Dinner with Kirsten

Dinner with Kirsten header image 4

Entries from January 2009

Grandpa’s New Cardamom Sour-Cream Waffles

January 16th, 2009 · 44 Comments

The undisputed pancake and waffle king in my family is Grandpa Chuck. Now, Grandpa has been making breakfast feasts using the same tried-and-true pancake recipes for as long as I can remember. So I was amazed when we got into a conversation about pancake recipe experimentation – debating the merits of sour cream vs. buttermilk […]

[Read more →]

Tags: breakfast · quick fix · recipes

Poppy Seed Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

January 11th, 2009 · 81 Comments

This recipe is a classic in my family, part of long-standing tradition. I don’t know where it came from exactly, but Grandma Lois used to make this Czech dessert a couple times every year. It’s one of my Dad’s and Grandpa Ernie’s favorites.

[Read more →]

Tags: baking · dessert · recipes · weekend project

Healthy Breakfast: Banana-Walnut Oatmeal

January 1st, 2009 · 65 Comments

Okay, I’ll admit it. A steady diet of Christmas cookies and holiday buffets has made my favorite pair of jeans a little snug. So, I decided to start 2009 right, with a healthy bowl of oatmeal and a banana – mixed together!

[Read more →]

Tags: breakfast · quick fix · recipes