Sweet Potato Pancakes

Is there anything better than brinner?  That’s breakfast-for-dinner for those of you who have never gotten lazy, made scrambled eggs at 6:00, called it “brinner” and acted like it was a fancy treat.  It’s a regular feature in our house.  This time around, the featured dish was sweet potato pancakes.  I love these pancakes.  Despite … Continue reading

Tomato Tart

Okay, so you know how I said I don’t make pastry? Well, this time I did and I did not explode. It turns out pate brisée is a breeze! The only thing I did different was blend the flour, salt, and chilled butter in the food processor rather than trying to cut it in. Then I … Continue reading

Ratatouille Tart

I recently discovered I actually love puff pastry. I had made a recipe once before and had opted for the expensive, artisanal kind at my grocery store and it turned out incredibly greasy. Turns out most puff pastry is not greasy – just delicious. No now I buy the conventional brand – but do let … Continue reading

Yellow Squash Bread with Meyer Lemon Glaze

Summer squash is here! I know I’ll be sick to death of it by the end of the summer, but I really do enjoy it in baked goods. This is another awesome Pinterest find – original recipe here. It’s lighter than a standard zucchini bread recipe, and I used yellow squash instead which ends up … Continue reading

Easy as Pie Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

I did not make this quiche.  My husband, Sean, made this quiche.  He made it following instructions I gave him via text message.  If you ever want a testament to the fact that quiches can be incredibly easy to make, use the fact that my non-chef husband made a quiche via text instructions.  It’s nearly … Continue reading

Crustless Broccoli Quiche

My parents took a road trip to Texas from California (!) to visit with us and attend my daughter’s  2nd birthday bash. After all of the excitement of a crazy toddler fest, we decided to stay home the next morning and cook breakfast: scones, strawberries, and quiche. I had run across this recipe and decided … Continue reading