FOOD FACTS: French Toast History

Did you have French toast this weekend? It’s our favorite Sunday breakfast food. We like it even better than pancakes and waffles—and it’s easier to make. For the simplest recipe, just whisk 1 cup of milk with 4 eggs and 1/4 teaspoon salt to make a batter. Place the batter in a shallow bowl or…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Waffles For Lunch And Dinner

Waffles came to America on The Mayflower in 1620, making them a traditional “American” food. One hundred and sixty-seven years later, Thomas Jefferson brought a waffle iron back from France and “waffle frolics” (that’s waffle parties) began. Today waffles are a favorite brunch food and a special-occasion food. Many of us get out the waffle…
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HALLOWEEN: Food Fun With Pancake Molds

Get ready for Halloween: For a bewitching breakfast, lunch or dinner on Halloween, go batty with pancake molds. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive, they’re easy to use. The set of three molds—these adorable bats plus a pumpkin and a haunted house—is $19.95. Pancakes—also known as flapjacks, griddlecakes and hotcakes—are an ancient food. While some type of griddle…
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RECIPE TIPS: Make Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Bring the flavor of fall to breakfast with pumpkin pancakes. Photo courtesy IHOP. Throughout October, IHOP is serving pumpkin pancakes. Although the company won’t divulge its secret recipe, they have shared their tips for making perfect pumpkin pancakes. Canned Pumpkin: Start with your favorite pancake batter recipe and simply add canned pumpkin pie mix (seasoned…
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