Brunch with hash brown cups, egg, bacon, and chives. | Fran Berger
Now that we can have some company over we’re all entertaining! And I think brunch is a great way to open up our homes, don't you?
I'm always looking for recipes that I can feed a group with and that come together quickly and easily. I found this one from "Just a Taste" (www.justataste.com). It's so simple and easy to make, and it has a perfect combination of potato, cheese, bacon, and eggs. I like it because it is a pretty basic one, which is good - especially for the host! You can be as creative with it as you like. In this video, I added bacon. And since I also like my potatoes VERY crispy, I added an extra five minutes of cook time after pushing the potatoes back into the cups after the first bake. You can add scallions, or use different cheeses, add your favorite herbs and ingredients or bacon like I did. Happy brunching!
See my blog for the full recipe:
Moses Sequeria, @moses53style
L'Agence Fashion, @lagencefashion
Jimmy Choo, @jimmychoo
James Perse, @jamesperse
Dansk Home Design, @danskhomedesign
Sargento Cheese, @sargentocheeese
Horizon Organic, @horizonorganic
Fran Berger is unquestionably an entertaining dynamo, with an inimitable combination of elegance and edge. After mastering an incredibly successful over 20-year run as the original owner of The Farm of Beverly Hills®, a much-ballyhooed Beverly Hills landmark and Los Angeles area mini-chain of restaurants, where the Cobb Salad and Brownies have become gastronomic staples, Fran has gone on to earn her place in the national spotlight as one of the country's go-to home entertaining experts, becoming a recognizable face on daytime television and in consumer lifestyle media.
Fran's years of knowledge as an established entrepreneur and restaurateur are fused with her love of entertaining. Fran recognized people have so many concerns over entertaining — what to serve, how to serve it, and how to plan overall — making her ability to provide guidance, recommendations, and assistance in curating a personal entertaining style in high demand.
Fran doesn't plan parties. Instead, she works closely with her clients, who like a sophisticated lifestyle. She helps them curate the perfect bespoke experience for their guests. She knows all of her clients want to impress their guests with sophistication. Those she chooses to work with include some clients who may be just dipping their feet into the shallow end of the pool vis-à-vis entertaining and not sure where to start. They may need help organizing or reorganizing their dining areas after many years in the same home. Or, perhaps maybe those who have just purchased a beautiful new home and are now looking for the perfect refined collection of kitchenware.
As she excitedly proclaims, "If you're not comfortable entertaining, you're simply not going to do it, and then you've lost the opportunity for the joy in your life of having people come together. To me, this is the essence of life itself — inviting people together to get to know one another on a deeper level and having great fun over fabulous food."
Video Editing: Andy Riddle
Production: Shannon O’Dowd
Title design, Graphics: Ray Wyman Jr, @heavypen
Management: Brandi Kamenar, @brandikamenar