Archive for the ‘Breakfast & Brunch’ Category

Last week I tasted the most addictive power bars at The One & Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas. The One and Only  is definitely one of Mexico’s hottest hotels, so it’s no surprise that their award winning spa would feature some healthy, fabulous “energy” bars. I discovered these power bars after a big work out at […]

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Overnight Breakfast Casserole. What’s better  than a “go to” dish that can be prepared the day before? That’s my kind of meal. Simple and no fuss. It’s included in my Holiday Planning Post  Grocery List of ingredients for food shopping – my secret to stress free holidays. INGREDIENTS 12 slices whole wheat bread, crust removed 1 […]

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Homemade croissants. Who doesn’t love the smell of croissants and breads emanating from ovens in a French bakery? Let me share the secret for bringing these intoxicating aromas of freshly baked, French style croissants into your kitchen without the slightest fuss. Williams Sonoma has the answer. Hand made by Master Pastry French Chef, Jean-Yves Charon, […]

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Isn’t The Angry Blueberry the perfect name for a catering company? Jessica Jager shared a family recipe for some yummy, yet healthy muffins. Brian, Jessica’s husband, grew up loving his grandmother’s bran muffins, which were served at The Granny Smith Restaurant (without the fruit) many decades ago. Thank you for sharing! Try tripling the recipe – […]

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Wolfgang Puck’s versatile Potato Galette can be served for breakfast, brunch or even the post Oscar dinner for the  Governor’s Ball. Enjoy! SERVES 4 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2  pounds baking potatoes, peeled 2         teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1/2     teaspoon salt 1/4     teaspoon freshly ground white pepper 1/2     cup olive oil DIRECTIONS With a sharp chef’s knife, slice the […]

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Lemon ricotta pancakes are perfect for brunch. Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica elevates this traditional dish. The pancakes are amazingly light and have just a hint of fresh lemon. The secret, according to Shutters, is to fold fluffy egg whites into the batter and go easy on the sugar. Fresh berries are a great […]

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Wolfgang Puck serves his perennial celebrity favorite strawberry desert at the brunch following the Governor’s Ball after the Academy Awards. It’s the perfect way to enjoy fresh strawberries just coming into season.   SERVES  5 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 cup sugar1/8 teaspoonsalt2 eggs1 1/2 cups buttermilk, or 1 cup buttermilk and […]

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Don’t you love walking into a French bakery? Let me tell you the secret of bringing the intoxicating aroma of freshly baked, French style croissants into your kitchen. Hand made by Jean-Yves Charon and shipped overnight, these mouth watering croissants go right into the freezer until you’re  ready to enjoy. All you do is let […]

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