What’s for brunch? Egg Muffins are Easy and Delicious

What’s for brunch? Depends on what is in the refrigerator, and how much time you have. If both are in short supply, egg muffins are the perfect answer. Egg muffins only take a few minutes to make, they don’t require any skillets or pans, just a muffin tin and a bowl, and they are delicious. Much more delicious than you might think.

If you’re a fan of Instagram or Twitter, and even Snapchat, you might’ve seen photos of this delightful brunch breakfast treat. Don’t let those fool you, once you start making these you’ll realize they are not just a fad. In fact, once you start serving these you might realize that you’ve become a bit of a kitchen hero.

Here is our recipe for Homemade egg muffins, with Parmesan cheese, turkey bacon, and onions.

INGREDIENTS

6 eggs
A half a cup of Parmesan cheese, or cheddar cheese.
1/2 onion, diced.
Choice: four strips of cooked bacon or three slices of turkey, sandwich style.
1 tsp Garlic powder
Salt-and-pepper
Optional: , mustard powder, and paprika.
A muffin tin

DIRECTIONS

Literally it’s so easy, you just add some tasty things like bacon, diced avocado, diced onions, is the turkey, to the bottom of your muffin tins, including cheese, then beat some eggs in a bowl, one for each tin, then the salt and pepper and pour them into each tin, total of 350° for 20 Minutes.

Pair with vegan, regular or turkey bacon.

Wine and Food Experiences at California Wineries

If wine goes well with everything, then why shouldn’t you look for wineries that include everything with their wine? That’s an interesting question, and a good one to consider when voyaging around wine country. Fortunately in California this is more of a philosophical question than a real one, as so many places allow you to pair great food and great wine in the same visit.

Herzog Special Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Lake County 2014

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TASTEABLE CALIFORNIA Season 4 Episode 2

TASTEABLE: California takes viewers on a weekly tour of California food and wine creators and destinations.

This episode includes a visit to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay for a cooking class and lunch with MasterChef Season 6 Winner Claudia Sandoval, a trip to the Swing into Spring event in San Francisco, and a recipe for grilled shrimp.


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The Worst Crayfish Melt in History

There is a town in California located in the Delta region between San Francisco and Sacramento that used to be famous for its crayfish, or as some call them, crawdads, crawfish, or even mudbugs.

Recently we took a trip to this town to visit its most well-known restaurant for crayfish. This establishment served crayfish in buckets with beer and other accoutrements. But upon arriving, we found it closed and deserted, with the atmosphere of a ghost town permeating the entire street. The only thing missing was tumbleweeds.

Having made this trek, we decided to search out any establishment nearby that might have the legendary crayfish. We fortunately found one, and ventured inside. The hostess was friendly, and the ambience, although not fancy or trendy, was clean and comfortable. The menu promised a crayfish melt. That is what we ordered, with great anticipation.

What arrived was beyond expectations. It was beyond words. What lie between the slices was the color and texture of crispy hash browns. There was little indication it was what some call a delicacy. It was lifeless. It was utterly devoid of any appeal. The crayfish on the sandwich was basically mush, topped with a slice of greasy cheese. The bread was toasted, and there was no condiment of any sort. It was in sum, a horror story.

When we asked where the crayfish came from locally, we were told they were from China. Considering this town was known for its local crayfish, importing them from China was like going to Napa Valley and only ordering wine from Antarctica.

When we took our first bites, the flavor of soggy cardboard was overwhelming. After a few more experimental chews, the entire venture was abandoned. This was in fact, the absolute worst sandwich we have had in years. It was also probably the worst crayfish melt in history.

Fortunately for those involved in this heinous use of shellfish, our goal is not to embarrass the restaurant. It is just to share with you how utterly horrible a Chef can make comfort food taste.

If you wander into a small California town and see crayfish melt on the menu, and the crayfish is not locally sourced, we can only suggest that you avoid it.

Avoid it.