All posts filed under: Breakfast

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

First off: sorry I’ve been MIA. Once again technical difficulties/school have prevented me from being active in the blog world lately. Boo. Good news though I got a new camera and I am free from finals/papers for at least another two days. Then it’s back to all nighters in the library and living on a diet of coffee and chips. Blech. More good news: these Cinnamon Bun Cookies were ballin’. I’m slowly working my way through my “Things to Bake” list (probably about 100+ more things on there) and happened to look at these cookies from Recipe Girl the other night. My friends urged me to make them and with little convincing, I did. They are perfect for the holiday season and will please any guests you’ve got staying with you this winter. I mean who doesn’t like Cinnamon Buns? No one! And these are the exact, precise, perfectly on point cookie form of the buns…I can’t explain it, they just are. I’m hoping to get around to making more holiday cookies but honestly right …

Nosh and Tell Journeys: A Boston Brunch at Henrietta’s Table

I need to start out this post by saying that I am fasting for Yom Kippur. I haven’t eaten anything since 6:15 last night and can’t eat until 7:15 tonight. For someone like me who loves food and loves even more to constantly eat just for the sake of eating, this is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. I don’t know what is keeping me from running into the kitchen and stuffing my face with whatever is in the fridge right now. To make things worse, I am about to blog about the most delicious brunch I have ever had. Getting through this is going to be difficult… This is a statue of Henrietta, the pig. The restaurant Henrietta’s Table is named after her. I assume she’s still alive and is a beloved family pet- otherwise I think the restaurant would be called “Henrietta on the Table.” I know I have mentioned this before but there is truly nothing better than sitting down at a restaurant and being delivered a basket of steaming hot, freshly baked bread. To be …

Lookie at my Cookies: Raspberry Walnut Muffins and LOST cake

I recently realized that I have not made muffins for the blog. In 4 months and 87 posts I haven’t made any muffins! Nor any other breakfast pastry for that matter. Hm I just remembered I completely forgot about August’s DB Challenge, wonder what it is! Any who, times are a changin’, the recession might be over, I might get over the sinus yuck cold I’ve had all summer, Ariel and I are being kicked out of our beautiful room that we’ve had for the summer to a less than desirable room in Chinatown, and most importantly, I made muffins! Raspberry Walnut Muffins to be exact. I saw these muffins on Baked Perfection like the day she posted them and have had them bookmarked since. Last night seemed the perfect time to make them. I don’t have much to say about the muffins, not because they weren’t good! Because they were. But if you check out the recipe you’ll see that they are healthier because they’re made with Greek yogurt, a mix of whole wheat …

Cleaning out the Pantry- Chinese Tomato and Eggs

So today is my second edition of Cleaning out the Pantry on Nosh and Tell. It will begin with a story…. Several years ago, I was in China on a language immersion program. Language immersion? Talk about gastronomic immersion. Food in China is vastly different from Panda Express. It is lighter, more savory and a lot less oily. I was on a train from Beijing to Shanghai when I was handed, by the stewardess, a heavy white styrofoam container. I supposed it would be dumplings or something of that nature, but I was surprised when I opened the container to find eggs. Eggs? In Chinese food? The dish looked like a typical omelet with tomatoes, sided with a towering mountain of rice. I skeptically took a bite. This was no mere omelet. The eggs were salty and toasty and the tomatoes were sweet. The combination was, to my surprise, delicious.  So the other day when I was cleaning out my fridge and found some leftover scallions, tomatoes and eggs, I decided I would attempt to …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of Mixmygranola.com

The other day Whitney suggested I go to the Mixmygranola website. I LOVE granola.  It’s crunchy, chewy, filling and a great substitute for that donut, poptart or toaster strudel you’re eating right now. This website is the mecca of granola. You can have whatever you want!  Go online and start by choosing from pre-mixes; organic granola, low-fat granola, french vanilla flavor or muesli. Then choose as many ingredients as you want- all from about 50 cents to two dollars. First you choose your fruits. From dried strawberries to goji berries, you can truly get whatever your granola loving heart desires. Have some raisins or apricots or even some dried papaya. The next step is to choose seeds and nuts. I was surprised at the selection here. I never realized that hazelnuts or chia seeds could be added to granola! You’re not done yet! Next you go to the “extras” section. Here you can add all of those yummy bits that will make your granola sweet and taste a little more like candy. Have some pomegranate …

Easier Than Pie: Early Mornin’ Spit in the Eye

This morning I woke up hungry. During the school year, I usually grab a luna bar or toast up a quick bagel. But today I wanted something special. Whitney and I have decided that having a more substantial breakfast with help us jump-start our day.  I went to my local grocery and picked up some eggs and some honey-cracked whole wheat toast. My Papa made what he called a “Spit in the Eye” for me once and I thought I’d give it a try. A Spit in the Eye is simply a fried egg nested in a piece of toast all made together in a skillet. Easy enough right? I started by taking my piece of toast and cutting out a circle in the middle for my egg. I actually used the rim of a cup to cut out the circle but you could just use a knife or even a cookie cutter. That way you could make any cute shape that you want to. Put your stove on medium heat and begin by toasting …

Rel’s Ravenous Review of Murray’s Bagels

Ah the bagel. Warm, crispy, toasted. You may remember this popular item from the breakfast or brunch table, on your plate, covered in shmear and lox. You may also remember it from lunch doused with peanut butter and jelly, or maybe even dinner, paired with some eggs. The bagel is probably one of the most versatile foods in our arsenal. It’s funny how just four ingredients (water, flour, salt and yeast) have created such a universal delicacy.  Delicacy? Yeah, I said it. The bagel is certainly the star of the next restaurant review: Murray’s Bagels. I was introduced to Murray’s by my two friends, Roman and John. We were on the way to the library and they suggested we stop for a bagel. I rolled my eyes. Murray’s was pretty out of the way from Bobst at 12th street and 6th avenue, but they assured me it would be worth the walk. And anyway, who can resist a little extra procrastination?  Now before I go geng-ho into this review, I have a confession to make. …

Lookie at my Cookies: Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread Maniaaaa! Oh Monkey Bread…how did I not know about this amazing biscuit cake giant sticky bun creation? I don’t know, and I hear it started in the South so I feel seriously deprived for being out of the loop. When Ariel and I started Nosh and Tell a few weeks ago  she mentioned that I should make something called Monkey Bread. I had no idea what she was talking about so I quickly googled it and realized it was my dream come true. I am a HUGE fan of sticky buns thanks to a trip I took with my friend Mary Helen whose family is obsessed with this breakfast delight. I would equate Monkey Bread to a giant chunk of sticky buns except instead of having cinnamon roll base, it is made up of biscuits. What?! It’s unreal, I know. I don’t know the origin of the name “Monkey Bread” but maybe it has something to do with the way this treat is eaten. It is made up of individual biscuits rolled up into balls, …