Brunch at Katie’s

There’s a neighborhood restaurant in Mid-City New Orleans that is serving up great Brunch eats. Katie’s Restaurant & Bar has been a staple in the Mid-City community since 1984. When you walk into Katie’s, you are greeted with the best southern hospitality. The menu is filled with mouth watering options that will have you thinking about your comeback visit to try them. Drinks were flowing as they should on a beautiful Sunday. The staff’s goodbye greeting, “Thanks Y’all”, gave a wonderful feeling of gratitude and unity. It was such a pleasure seeing people from all walks of life having fellowship, the best Mimosas ever, and Brunch. If you are in New Orleans or plan to visit, give Katie’s Restaurant & Bar a try.

~XOXO

Seafood Omelet | shrimp, crawfish, lump crab, mozzarella, green onion

with Andouille Cheese Grits $16

Breakfast Pizza $15

Katie’s Restaurant & Bar

3701 Iberville Street

New Orleans, LA 70119

Brunch: Every Sunday 9am to 3pm

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A Krewe Brunch

The last Sunday Brunch of 2018 was in NOLA and had to be the greatest in my book. I had the honor of spending it with my fellow members from the Krewe of Nefertiti. The Brunch setting was placed at Jack Rose Restaurant on the famed St. Charles Ave. Everything from the food, champagne, to the decor was breathtaking. We had such a great time in fellowship and the music kept the fun and laughter going. If you are in New Orleans or plan to visit, please give Sunday Brunch at Jack Rose Restaurant a try.

Shrimp and Grits

Krewe of Nefertiti: Group Photo Credit -Dana Perry

A special thanks to Dana Perry for being a gracious host. -XOXO

The Krewe Of Nefertiti is an all female social aid and pleasure club geared towards helping those in need through community service and fundraising. For more information, please visit www.kreweofnefertiti.org

Morrow’s in NOLA

I am so excited to see so many new restaurants fill the streets of my hometown NOLA.  I’ve been anticipating visiting Morrow’s Sunday Brunch for quite a while as I have heard so many awesome reviews not alone enjoy their Instagram page.  Located in the eclectic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, Morrow’s laid back style and decor makes you want to stay in NOLA longer.  We enjoyed everything from the food, to the music, to the Mimosas.  This will not be our last time visiting.  New Orleans will forever be home and it makes it even better when Brunch is involved.

~XOXO

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Watermelon Mimosa

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$12 Sweet Potato Pancakes & Bacon

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$13 Chicken & Waffle

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$15 Crab-Cake Benedict

 

Morrow’s

2438 SAINT CLAUDE AVE.

NEW ORLEANS, LA 70117

 

Blog Article Sources:

Morrow’s Website

Wikipedia (Faubourg Marigny)

All food and drink photos by Haus of Kelley, LLC

Easy Peasy Totchos

While we can’t forget about Taco Tuesday, we have to admit that whenever someone says Nachos a gathering is in order.  I thought it would be fun to take away the tortilla chips and add tater tots to the dish and create Totchos.  These totchos can be a hit at the dinner table.  This is one recipe that can call for endless toppings for you and your guests.  Give totchos a try during your next gathering or Taco Tuesday night.

 

~XOXO

Ingredients

1 2 lb bag ( 32 oz) of Tater Tots

1 lb Ground Beef (or Ground Turkey)

Taco Seasoning ( 1 package)

1 cup of shredded cheddar ( or add to your desired cheesy goodness)

5 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies ( 10 oz can drained and reminder set aside for later use)

*Sour Cream (used as topping when done)

 

Heat Oven to 450 degrees F (Or according to package instructions)

Place 3/4 tater tots bag onto a baking sheet using a single layer method (ensuring the tots are not on top one another).  Place in over and bake of 25 mins or according to package instructions.  Turn oven off.  Remove ( using pot holders or gloves) tater tots from oven and set aside.

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Place a medium sauce pan on medium heat.  *Optional.  I added 1 tsp of avocado oil to the pan.  Add the ground beef and cook until well done ( breaking up and chopping the meat).  Drain or spoon any access oil from the pan.  Add taco seasoning and (drained) diced tomatoes.  Stir.  Turn heat to low.

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Arrange the tater tots onto a plate adding the neat mixture and shredded cheese.  To melt the cheese, I simply put the plate into the microwave for 60 – 90 seconds.  You can also place the plate back into the oven for 3-5 mins as the oven will be still hot and cooling off.

Add a dollop of sour cream or any other topping you fancy.

Enjoy.

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Chicken Cordon BLY!

Our first visit to The Pinewood in downtown Decatur, GA was a lovely experience.  Using the Resy app, we were able to make reservations for Brunch with no issues.  I have a new found love for a dish called the Chicken Cordon BLY!  The mouth-watering crispy chicken is topped with ham and swiss cheese while being sandwiched in between two slices of a cheddar waffle.  I complemented the dish with a drizzle of maple syrup which added more perfection.  The Pinewood brunch is a winner!  Thanks to the staff for being so welcoming and fun.  Give The Pinewood a try for Brunch on your next visit to Decatur, GA.

~XOXO

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The Chicken Cordon BLY! | Savory herbed cheddar waffle, crispy chicken, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, crystal chicken gravy, home fries

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HUEVOS RANCHEROS VERDES | 2 poached eggs, pork chili verde, shaved parmesan, red beans, corn tortillas

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Bottomless Mimosas!

