BREAKFAST & BRUNCH


Artichoke Squares/Crab Artichoke Squares
And The Courir de Mardi Gras (Cajun Mardi Gras)

Bacon & Roasted Tomato Omelette
from Donna Hay

Baked Eggs w/ Spinach & Yogurt
from Yotam Ottolenghi


Banana-Blueberry French Toast
A stuffed French toast from Jamie Oliver


Beignets
Everybody loves em!

Berry Oatmeal Muffins

part of an Eggland's Best Brunch


Black Beauty Smoothie
My favorite fruits: blueberries & blackberries.

Blackened Bacon Shrimp on Cheesy Garlic Grits
Shrimp tossed in blackening seasoning, wrapped in bacon, and set on top of cheesy garlic grits. Mmmm-mmmm. And a Zydeco breakfast clip.

Blueberry Focaccia
This can do double duty: breakfast or dessert



Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Filling and pretty.

Blueberry & Yogurt Loaf
From Donna Hay.

Brabant Potatoes 
Creole home fries, good as a side dish too
 
Breakfast Bruschetta
Cream cheese, citrus, oh yeah and rum


Breakfast Hash
from Nigel Slater

Brown Sugar Muffins
I like fancy muffin tops


Buttermilk Banana Bread
I don't care for banana bread, but I do like this one with buttermilk.


Creole rice fritters



Canialle Bleu Cocktail (Sneaky Blue Cocktail)
This one'll get ya.

Cantaloupe, Honey, and Vanilla Smoothie
Could double as dessert


One of my favorite drinks.

Cinnamon Fan Biscuits
Fun for kids 


Cinnamon Toast Rolls
Another fun recipe for kids & a great make-ahead breakfast or snack


Couche Couche
A traditional Cajun breakfast made by frying & steaming cornmeal.

Crawfish Omelets
An early morning drive through crawfish country and crawfish for breakfast.

Creamy Shrimp & Grits
Grits have to be one of my favorite things.


Creole Shrimp & Grits
Can't have too many recipes for shrimp & grits.

Croquignoles
Cajun beignets



Easy Masala Chai (Indian Spiced Tea)
from Madhur Jaffrey.


Eggs & Potatoes
It's just what the title says!  Also good for an easy, cheap meatless dish.

My great-grandma's buttery trick for using stale French bread


Grab & Go Granola Bars
part of an Eggland's Best Brunch


Grandma Buhler's Eggnog
A New Year's Eve family tradition

Grillades and Grits
 A popular brunch item in many New Orleans restaurants and homes

 
Hard Boiled Eggs
My experiment to find a solution for sticking shells, plus a little about the Cajun Easter tradition of paquing eggs

Hot Buttered Spiced Rum
Made with Bayou Spiced Rum

Kentucky Iced Tea
Ain't nothin' tea about it

King Cake and Coffee Cocktail
Made with King Cake Vodka--perfect for Mardi Gras

Kir
part of an Eggland's Best Brunch


Lemon Drop Martini
Perfect for summer--like adult lemonade

Loaded Grits aka Mama B's Grits
When you feel like you want a loaded baked potato for breakfast, but know it's wrong.


Melon Berry Salad w/ Lemon & Thyme Syrup
This syrup is also good stirred into hot or iced tea.



Milk Punch
Add Bourbon or Brandy...pick your poison


Mommom's Chocolate Bourbon-Spiked Banana Bread
from Joy the Baker


Mushroom & Leek Crustless Quiches
part of an Eggland's Best Brunch


Pain Perdu (Lost Bread)
Cajun French Toast, also includes a recipe for Spiced Tea


Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Smoothies
Part breakfast, part dessert.


Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Light and fluffy eggs...like clouds



Perfect Scrambled Eggs w/ Crab & Roasted Poblano Pico
part of an Eggland's Best Brunch


Pink Fruit Salad
My mother-in-law's Easter salad.

Potato and Chorizo (Andouille) Omelette w/ a Kinda Parsley Salad
from Jamie Oliver


Potatoes with Mexican Sausage
Try this. Now. Ready? Go!


Satsuma Muffins with Brown Butter Pecan Glaze
My favorite thing about winter--satsumas

Shrimp Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
Ripe summer tomatoes stuffed with shrimp, crab, or crawfish salad


Singing Shrimp
From Marcelle Bienvenu and a Mardi Gras Parade

Southern Breakfast Napoleons
My favorite thing for brunch...a stack of cheese grits, smothered greens, and egg. 


Sweet Pea Salad
Hooray for Southern salads

Tomato Pie
A summer favorite

Vanilla Muffins
The Boy's favorite breakfast


Voodoo Bourbon Slush
Great for Mardi Gras, Jazz brunches, tailgating, and Super Bowl XLIV


Whole Wheat Honey and Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits
From Joy the Baker


Winter Fruit Salad
With a super easy dressing

Yogurt Dip for Fruit Skewers
Because everybody loves food on a stick!

Zucchini & Potato Pancakes
My favorite recipe from the Joy the Baker Cookoff