Category Archives: Breakfasts

French Toast Waffles

Pancakes, french toast, waffles… sometimes it seems that breakfast options are so limited. This is, of course, a ridiculous notion that only exists because I tend to make the same basic recipes repeatedly. After all, it’s hard to go wrong with buttermilk pancakes. One way to spice up breakfast is by adding new spice combinations and fruits, but another way is to think a little ... Read More »

Plum Jam

When I heard that the theme of this month’s Sugar High Friday event, hosted by Delicious Days, was to make jam, jelly or some other type of preserves with fresh summer fruits, I was momentarily disappointed. I love jam, but I don’t love the huge amount of work that goes into making it, and I certainly had no intention of standing around and sterilizing jars ... Read More »

Red Pepper, Onion and Cheese Omelet

The trick to making an omelet is to practice. The more often you make them, the easier they’ll be to do. An omelet is sort of like a large egg pancake, if you’ve never had one before. The egg mixture has eggs (of course), a little milk or water and seasonings, then it is poured into a pan and cooked until just firm, before being ... Read More »

Yeasted Blueberry Pancakes

For some reason, yeasted pancakes don’t seem to be quite as popular as yeasted waffles. This might have to do with the fact that pancakes are not supposed to be quite as “light” as waffles and that you can usually lighten the batter by beating the egg whites separately, if you simply want to get a puffier pancake. I wanted a yeasted pancake recipe just ... Read More »

Two-Tone Banana Milkshake

Unless you live in California, you might not know that we are having something of a heat wave. Sure, it gets hot here in the summer and I do technically live in the desert, but when the temperature is consistently over 106F, it takes a toll on your desire to do things. Like cook and eat. Fortunately for me, I still feel like cooking. The ... Read More »

Homemade Beignets

Homemade Beignets

As a general rule, I don’t deep fry things very often. In fact, I rarely eat anything that is deep fried. I do enjoy frying because I think it’s fascinating to be able to watch the food cook and dough, in particular, puff up and take on a lovely golden color. So, I am willing to make fried foods when I have a special request. ... Read More »

Light and Crispy Waffles

I woke up with a craving for Belgian waffles. It probably had to do with the fact that they were giving away free samples yesterday when I was shopping at Costco. Granted, their waffles were served with “pancake syrup” (which is really just flavored corn syrup) instead of maple, but they were very tasty. Crispy, crunchy and light. My first thought was to use a ... Read More »

Dutch Babies

I love Dutch babies. No, not as in children (though I’m sure they’re all just lovely), but as in the large puffy, oven-baked pancakes. Unlike regular pancakes, the batter has a much higher ratio of eggs to flour, which gives them the same sort of lift that you might find in a souffle. Unlike a souffle, you actually want these to fall when they come ... Read More »

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