniera pickling liquid in place of plain oil for cooking adds an extra layer of flavor. This was great on its own, but would also be a tasty, one pan filling for breakfast burritos.
I really am a meat and potatoes kind of girl. I was in search of something to do with the leftover corned beef I made the other day, and I was inspired by the delicious dish I had at Hash House A Go Go in Las Vegas a while back. In this version, I used fingerling potatoes and gave them a quick zap in the microwave before making them nice and crispy in the pan. To save time, you could substitute frozen diced potatoes. Dan had the genius idea of putting fried eggs on top for an extra shot of flavor. The beauty of this lies in its flexibility — use whatever meat you have, throw in some onions and peppers, and be creative.
Once upon a time, Dan and I would dedicate the recipes on this blog to dishes we enjoyed together, things that were creative and delicious. Now that we have a 9 month old baby, we thought it would be a neat idea to develop recipes that she can enjoy as well. She usually eats table food along with us during meal times, but we wanted a way to incorporate some of the baby food we keep for her in the pantry. Here, we combined baby oatmeal and pureed baby food into some nutritious mini muffins that are good enough for even Mom and Dad to sneak a bite.
I’m not a big breakfast person, except on the weekends (or for dinner any night of the week — love breakfast for dinner!). The other day, I had a couple of apples hanging around, looking for a greater purpose. I then spied with my little eye my Grandma Leona’s cast iron skillet, and I knew they were destined to work together that day. Here, juicy apples get enrobed with a sweet batter that puffs up happily in the oven.
Dan and I are big fans of buffalo wings. Dan has even completed the Blazin’ Challenge at Buffalo Wild Wings several times (and has multiple shirts to prove it!). I wanted to bring the buffalo wing idea into something a little different, so I thought wrapping them up in dough would obviously be a good idea. Here, savory grilled chicken pairs with oozy cream cheese and hot sauce, then gets tucked into a flaky roll.
The other day, I bought two pints of blueberries (on sale!) but only used one. I knew the second container would go south if I didn’t intervene, so as we watched the Olympics last night (GO USA!) I whipped up these quick and easy blueberry muffins. These couldn’t be easier — just 7 ingredients. Perfect for breakfast!
I love breakfast! I love sandwiches! BREAKFAST + SANDWICH = UUH-YES PLEASE!