The Difference Between Pancake Mix and Waffle Mix

 

Pancake and WafflesThe ingredients of pancake and waffle batter are almost the same but they have different ratios. Typically waffle batter has more butter or oil than pancake batter. Sometimes waffle batter has vanilla extract as well.

Ziggy Marley’s Spin on Pancakes, Healthy ‘Mancakes’ Recipe

I like pancakes, and so does my family, but they don’t have any real nourishment other than ziggymarley_mancakes-225x300the eggs. One day I said to my son, “You know what, today we’re not making pancakes. We’re making Mancakes”. Mancakes got more to it than just flour and water. Mancakes got to nourish. We put coconut oil in them, some pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, sometimes walnuts. On Saturday mornings I’ll make my kids Mancakes with maple syrup as a treat.” —Ziggy Marley

MANCAKES
Serves 3 to 4, Vegetarian/Gluten-Free

INGREDIENTS
2 cups flour, or substitute gluten-free flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, crushed
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon walnuts, crushed
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons Ziggy Marley’s Coco’Mon Coconut Oil, or coconut oil of your choosing
2 cups water, or substitute coconut, soy, almond, rice, or whole milk

PREPARATION
Mix all dry ingredients together, then add eggs, coconut oil, and water and blend well.
Spoon batter onto a hot grill.
Once pancakes bubble, flip over and cook until golden brown.
Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!

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Snooze- A Breakfast Eatery

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After more than an hour wait, I have to admit the grub was worth the wait.   Snooze is a popular breakfast spot with a bar, music blaring, and an outdoor eating area.  I ordered the Shrimp and Grits meal with andouille sausage.  The dish was topped with a fried egg.  Every morsel was absolutely scrumptious.   The grits were creamy.   Honestly, this ranks in the best preparation of shrimp and grits I’ve had.  I can only recall one other spot in Baltimore called Darker than Blue which may rival.

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Another breakfast dish which caught my attention was the sweet potato pancake.   As for that dish, I say next time.

There are locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Texas.

I visited the 8861 Villa La Jolla Dr #509, La Jolla, CA 92037

Open until 2:30 PM

Shrove Tuesday AKA Pancake Day

Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of “fat eating” or “gorging” before the fasting period of Lent.

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This moveable feast is determined by Easter. The expression “Shrove Tuesday” comes from the word shrive, meaning “absolve“.[1] Shrove Tuesday is observed by many Christians, including Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, Roman Catholics and orthodox,[2] who “make a special point of self-examination, of considering what wrongs they need to repent, and what amendments of life or areas of spiritual growth they especially need to ask God’s help in dealing with.”[3]

Being the last day of the liturgical season historically known as Shrovetide, before the penitential season of Lent, related popular practices, such as indulging in food that one sacrifices for the upcoming forty days, are associated with Shrove Tuesday celebrations, before commencing the fasting and religious obligations associated with Lent. The term Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

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The Mimosa- The Perfect Daytime Event Drink

Invented in France, the Mimosa is a cocktail-like drink composed of one part dry champagne (or other sparkling wine) and one partmimosa thoroughly chilled orange juice. It is traditionally served in a tall champagne flute with a morning brunch, wedding and would be great for garden parties.

MCCN thought we would explore idea of a Virgin Mimosa. Check out this great cocktail recipe from drinksmixer.com:

http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink1p62o50.html

Chicken and Waffles Recipe

The restaurant, Roscoes Chicken and Waffles put this combination on the map.  Now there are folks that say other restaurants were doing earlier but there is no question Roscoe’s is the restaurant that made it from from there unpretentious tourist trap location in Hollywood to a location in Pasadena.   The combination has become so popular even the Lay Potato Chip corporation got in on the action with flavoring a chip with this location.  Check out my instagram thoughts on the chip but for now.  Check this recipe. – Crystal J, MCCN Editor

Homemade Chicken and Waffles have arrived from the Grandbaby Cakes FB page. The recipe is on the blog now! #chickenandwaffles

RECIPE: http://www.grandbaby-cakes.com/2014/03/homemade-chicken-and-waffles/

Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe

It’s  just another craze after the red velvet explosion in the dessert world, someone had to take it a step further.   What’s the step?  It’s a step up in the food line up of the day to breakfast.  Many a home cook is trying to replicate the red velvet pancakes, a breakfast men item on the

Los Angeles based Buttermilk Food Truck.  When you make it to LA, follow that food truck but if that is not happening soon the the pancake recipe is at least is quite simple.

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Buttermilk Food Truck 

  • Use a red velvet from scratch recipe or boxed red velvet cake mix.  The key ingredient which needs to be used is buttermilk so instead of the suggested liquid in your recipe swap it for buttermilk.
  • Add two chocolate chip to each pancake while on the griddle.
  • Use a dollop of cream cheese frosting and maple syrup to taste.
  •  Basically, the red velvet pancake recipe is cake batter fried like a pancake.

Watch the popular video How to by Divascancook.com

Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe

I admit this is a selfish post, just have to have it on this website.  I am a sweet potato jacks, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato pie and  sweet potato biscuit eater and maker so it was love at first sight when I saw the image of this lovely stack of none other than sweet potato pancakes.  Click for Recipe

Image from different recipe of Sweet Potato Pancakes but this looks good too- (http://amomwriting.blogspot.com)

Easy Quiche Recipe

Photo by Multiculturalcookingnetwork.com
Crystal A. Johnson

Quiche is great for brunch and dinner.  Make your crust or keep it simple buy store bought crust or puff pastry.  I personally love bacon in mine.  Some love have or mushroom is great if you want to opt for no meat. Now let’s fill it in.

In my opinion parmessan cheese or a gruyere cheese will impart the best the best flavor.  I like the sharp taste.

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • Cup and half of milk
  • a teaspoon of vanilla if you are making this for brunch. (OPTIONAL)
  • Cup full of broken bacon strips(pork), cup of cubed chicken or mushrooms
  • cup of parmessan cheese
  • 1/4 cup of white or green onion
  • 2 cups of Spinach ( I sauté  the spinach in olive oil first)

 

If you don’t have parmessan use whatever cheese you have if you have the parmessan in a container then add some to your egg an milk mixture.   Pepper to taste in your mixture.  Mix cheese, eggs, milk, pepper, onions and vanilla together.  Place meat or mushroom in the crust.  Pour mixture over.  Put in oven in 30 minutes.  Enjoy!