Mar 26, 2012

Perfect Waffles

The first time I made waffles in our waffle iron it was a huge failure. We blamed the waffle iron, naturally.

Then, while flipping through my old stand-by Betty Crocker cookbook, I came across this recipe and it changed my waffle-making life.


Betty Crocker Waffles


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of melted margarine or butter, or 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Beat eggs. Add in the rest of the ingredients and combine until smooth. Pour batter into heated waffle iron. Bake according to manufacturer directions or until steam stops, about 5 minutes.

Makes fifteen 4-inch waffles.


  • I grease my waffle iron a bit with a silicon pastry brush and some oil before making each batch.
  • I leave the waffles in EXACTLY five minutes.

Mar 22, 2012

Roasted Cabbage

Cabbage is nutritious--and cheap! I recently found this recipe for roasted cabbage on Pinterest. I feel like I've made cabbage a thousand different ways, but I had never tried roasting. It was full of flavor and so ridiculously easy.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges
A Martha Stewart Recipe via Pinterest

Yield: Serves 6

1 tablespoon plus 2 more tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium head green cabbage, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 teaspoon caraway or fennel seeds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Place 1 medium head green cabbage, cut into 1-inch-thick rounds, in a single layer on sheet and brush with 2 tablespoons oil. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon caraway or fennel seeds. Roast until cabbage is tender and edges are golden, 40 to 45 minutes.

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