Sunday mornings meant pancakes when I was growing up. We made the same pancakes every week from a recipe that was printed in pencil on the inside of an old copy of The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. I made those pancakes so many times that I didn’t need the recipe. I didn’t even measure. I could make pancakes by feel. When I would visit my grandmother in Louisiana, I would always make pancakes for supper at least once. I’m pretty sure it was her favorite supper. She ate them loaded with butter and drowning in cane syrup.Read More
We’ve been discussing waffles around here for five months now and you are probably thinking that the waffle is enjoying the longest 15 minutes of fame ever. If we are going to discuss food items over-staying their welcome, let’s talk about avocado toast. It’s good and all, but do I need to see six pictures a day of a piece of bread with avocado on it? Yes, yes I do spend too much time on the Internet.Read More
I think it is safe to say that pictures of donuts or pictures of sprinkles or pictures of anything tiny are the key to success on the internet. Combine all three and you might even shut down the internet à la Kim Kardashian.Read More
It’s May, and I have not purchased a single box of waffles since I began this waffle quest. I’d say that is a pretty successful New Year’s Resolution. Perhaps my most successful resolution ever. Wish I could say the same for exercise.Read More
It may come as a shock to you that I am, in fact, still alive. It may be an even greater shock that I am still using my kitchen for its intended function. I promise to tell you why I’ve gone off the reservation at some point, but for now, I think we should stick to the donuts.
I had a lovely plan this morning to surprise my littles with homemade Mini Strawberry Donuts. Who wouldn’t love to wake up to that? Excellent plan until I realized that the recipe called for “dried strawberry bits”, which after further investigation, I concluded must mean freeze-dried strawberries. You guessed it. I was fresh out of freeze-dried strawberries this morning. Moving on, I decided to try Baked Buttermilk Donuts with Fresh Strawberry Glaze. Fresh out of fresh strawberries too. I also really couldn’t get past the fact that this recipe called for yeast.Read More
You guys. I know the internet is full of images of things you can do with your waffle iron. I know you’ve pinned them. I’ve pinned them. And there they sit. All lonely on my pin board waiting for me to get on board and actually make them. Last week, I finally made hash browns in my waffle iron. With tater tots. And they rocked.Read More
I’m on a bit of a baking streak. Are you seeing it? I haven’t forgotten about waffle-palooza. I’m still making waffles every week, but a girl’s gotta have some variety in her baked goods.Read More
I’m not a baker. I pretend for the sake of this blog that I am the best baker ever, but let’s get real. I’m not very good at it.
Despite this fact, I’ve been baking a lot lately. Sugar cookies for two hockey tournaments and a Nutcracker performance, gingerbread cookies and muffins for post-church coffee hour, and of course the twelve (!!) gingerbread houses that aren’t going to make themselves while I write this post. That may not sound like a lot, but I’ll bet I’ve made 10 dozen cookies and 4-5 dozen muffins in the last month. Oh. And I also made this bread.Read More
I have got to clean up the piles in my house. Seriously, I have piles that have been growing since March when we left the house for the floor/kitchen upgrade. I’ve had my summer issue of Sweet Paul now for almost a week and still haven’t turned a page. My priorities are clearly in need of a reshuffle.
In the interest of getting a start on the clutter, I tackled a pile of magazines on Friday night. One of those magazines, the May issue of Martha Stewart Living, had a great article about updating ten basic family recipes. I’ll admit that few of these basics were already in my repertoire but I am willing to update what I didn’t know I needed. Can’t go wrong with kale and farro salad or walnut brownie cookies. So I started updating on Saturday morning with the baked blueberry pancake.Read More
I mentioned earlier this week that I am taking a kids' nutrition class online. I’ve made quite a few new recipes this week with the kids and can say that we have been mostly successful. The kids are eating more vegetables for sure. Perhaps the carb filled vacation that we just had was overload for them too. Anyway, one of the things that I tried to make this week was homemade strawberry roll-ups. I sorted through a bunch of recipes (some of which you can see here), each with slightly different sugar content, each with slightly different technique, but all involving puréeing the fruit then baking it at 170° for several hours. This seemed pretty easy.Read More
I was at the grocery store last night getting some last minute ingredients for dinner when I realized that today was Mardi Gras. After a slight panic that I had nothing Cajun to feed my children in celebration, I decided to give it up. You just can’t be mother of the year all the time.Read More
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