I have a bag of quinoa sitting on my pantry shelf that I’ve been reluctant to use. I bought it for a couple of recipes that I tried and loved, but the rest of my family is very wary of this super-grain. Perhaps it’s because of its static-y properties of sticking to everything it touches before it’s cooked. Or maybe it’s the translucency it takes on after it’s cooked. More likely it’s the fact that they can’t pronounce or spell it.
When we were traveling last week we had breakfast at a local restaurant that had so many breakfast choices it was unbelievable. I settled on a French Toast platter that had a praline sauce on top. There were so many other indulgent offerings on the menu though that I was inspired to make something equally yummy at home. It’s really quiet simple and delicious.
Game day. The TV is always on in our home. We’ve been a little disappointed with the performance of our team (yes, we were Cowboys fans even before we moved to Dallas) as of late they’ve been leaving a bit of a sour taste in our mouth. So on Sundays when the games are at noon, we like to make those games a tiny bit sweeter even when our ‘Boys’ are fumbling the ball. Dessert for Brunch makes a great tailgating treat and this past week I made some Cake Batter Pancakes with Milky Way Bites that help take the sting out a bit when the Cowboys lose 😉
I think I may have mentioned a time or two on my blog before that I love pancakes. It’s one of those foods that I could eat every day and probably never get tired of them. In what feels like the never ending supply of food in my pantry and freezer that we need to use up before we move, I tweaked a recipe that I had from the National Honey Board, and made pancakes with a blueberry syrup the other morning.
I think if you’ve followed my blog for awhile, or at least have searched through my recipes on occassion, you’ll realize I’m not a “from scratch” type of gal. I’m open to learning new things though, and so when I had the chance to review Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen, I was eager to see if I could make anything in it without creating an epic fail of a dish.
Surprisingly enough to me, not only were a lot of the recipes not difficult – they were also things my family would eat – and so I hunkered down to mix, whisk and boil from scratch food in my own kitchen.
I grew up in a community that had a strong Mennonite/German population, many of whom immigrated from Eastern Europe. A staple traditional recipe in those homes at Easter time is Paska, which is a sweet bread.
My childhood best friend’s mom, made a loaf of Paska just for me each year. When we graduated from high school, a family friend took over when she found out how much I loved it. Then when I got married, my sister-in-law made it for me. And then we moved from Canada to the U.S. and my supply chain of Paska….stopped!
I LOVE Pancakes. They are one of my favorite foods. I could eat them all the time. I’ve begun experimenting with my pancake batter to try and make my pancakes even tastier by stirring extra things into it. Last week I made Rocky Road Pancakes, and here’s how.
Having no extended family where we live means that Christmas around here is pretty quiet. Last night we went to church for Christmas Eve service and then we went to go see The Hobbit. Christmas Day is usually just a time that we sit around and play games together, maybe watch a DVD. But one thing we always do is have Waffles for Breakfast/Brunch and watch the Disney Christmas Parade.
Here’s the waffle recipe I used this morning.
Here’s a great healthy and green way to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day! My cousin re-vamped a recipe from The Chic Life – and said they were awesome, everybody in my family loved them!! Success!!!