Savory Fig-alicious Flatbread

Hi there!  Happy Monday!  Picture it- Friday.  10am.  I discovered I had a craving for figs and blue cheese.  Probably because I stumbled across this beauty from Martha Stewart.  This salty-sweet concoction looked amazing but I also knew I wanted some different flavor profiles if I was going to make a savory flatbread with figs.  Go…

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…

Comfy Weekend Lunch

Hi!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  And you stayed dry.  I’m not sure about the rest of you, but I tend to do the most cooking on the weekend.  And this one was no exception.  Yesterday, the cold and rainy weather was begging me to make a brunch/lunch that was comforting. On Friday…

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….

Brunch at Cookshop

As far as dining out goes, the past few weeks have been busier than most.  You already heard about my brunch last week by Buttermilk at the James Beard House, but today it is all about Cookshop, a restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Chef Marc Meyer…

Brunch at The James Beard House

Just over a month ago, on Christmas morning I unwrapped an amazing gift from my sister.  Brunch for two at The James Beard House!  I had always heard about the meals there, but this was the first time I was going to experience it.  Owner and Wine Director Doug Crowell and Executive Chef Ryan Angulo…

Brooklyn Brunch at Bubby’s

Always up for new brunch places and exploring new neighborhoods, I spent a fabulous afternoon brunching with friends in DUMBO at Bubby’s. Located at 1 Main Street it’s a gorgeous space with floor to ceiling views of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Manhattan in the background. I had the Bubby’s Breakfast: scrambled eggs, amazing bacon, cheesy…

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…