Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast Recipes

Perhaps our favorite meal of the day is breakfast (oh, who are we kidding, we love to eat all day long).  However, there is nothing like a delicious breakfast to start your day.  Here are some of our favorites that always put us in a good mood.

Crème Fraîche Scrambled Eggs à la Bobby Flay

Creamy & Delicious Crème Fraîche Scrambled Eggs à la Bobby Flay Breakfast I don’t know about you, but I am tired of cooking. Tired of thinking of things to cook. Just tired of this whole thing. In an effort to find inspiration, we have been binge-watching Beat Bobby Flay and Brunch at Bobby’s. His egg dishes always look so scrumptious. I finally caved and attempted to find Bobby’s recipe for scrambled eggs. Slow cooked eggs, butter and crème fraîche … what’s not to like? Fortunately, I happened to have some crème fraîche on hand from a gazpacho I never got around to putting together. First, a couple of tips from Bobby: (1) use a non-stick skillet; (2) don’t salt the … Read more…

Potato, Soy Chorizo and Veggie Hash with Eggs

Breakfast For Dinner  Potato, Soy Chorizo and Veggie Hash with Eggs Dinner  Breakfast, it’s what’s for dinner!  After a long day, there are times we just can’t figure out what we want for dinner. Truth be told, it happens to us a lot. It’s on those nights that we tend to gravitate off the dinner grid toward making something that might be considered breakfast. Here’s another oldie but goodie that we make all the time. Use whatever vegetables you like best or have on hand, but you can never go wrong with a good base of onions and bell peppers. If you leave the chorizo out, spice up your veggies with some cumin, chili powder and dried oregano. You get … Read more…

Mr. C’s Southwestern Quiche with Cayenne Pepper Crust

Quiche-y Keen! Mr. C’s Southwestern Quiche with Cayenne Pepper Crust Breakfast I make a pretty good Quiche Lorraine, but this is my absolute favorite quiche and so easy to make!  This dish is our go-to recipe for brunch and, as it is even better the next day, it gets bonus points for being able to be made ahead.  Except for holidays, after my mom turned 45, she stopped cooking.  My stepfather, Mr. C, stepped up to the plate and took over cooking duties, usually barbecuing.  He did, however, have a few delicious specialties.  One of those is his Southwestern Quiche with Cayenne Pepper Crust.  (Tom note: In the photo on the right of Mr. C, he reminds me of Lincoln … Read more…

Chilaquiles with Roasted Hatch Chile and Tomatillo Sauce with BBQ Nopales Salsa

Getting Your Chilaquiles On Chilaquiles with Roasted Hatch Chile and Tomatillo Sauce with BBQ Nopales Salsa Breakfast My absolute favorite breakfast food is chilaquiles.  If it’s on the menu, that is what I am ordering!  Crunchy tortillas, spicy red or green sauce, topped with an egg and cheese.  Yum!  While watching a re-run of Beat Bobby Flay recently, the challenge was chilaquiles. Bobby made a roasted tomatillo salsa and then topped fried blue corn tortillas with white cheddar, jack and goat cheeses and popped them in the oven on a sheet pan to melt the cheeses.  He finished with the tomatillo sauce topped with chorizo and a fried egg.  Bobby won this round, and I was excited to try his recipe, … Read more…

Uncle Bill’s Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Grand Marnier Orange Zest

Breakfast Recipes

Heavenly Pancakes Uncle Bill’s Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Grand Marnier Orange Zest Breakfast On those special Sunday mornings when I was a kid (or an adult), my dad (Bill) would mess up the kitchen and make these incredible pancakes that are light as a feather. Why then “Uncle Bill’s?”  My late great cousin John dubbed them that when he stayed with us for a while back in the 60s, and the name stuck. For the past 40 years or so I’ve been messing up the kitchen making my favorite breakfast item. Thanks, Dad!! (I must have bought the tie at the “Clown Store.”) A couple of thoughts:  I use a non-stick electric griddle lightly coated with butter or margarine.  Be sure … Read more…

Chocolate Chip Orange Scones with Orange Glaze

Scrumptious Scones! Chocolate Chip Orange Scones with Orange Glaze Breakfast  Traveling backward through time to 2002 via the Wayback Machine, a group of us participated in the Wine Road Barrel Tasting tour in Sonoma County.  We stayed at the Farmhouse Inn, located about 20 minutes south of Healdsburg.  What a great place!  Unfortunately, it became so wonderful that we’re unable to afford to stay there now. For breakfast they served moist, flaky, delicious scones.  My friend, Mary, scored the recipe and has been making them ever since.  She told me they’re easy to make and never fail, plus you can add anything you like to them.  Her family favorites include sliced almonds and chocolate chips; Snickerdoodle (cinnamon with extra sugar); … Read more…

Caramelized Bacon & Apple Coffee Cake with Bourbon Bacon Pecan Glaze

Bacon, Bourbon, Apples and More Bacon! Caramelized Bacon & Apple Coffee Cake with Bourbon Bacon Pecan Glaze Breakfast Autumn is taking its sweet time arriving here in lovely Southern California (the hottest opening game in World Series history last week at 103 degrees).  Despite the heat, a few weeks ago my thoughts turned to comfort food and what is more enticing than apples, bacon and coffee cake?  Wow!  Just the title of this recipe had me drooling. I came across this recipe from Bacon Nation on the Chew and decided to liven things up a tad by caramelizing the bacon ala Barefoot Contessa from Foolproof.  Ina’s recipe is actually for appetizers, but it sounded so delicious I knew it would … Read more…