Welcome to my Kitchen
I open wide windows, listen to Allison Krauss, make My Honey his breakfast parfait, and perfect my Monte Cristo, oozing with melted brie. Mmmm, melted brie. But don't be fooled, I have three rambunctious boys running through! Most days are chaotic, noisy and messy.
Little boys blaze through here with dirty feet,
Take in a breath; you know I like things neat.
I have them stop, makes suds, then dry their hands,
I lean to kiss each sweet, miniature man.
Before they run outside to play again.
Welcome to my Cupboard
Countless jars of lemon curd are stacked beside worn kitchen journals; busy boy hands reach in for peanut butter, making things topple onto the spices right beside. I call them back inside to set my spices back in place.
...One day their wives will thank me.
Welcome to my Recipe Box
I'm ready to blow the top off my recipe box! But know this, each neatly packed list of ingredients is merely a vehicle to inspire love, service, and creativity there in the heart of your home. So get ready to wow taste buds as you mix up a batch of pure savory Love.
Recipe Card #1
GORGONZOLA & BACON PANCAKES
(Beside mixed greens tossed in maple syrup, topped with a fried egg)
(for a party of 6-8)
Pancake mix of your choice (and necessary ingredients) for 60 pancakes
2 pounds of Bacon, fried and broken into bits
16 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
Butter for frying
16 oz. Mixed greens
6-8 Eggs for frying
Berries to garnish
This is going to be SCRUMPTIOUS! So let's get started.
Prepare your favorite pancake mixture (I use Pamela's Gluten Free Pancake mix- adding an extra egg, and substituting vanilla almond milk for the liquid.) Heat your griddle and slather it with butter, then pour out your first pancakes. Quickly crumble gorgonzola and bacon bits over each bubbling cake. Flip, cook another few minutes, then serve bacon side up.
Place a handful of greens, coated in pure maple syrup, on each plate. Top with a fried egg, sunny-side up. Garnish with summer berries.
Set a jar of syrup on the table.
And serve with sparkling blood orange juice.
My Honey is known by friends to be a passionate eater. With moans and groans he affirms each culinary success. Friends quote his enthusiastic (and creative) praise:
"That's so good I just got saved."
"I just want to rub it my hair!"
"Makes you want to slap your Mama... and dare her to get up."
And my personal favorite...
"That just Changed My Life!"
May these Gorgonzola & Bacon Pancakes absolutely CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
Come back and let me know how they turned out, if you got slapped, and who got saved!
- Special thanks to my food loving, talented photographer-friend, Tammy Labuda.