Tag Archives: breakfast

Oatmeal Waffles with Fresh Fruit and Yogurt

7 Apr

Sleeping in late and making big brunches on Sunday has become my favorite part of the week. Breakfast food is the best, but I never get to have any M-F because I prefer to sleep in. Waffles have become my addiction. They’re all I can think about all week!

This Sunday we went pretty crazy– we made waffles AND eggs. I found this recipe online to make oatmeal waffles and loved the idea of using yogurt instead of syrup for topping. We served these ones with Vanilla Greek Yogurt, white peaches, blackberries, and a little granola and drizzle of honey for the heck of it! Delicious.

What a great weekend! I slept in until 2 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday. I guess I needed it! Plus we got caught up on a few house chores including mowing the front lawn. It was starting to look like a jungle.


Oatmeal Pancakes with Peach Compote

24 Feb

Holy cow. I need to take a minute to brag about the beautiful breakfast we had this weekend. They were so delicious and super filling. I found the a photo of these in one of Rachel Ray’s magazines and tracked down the recipe on her site.

Of course, there was some amount of trial and error–I’m not used to making pancakes this thick so I burned 3 or 4 of them and had to switch pans once because the smoke from the burned butter was filling the house. Still, the overflowing sink of dishes was a small price to pay.

I’ve got to start having people over for Sunday brunch or something. It’s just too much fun to cook these huge treats on Sunday mornings!

Sweet Soy French Fries

3 Feb

I went to a restaurant a few weeks back and decided to try their specialty fries with my burger. They were DELICIOUS and I sat there eating them, sure that it would be an easy recipe to re-create at home. The trickiest part would be the sweet soy the fries were covered in; I was thinking of asking them what brand they use so I could try to find it at the stores. However, one Google search later and it turns out sweet soy is just regular soy + brown sugar. I eventually want to try doing this with homemade fries, but haven’t had the time to try that out.

This recipe couldn’t be easier and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser. The mix of sweet and tart is really amazing. BONUS: It’s not much more difficult than making a plain batch of fries and it definitely classes up the plate. 🙂


  • 1 package of frozen Extra Crispy French Fries
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup +1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 bunch of fresh Basil Leaves, chop 5-10 leaves
  • 1 container of Gorgonzola Cheese Crumbles
  • Ranch Dressing

Throw a few servings of fries in the oven and cook to package instructions. While those are going, on a low/medium flame heat soy sauce and brown sugar in a sauce pan until sugar is completely dissolved. Be careful not to burn the sugar as it will make the sauce a bit bitter. Set aside to cool/thicken. When fries are done, drizzle with sweet soy, gorgonzola, and chopped basil. I don’t know the exact amount you’ll want on each serving, just eyeball it! Serve with ranch.

Red Velvet Waffles

28 Oct

This Red Velvet Waffle recipe with Cream Cheese Syrup has been kicking around on my Pinterest board for over a year. Jericho and I had a free morning this Sunday, so I woke up a little early to throw these together. I doubled the amount of red coloring I used, but they’re still a little more pink that red. Such is life! One of these days I’ll remember to double one of these waffle recipes so I can throw some in the freezer so I can take one to work Eggo-style. We are piggies so there are never leftovers from a single batch. 🙂

Apple Cider Waffles

14 Oct

This weekend was perfect! Just the right amount of laziness and productivity. Recently I was cleaning out a cupboard and found a new waffle iron which had been a housewarming present stashed away from several years ago. Nice surprise! I’m thinking Sunday will become our traditional waffle day, starting last week with some frozen pumpkin waffles from Trader Joe’s. This week, armed with a waffle iron, I whipped up these Apple Cider Waffles in less than 20 minutes from start to finish. We sat out on the porch with some coffee and enjoyed some perfect weather.

From there we started some cleaning/organizing projects. I hope I can finish soon so I can finally post some before & after pics of the bedroom!