10.15.2014

miranda's french toast - or the best french toast ever


(Photos by Scott Peterson. Prop & Food Styling by Leila Nichols)

This is easily the best recipe to make for brunch. Start the night before (it takes 15 minutes) and finish it up before your guests arrive. Every time I make it, I am asked for the recipe. And I make it every time we have friends over for brunch.

Miranda's French Toast

One loaf of Semifreddi's Cinnamon Twist Bread (or any Challah), cut into cubes
5 eggs, beaten
1-3/4 cups milk
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh blackberries

Place bread cubes in a greased 13in x 9in baking dish. In a bowl, combine the eggs, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla; pour evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Sprinkle almonds over egg mixture. Sprinkle a bit of brown sugar, maybe 3 tablespoons worth, or more if you want sweeter, evenly over top. Then drizzle melted butter over the top.

Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with berries. Bake 10 minutes longer or until a knife inserted into center comes out clean.

Yields 6-8 servings.

9.24.2014

new work in lonny magazine!


(Photos by Bess Friday. Prop Styling by Leila Nichols. Published in Lonny Magazine, September 2014)

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8.21.2014

new work: fun with washi!


(Fun with Washi by Jessica Okui. Photos by Angie Cao. Prop Styling by Leila Nichols. Published by Chronicle Books)

7.22.2014

new work for banana republic

6.09.2014

new work featured on design*sponge today!

(photos by Alison Yin and Adm Golub

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5.20.2014

new work for Bounce


4.20.2014

an easter feast


(photo by Thomas Kuoh)

3.13.2014

spotted in store: new work for gap outlet!


2.14.2014

a kiss


(photos by Ericka McConnell. wardrobe stylist: Danielle Gold. hair & makeup: Joshua Conover)

1.08.2014

now represented by aubri balk!


(photo by Marshall Gordon)                                                               view my portfolio

12.19.2013

sleigh bells ring...


(photos by Ericka McConnell. wardrobe stylist: Danielle Gold. hair & makeup: Tahni Smith)

11.14.2013

new work for banana republic


11.08.2013

behind the scenes: gap outlet


10.07.2013

recent work for williams-sonoma


8.30.2013

kids in wonderland


(photo by Gwen Rodgers. wardrobe stylist: Pauline Montupet. hair & makeup: Preston Nesbit)