Pecan Waffles
Dec 29, 2011

Do you leave your Christmas decorations up through New Years?  Or do you take them down right after Christmas?

I’m in the “leave them up!” camp.  I think of the Christmas season lasting from the day after Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

Although, it is a little depressing staring a tree with no presents under it.

And mostly, this decoration debate is a way to justify why there is a reindeer in my waffle picture.  I made these waffles weeks ago and didn’t blog about them before Christmas.

Oops!!  I swear, keeping to a blog schedule and some semblance of consistency with blogging needs to be my New Year’s resolution.

And maybe making waffles every weekend should be a resolution.  That sounds like a great one!!

This waffle recipe is a copy cat recipe  from Waffle House’s pecan waffles.  They are the BEST waffles that I’ve made to date!!!

Pecan Waffles

Recipe from Food Network Magazine–Dec 2011


3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted & cooled
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, melted & cooled


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spread pecans onto a cookie sheet.  Bake about 5 to 7 minutes until toasted.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, buttermilk, and vanilla.

Stir the egg mixture, melted butter, and melted shortening into the dry mixture.  Stir just until combined.

Preheat a waffle iron.  Brush heated waffle iron with some melted butter.  Ladle about 1/2 cup of batter onto your waffle iron. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of the toasted pecans onto the batter.

Cook until golden brown.  Repeat until all of your waffles are cooked.

Serve immediately with butter and syrup.

A walk and waffles…
Jun 25, 2011

Good morning!!!!  It’s a beautiful morning outside.  Haley and I went for a 45 minute walk at around 7 am.  You have to get out early to avoid the heat!  During my walk, I decided it was about time I brought out my waffle maker.

Success!  Well, after a first batch failure, they were a success.  :)

I spread a little Nutella and marshmallow creme on them.  Yum!

Now I’m ready to tackle the day.  I just need to pry myself away from watching Sleepless in Seattle.  Love that movie!!  I love the soundtrack even more.

Lucky me!
Jun 02, 2011

Look what I got from the lovely Sarah!!  CD’s and a wafflemaker!!

I see more wafflewiches in my future!!