• drop biscuit
    Breakfast

    Drop Biscuits

    Drop Biscuits are not a new recipe for me; however, I took advantage of the long weekend to make breakfast and try a few new things. The last time I made drop biscuits they ended up coming out pretty dense and dry. It was almost like a scone, which is not at all what I wanted. So let the research begin. I prefer drop biscuits to traditional biscuits really because of the simplicity. Having to do a bunch of rolling and needing to get the layers needed to make a traditional flaky biscuit is too much. The drop biscuit eliminated most of the work. The last time I made drop…

  • sausage potato apple hash
    Breakfast

    Potato and Sausage Hash

    Rob and I are not really “breakfast people.” We just generally do not put a lot of effort into making a big deal out of breakfast. We both leave for work early and on weekends we like to get up and get going. As a result we tend to do very simple things like cereal or bagels (I love a good bagel). So when we do decide to make a bigger breakfast, its a pretty big deal for us. Rob really wanted to do something with breakfast sausage. We had made a stop at our local butcher and Rob got THREE different kinds of sausage. If you live in the…

  • Avocado Bagel Toast
    Breakfast,  Cocktails

    Avocado Bagel Toast and Mimosas

    Avocado Toast has become a super popular breakfast/brunch item. In concept it is super simple, but in reality it allows you to really mix up your breakfast. The basics are obvious, some form of toasted bread and avocado. I found that mashed avocado is really essential to allow you to properly spread it. Bagels are easily one of my favorite breakfast foods. Growing up, my family would sometimes go out to grab bagels from a shop and it was family bonding time. Now that I am grown, I find bagels are a quick, easy breakfast that is good for a grab and go breakfast on my way to work. Rob…

  • French Toast
    Breakfast

    Classic French Toast

    French toast is easily one of my favorite hot breakfast options. It tends to be a bit of a weekend treat for me though since it takes some effort to make and really is best hot. I have seen so many different approaches to making french toast but in the end it really comes down fried bread coated in an egg wash. Since Rob and I had some time off for the New Year’s holiday we decided to spend a little more effort on breakfast this weekend. When working on developing my technique, I looked at some recipes from various big name chefs, lets just say they varied heavily in…