Hearty Hash Brown Casserole

  Yield: 8-10 Servings   INGREDIENTS   3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped 4 cups frozen hash brown potatoes 8 cups French bread cubed, with crusts removed 1 lb bulk sausage, mild or hot (depending on your taste) 2 cups grated Swiss cheese  2 cups grated Romano cheese 2 ¼ cups […]

Buttermilk Waffles

The buttermilk in the batter really makes the waffles light and tender.   INGREDIENTS   2 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups buttermilk 9 tablespoons butter, melted and divided Pure maple syrup or another favorite syrup   PREPARATION   Preheat oven to 300 degrees […]

Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Yield:  6 Servings   INGREDIENTS   8 (1 inch thick bread) – stale or fresh white loaf bread, crusts removed, cubed 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes 1 large Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and finely diced 6 large eggs 1 cup half and half or whole milk 1 ½ teaspoons ground […]

Savory Cheese and Scallion Scones

   Yield: 8 INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter 1-1/2 cup coarsely grated cheddar cheese 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions, green tops ¾ cup heavy cream + 2 tablespoons for brushing the top PREPARATION Preheat oven to 425 degrees […]

Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Yield:  4 Servings INGREDIENTS 4 English muffins, halved and toasted 16 slices of Canadian bacon, heated and lightly browned 8 eggs poached Hollandaise Sauce 5 egg yolks* 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons water Salt Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 lb hot melted butter PREPARATION Hollandaise Sauce:  Combine the egg yolks, lemon juice, water, salt and […]

Eggs-in-a-Poke

Yield: 4 servings INGREDIENTS 4 slices of country bread 4 eggs 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste PREPARATION Melt 4 tablespoons of butter into a large skillet.  Cut a hole in the center of each slice of bread, approximately 1 ½ – 2 inches in diameter (use a round cookie […]

French Toast

Yield: 4 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 cup half-and-half 3 large eggs 2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds ¼ teaspoon salt 8 (1/2-inch) slices of day old or stale country loaf bread or brioche 4 tablespoons butter PREPARATION In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey and salt. This can […]

Smooth and Creamy ….Ricotta Eggs on Toasted French Bread

INGREDIENTS 4 large eggs – gently whisked ½ cup ricotta cheese or softened cream cheese 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley – medium chopped 1 tablespoon butter Salt and grated black pepper to taste PREPARATION In a small bowl, add 4 eggs and whisk. Add ½ cup ricotta or softened cream cheese and gently whisk so […]

Cinnamon Crumb Coffeecake

Serves 8-12 INGREDIENTS Cake 1 cup butter (2 sticks) 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream Filling ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup chopped walnuts […]

Apple Fritters

Makes 4 dozen fritters INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cup all purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 egg ¾ cup milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 medium firm apples, such as Golden Delicious or Granny Smith 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice Vegetable oil for frying […]

Buttermilk- Sour Cream Pancakes

  BUTTERMILK – SOUR CREAM PANCAKES These are the best pancakes I’ve ever made. They are moist and airy, with the buttermilk contributing to the light texture and tangy flavor. Makes 15-20 pancakes INGREDIENTS 2 ½ cups all purpose flour ¼ cup powdered sugar 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt […]