Cranberry Belgian Waffles

These waffles really scream holiday special to me, especially if topped with Fiori di Sicilia (orange-vanilla) whipped cream and sugared cranberries, which could not be easier to make. You can learn how here. You basically make a simple syrup, toss with the cranberries, and forget about them overnight. The next day, just drain and roll…

Old-fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes

It’s my mom’s birthday today and I wanted to whip her up something special for breakfast. She requested blueberry pancakes and mentioned that she still had her mother’s recipe for buttermilk pancakes. This is particularly special because I never had the pleasure of meeting my grandmother. My mom lost her to cancer when my mom was just…

Belgian Waffles with Hazelnuts, Strawberries, and Marscapone Cream

Belgian Waffles with Hazelnuts, Strawberries, and Vanilla Bean Marscapone Cream (Serves four.) 8 Belgian waffle triangles (recipe below) 1/4 cup whipping cream 1/4 cup marscapone, at room temperature 1 vanilla bean 4 tablespoons powdered sugar 1/4 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped. 1 cup strawberries, rinsed, pat dry, chopped 1. Beat whipping cream in a chilled bowl until soft…