Posts tagged Brunch
My Television Debut! Huevos Divorciados

This morning I was invited to be a guest on Channel 8 News, TNH out of New Haven, CT.  It was a great opportunity to promote my Heirloom Kitchen, talk about the incredible ‘Nonnas’ I have cooked with and also let any talented immigrant cooks out there to contact me for a ethnic cooking lesson.

I had a great time chatting about my experiences in the kitchen and was also able to cook a delicious Mexican dish I have learned.  Huevos Divorciados (Divorced Eggs) is an incredible dish of eggs, served on top of some lightly fried corn tortillas.  The secret to great Huevos Divorciados is the homemade salsa verde and salsa rojo poured over the eggs.  Now, one fried egg is covered in salsa verde and the other egg is covered in salsa rojo.  The sauces don’t mix.  That is why these two eggs are divorced!

Janet, the lovely Mexican woman that taught me this dish told me to garnish the dish with some sliced avocado.  Its not a super quick breakfast but I can guarantee those two eggs will reconcile in your stomach.  Unbelievably good!

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Farmer Brown's Chicken & Waffles

I LOVE BRUNCH!  Is there anything better than sleeping in on a Sunday, rolling out of bed and heading out for Mimosas or maybe a Bloody Mary with some breakfast and lunch all rolled into one?  Before our trip I searched best brunch in SF and Farmer Browns was on every list. 

It’s a Soul Food spot in the heart of the city and I figured it would be nice to have a big, decadent meal to hold us over until our late dinner reservation.  It also had a great menu that included all the classics; cheesy grits, biscuits with sausage gravy, collards and pecan pie.  I had my heart set on some Chicken and Waffles.  When we arrived at 10:45, and the line was down the street, I knew I was in for a good meal. 

Now, service was super slow and the place was packed but if I’m truly judging, just on the food, it was really, really good.  The biscuits were fluffy and salty (we got a extra plate gratis since we waited so long).  The cheesy grits were super cheesy and very addictive.  And, the Chicken and Waffles were absolute Soul Food perfection.  The chicken was crispy, juicy and perfectly cooked.  The waffles were yeasted, light, fluffy and the perfect match to the chicken.  It was covered in golden maple syrup and I couldn’t have been happier.  The best part was I knew already knew the two recipes I would combine to recreate this amazing meal.  Paula Deen’s Fried Chicken recipe with Marion Cunningham’s Raised Waffles

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Sunday Brunch: Ya Wanna Go Dutch, Baby?

I’m a big fan of Sunday Brunch.  My kids love bagels and cream cheese on Saturday morning so on Sunday, I try to go big with a few main dishes, home fries, bacon and fresh fruit.  Recently, on a rare trip out for brunch, we ordered a Dutch Baby - a huge pancake covered in fruit, jam, syrup, confectioners sugar, or really, anything you want to top it with. It’s a great brunch option because its one huge pancake that cooks in the oven, allowing you to forgo the multitasking of flipping while trying to juggle the bacon, toast and coffee brewing.  So, join me on my journey to Germany this weekend and go Dutch!

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New Year's Day Goat Cheese Quiche

Hurray, it’s 2016! This quiche is perfect for those of us that just want to roll out of bed after staying up late, heat up something delicious and curl up on the couch with a hot cup of coffee.  You can make this quiche days in advance, and simply heat it up in the oven at a moments notice.  Now that’s what I call a Happy New Year!

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