Palmetto Bloody Mary

Palmetto Bloody Mary | The Suburban Soapbox

The most amazing Bloody Mary ever created.  Slightly spicy with a bit of Old Bay seasoning, this cocktail was created using fresh tomato juice elevating the flavor to something completely incredible.   I tasted something wonderful. In 2008, my mother-in-law, Eloise, (who lived in Hilton Head at the time) picked my family up from the airport and swiftly whisked us away to an amazing paradise.  It was a beautiful resort in South Carolina....The Inn at Palmetto Bluff.  If you haven't been … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Macadamia Banana Bread

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Classic Banana Bread is studded with sweet white chocolate chips and buttery, salted macadamia nuts to create this tropical masterpiece.  Reminiscent of my favorite cookie (White Chocolate Macadamia) but a lot healthier and absolutely acceptable for breakfast! You know those dreams that you have where you wake up horrified and panicked?  The dreams that seem so real you wake up in a fuzz not sure if you're waking is still part of the dream or if it's really over.  Not quite a nightmare … [Read more...]

Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage

Maple Turkey Breakfast Sausage | The Suburban Soapbox

Full of fresh herbs, a hint of heat and a little sweetness, this homemade turkey sausage will quickly become a staple at your breakfast table.  So simple to make, you'll never buy it at the grocery store again. I know what you're thinking....why bother making my own sausage when you can pick it up at the store and throw it in a pan.  Who has time for this kind of nonsense?  Right?  That's what I thought too.  And then I had the pleasure of tasting "House made" breakfast sausage at a … [Read more...]

Steakhouse Eggs Benedict

Steakhouse Eggs Benedict | The Suburban Soapbox

A hearty twist on eggs benedict, complete with buttery beef tenderloin and crispy hash browns. A perfect combination to serve for brunch or to enjoy on a lazy Sunday morning. Impressive to serve guests or to enjoy in your pj's and slippers. I love Béarnaise sauce and will look for a chance to put it on anything. I've even dabbled in the homemade Béarnaise sauce challenge trying to top the restaurant versions I've had in the past. But when it comes down to it I always default to the … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Made Easy

French Onion Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

Mom's have the toughest job in the world....and there's no paycheck.  None.  We do, however, get paid in kisses and hugs along with crayon on the walls and peanut butter smashed into the carpets. So this Mother's Day, show mom your appreciation with the ultimate brunch spread.  Invite your siblings and make it a family affair.  I even made it easy for you by rounding up the most popular breakfast and brunch recipes from The Soapbox! You will quickly become mom's favorite for the year!  I … [Read more...]

Kentucky Hot Brown

Kentucky Hot Brown | The Suburban Soapbox

Find your favorite hat and celebrate the Derby with this southern treat, sure to please even the most discerning spectator.  A lightened up version of the The Brown Hotel's Hot Brown recipe, this open-faced sandwich still has all the flavor of the original.   The Kentucky Derby is one of the events I want to experience once in my life.  The hats, the horses, the fanfare.....the food.  I want to go.  I want to wear a gigantic hat so big it could be mistaken for a helipad.  I want … [Read more...]

French Onion Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

French Onion Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

  My favorite Baked French Onion Soup turned into the perfect quiche for Sunday Brunch!  Perfect for Mother's Day or a bridal shower, your guests will think you slaved all day. I'm back from a short hiatus.  It was completely unintentional....but it's been awhile.  Did you wonder where I've been?  If you didn't...too bad, I'll tell you anyway.  I was tasked with making the pierogies for this year's Easter festivities.  It sounds like such a simple thing to … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie | The Suburban Soapbox

An easy and delicious way to start the day, this Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie whips up in minutes and is as delicious as a milkshake.  This is one healthy treat your kids (and you) will LOVE! I don't know about you but when I'm trying to follow a healthy diet I need rewards for good behavior.  Sometimes, it's a bad reward...like a buttery croissant.  But that type of treat is always followed with a little bit of regret.  Just a little bit.  I do always get back on the wagon, sometimes with a … [Read more...]

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Roasted Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast | The Suburban Soapbox

Brioche bread stuffed with vanilla-scented, roasted strawberries and creamy mascarpone cheese is the perfect breakfast for your Valentine. Or yourself. I've never been a fan of Valentine's Day.  I'm the person that blames the greeting card companies for the commercialization of this crazy holiday.  Growing up I was, most of the time, my very, own, special Valentine. :-)  Sometimes....I would even celebrate my love, for me, a day later by buying myself a very, special Valentine … [Read more...]

Winter Citrus Salad

Winter Citrus Salad | The Suburban Soapbox

This brightly colored citrus salad is light and refreshing.  A perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch spread! Everyone knows how to make a fruit salad.  It's one of the easiest things to make in the world....aside from nut butter....or a sandwich.  So, I'm not going to tell you HOW to make a fruit salad, I'm just making a suggestion as to which salad you should make for your next brunch gathering.  Or for yourself.  You can really eat the whole thing in like one day.  And it's so … [Read more...]