Updated: Valentine’s Baked Eggs Puff Pastry Hearts

Real talk – I tried making this for Valentine’s Day last year, and kind of blew it. I attempted to put too much on the puff pastry before adding the eggs, which slid right off while they baked, leaving nothing but the weird looking yolks (see Instagram picture below). One year on, I’m improving the…

Breakfast Potato Skins

Love this sports bar appetizer and want an excuse to eat them before noon? #PutAnEggOnIt! I did, and I highly recommend it. Full disclosure: this breakfast takes a long time to make right, so I strongly suggest saving it for a slow, luxurious weekend morning. I made it on Thanksgiving to tide us over until…

Shakshuka

My version starts with everything I could find in the refrigerator on a hungry weekend morning: a combination of pasta sauces, hot sauce, sausage, olives, parmesan, and tomatoes. But you can substitute a lot of other ingredients, too. Shakshuka, a traditionally Israeli dish, is a brunch meant for sharing on a cozy Sunday. If you…

Turkish Breakfast with Sliced Soft-Boiled Eggs

Fact: It’s possible to love charcuterie-style meals so much that you look for ways to make cheese, crackers and cold-cuts acceptable for breakfast – until you remember that Turkish cuisine has already done that. With memories of the feta, fresh bread and salted boiled eggs I nibbled on for breakfast at a hostel in Istanbul…

Eggs on Pizza: 3 Easy Methods

I’ll admit it: I’ve gone out of my way to make pizza for breakfast an acceptable meal. And I am not ashamed. Sometimes, leftovers from a late-night pizza run are all you have in the fridge Sunday morning. Sometimes, you don’t want to spend more than 5 minutes prepping your weekend brunch, so you pull…

Breakfast in Bread – Inspired by The Barge House

As soon as this “Breakfast in Bread” video began making its way around my social media feeds, I knew I’d be attempting it soon. The viral video depicts all sorts of brunch ingredients baked into a bread bowl, a dish served by The Barge House in London.  I bought some large dinner rolls to try…

Prosciutto Naan Breakfast Pizzas

This was the week of naan pizzas – complete with a saltier, meatier version, compared to the zucchini/squash one I made previously. To contrast the prosciutto’s saltiness in this version, I baked the pizzas with tomato slices as a topping. I removed them for my photos, because I didn’t like how the colors were working…

Prosciutto Goat Cheese Breakfast Crostini

Before adding eggs, this crostini combination was one of my favorite appetizers to bring to parties. One morning after such a party, I used the leftover prosciutto, goat cheese and arugula and added two poached eggs topped with drizzly olive oil and vinegar for breakfast. It was amazing. This time, I repeated that meal, but…

Eggs Baked in Butternut Squash Penne with Goat Cheese

This was inspired by baked ziti, a traditional Italian pasta dish. Lacking ziti noodles, and craving the combo of butternut squash and goat cheese, I cooked up this comfort food breakfast with penne, instead. The yolks were a wonderful complement to the sauce and cheese! Also, I happened to have gluten-free chickpea pasta so that’s…

Cloud Egg Muffins

The cloud egg trend has taken Instagram by storm, which fascinates me, because I’ve never thought they were very aesthetically-pleasing. But I’m an egg Instagrammer, so I couldn’t let the trend run its course without trying my variation on them: the cloud egg muffin. Essentially, I made cloud eggs, but in a muffin tin, so…

Eggs in Shell Pasta with Vodka Sauce

Featuring gluten-free chickpea pasta! (not required, but a good choice if you’re craving real pasta and can’t have it). I recently had the opportunity to try this chickpea-based pasta by Banza, and as someone who CAN have regular pasta, I can tell you that it was GOOD! But what isn’t good, smothered in cheesy vodka…