Eggnog French Toast

This dish is the slam dunk of the Christmas Brunch menu. From the outside it is just another traditional French toast dish. But one bite into the flaky and delicate brioche toast and you know you are eating something special. Rich and creamy eggnog starts the batter for the bread. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, and… Continue reading Eggnog French Toast


Holiday Omelette with Tomatoes, Swiss Chard & Watercress

The countdown to Christmas is on with only 8 days to go! I don't have a whole lot of experience celebrating Christmas, which was half the reason I found doing this Christmas Brunch so much fun this year. The more people I talk to, the more I find that everyone does completely different things to celebrate… Continue reading Holiday Omelette with Tomatoes, Swiss Chard & Watercress

The Bakery

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

There are two types of sugar cookies that are best around the holidays. The first is like a shortbread cookie: crunchy, buttery, and thin. These are perfect for making cookies that really hold their shape and can hold a lot of icing. The second is the soft sugar cookie: the pillowy, chewy kind that sort… Continue reading Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Salads and Side Dishes

Baked Potato Pancakes

One of the best parts of Hanukkah is potato latkes. I mean really. A religious excuse to eat fried potatoes... how much better does it get? So for the night, or maybe first two nights, we were just loving the potato pancakes. I think Ryan ate something like 15 the first night. But after a… Continue reading Baked Potato Pancakes