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Category: Breakfast

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberries

Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberries

I can’t think of a better weekend to pull out the waffle iron than the four-day orgy of food that is Thanksgiving.  Come to think of it, I can’t think of a weekend when I don’t want to pull out the waffle iron…but sense and…

Marmalade French Toast Casserole with Walnuts and Orange Flavored Syrup

Marmalade French Toast Casserole with Walnuts and Orange Flavored Syrup

Ina Garten’s French Toast — jumping off point for our casserole I’m always on the lookout for a great breakfast casserole for a crowd. This is because a couple of times a year I am called upon to help out at a Church breakfast.  I am…

Baked Eggs with Tomato Sauce, Spinach and Mascarpone

Baked Eggs with Tomato Sauce, Spinach and Mascarpone

There’s something rewarding about having the time to make a really exceptional breakfast. Hopefully, the rush of the last few days before Christmas will yield way to a day off, a time to admire your gifts and sit back and enjoy life. And to enjoy…

By Special Request: Monte’s Ham and Cheese Strata

By Special Request: Monte’s Ham and Cheese Strata

           Recently, I was in charge of a Church breakfast.  I chose to make this wonderful dish: a gloriously cheese-topped casserole with crisp oversized croutons over a creamy egg and tender ham filling. Well the result was spectacular and the requests…

New York-Style Crumb Cake from Baked Explorations

New York-Style Crumb Cake from Baked Explorations

Crumb Topping Actual Size    Those boys from Brooklyn, Renato Poliafito and Matt Lewis, are no strangers on Chewing the Fat.  We just can’t get enough of their spectacular baking recipes from not one, but two great cookbooks: “Baked” (Stewart, Tabori and Chang 2008) and “Baked Explorations” (Stewart,…

Smoked Salmon and Potato Breakfast Casserole

       The food pantry that our church sponsors is called The Brown Bag Program and provides lunch for about 80 people a day.  It costs about $3.25 to fill a bag and, like every other charity in the City, we’ve been feeling the pinch…

Review of Fatty Crab and a recipe for a one-dish wonder called Nasi Goreng with Shrimp

Review of Fatty Crab and a recipe for a one-dish wonder called Nasi Goreng with Shrimp

            I can’t get enough of Fatty Crab www.fattycrab.com  2170Broadway (76th-77th St.)212-496-2722 for reservations or https://www.opentable.com/), the spinoff of the original West Village restaurant (634 Hudson Street, between Horatio and Gansevoort Sts., 212 352-3592 (No reservations are taken).             Now that it’s made the trek north…