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Waffles, Cinnamon Roll Style

>> Saturday, May 28, 2011

Every week I make a weekly grocery list and meal plan. We get tired of the same meals, so I always try to have at least 3 new meals a week. While I was searching through recipe blogs, my son happened to see this one and asked me to please make it. I had the ingredients, so I made it the next morning and it was nothing short of amazing.

You know that Friends episode where Joey eats a bunch of turkey and his pants are getting way too tight, so he disappears for a few minutes and then busts back in wearing Phoebe's maternity pants with a fork in hand declaring he's ready for more? Yeah, that's kind of how these made me feel. Definitely an indulgent breakfast, but well worth it!

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Prepare waffles: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture; set aside.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Pour into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened; batter will be slightly lumpy.
3. Preheat a waffle iron and spray with nonstick spray. Pour batter into waffle iron grid and close the lid. Bake until waffles are completely done- follow your waffle iron's instructions. Use a fork to remove finished waffles. Repeat with remaining batter. Keep waffles warm until ready to serve (a 200 degree oven is perfect).
4. Prepare cinnamon topping: In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside.
5. Prepare cream cheese topping: In a medium, microwave-safe bowl- heat butter and cream cheese for 30 to 60 seconds; just until melted. Stir together until smooth; whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
6. When ready to serve, place waffle on plate, drizzle cinnamon topping, then drizzle cream cheese topping. Use as much or as little as you'd like. Serve immediately.
Please visit Recipe Girl for the original recipe and many more delicious recipes of her creation!


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>> Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hi! Welcome to our blog! We're very excited to share our experiences in motherhood here. We're planning on posting recipes, information about activities and crafts for kids, fitness and health info, thoughts and resources on faith-based parenting, family finances and product/book reviews. We by no means consider ourselves experts in any area, so we will just be sharing what works for us and pointing our readers towards resources we find helpful. We both believe in laughing at ourselves and we promise you lots of fun (and sometimes embarrassing, for us anyway) stories about parenting young children.

Beth: I'm an event planner turned stay-at-home mom with a home-based Cake Decorating business. I have 2 boys, ages 3 1/2 and 2, and a little girl due to arrive the end of July! Growing up, I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom because I always like to be doing something new. Obviously I didn't know much about parenting then. My cake decorating business helps keep me connected to the "real" world and keep my sanity in the midst of the household chaos. I watch too much DIY network and HGTV. I know how to use a miter saw and I'm not afraid to use it. I can figure out almost anything in the kitchen. I love being a mom to 2 adventurous boys and am thrilled to add a little girl to the mix. Most of all, I'm a wife, a mother and a child of God working hard to find a balance between everything in beautiful Ohio!

Lesley: I'm a veterinarian turned full-time stay-at-home mom to two energetic and mischievous little boys, ages 7 and 3, and wife to a very tolerant and understanding husband! I have a serious addiction to black coffee and chocolate, but I am also a runner, exercise fan, and dieter. I consider myself a guy's girl with little tolerance for princesses and fairy tales, but I also wear pink toenail polish. I'm very sweet and sincere, but I'm also really sarcastic. Basically, I am a walking contradiction. Most importantly, I am just a regular person doing the best I can and trying to make myself better every day.