Sunday, April 24, 2011

Check out the guest of honor, Benson, who was not-so-secretly hoping for the ham to take a nasty spill.


Easter Brunch Complete!

What a whirlwind of weekend cooking! Stay tuned for pics coming very soon. Here's a hint of one of the highlights -- a handwritten recipe for cheese grits I found in my grandma's recipe box. A further teaser--it contains a pound of cheese and a stick and a half of butter. Paula Deen, take that!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter Brunch Planning...

So I spent yesterday trying to contain my excitement while I planned a menu for next weekend's Easter brunch. I'm cooking for a few friends, and, as usual, I can't wait to go all out (my husband: "you're doing too much;" me: "it's Easter!!") My good friend and downstairs neighbor Meredeth gave me this awesome brunch cookbook, Bubby's Brunch Cookbook, and although I've never visited the restaurant from which the book is derived, I think I would be a fan based on the recipes inside. Here's a sneak peek of what I'm planning for Sunday (and, of course, photos and videos of the ensuing insanity will be uploaded soon after):

  1. Rhubarb Coffee Cake

  2. Biscuits Deviled Eggs (my grandma's--and, oh yes, they will be dyed beautiful Easter egg colors courtesy of PAAS)

  3. Cheese grits (also a recipe I stumbled upon in my grandma's recipe box)

  4. Silver dollar Chocolate Chip Pancakes

  5. Glazed Ham

  6. Asparagus Leek Frittata

And definitely all the mimosas and bloody marys one can drink. Sooo stoked!