Category Archives: Breakfast/Brunch

Polenta and Sausage with Caramelized Fennel

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Planning a menu for three male dinner guests last week, I couldn’t help but envision a sausage-based entree. I considered casseroles, pizzas, and even soups before finding myself at the grocery store with a hankering for cooked cabbage and corn. … Continue reading

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Maple-Glazed Bacon Beignets

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On the heels of my earlier success with homemade sufganiyot and a recent taste of Applewood-Smoked Bacon Beignets with Maple Crème Fraiche at Melissa Perillo’s San Francisco restaurant, Frances, I’ve been obsessing about fried balls of dough. As foodie obsessions … Continue reading

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Thai Black Rice Pudding with Coconut Milk

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Rice pudding and coconut are both divisive food items, often inviting extreme reactions from supporters as well as loathers. As for me, I love both. And the sticky, sweet, faintly salty black rice coconut pudding that’s served in Southeast Asian … Continue reading

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Dessert Crepes with Sweet Ricotta Cream and Strawberries

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If you’ve been reading Two Lazy Gourmets for a while you might have noticed that I LOVE TO MAKE CREPES! (Ever since I got a new crepe pan for my birthday, I can’t stop making crepes.) Yes, crepe-making is not … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Biscuits with Honey Butter

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There’s a decent chance that you’ll be finding yourself with some leftover sweet potatoes on your hands this Friday morning. If you love buttery baked dough as much as my family does, you might want to try this sweet potato … Continue reading

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Blini-Style Crepes with Sour Cream, Caviar, and Chives

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I’m still at it: making crepes. Yes, I know, making crepes is not necessarily a lazy process, but despite the admittedly non-lazy labor required it’s actually pretty easy. If you can make pancakes, you can make crepes. Read how I … Continue reading

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How to Make Crepes (It’s Actually Pretty Easy)

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When Robin and I were writing The Lazy Gourmet, we put every potential recipe through a rigorous screening and testing process to confirm three crucial criteria: deliciousness, impressiveness, and easiness. We ultimately decided, after much delightful crepe production and consumption, that … Continue reading

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Gjetost Cheese. Love it? Hate it? Post your vote!

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If you’re familiar with gjetost cheese, chances are good that you’ve already formed a strong opinion about it. Like marzipan or Vegemite, Norwegian gjetost (pronounced yet-toast) is considered by some to be an acquired taste, and can be a particularly … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits: Buttery, Fluffy, and Perfect

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About ten years ago I discovered that my stepfather was a huge fan of biscuits, so I decided to make a batch for his birthday. Poking around the internet, granter of all wishes, I found this simple, classic recipe that … Continue reading

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Night Ride Part II: Sara’s Savory Strata

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Last week I told you about San Francisco’s annual Holiday Lights Night Ride—a lively nighttime bicycle tour of the city’s most outrageous, creative, and/or beautiful holiday homes. Robin Marks of Discovery Street Tours has been leading themed group rides in … Continue reading

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