Sunday, January 9, 2011

Things I Need to Make

  • Lobster Pot Pie (or just Chicken Pot Pie)
  • Macaroni & Cheese (yes, again. I will get it right!)
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Elvis Cupcakes (a belated birthday at Birdie's)
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Granola Bars
  • Snickerdoodles (I never did make them for Christmas!)
  • Pizza (I suppose this will have to wait until I have a baking stone again :\)
  • Soft Pretzels
  • Pizza Nachos
I need to settle on a few things and hit up the grocery store/butcher shop this week. I'm hoping that I do well the next few days at work so that I have a decent amount to work with. I haven't been to the grocery store to really shop in a long while and I'm due.

I've also clearly been watching too much Food Network and Cooking Channel. Chalk it up to spending last Thursday in Philly with my fabulous friend Michaela and watching yummy food all day. I even made chili today even though we made it then. I'm in a cooking mood again and I like it.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lazy Sunday Mornings

Winter break makes me crave breakfast. I made Blueberry Pancakes on Thursday and had Chocolate Chip Pancakes at the diner on Friday. Today? Waffles. And after throwing ideas back and forth with the boy, he suggested brown sugar and cinnamon.

I was a little apprehensive at first because I'm still learning to be more adventurous with food (I've spent the last five years or so breaking my bland-food upbringing). I didn't mix the brown sugar and cinnamon in with the batter at first because I was scared I wouldn't like it. After I made the boy's, he said it needed more and I agreed. That's when I added it to the batter and .. wow. So tasty. And my kitchen smelled so good!

I wanted to make them 100% whole wheat but a lot of the waffle recipes I've seen that are 100% whole wheat use whole wheat pastry flour and I only have regular whole wheat flour so I need to look into that (any information/tips would be grateful!)

Brown Sugar & Cinnamon Waffles
Makes 1 Dozen Square Waffles
Also on The Tasty Kitchen

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

  1. Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions. (Note: I have a two-square iron. I preheat and set atop a baking sheet lined with wax paper and a paper towel to catch any batter if you over pour.)
  2. In large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Place butter in microwave and heat, on 20 second intervals until completely melted.
  3. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix until incorporated. After butter has cooled slightly, add that until batter is fully incorporated. Try not to over mix!
  4. Once your waffle iron is hot, spray with non-stick spray and ladle batter into iron. (I usually get a little over one ladle to fully cover all the squares with minimal loss of batter.) Cook as per your manufacturer’s instructions. I suggest about 5-7 minutes.

This makes a double batch of waffles, about one dozen. I like to make double batches and freeze most of them for quick morning meals. (Note: If you plan on making some to freeze, sometimes it’s best to not cook them until crisp so that they get crispy when you reheat.)

To reheat: Defrost waffles for a minute or two then toast in toaster.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Missing In Action.

I think the reason I don't blog on here much is that I'm not as witty/interesting/exciting as other bloggers and that leads me to believe no one ever reads my blog. I post on Tumblr every now and then, but mostly just stalk blogs and dream of how I could be like them (see my sad attempt at wit/interestingness below). Sad, but true.

Anyway, I'm going to post my recent Tumblr post on here just because I felt the need to post.


  • Cranberry Muffins
  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Holiday Chip Waffles (or pancakes)
  • Cran-apple and/or Apple Crisp (Although I don’t know if my thumb can handle another chunk being taken out by the peeler)
  • Chocolate Chip, Sugar and Chocolate-White Chocolate Chip Cookie Gift Logs
  • Chocolate Chip, Sugar, Chocolate-White Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • Cookie Dough Dip
  • Bark
  • Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
  • Gingerbread Cupcakes
  • Christmas Confetti Cupcakes
I need jars for the dip. And cellophane bags. And possibly more ribbon. Could prolly use a bigger oven and more counter-space too. While you’re at it, throw in a bigger fridge.

Oh, and bigger pants.