Some lazy mornings, a special breakfast seems in order. This dutch baby pancake – baked in a cast iron skillet – is simple to make and satisfying to fill. Some options: go sweet with applesauce and cottage cheese, or lemon juice and vanilla sugar. Or go savory with caramelized onions, mushrooms and greens.
I have a new favorite breakfast place in Portland, Oregon. It’s Fuller’s Diner, in the Pearl District. This place is a classic – straight out of the 1940’s. The seating is all diner stools, wrapped around two islands that the no-nonsense, efficient servers inhabit from within – passing out menus, serving breakfast, and clearing away plates. A row of hat hooks along the front wall of windows calls out for your fedora.
Around this time of year, we start to get little piles of very brown bananas piling up in the fruit bowl. This low-fat banana muffin recipe takes less than ten minutes to mix together, and turns out some lovely little muffins for workday snacks.
After a cold, blustery walk along a grey and gravelly Puget Sound beach, it’s nice to come in to a warm and hearty breakfast that sticks to your ribs – but isn’t super fatty or unhealthy. This sausage and polenta casserole from Cooking Light is perfect for a make-ahead breakfast for two or ten.
Spanish Tortilla is a wonderfully flavorful, hearty potato dish baked in a cast iron skillet. Our Spanish friend makes a wickedly memorable tortilla – although it’s also a bit plumpening. However, we found this recipe in Cooking Light that’s both delicious AND healthy. This makes a great weeknight dinner, or would probably also be a lovely brunch.
Sometimes a soft-boiled egg with a side of buttery toast makes the perfect breakfast. But, do you know the secret to making perfect soft-boiled eggs? We do (because we’re practically mongeese and we eat a lot of eggs).
So without further ado, here’s how to impress your family, win over strangers and produce the perfect soft-boiled egg.
This Sunday morning breakfast is super easy to put together, and super delicious to enjoy beside a fire, with the newspaper in hand, your dogs at your feet, and the person you love beside you.