These Deviled Eggs Benedict are the best deviled eggs I’ve ever made. I’ve made quite a few rounds of deviled eggs for brunches at home with friends, but these are my favorite. With their brown butter breadcrumbs and prosciutto chips saying, “Come on over, baby,” these Deviled Eggs Benedict are also much tastier than the last deviled egg I ate at a restaurant. So, what I’m saying is you should make these. Soon. You’ll be the queen of brunch. Continue reading
It was the night before Christmas Eve when I heard the unexpected beep-beep of our house alarm. Danny and I were near the kitchen, home for the weekend, yay. His parents in the guest room. So who was coming through our backyard gate? That’s when a stormtrooper rushed in through the back door, running through the kitchen, halfway through the dining room—and into my arms. The stormtrooper was my little sis, Lila, wearing a mask. My other little sis, Meli, and my cousin, Miguel, had surprised us by driving up from Miami a day before they were supposed to arrive with my parents for noche buena! Hm, had I told them I planned on making overnight no-knead cinnamon rolls?
We had a super fun Christmas this year with everyone in town, and us hosting at our new house. Lots of cooking. Lots of laughing. This year’s tree was the prettiest yet—complete with a 3-foot-tall Darth Vader (a gift from my mom to Danny, last year), an Olaf piñata, and a Drake mask souvenir from a Bends party.
My mother-in-law, Kathy, helped me make the noodles for a 12-layer lasagna bolognese, which we layered up with Meli’s help. They didn’t think I could fit in all those noodles, but I did, and it was a gloriously tall lasagna. (Those KitchenAid pasta maker attachments work incredibly well.) We had caramel pork ribs, which my family has dubbed Danny’s Ribs. Piles of crumpled wrapping paper and many wine bottles made it to our recycling bin that weekend. On Saturday, Danny took the guys fishing, and I took the girls out for manis and pedis. For brunch, two punch bowl rounds of pomegranate mimosas after Meli and I Googled how to get those seeds out. I made a platter of deviled eggs with crisp shards of prosciutto, too. Oh, and I made cinnamon rolls. Continue reading