Chilaquiles (chee-lah-KEE-lahs) is a common breakfast dish in Mexico, as it uses left-over tortillas and is rich and filling. Tortillas are cut into wedges and fried – making tortilla chips – and the chips are then simmered in a sauce, topped with cheese and served with scrambled or fried eggs and refried or black beans. […]

Banana Nut Muffins

This is very basic recipe – a good formula for any fruit muffin. This recipe will make 6 jumbo or 12 regular-sized muffins. 2 really ripe bananas, mashed ¼ cup vegetable oil ½ cup apple juice or orange juice 2 eggs 2 cups all-purpose or pastry flour 1 Tablespoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 […]

Buttermilk Blueberry Coffee Cake

I came up with this unconventional recipe while we were in the RV. I threw it together, using a wire whisk. I made it again a few times in the motorhome and then at home – using the same method – and it just works. Easy, not too many dishes to wash, not too sweet […]

Corfu Omelet

During the day, when the narrow streets of Corfu City, Greece, are packed with shoppers and tourists, delivery trucks are forbidden. But at six o’clock in the morning Corfu City is a different town. Trucks are delivering fresh produce to restaurants and fisherman are pushing their carts along the streets. Elderly men are in the […]

My Latkes (and my Other Latkes)

Potato Pancakes – my way. Great for breakfast or with roasted meats. Use shredded hash brown potatoes from the dairy section of your favorite supermarket – a great short-cut for RV cooking. There is no longer a reason to grate potatoes (and your fingers)! 2 eggs 1/3 cup flour (or matzo flour) salt & pepper, […]

Banana Pancakes

I make Banana Pancakes with a whisk and a potato masher, but you can use a mixer if you choose. Dreamy way to use the over-ripe bananas that always seem to be in the fruit bowl. Use any mix that needs water-only to prepare. This recipe doubles easily. 2 eggs 2 really ripe bananas 1 […]

Overnight Strata for Two

This little sweet and savory breakfast casserole is perfect for using up a stray bit of French bread or Challah and is very versatile. With the added convenience of being made the night before, this recipe is RV-friendly. More often than not, I substitute blueberries for the meat. A few notes: Since we don’t eat […]

Eggnog Bread Pudding

This easy make-ahead bread pudding is taken-up a notch by using croissants. I serve it at breakfast, but it would make a great dessert as well. Substitute bourbon for the vanilla if you choose. Butter, for oiling the baking dish 6 butter croissants 4 eggs 1/3 cup sugar 2 cups half-and-half 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt […]

Stuffed French Toast

Make the night before! A very easy recipe and fabulous for weekend guests at home or for taking-along in the RV – because you make it the night-before. Blueberries are a natural for this recipe, but raspberries or blackberries are also nice. I prefer to use a French baguette or Challah, though plain-old white sandwich bread […]

Yogurt French Toast

Use a high-quality French loaf or Challah in this recipe. (Home-made whole wheat Challah was used in this photo.) I use honey yogurt, but vanilla or plain will also work. 2 eggs 6 oz Greek-style yogurt, plain or honey or vanilla-flavor ½ cup milk ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon(or to taste) pinch of salt 4 one-inch […]

French Toast

You can’t make a good French Toast with bad bread. This decadent breakfast dish is best made with Challah, but a nice dense loaf of French bread will also work. Fresh butter and real maple syrup ONLY. This recipe will make enough batter for 8-10 slices of bread. 3 eggs 2 Tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon […]

Baked French Toast

Another great recipe for a mostly do-ahead breakfast. Challah is soaked overnight in batter, then browned and finished in the oven the next morning. While the French Toast is puffing in the oven, the cook has time to fry sausage, slice fruit or sip on a mimosa. Eight 1-inch-thick slices Challah (or brioche or French […]