French Toast

This is one of my favorite breakfasts to make on weekends, especially when I want something particularly toothsome. Ingredients: 4-6 slices brioche or challah, sliced into 1 inch pieces (2.5 cm) Two eggs 1/3 cup half and half 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Nutmeg to taste Syrup, jam, marmalade, or honey, for finishing…

Dill and Garlic Loaf

It’s cold where I live this February, and the falling snowflakes make my house feel like it’s caught inside a snow globe. On chilly, draughty days, cooking bread can be a wonderful way of heating the house and making your home smell wonderful during the process. This bread is relatively low maintenance, and can be…

Pandemic Pantry: Cauliflower Egg Bake

If you run out of flour, or just don’t have the time to make a pie crust, this recipe can help. Tasty as breakfast or lunch, this vegetable egg bake is toasty and warm. I focused on cauliflower in this version of the recipe, but you could also use mushrooms, onions and peppers, or thin-cut…

Pandemic Pantry: Cheesy Bakes

Looking for a quick, savory, cheesy snack? These mini breadsticks are easy to make and taste great on their own, or paired with a hearty autumn soup or potage. Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 Cup plus two Tablespoons milk or half and half 1/2 Tablespoon baking powder 1…

Laminated Biscuits

Light, pillowy, and with enough nooks and crannies to drizzle with butter and jam, biscuits stole their way into my heart at a young age as a perfect breakfast food.* This recipe was inspired by my previous biscuit attempts, and fortified by a recipe I encountered during my search for a biscuit I could make…

Learning to Make Biscuits

In the town where I grew up, there’s this café that makes biscuits. Sure, they make other things too, like creamy grits, and spicy home fries, a myriad of omelettes, and beignets so sweet and pillowy you don’t even notice all the powdered sugar you’re wearing until you’re done devouring them. When I was a…