Category Archives: Breakfast

Spotlight: Jim’s Pancakes!

Jim’s a guy just trying to make cool pancakes for his daughter… well, he’s succeeding!  I stumbled across this site the other day, and not only does he have some very interesting pancake ideas, but he also has how to videos on making some of them.  Very cool.  Here are a couple of the more […]

Waffled Monte Cristo Sandwich

The Monte Cristo is a legendary artery-clogging treat: it’s a breaded and deep-fried ham sandwich served with a side of raspberry jam and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Sounds amazing, but it’s not something I want to serve to my toddlers. Enter the waffle iron: I can make the sandwich fun and kid-friendly by making it […]

Spotlight: Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Every month, Ready Set Craft! and Mega-Crafty do 2 new recipes, one for muffins, and one for cupcakes–they call it Cup-kins!  The theme this month is strawberries, and don’t these strawberry lemonade cupcakes look delish? These cupcakes leave me longing for summertime (yup, the weather is still not quite summery here in Michigan!) and a […]

How to Make French Toast

French toast is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts.  It’s quite easy to make, requires few ingredients, and is infinitely customizable.  Following is a basic technique for making your french toast, which is quite good with just some maple syrup or powdered sugar.  But once you have the basics down, you can start making it […]

Spotlight: Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins

The Taste Traveller is a consistently yummy blog that I like to peruse, and here’s a recent post that caught my attention… Chocolate chip espresso muffins, with a nice caffeine kick! I should call these Caffeine Kick Chocolate Chip Espresso Muffins. I don’t know about you, but I often need a little extra kick in […]

Milk Toast

Milk Toast was something my mom always made for me on weekends.  Similar to a Fondue or Welsh Rarebit, Milk Toast is a cheese sauce served over stale toasted (or just toasted) bread.  Unlike Fondue or Rarebit, which are a bit more “gourmet”, Milk Toast is a simple combination of Sliced American Cheese, Milk and […]

Ideas for the weekend: Make English Muffins

Sometimes when flipping through food blogs, I run across an idea that makes me say “huh, I never thought to try that!”.  That was my thought when seeing this post at reader Leslie’s blog, the Sunday Chef!  English Muffins!  We’ve done Challah Bread, Soda Bread, Cornbread (twice), and Whole Wheat Bread… So I figured English […]

Easter Brunch: How about a Quiche?

Here are a few ideas! Mini Veggie Quiches at Christina EATS Quiche Lorraine Scones at Good Life Eats Pear and Camembert Quiche at The Creative Pot Ham, Asparagus, and Gruyère Quiche at My Kitchen Addiction Or this one, a Rosti Quiche… I love the idea of using potatoes… “Rosti” Quiche! When my kids were little, […]

Waffleizer: French Toast Waffles & Waffled Soft Pretzels

Every time I check out Waffleizer (the blog dedicated to answering the question of Will It Waffle?) I giggle a little bit. And that’s a good thing in this world of so many oh so serious food blogs. Go check it out. I couldn’t decide what to feature today, so I’m breaking my unwritten rule […]

Garlic pie

This would be a great dish for Easter Brunch! Hi everybody!  We’re Chica and Jo and we’re here to tell you that we love garlic.  I mean we REALLY love garlic.  You have to love it to even consider something called Garlic Pie, right?  Yes, garlic is a great accompaniment to many meals, but sometimes […]

Irish Soda Bread

I rarely seem to make the same recipe twice.  Boredom mostly. But with corned beef, comes cabbage.  And with corned beef & cabbage comes Irish soda bread. This recipe is not the true Irish soda bread I remember from my youth.  There is no buttermilk or seeds in this recipe, and it is definitely more […]

Spotlight- Guinness Spiced Muffins

I’ve been looking around for some good St. Patrick’s inspired creations, now that we’re in March, so we’ll start off with these delicious sounding Guinness Stout muffins, from Mega*Crafty. Cooking with beer, particularly stouts, yields tasty results, so pop a cold one and try it! (Stayed tuned later this week for my Guinness Ice Cream) […]

Spotlight: S’moreffles!

Today’s inspiration from around the web comes from the daring site, Waffleizer (the blog that answers the question “Will it Waffle?”… When we saw this example of Waffle-y goodness, the S’moreffle, it was just too good not to share. According to the good folks at Waffleizer: For s’mores, you need marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. […]