Caper, Shallot and Lemon Schmear

Who doesn’t love a good schmear on their bagel? Or maybe a better question would be– what kind of schmear (a.k.a. cream cheese spread) is the ultimate for your bagel? With Easter brunch menu-planning in the works for everyone over the next few weeks, thought I’d share my favorite toppings, as well as offer you my Caper, Shallot and Lemon Schmear.  It’s the simplest, easiest and *tastiest* of bagel spreads you can serve up at your next brunch or holiday breakfast gathering. It’s so good…it’s sure to be a hole in one (so bad,  I know).  Read more

Cardamom Belgian Waffles with Spiced Whipped Cream

cardamom belgian waffles with spiced whipped cream | whiskandmuddler.com

This has to be one of my favorite spices. Cardamom is one of those flavors that you know it when you smell or taste it, and you either like it or you don’t. I happen to love it! Cardamom is hard to describe– but its intensely fragrant, slightly peppery and smokey top notes mixed in with a hint of resin and mint bottom notes gives it a taste unlike any other. Read more