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Homemade Waffles Recipe

Homemade Waffles

05.15.09 by Jackie

Waffles are a great way to say I love you. There is something about the warmth, the color and the texture of homemade waffles that is beyond compare.

We make them pretty often in our home, especially on weekends but they still maintain an allure that gets everyone in the house gathered around waiting in anticipation.

Maybe it's the steam coming off the waffle iron that is so mesmerizing. I don't know. What I do know is that if you make a plate of waffles smothered in butter and maple syrup for that special someone in your life, they will definitely appreciate it .


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Savory Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Beluga Lentil Relish (Panna Cotta au Chevre et sa Macedoine de Legumes) Recipe

Panna cotta de chèvre frais et sa macédoine de légumes is a summery dish. It was such a sunny day today in the Bay Area, so I decided to make something refreshing and light.

In case you don't know, panna cotta is a firm jelly. It can be either be savory or sweet. Instead of using gelatin, I used agar for the vegetarians in the house. I paired the panna cottas with mixed vegetables and lentils to get a balanced meal with proteins, dairy and veggies.  

I served them in little verrines. Verrine is just a fancy word for glasses but they are the latest trend in French cooking. If you host a buffet-style dinner, it's the ideal way to run a stress free party as this dish can be prepared in advance.

savory panna cotta


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Creamy Gorgonzola Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe

I had some gorgonzola left over from the cheese soufflé I made yesterday, so I decided to make a salad dressing out of it. Instead of going for the obvious choice of making a bleu cheese dressing with the gorgonzola, I opted to make a ranch dressing. Ranch salad dressing is a blend of mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk and spices. Traditional mayonnaise calls for egg yolks but my 9-year-old- sister-in-law is deathly allergic to eggs so I substitute it with homemade vegenaise made with silken tofu.

This flavorful salad dressing meets everyone's diet restrictions in my home while still being delicious. I hope you will enjoy it as well.


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Tarte Pomme de Terre (Potato Pie) Recipe

You won't see any potato pies on an approved list for the Atkins diet. Along with a fluffy puff pastry shell, you have layers of sweet tomato sauce and fried potatoes. But that's not all! Add to that a layer of crème fraîche and some cheese. The only green is the garlic chives. It may not be healthy, but it sure is delicious!  If you're feeling guilty, pair the pies with a healthy green salad.

The procedure is very similar to the leek quiches I made a few months ago.


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Caramel au Beurre Salé (Homemade Sweet Caramel Salted Butter Sauce) Recipe

Le caramel au beurre salé is a classic French sauce. It goes perfectly with many desserts: ice cream, plain yogurt, some berries, banana split, apple tartelet or simply for breakfast on a piece of toast. Un pur délice!


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