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Seasoned Steak Hash & Eggs

Posted in Food
on November 4, 2015


Yesterday, Chris and I were out and visited a Turkish market. We looked around at all the interesting foods and were taken in by the scent fresh bread baking right in the store. I had to grabbed some bread and also the Turkish equivalent of a Twinkie. Haha! Before we left, we visited the back of the shop and they were cutting up fresh steak and lamb. The meat looked delicious, so we got some of that too.

I was thinking of ways to incorporate steak into my breakfast this morning and thought about combining it with some delicious hash with an over easy egg on top. My husband thought it was delicious and I really enjoyed it too! This recipe is a little bit more hearty than your average breakfast fare and it’s really satisfying. Check out the recipe below and let me know if you ever add anything to your hash to spice it up!


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Perfect Brunch Potatoes

Posted in Food
on April 5, 2015


When I was growing up, my mother always cooked potatoes and onions for breakfast and I looked forward to them every time! Since I have my own family, I’m able to keep the tradition going and put my own spin on it! I’ve been cooking these potatoes for years, so I figured that I’d share the love with all of you. I know every family has their own food traditons and I want my children to rave about my potatoes and call me for the recipe when they grow up! These potatoes are great at any time of day, but I definitely prefer them with breakfast/brunch. I do believe that your family will love them, my kids (Chloe & Drew) can be picky eaters but they love these! And of course Chris loves them too! To me, their perfect, hence the name “Perfect Brunch Potatoes.”  Enjoy!

Perfect Brunch Potatoes
Recipe Type: Brunch
Author: Emerald Lavender
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Serves: 4-5
Whip up these potatoes with your normal breakfast fare to take it up another notch. Great paired with scrambled cheese eggs, bacon or sausage.
  • 2 -3 Medium Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/4 cup red pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 green onion chopped (for garnishing)
  1. Peel and dice your potatoes to your desired thickness.
  2. Add potatoes to a large bowl and enough water to cover them up.
  3. Put in microwave for 6 minutes, rinse and drain potatoes.
  4. In a bowl, put your potatoes, green peppers, red peppers and onions and then add all your seasonings and toss thoroughly.
  5. Heat a medium sized saucepan to medium and add vegetable oil.
  6. When oil comes to temperature add your potato mixture and sauté until you can easily break a potato with your fork.
  7. Garnish with green onions and serve!