Category Brunch

Simple Sunday Shakshuka

As I’ve written before, several times actually, I love podcasts! Recently a friend suggested I listen to “Happier”, by Gretchen Rubin, which is all about small ways you can make your life just a bit more joyful. Each episode includes some ‘try this at home’ strategies along with the perfect amount of light-hearted banter between […]

Sweet Potato, Spinach, Sausage, and Shallot Egg Muffins

“You don’t need fixing – you are perfect just the way you are!”-  Adriene Mishler January 1st has arrived and I’m ready to close the door on 2017 and enter 2018 with an open mind. This will be my third year kicking off the year with a 30 days of yoga series put out by […]

Sausage and Broccoli Make-Ahead Strata

I’ve seen many make-ahead breakfast bakes posted this week and I fully understand why this is a well loved and well utilized tradition around the holidays.  I remember my mother first making  this strata for Christmas in 2013 when we hosted my husband’s parents for a holiday feast.  She used this recipe from King Arthur […]

The Kale, Potato, and Onion Frittata Experiment

This weekend we are hosting our 8th annual friends thanksgiving feast!  This meal started in our first apartment, and each year has morphed to include new friends, new dishes, and new traditions. This weekend I am also celebrating the TWO year anniversary of the blog. The blog archives currently hold a barley and butternut squash […]

The ‘Huevos Rancheros’ Experiment

I love playoff baseball! The energy of every game is electric and I always get to know some new teams and players outside of the Cardinals and Red Sox (the foundation of our family rivalry).   The downside of this season is that we have been staying up until at least midnight for far too many […]

The Green Shakshuka Experiment

I have been on a reading rampage so far this year as I work towards my goal of reading 25 books in 2017.  So far I’ve read 11. Commuting used to be an anxiety producing part of my day filled with honking horns and unexpected construction.  (Have I mentioned I live in Boston?)  Now, however, […]

Spinach, Sausage, and Leek Breakfast Bake

Ok April, here we go.  This year, my April will be filled with veggies and devoid of carbs.  Inspired by some friends, I’ve decided to do my own ‘cleanse’ this month where I eat lots of real food, less sugar, fewer grains, and little to no alcohol – eek!  It is day three and I […]

The Harissa Breakfast Bowl Experiment

Harissa, I’m in love!  Over the course of the last year I’ve eagerly saved several recipes that highlight this North African hot pepper paste such as The Book Cooks’ one pan roasted chicken.  Some reading led me to the fact that each brand can have a slightly different flavor, and so I picked up a […]

The Shakshuka Experiment

I’ve just wrapped up our 8th annual ladies weekend, a time for some of my former roommates and I to sneak away from the world, reconnect, reminisce, drink wine, sleep in, and indulge.  With a new baby in the group and one friend who moved down to Virginia, we chose to stay at home in […]

Tiny Quiche Bites

About a month ago my brother in-law was over for dinner when an amazon package arrived.  As I excitedly revealed this delightful tiny muffin tray, he commented “That looks like one of those 1 am purchases that is going to do an impressive job collecting dust in the back of your drawer.”  Well, I was […]