Munch Some Brunch

There are few things I enjoy more than brunch.  And what’s more perfect than to make brunch on Mother’s Day?  Growing up, we would go to these elaborate brunches that my Aunt Kathy would put together for all the moms in the family.  This year, I wanted to recreate a little of that so early…

New Year, New Daisy

A new year, a new start.  Like many of others today is going to be my last first day on Weight Watchers, getting back to a gym for the first time in a few years, walking the longer way from the bus stop.  There is also purging my purse and makeup bag; reorganizing the kitchen,…

New Year’s Eve Brunch

Happy New Year’s Eve!  What a year 2012 has been :). So today I wanted to make something special and different for brunch for my family.  I love having free range of my Mom’s kitchen.  The selection of food is always better! I fished around in the fridge and decided to make something around the mushrooms…

Nice (Sticky) Buns

I love my dad.  My dad loves Sticky Buns.  My dad has been searching for a good sticky bun for like 20 years.  Ever since our hometown bakery, The Sticky Bun Shop, closed.   They were a full-service bakery, not just a place for buns.  They made the best birthday sheet cakes ever and it…

That’s a Fine Recipe

Good Monday Afternoon!  Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  This was a productive weekend for me, which are the best kind 🙂 In between taking pictures of the storm clouds rolling over the city, I enjoyed a beautiful Saturday at a local produce stand, watched the US gymnastic trials and spent a good part of…

Pancakes in the morning, Pancakes in the evening, Pancakes anytime!

Hotcakes, flapjacks, griddle cakes, crepes, latkes, short stacks, batter cakes, silver dollars, Dutch babies, blankets, cakes, johnnycakes.  Whatever term you call them, pancakes are a staple across many cultures.  And they are delightfully delicious.  I love pancakes.  I love them.  You can keep your waffles, I’ll take the pancakes please.  I have made pancakes from scratch a dozen times….

Hale and Hearty for breakfast? YES!

Let me give you a little lesson…for New Yorkers, Hale and Hearty is this soup gold mine that is a lunch staple.  I agree with the masses that the one time I had soup there with my mom, it was amazing.  So amazing in fact that four years later she still brings it up.  “Remember…

Eggs in Corn Tortillas

I recently discovered the versatility of corn tortillas.  Unless they are baked or fried and served with a side of salsa, I rarely have had the opportunity to try them out.  But on a trip to the local store they were out of the fajita sized flour tortillas that I like to buy.  I bought…

Improv in the Oven

Thanks to Not That Martha’s recipe for Bacon and Arugula Bread Pudding I was inspired to make a version of my own.  But I didn’t have arugula or bacon.  Determined to make this work, I improvised with chopped kale I had bought to make kale chips (see First Dish) and some Procuitto di Parma I…

All Cracked Up…

IMO, the egg is the unsung hero in the kitchen.  Sure they have a corner on the breakfast market, but few other ingredients are as versatile as the egg.  Where would a cheese souffle be without the fluffiness of whites?  And you can forget about Eggs Benedict.  Without the egg it would just be lemon…