French Toast Recipe!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I thought I’d share a delicious breakfast recipe. Sundays were always a day in my family when we would enjoy a yummy home-made breakfast or brunch. I feel like that is were my love for breakfast comes from. Now, my own traditions include weekend breakfasts. Typically, we eat eggs, but on occasion I enjoy something sweet. Here is an easy and fast French toast recipe that I hope you enjoy!

French Toast Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of thick bread-I use my whole grain bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use organic)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter for griddle/pan

Directions

  1. Heat griddle on medium heat. 
  2. Mix together your eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt. 
  3. One slice at a time, gently coat your bread with the mixture on each side. Be careful not to drench the bread. 
  4. Place your coated bread on the griddle. About a minute or two on each side. Press on the center of the bread while toasting to get an even texture. 
  5. Remove from griddle and add butter, powdered sugar, and syrup to taste. Enjoy! 

My Adventures In Cooking (& Why I’m Going To Start)!

Breakfast at Tiffanys, Audrey Hepburn

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Now that I have my own apartment, & more specifically my own kitchen, I am determined to start getting creative in the food department. I’ve been experimental in the dessert areas of baking, but I’ve always stuck to my tried & true recipes I know from growing up. Pork chops, tacos, roast, meat loaf, & pasta, to name a few. While this is certainly nothing to be ashamed of, I want to branch out & discover new foods. I also want to get more invested in my baking. I have a kitchen aid mixer that has hardly been touched, so making cookies from scratch is on the top of my list!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I know I won’t become a chef overnight. It takes practice, skill, & trial and error. I’ve had my fair share of recipes that flopped (some literally), but I’ve also had some delicious recipes that I’m proud of. Pinterest has been an amazing inspiration, but I haven’t had the determination to actually make what I’m pinning. So I’m going to go through my cooking related boards & find things to make. I guess this is a resolution. Try my hand at a few recipes & hope for the best!

Comment below if you have any funny cooking/baking stories, or if you are going to start trying new recipes!

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Pumpkin Everything!

Pumpkin Everything!
I’m sitting in bed trying to get over a slight fever. The one downfall of working with children is that you catch anything & everything they get. I decided that rather than sulk about being sick, I’d think about fall and its wonderful qualities. One of the things I love about fall is all the pumpkin items. My favorite fall food item that comes out is the Halloween Oreos. I don’t care what you say, they taste even better because they have orange filling! My Maw Maw bought a pack the other day, they were delicious! I also love when my Mom makes pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing. So good! Anything that relates to fall through pumpkins is alright by me. I want to try Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Latte, & compare it with Starbucks. I also plan on making my own, which you will see in a future blog post (maybe tomorrow?). While I do feel fancy buying lattes, my wallet doesn’t. So being able to make my own pumpkin spice lattes would be wonderful.
Anyway, I just love fall! ❤
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Weekend Fun!

Happy Monday, everyone!

I’m enjoying my day off by watching TCM. They are interviewing Peter O’Toole, who I know from How To Steal A Million. He is so funny!

Anyway, over the weekend my boyfriend and I spent the day looking for records & comic books. We stopped at this bookstore that I love. It has wall-to-wall books, records, & comic books. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. I could spend hours in bookstores.

Afterwards, we got lunch at this cute little restaurant. I got a BLT with some potato salad. Beyond great!

How was your weekend? Comment below! 🙂

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Breakfast At…Schrafft’s?

After countless times of watching Breakfast At Tiffany’s, I’ve always wondered about where Holly got her morning breakfast before gazing into the Tiffany’s window.

I knew it started with an “S,” at least the bag gave that much away. But while browsing eBay for Audrey Hepburn dolls, I saw that there was a close up of her bag & coffee, with a name!

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This question had always bugged me. I mean, where would eclectic & fashionable Holly get her morning pick-me-up at 6 AM? To finally have an answer, I felt closure (Okay, I’m a little dramatic. But this had always bugged me. Plus, wouldn’t other Holly Golightly lovers wonder this??).

So I did a little bit of research about Schrafft’s. What made this place acceptable for Holly to dine?

Schrafft’s was a chain of high-volume moderately priced New York restaurants connected to the Schrafft’s food and candy business of Boston. They offered large, pleasant dining rooms “in the better areas” which often attracted ladies who were in these areas for shopping. Schrafft’s restaurants had a lot of women lunch customers and it was said this was because they felt safe there, where, until later years, there were no standing bars. Schrafft’s was in fact one of the first restaurants to allow unescorted women on a routine basis (Holly, anyone?). The dining rooms, which had tablecloths at dinner time, and later had separate standing bar areas, were supplemented by fountain service lunch counters, separate rooms in which were displayed for sale Schrafft’s branded candy and ice cream, and various items such as cellophane-wrapped gift baskets of fruit, candies, etc., and stuffed toys.

“Everyone wore hats and handmade suits. And if you were a lady, it was safe to sit at the soda fountain and drink gin from a teacup (Source).”

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Despite the famous shot, Hepburn didn’t care much for a Danish treat. According to a 1960 New York Times report, “Miss Hepburn, it developed, had no affection for the Danish, preferring ice cream at Schrafft’s.”

Apparently this was a wonderful place to enjoy a meal, as well as some dessert! Sadly, Schrafft’s is no longer in business. Though, it’s almost for the best in a way. Nostalgia & remembrance of a better time make me glad that Schrafft’s can only be found in pictures. And, of course, Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

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The Bake Shoppe in Rehoboth Beach, DE!

I have a big sweet tooth. Particularly for cake. Specifically chocolate cake. So many of my vacations involve trying delicious desserts at new places. A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to visit Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This is an adorable little town! While exploring, I found a cute bake shop, called nothing other than “The Bake Shoppe.”

 We tried a few different things. A cannoli, cheesecake, sugar cookies, & tea cookies. My dad said the cannoli was really good, but my favorite was the cheesecake!

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This was so good! You could tell it was made fresh, & the crust was perfect!

All the desserts looked delicious! Also, the portions were big for the prices. Some of the cinnamon rolls were as big as my head!

On future trips, I will definitely be going back to The Bake Shoppe!

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Healthy Lunch Idea!

Yesterday I made a healthy salad for lunch! It was really delicious & filling!

Ingredients:

1. Lettuce of your choice

2. Strawberries

3. Cucumbers

4. Diced chicken

5. Shredded cheese

6. Raspberry vinaigrette dressing (I used Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Sugar Free Raspberry Vinaigrette.)

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