In the Kitchen
Looking for an easy entertaining summer dessert that can completely be made ahead of time? Boom... this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess is your answer. First things first. Before a few days ago, I had no clue what the heck an Eton Mess was. Didn't even know it existed. All I knew was, I was to make a dessert with meringue in it. And strawberries. And whipped cream. Then Google happened. Boom. Eton Mess it is. Who knew? All I know is... I'm totally hooked on this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eton Mess. It's a perfect make-ahead easy entertaining dessert for all those summer parties I'll be throwing in the next few months. So here's the deal. Eton Mess is a traditional English dessert that originated at England's Read More >
Prior to 2009, I had never had eggs Benedict. I have no idea how I let myself get to 27 years old without experiencing the deliciousness that is a perfectly poached egg on a crispy English muffin with creamy, buttery hollandaise sauce on top, but somehow it happened. In March of 2009 we found ourselves at a Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico on vacation and with enough points racked up from work travel, we got free breakfast every morning in the hotel restaurant. Usually hotel restaurants are nothing to get excited about but on the first morning when I saw 5 different types of eggs benedict options on the menu, I knew breakfast would easily become one of the best parts of the day. Read More >
There are many great reasons to love May. The weather finally gets its act together here in NY. The flowers and trees start remembering to act alive and wake the heck up. And, of course, Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day. Boom. I get way too excited for Cinco de Mayo every year. I'm pretty obsessed with Mexican/Tex-Mex/Southwest flavors, and any excuse to shovel said food into my piehole at the speed of light is a huge win in my book. I actually think my love of Mexican food began because of my mom, who is pretty famous within the vast circles of our immediate family for her chicken fajitas. It used to be a weekly meal in our house growing up that we all looked forward to. Read More >
What is farro and why in the world would you serve it with bacon and eggs? Farro is an ancient grain that Italians have been eating for hundreds of years. More specifically, it is a wheat grain (sorry, not gluten free) and it can usually be found in your local grocery store or specialty market. You can find farro, spelt, or barley (each can be used interchangeably) in the grain aisle or where you typically find specialty products like Bob’s Red Mill flour and grains. If you have never tried farro before, I want to encourage you to give it a try. The flavor is hearty and nutty … a bit like brown rice, but in my opinion much tastier. It is loaded with fiber, Read More >
Paleo. If you haven’t heard the word before you’ve likely been living under a rock (a pretty big one too) for the past five years or so as this diet has seeped out of the small fitness niche it lived in and pretty much taken over the world. Okay, slight exaggeration maybe but seriously, I hear it everywhere. As someone that does CrossFit regularly, I’ve of course dabbled with it myself from full out Whole30 months (omg, give me the chocolate!) to where I’m at now which is eating paleo-ish a good chunk of the time. Here’s thing, I don’t believe peanuts and beans and are going to kill me, but I also believe we eat far too many carbohydrates. And then there’s the whole Read More >
February is hot breakfast month but with the record breaking cold temperatures across the country I doubt anyone needs a national food month to want to start their day with something warm and hearty. It's getting closer to the end of winter (hopefully!), so if you’re like me you might need some new hot breakfast ideas for inspiration. Below, I’ve rounded up of five hot and delicious breakfasts from the Safest Choice Eggs’ recipe center. It's been cold here in Chicago for awhile now so I’ve been making these recipes a lot lately. Buttermilk Pancakes Pancakes have always been a favorite of mine. Especially on a lazy weekend morning when it’s cold outside and I all I want to do is stay home in my pj's. Fresh buttermilk is the secret Read More >
Ever wonder why monounsaturated fats are considered good fats? Discover the health benefits. Good fats in a healthy diet How can you incorporate more good fats in your diet? Try our avocado smoothie recipe. Good fats + protein = nutritious pick-me-up. So drink to your health!
My husband and I have two very different opinions on eggs. He’s a “scrambled or over hard” kinda guy and I’m a “if it ain’t runny, don’t even bother” kinda gal. I can’t even watch him make breakfast half the time because it pains me to see him cooking the eggs to death. He’s also a medium-well steak kinda guy, don’t even get me started on that… These mushroom bakes, however, can go either way. Want them runny (Safest Choice Eggs are perfect for this!) so that creamy yolk drips into the ricotta spinach mixture? You know I do! Follow the recipe as written. Want to deface the egg and practically eat it hardboiled? Don’t tell me you’re doing it, but just cook it a Read More >
Goodbye apple cider and apple crisp. These past few months have been fun. It's time to break out the eggnog and hot chocolate. And cookies. A large quantity of cookies. Wait. Lightbulb moment. This may sound crazy. But what if we could have eggnog AND hot chocolate... all at once. That's right... Hot Chocolate Eggnog. And you know what? It's Christmas time. Let's get a little crazy. A tad bit wild. Let's top our new love child of two classic holiday drinks with Eggnog Whipped Cream. #nailedit Impress the heck out of your friends and family this holiday season by serving them this elegant concoction. Hot Chocolate Eggnog with Eggnog Whipped Cream, anyone? Oh man. I don't know if I can ever drink regular Read More >
You can't go wrong with chocolate and peppermint. The perfect combination of sweet and cool, this peppermint patties recipe is a fun holiday treat—and with Safest Choice™ Pasteurized Eggs, they are safe to eat. Go ahead and indulge!