Review of Giada at Home – LA Hot Spots: Breakfast

(Last Updated On: October 1, 2012)

Saturday mornings were once for cartoon in my youth. Now they are the time to watch new episodes of cooking shows on Food Network. My goal is to check out one of these shows a week and a review a recipe or two from them. This past weekend, a new episode of “Giada at Home” aired. The theme was LA Hot Spots: Breakfast. She took dishes she had at some of her favorite breakfast joints and used them as inspiration for some new recipes. I am going to take a moment to comment about the recipes from this show.

Breakfast Popovers with Italian Sausage | Click here for my recipe review
Popovers with a filling baked inside is something I never thought of before, but now I am inspired to try out myself. I made this dish last night, so make sure to check out the review. It was tasty. A new take on the classic sausage sandwich that one certain fast food joint is known for. In saved some for breakfast this morning and they were good leftover. If this doesn’t give you a reason to buy a popover pan, I don’t know what will!

Salami, Bacon and Spinach Hash | Click here for my recipe review
A very colorful dish. You got the browned Russet potatoes, red bell peppers, spinach, eggs, and meat. I made this dish as well last night for my wife to eat and use as her lunch for the next couple days. I cooked it in my cast iron skillet. Another winning recipe.

Lemon-Almond Waffles | Click here for the recipe

At first I was expecting some kind of waffles with chunks of almonds in it. That didn’t sound good to me. But I was surprised the way in which she used the almond. She was almond flour, almond milk, and almond extract to bring the flavor. She balanced that flavor out with some lemon. I don’t like eating sliced almonds, but I might be willingly to give this almond flavored waffle a try sometime down the road. I also liked that she served it up with some honey as I am a big fan of using honey for anything and everything (I even have a honey blog!). What I didn’t like was the chocolate chips. I didn’t really think that was necessary or that it goes with this.