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Huevos Rancheros

January 22, 2014

018 The Feezor family are Huevos Rancheros addicts, but sometimes it just seems like too much work to whip up at home (hence it being a staple on our brunch outings).

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Luckily, I found a way to make a relatively quick and very tasty Huevos at home.¬† The biggest plus for me? Minimal clean up ūüôā

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Huevos Rancheros

  • Corn Tortillas
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Salsa Verde (I use the TJ’s version)
  • Eggs
  • Avocado
  • Beans (Black or Pinto – drained, rinsed)
  1. Brush olive oil on the inside of a custard tin (XL muffin tin/pan).
  2. Warm corn tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds or until soft/pliable (wrap them in paper towel first!)
  3. Push them into muffin tin and brush with oil.
  4. Place a spoonful of beans into the bottom. You also could get creative with the step and add finely diced onion, cilantro, etc.
  5. Grate a little cheese over the beans (to your liking).
  6. Crack egg over bean/cheese mixture (make sure it is contained in corn tortilla shell.
  7. Grate more cheese a top the egg (I like the egg pretty much covered).
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  9. Top with pico de gallo, salsa verde, chopped avocado and cilantro!

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Sunnyside Breakfast Sandwich

December 30, 2013

Farm Fresh Egg Sandwich

What better way to rehab from your NYE festivities than with a hearty breakfast?! I introduce to you the Sunny-side Up Breakfast Sandwich…

Bacon and Eggs

I love finding delicious but easy food options…and this one takes the cake!

Ingredients:

  • Puff Pastry
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Farm Fresh Eggs
  • Chives

Eggs, Bacon, Puff Pastry

1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Simply roll out your puff pastry with a rolling pin and slice into 6-9 squares.  I recommend only letting it thaw from the freezer for about 45 minutes (so that it is still cold, but pliable).  Then once you slice it, they will still maintain their shape.

2. Transfer puff pastry squares to a Silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet and brush with an egg wash (one egg whisked with a splash of water).

3. Slice bacon pieces in half (lengthwise) and place 2 pieces of bacon per square. Bake for 15-18 minutes.

4. While the pastry puffs are baking, fry your eggs (sunny-side up) in butter and finish with freshly ground pepper.

5. Serve eggs atop bacon covered puff pastry and garnish with chopped chives.  Enjoy right away!

Egg Yolk

* Whole Foods Smoked Applewood Bacon is worth the splurge!

Aeriel Breakfast Sandwich

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Irish Coffee

December 27, 2013

Irish Coffee

Going to Buena Vista Cafe in SF for an Irish Coffee has been on my to-do list for some time… and still is.

But as a little Christmas miracle, my sister (who recently went to Buena Vista and witnessed the bartenders at work), perfected the task and crafted some for the family on Christmas morning!

Spooning Whipped Cream

World Famous Irish Coffee

  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • coffee to taste (1/2-1 cup depending on preference)
  • 1 shot whiskey
  • homemade whipped cream (heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract and sugar to taste)

1. Make whipped cream using listed above ingredients in a KitchenAid – blend until peaks form.

2. Brew coffee.

Coffee

3. While making coffee, put hot water in glasses to warm them up (don’t want glass to crack!)

Warm Glasses

4. Once coffee is ready, you are all set to assemble your Irish Coffee!
5. Start with 2 tsp sugar in the bottom of your glass (make sure to dump out hot water first!)
6. Pour coffee in over the sugar.
7. Add shot of water to mixture.
8. Stir coffee and whiskey mixture together.
9.Using one spoon, scoop up whipped cream, then use a second spoon to scrap whipped cream into coffee mixture.

Whipped Cream topped Irish Coffee Recipe and photos by Taylor Feezor

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Birthday Brunch

December 26, 2013

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With my mom’s birthday and Christmas morning coinciding, brunch is always a big deal. ¬†The last few years, I have taken the reins, and enjoy putting together a fun menu and figuring out a line-up that is pleasing to everyone and doesn’t result in hours in the kitchen the morning of!

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Menu:

Homemade Bloody Mary’s

Berry Parfaits – Honey Greek Yogurt, Blueberries, Triple Berry Granola

Kale and Maple Sausage Strata

Hash Browns

Halved Grapefruits with Maldon Sea Salt

Here were some of the highlights:

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Bundled Up Breakfast

December 4, 2013

Stacked French Toast

With the temperatures dropping and the cloudy mornings in full force, nothing is better than a cozy breakfast to start your day. ¬† ¬†My hubby is a big french toast fan, so I’ve been working on perfecting my recipe.

French Toast Ingredients

Honey

Honey French Toast

French Toast Adapted from Alton Brown’s Recipe¬†

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half & half
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (warmed in microwave for 30 seconds)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 loaf of sliced day old bread (I used challah) – slices about 3/4 inch thick
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk milk, half and half, eggs, honey and salt in a shallow bowl (or a 9×13 pan in my case).
  3. Soak bread slices for 15 seconds on each side and transfer to a cooling rack (that is placed on top of a sheet pan to catch any drippings). Let rest for 2 minutes.
  4. Spray some Pam in the pan and then heat a tablespoon of butter in a nonstick pan over medium-low heat and cook french toast slices for 2-3 minutes on each side in batches.
  5. Transfer cooked slices to a sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove and serve with powdered sugar and maple syrup.

Challah Bread

French Toast Batter

Dipped French Toast

Cooked French Toast

Also, I tend to mess up french toast 90% of the time, so I am constantly learning from my mistakes and trying to correct my wrongs. ¬†Here are some tips I’ve learned so far:

  1. Mix the custard thoroughly – you want to make sure not to have chunks of egg in your french toast… so make sure to really get in there and whisk your mixture well
  2. Choose the right bread – you want to make sure it is sturdy yet still spongey. ¬†I prefer challah, but brioche or croissants are some other great options. ¬†Also make sure to slice them around 3/4 inch thick (too thin and they will be flimsy, and if it’s too thick it won’t cook through)
  3. Using JUST butter Рspraying a little PAM in the bottom of your pan will coat it and allow the butter not to burn.  Also make sure to wipe out your pan with each batch.
  4. Pan temperature РMake sure to preheat your pan and cook at medium heat.  Anything too high and it will burn your toast, and anything too low will dry out your final product.

Pour Milk Cracking Eggs Pour Honey

Happy breakfasting!

Powdered Sugar French Toast

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