A croque monsieur waffle sandwich is a great dish to serve at brunch, lunch, or dinner!
How much do you need a waffle sandwich in your life? Very much. I didn’t realize how much I needed to make waffle sandwiches at home until last fall’s trip to Walt Disney World with the small one. We ended up at the Magic Kingdom two different days and each day found a reason to eat at the Sleepy Hollow waffle stand in Liberty Square. The first day we picked up breakfast and then we came back the second for lunch. If you followed me on Instagram last year, you would have seen pictures, because I just adored the slightly sweet savory combination in the waffle sandwiches. So… I decided I needed to make my own, and I wanted to make them croque monsieur waffle sandwiches. (more…)
Basil and almost anything is one of my favorite flavor combinations ever. Ever. It’s just such a versatile ingredient, and one of the plants I always try to cultivate in my garden. I’ve had only minor success. But spring is coming soon, and as the eternal optimist, I have renewed hope for this year’s plant. You’ll be able to gauge success based on how much breakfast bruschetta I post on Instagram. Breakfast bruschetta is also a favorite, although a newer addition to the list. (more…)
I’m trying something a little different this year, darlings! One of the best things about food blogging has been meeting other bloggers and trying their recipes. Towards the end of last year, I started making a conscious effort to try more of my blog friends’ recipes, and the results have mostly been delicious! I plan to keep this up, and once a month, I’m going to share some of the fun recipes I’ve found with you. Here are 25 amazing brunch recipes I’m “resolving” (hehe) to try or make again in 2016… (more…)
Fresh turmeric is probably one of the trendiest ingredients you haven’t heard of, but you should know about. It’s often used in savory dishes, and it is a natural anti-inflammatory. Purported to have health benefits acting as treatment or prevention for all sorts of things because it contains curcumin, I suppose it falls under the “super food” category, but there isn’t solid scientific evidence yet for most of the benefits. It is still really good for you, and it tastes amazing, especially when blended into this bright fresh turmeric smoothie. (more…)
You may be asking, “What in the world is a pastelon?” It’s a Puerto Rican dish that’s similar to a lasagna, only the noodles are thinly sliced maduros (fried sweet plantains). Classic versions include cheese, but with all the other amazing flavors in this dish, you don’t need it here. This paleo pastelon is not only the ultimate statement brunch entree, it’s a party in your mouth. It’s salty and sweet, with great texture, and no one will ever guess it fits beautifully into a clean eating diet. (more…)