The Pinewood

254 WEST PONCE DE LEON AVE.

DECATUR, GA 30030

404.373.5507

Photos By: Haus of Kelley, LLC | Instagram @hausofkelley

Visit Me on Instagram @thefrenchlilly

 

 

Peach Cobbler Tini

I am the family’s go to person when comes to “What’s for dessert??” requests.  And everyone’s favorite request is Peach Cobbler.  It all started about 5 years ago and I read a recipe on allrecipes.com for a Southern Style Peach Cobbler.  After baking my first cobbler, I was hooked and over the years have added my own spin to it.  Baking is so good for the soul.  It allows you to relax, focus and put nothing but love into the pan.  I dressed up this sweet and sassy dessert with vanilla ice cream and a martini glass.  I hope you give the recipe a try.

~XOXO

Ingredients:

5-7 Whole Peaches: Makes up to 2 lbs (If not in season, canned or frozen will do)

Sugar 1 cup

All Purpose Flour 1 cup

Brown Sugar 1/2 cup

Nutmeg 1/8 tsp

Cinnamon 1/2 tsp

Cornstarch 1 tbsp

1 stick of Unsalted Butter (Cut into cubes)

Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp

Vanilla Extract 1/2 tsp

Almond Extract 1/4 tsp

Salt 1/4 tsp

Baking Powder 1 tsp

Hot Water 1 tbsp

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees F

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Fresh Peaches: Remove skin and pit.  Cut each peach into 6-8 slices.  Place in bowl.

Removing Skin Tip: Boil Peaches for up to 60 seconds.  Remove and place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process.  Skin should easily peel.  *(No worries if the peaches started to cook, it’s a learning process)

If using Canned or Frozen peaches, drain or thaw thoroughly.

In same bowl with peaches: add lemon juice, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cornstarch, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, nutmeg, 1/4 tsp cinnamon.  Mix well and place into baking pan or dish.

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Bake Mixture in oven for 15-30 mins.

In a mixing bowl: add flour, butter, 1/2 white sugary, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 vanilla extract, 1/4 almond extract, baking powder, and salt.  Place on stir or level 1.

As the mixture blends, carefully add the hot water.  The mixture should resemble a sand-like texture.  Open the oven and pull the baking pan rack forward (not removing pan completely) and spread the topping over the filling.  Place rack back in oven and continue to bake.

Bake for 45 mins.  The peach cobbler should be golden brown and bubbly.

Remove from the oven and let sit for at least 15 mins.  Serve with your favorite ice cream.  Enjoy.

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Option: Set the table and use a stylish glass for guests

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The Fudgie Boozie Shake

I was recently introduced to some awesome cookies called Goodie Girl Cookies.  These cookies are so tasty and the best part is that they are gluten free.  I was inspired to take these cookies to next level and whip up an adult milkshake.  I call it the Fudgie Boozie Shake.  This shake is good for a relaxed evening on the front porch or back deck.  Here’s the recipe and I hope you give it a try.

 

~XOXO

Ingredients:

Butter Pecan Ice Cream (2 scoops)

Bourbon (You decide the amount)

Milk (1/4 cup)

Hot Fudge Topping

Goodie Girl Cookies (Fudge Stripped)

Take about (4) cookies and place in a clear bag (sandwhich bag) and smash cookies with a dough roller.  You can also give them a rough chop on a cutting board.  Set aside.

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Take a Mason Jar and add some hot fudge topping to the top rim and bottom of the jar.  Add the smashed cookie bits to the top rim and set in the freezer for 15-30 mins.

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In a blender, add the butter pecan ice cream, milk, and bourbon.  Blend smoothly.  Pour milkshake into mason jar.  Top with whipped cream and extra cookies!  Enjoy!

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Photos: Haus of Kelley, LLC

Brunch in Louisville

Brunch in Louisville, KY is a must when visiting. We decided to try the restaurant Zeggz and the food was pleasing and delicious. I was enamored over the Crème Brûlée French Toast. The mimosas were spectacular with the use of one of my favorite Champagne brands Wyclef. If you are in the Louisville, KY area, give Zeggz a try.

~XOXO

Crème Brûlée French Toast $7.49

Chicken and Waffles $9.49

Zeggz

2400 Lime Kiln Lane, Suite B
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-742-6292
Everyday: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm (Staying open an additional hour)

The Southern Gentlemen

Hey Loves! I just had to share with you about my lovely experience at The Southern Gentlemen restaurant. Located in the Buckhead neighborhood, this restaurant is setting a trend for a cool and relaxed Brunch experience. With such nice decor and great food selections, the Southern Gentlemen is sure to be acknowledged as one of Atlanta’s top restaurants to patron. Don’t forget the Mimosas!!

~XOXO

The Southern Gentlemen Breakfast

Chicken Biscuit & Gravy

The Southern Gentlemen

3035 PEACHTREE RD NE

SUITE A208

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

Grant Park Market

Located in the historic Grant Park neighborhood is a new Market and it is adorable. I love this concept of a community grocery store and cafe. And the decor has a sleek and fashionable style that is jaw dropping. The best part is the Gather space where breakfast, lunch, dinner and Mimosas are served. The Grant Park Market is what the community needs right now!!

~XOXO

The Early Bird Sammie (egg, bacon, and cheese on sourdough bread)

The Grant Park Market

519 Memorial Drive

Suite A4

Atlanta, GA 30312