g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
News & Politics
Religion & Spirituality
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

Bored? Games!
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

Women's Fashion
Small Office/Home Office
Holiday/Seasonal Cooking
Crafts for Kids

All times in EST

Clairvoyance: 08:00 PM

Full Schedule
g Holiday/Seasonal Cooking Site

BellaOnline's Holiday/Seasonal Cooking Editor


Pancakes and Waffles - Book Review

Guest Author - Launa Stout

Pancakes and Waffles by Elizabeth Alston

I love this author, I own one of her books, “Muffins” and so when I saw this book of hers at my library about pancakes and waffles I wanted to check it out. She also authored “Biscuits and Scones”, “Breakfast with Friends” and “Tea Breads and Coffeecakes”.

In this book about pancakes and waffles she strives to make us think about how versatile they can be and how we don’t just need to eat them for breakfast. This is a wonderful concept for all of us who love breakfast and would want to eat it three times a day!

Her recipes are very clear and well written. I had never made blintzes before but by following the recipe on page 100 for “Baked Apple Walnut Blintzes” I was able to create a masterpiece!

“Potato, Chive and Bacon Waffles” page 74 was an amazing recipe to have on hand to use with the mashed potatoes from the night before.

The “Vermont Baked Cheddar and Apple Pancake” page 58 was truly yummy. It is one of the puffy, pancakes that you bake in the oven! Very easy!

For dinner one night I tried “Cornmeal Waffles with Quick Chili and Sour Cream” page 51. I had to make the waffle batter to start and then while it was thickening I started on the chili. When the chili was simmering in cooked the waffles. Call the family, serve the chili over the waffles and top it with sour cream. You could also cook both ahead and freeze them to reheat later.

“Chilies Con Queso Pancake” page 19 was a variation on the “Super-Simple Plain Baked Pancake”. While the pancake is baking I had to chop up tomato, scallions, jalapeno and cilantro and shredded the cheese. When the pancake was baked I just put this on top and let the cheese melt for about 3 minutes. Yummy!

For a seasonal treat try “Gingerbread Pancakes” page 92 with “Lemon Sauce” page 119 or “Honey Butter” page 127.

If you have grandkids over it is fun to make “Sour Cream Silver Dollars” page 23. This recipe makes about 50-55 silver dollars and will feed 10 grandkids- unless they are teens.

If you want recipes for breakfast, light meals, dessert, syrups, sauces and toppings that start with the basics of pancakes and/or waffles. The recipes are easy for someone who fairly new at cooking or feels that they cannot do gourmet cooking… OK, maybe you don’t consider pancakes and muffins as gourmet, but as I learn new recipes I feel like I am becoming a “chef”!

Note: I used a library copy of this book for this review.

I like having a large Presto 07061 22-inch Electric Griddle when all the grandkids come to stay over.

Or a really good heart waffle iron Holstein Housewares HF-09031M Heart Waffle Maker, Magenta
is a must when it is just the grand-daughters. Both are available on Amazon.

Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to Twitter Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to Facebook Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to MySpace Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to Del.icio.us Digg Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to Yahoo My Web Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to Google Bookmarks Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to Stumbleupon Add Pancakes+and+Waffles+%2D+Book+Review to Reddit

RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map

For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Holiday/Seasonal Cooking Newsletter

Past Issues

Printer Friendly
tell friend
Tell a Friend
Email Editor

Content copyright © 2015 by Launa Stout. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Launa Stout. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Allyson Elizabeth D´Angelo for details.


g features
Creamy Homemade Tomato Basil Bisque Soup Recipe

Cinco de Mayo Chile Chicken Bites Recipe

Creamy Seasonal Asparagus & Ham Soup Recipe

Archives | Site Map


Past Issues

Less than Monthly

BellaOnline on Facebook

| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.

BellaOnline Editor