Breakfast & Brunch

The Perfect Pancakes: Perfect for Mother’s Day

Yes, these are the perfect pancakes. I have no fear in saying it. This recipe is inspired by the NYT pancake recipe. The base is fabulous and anything you do will only make it better. Originally, I made the recipe exactly as written. My daughter, A, said, “These would be better with vanilla.” She was… Continue reading The Perfect Pancakes: Perfect for Mother’s Day

Breakfast & Brunch · Main Courses · Recipes

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy: Instagram Recipe #4

@thecookierookie’s recipe for Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy is the fourth recipe I tested from Instagram.  Here’s why:  I LOOOOVVVEEE Chicken Fried Steak!!! Like… I love it. It received votes from people on Instagram. It’s Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy.  There really doesn’t need to be a reason. Now, I could tell you quite a… Continue reading Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy: Instagram Recipe #4

Breakfast & Brunch · Recipes

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats (Overnight)

How is your Back-to-School menu planning going? We have already tweaked ours a bit. One example: leftovers are always an acceptable substitute for any meal listed on the “plan.” To be reminded of all the benefits of the weekly meal plan check out my previous post. Here is a blank one if you want to… Continue reading Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats (Overnight)

Breakfast & Brunch · Main Courses · Recipes · Sandwiches

Smörgåstårta (Swedish Sandwich Cake)

It was Tuesday. It was hot. I wanted a no cook dinner.  What to make…? What to make…?   Four years ago I was riding up the elevator of a Chicago hotel with a woman who was holding a beautiful cake. On closer inspection, the “flowers” on the top were made out of salami.  Of… Continue reading Smörgåstårta (Swedish Sandwich Cake)