Belgium Waffles


Out of necessity (new waffle maker, making bacon waffles anyway), I decided to make some ‘plain’ buttermilk waffles. These waffles should be eaten immediately after being removed from the waffle maker or they tend to get soggy. Serve with butter and your favorite flavor syrup, powdered sugar and fresh fruit or ice cream, pecans and…

Chicken and Waffles


When I moved to Portland, Ore., I began to see advertisements for chicken and waffles way more than I ever had living in the Midwest or in L.A. I think because Portland is known for its niche restaurants that might serve specific types of foods (like a bunch of different flavors macaroni and cheese or…

Easy Chocolate Layer Cake


I found this recipe on the back of a container of cocoa powder bought at Trader Joe’s. The title of the cake was the Greatest and Easiest Chocolate Cake. I admit, the title had me intrigued. So I copied down the recipe and threw away the container. When I went to bake the cake I…

Cooked Chocolate Frosting


My mom has the best recipe for a Cooked Frosting that makes an e-x-c-e-l-l-e-n-t filling for red velvet cake. When contemplating the type of filling to make for my friend’s chocolate-chocolate-chocolate birthday cake, I came across a recipe for a cooked chocolate frosting. Since the regular Cooked Frosting is so damn amazing, I figured the…

Special Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


When I was growing up, my mom’s go-to chocolate cake recipe was the Chocolate Flag Cake made with coffee and buttermilk. (It was coined ‘Flag’ cake for the flag-like decoration – strawberries and blueberries placed strategically to simulate the American flag). My mom’s Flag Cake was the most moist chocolate cake ever. But the best…

Corn Dog Mini Muffins


I have a friend who eats like he’s a little kid. When I saw this recipe (sent to me by my grandma), I figured these would be something he would love (and eat about 10 of in one sitting). ingredients. 1 c. cornmeal 1/2 c. flour 2 T. packed light brown sugar 1 T. baking…

Brown Butter Cinnamon Rum Pancakes


Tomorrow morning I’m heading to Blue Star Donuts to meet my coworker for donuts and coffee. I’ve been buttering him up all week hoping he will buy! Because I’m having donuts for breakfast tomorrow,  today is the only day I have to eat my usual weekend pancakes. I usually eat pancakes both Saturday and Sunday….

Spinach and Feta Pancakes


I discovered a container of Feta cheese in my fridge that I wanted to use up this weekend. So I googled spinach+feta+pancakes and found a recipe similar to this. (It included onion, but I didn’t have any onion so I omitted it.) I ate these plain (with plain butter) and realized after the fact that…

Vanilla Cream Pie


Last week I had almost an entire half-gallon of milk that was about to go bad. So I decided to make a pie. When I brought the pie into work, my coworker and boss asked me what the occasion was. I said, My milk was going bad so I decided to make a pie. Colette…

Whole Wheat Pancakes


It’s the weekend which means it’s time for, what else, pancakes. I have a ton of whole wheat flour (purchased specifically for a different pancake recipe), so I thought I would find a recipe to use up what’s been sitting in my cupboard. This recipe yields a thick and fluffy 100% whole wheat flapjack. You…

Brown Butter Pancakes


I can’t believe the idea of brown butter pancakes never occurred to me until this morning. Hello – brown butter anything is my favorite. Not to mention I’m obsessed with pancakes of any flavor. I browsed the internet and found a few recipes for Brown Butter Pancakes and then kind of went off and did…