Entries from Palmabella's Passions tagged with 'Breakfast'

Bacon Quiche

I love breakfast for dinner, so last week, on a busy week night, I whipped up a bacon quiche. I must admit, that I made the dough for the crust early in the morning, and Brad cooked the pound...

Brunch at El Chorro is Scottsdale

We couldn't have had a more picture-perfect blue sky day! During our Scottsdale weekend, we ate Sunday Brunch at El Chorro, with a view of Camelback Mountain! We sat outside on one of the three lovely patios with a...

Frangipane Tart

This recipe is from Tartine by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson I made the Frangipane Cream before leaving for Slow Bowl, and thawed a disk of flaky tart pastry the night before. In the morning I had a...

Poached!

We've been into poached eggs this past week. Last week we used our leftover corned beef for some delicious hash. Last night I tried THIS RECIPE for Bacon-Leek Risotto with a poached egg from this month's Bon Appetit. Yum! Brad...

Simply Sinful Cinnamon Muffins

Weekend house guests means Sunday Brunch! I made this recipe from King Arthur Flour. There is a brown sugar-pecan-oat topping, and a cinnamon filling with butterscotch or cinnamon chips in the batter. Topping 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed 1/4...

Croque Madam

4 tablespoons butter, divided 2 T. flour 1 cup milk Salt and pepper A sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg 2 t. Dijon style mustard 2 slices white, French, or Sourdough bread (I used my English Muffin Bread) 2 large...

Persimmons!

Just before Christmas, Nancy brought me 12 BEAUTIFUL persimmons that were not yet ripe. They have been in my garage, staying cool for 3 weeks. Today they were perfect to make some persimmon puree, and figure out what to...

Best Pancakes Ever

By the time you're reading this, I will be in Yosemite avoiding the snow. Hopefully, BRAD will take some snow photos, as I will probably be hanging on to him to stay vertical! In the meantime, try the best pancake...

Harry's Eggs n 'Such

Last week, Amy asked for brunch ideas on Slow Travel for her New Year's Day Open House. I was all set to send her this recipe until I read the words, "watching calories". Pre-Brad, I used to make this every...

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

I wanted to try this new coffee cake for our Christmas morning brunch. I made it on the 24th. It is definitely a keeper! Coffee Cake: 2 1/2 c. flour 3/4 c. sugar 3/4 c. butter 1/2 tsp. baking powder...

Peach -Mascarpone French Toast

It is just a few days until we leave for Italy, so we are eating out of the fridge and freezer. I had some bread, I had two eggs, and I had peaches. I rummaged a little more. I found...

Jam Crumb Cake

Try this very simple, quick and delicious recipe for Jam Crumb Cake from Epicurious.com. In the time it takes to heat the oven, you can mix this delicious batter and the topping. Use any flavor of jam you have...

Summer Brunch

On the 4th of July, we decided to have a big breakfast instead of lunch. That's brunch, right? Berries, melon, figs and prosciutto Fritatta with potatoes, gruyere, pancetta and herbs Monkey Bread Prosecco Who needs lunch?...

New York Style Crumb Coffee Cake

I am posting this today for two reasons. I made it 2 weeks ago when we had house guests and it was great for breakfast. Half is now in my freezer. The second reason is I am STARVING this...

Lemons

I had an over abundance of lemons! I had a bag of lemons, more on my tree, and even a few Meyer lemons. First I made lemon curd...4 jars! YUM! Then I baked some lemon scones. 2 c. flour...

Visit with Jerry and Paul, Jen and Chris

After the San Diego Gathering, Jerry and Paul came to visit for a couple of days. Sunday night, I was too tired to walk into my kitchen, so we had a fun, casual meal at "Burgers and Beer" (coffee for...

Holiday Breakfast: Gingerbread Pancakes

Need a fun and delicious idea for Christmas breakfast? How about some gingerbread pancakes? I used a pancake mold, but regular round pancakes would taste just as good! I used this recipe from the Magnolia Cafe that I found...

Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles

I found this wonderful recipe on Joy the Baker's blog. Wonderful with fruit, or a little maple syrup! 10 slices of bacon 1/4 cup brown sugar Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Spray a baking sheet with non stick...

Photo Hunt: Upside-Down

Upside-Down Lemon Slice Muffins (from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library: Muffins and Quick Breads) 3 lemons 1 T. water 1/4 cup plus 12 teaspoons sugar, divided 6 T. unsalted butter 2 cups flour 2 t. baking powder 1/2 t. baking soda...

FIGASMS

We ate the LAST of the fresh figs my friend brought me from Fresno! The idea and recipe for "figasms" came from Diana Strinati Baur of Creative Structures. In 2006, during our first visit to Baur B&B, Diana had recognized...

Apple-Blueberry Turnovers

Recipe from Baked From the Heart, by Stephanie Greenleigh, Kathryn Kleinman, and Jennifer Barry Pastry: 1 c. unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1" pieces 2 c. flour 1/4 t. salt 1/2 c. ice water Filling: 6 Granny Smith...

