Hi...it's me...I've finally made my way back to you! I know you missed me right? (Well tell me you did even if you didn't.) So, since the last time I talked to you two really exciting things have happened! For one, I have officially written and submitted the first draft of cookbook number two and so now I will have some time again to get back to blogging! And the second exciting news that I have to share with you is that I am joining the Drizly team as one of their TopShelf bloggers! This means I will be creating some really yummy cocktails for them and to share with you! With Valentine's Day being on a weekday next week, I'm kickstarting my new gig with the perfect Valentine's Day brunch cocktail for you to celebrate early with this weekend! My pink lemon kiss cocktail is the perfect romantic cocktail to go with any Valentine's Day celebration that you might have going on!
Happy last week of 2014! How was your holiday week? Mine was pretty good despite the family stuff I had going on...lots of rest, too many sweets, and time spent with friends. Thanks for all of the kind words and prayers that you sent to me, it really means so much... This week is always hard because technically it's still the holidays, but we have to get back into our normal routines. But at least we will have a mid-week break for New Year's to ease us back into reality. Growing up we always had the same traditional New Year's Day dinner: pork of some sorts, collards, black-eyed peas, and cornbread. And I of course still make it because superstitions or not, I don't want to risk it! There are always leftovers with this kind of dinner and I have the best idea for a whole other meal. Farmer's Market Pork and Collard Green Hash is my new obsession for a seasonal hash and you have to make it!
When I went on the Maker's Route road trip, we stayed in the most adorable town called McMinnville in Oregon. We ate breakfast at the same little cafe every morning and the first morning there we all partook in their Heritage Pork Hash, which consisted of tender pork, braised greens, a farm fresh egg, all over potatoes. It was to die for.
Here's a little tidbit. When Canean and I go on vacation it's like our sole mission to eat our way through whatever city we are visiting. Our bellies have reserve tanks that allow us to eat twice as much as we normally would. It doesn't matter if we have just eaten, if we see something that needs to be eaten then we eat it...eat now, worry about the bloat later, that's our motto. This New York trip was no different and since I ate like I have the metabolism of a 16 year-old boy for six days straight, this week I have to get a grip and I am all about starting my day with a healthy but filling breakfast. My green onion, dill, and white cheddar scramble is satisfying and will give you the energy you need to get back in the swing of things after a long holiday weekend!
I am kind of obsessed with all things dill. I of course love dill pickles, but I also love putting fresh dill in whatever I can squeeze it into...even cocktails! Which you might find scary, but I find totally delicious.
Hi, it's me...Leigh Ann, the girl who disappeared on ya for a couple of weeks. I know I am horrible and you have probably been starving because I have not been posting my recipes regularly...or maybe you actually can survive with me, but I don't like to think about that. So let's pretend your life hasn't been the same without my usual posts to keep you company. K? I am here to feed you today, and the recipe is really good, so maybe you can forgive me, just this once. I have the perfect brunch for your Thanksgiving weekend to make you a rock star in the eyes of all of your houseguests. My sausage, sweet potato, and sage frittata is super easy, you will have most of the ingredients already, and it will knock everyone's socks off in the taste department.
We all know that when Thanksgiving rolls around you buy too much of everything just in case something goes wrong. If we are lucky, nothing goes wrong but then we have a bunch of leftover herbs and other ingredients and then what?
TGIF. Am I right? I'm pretty excited about tonight because we are carving pumpkins with Canean's sisters. We are going to eat chili, drink pomegranate sangria, and pretend we are ten again, well except for the cocktail part. The nights have been slightly chilly this week which is going to make for a perfect fall night. I love when Friday nights start the weekend off with a bang and kind of set the momentum for Saturday and Sunday. And another requirement for a great weekend is a great breakfast or brunch at some point. This easy whole wheat rosemary crust tomato galette is perfect for just that!
If you are a lazy baker like me, then galettes are right up your alley. Imperfection is what makes these great, it's kind of necessary in fact. You don't need perfect edges, there is no refrigerating overnight. You can throw whatever ingredients on top of the simple dough, which can be made in the food processor, and you have yourself an easy breakfast, brunch, or lunch!