Aebleskivers

It's time to finish up my posts on Solvang, but what would a trip to Solvang be without a breakfast of Aebleskivers? Of COURSE we had an aebleskiver breakfast before we left for our drive home. Aebleskivers are traditional Danish...

Christmas Day 2008

We had our usual leisurely Christmas morning. We take forever to drink coffee, open cards, bake muffins, open gifts, drink prosecco, open more, play with our presents, make breakfast (around noon), watch a movie, take a nap, open more gifts/cards,...

Holiday Guests: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Our weekend guests are appreciative eaters! They love food, but do not spend much time in the kitchen, so they love to visit at the holidays, when I have been known to "keep the goodies coming"! Saturday's breakfast was easy...

Pie for Dinner?

I spend lots of time looking through the King Arthur Flour catalog, and also on their website. I placed an order for some baking supplies the other day, and browsed through their recipes. This is a brunch dish, but I...

Blueberries!

Lots and lots of blueberries. I had already made blueberry jam, so... We started the day with Blueberry French Toast with marscapone cream. and ended it with I didn't use a recipe. I threw everything I wanted to get rid...

Monkey Bread

4 c. flour 1/3 c. sugar 1 package dry yeast 6 T unsalted butter (room temp) 1 t. salt 2 eggs (at room temp) 1/2 c warm milk To make the dough, with the paddle attachment on the mixer,...

Ricotta Fritters

On Sunday, I fixed brunch for the gang. We had an "Italian Amond Tart" (scroll down to yesterday's blog), a fritatta with gouda, bacon, green onions, and basil, and lemon-ricotta fritters with lemon curd. To make the fritters: Combine...

Italian Almond Tart

I love good jam, and the flavor of almonds. I ran across this in my Williams-Sonoma book, Pie and Tart. This was quite a hit with my weekend guests! Here is this wonderful recipe: Italian Almond Tart Our friends, Charlotte,...

Italian Breakfasts

My typical breakfast at home consists of several large mugs of coffee. I have very little interest in food in the morning...UNLESS I am in Italy! Breakfast in Italy can be anything from 2-3 lattes, to a full meal! Last...

Easter Food

There was plenty of good food on our Easter Sunday. We started the morning with some fresh buttermilk biscuits. They soon became Prosciutto Benedict. We had Easter dinner at Fiona and Steve's: pork roast, lots of great salads and fruit....

Amaretti Heartbreaker Waffles

I tried this recipe I found on the Williams-Sonoma website. Of course, THERE, they are called CHOCOLATE-Amaretti Heartbreakers. Yes, I deleted the dark chocolate and the coco powder, and doubled the amaretti! No syrup necessary. They are great with...

Bunches of Brunches

Slow Travelers are not slouches when food is concerned. We have a group of great cooks and good eaters! After bellinis, part of the group began with an appetizer of "Smoked Gouda and Porter Fondue, garlic toast, andouille sausage, and...

Brunch at Artisan

This topic could take DAYS, as I took photos of everyone's food! We met on Sunday morning for brunch at 10. Going through wine withdrawal, many of us began with their version of peach bellinis. 24 attended brunch, but...

Eggnog-Panettone Bread Pudding

Breakfast Sunday was a big hit with Shannon's recipe for Eggnog Panettone Bread Pudding! We served it with sausage and citrus salad (orange slices tossed with maple syrup and sprinkled with coconut). One 1 1/2 pound box panettone, cut into...

Cream Cheese Cherry-Vanilla Pound Cake

Yes, I'm still baking. Our "family" arrives soon, so the eating frenzy is not QUITE over until New Years! The good news is that while I LOVE to bake, I do not have a sweet tooth. I have actually LOST...

Christmas Brunch

A tradition for 10 years now, is to have a Christmas brunch mid-day, and NO dinner. It usually takes us most of the day to open gifts (and play with them). After opening gifts from 8-2:30, we finally made BREAKFAST!...

Make Ahead Breakfast/Brunch

I love make-ahead meals for company. Since I'll have a housefull next week, I thought I'd share this one. I "tried it out" on Brad last Sunday, and it was a keeper! Puff Pastry Omelet (Serves 8-10) Thaw a box...

Cranberry-Orange Bread Pudding

This is a wonderful holiday recipe: (Adapted from Taste of the South: Christmas Cooking Southern Style Special Issue 2007) 3 1/2 c. half and half 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce 1 3/4 c. sugar 2 T. soft butter...

Breakfast AND Dessert

Since I've been emptying the freezer in preparation of filling it for the upcoming GTG, I decided to clean out my fridge on Sunday morning. I found an over abundance of fruit, along with a forgotten puff pastry sheet in...

Magic Muffins

It is diet time again! I am NOT really a carboholic. As Brad says, I only eat bread because it is a vehicle for fat: butter, cheese, mayo, whatever. But take away butter, and I would never eat bread again....