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Waffle Hause

So, yesterday our kitchen turned into a bit of a waffle-making factory.

You see, yesterday was an extremely beautiful day in these parts! ¬†It was sunny and warm with a light breeze- perfect for spending an afternoon outdoors (and maybe getting our tan on?) ūüėČ

But we had a race yesterday evening, which meant no sitting in the sun for us!  Talk about torture, right?

So what do you do when you need to distract yourself from the gorgeous weather and the desire to spend the whole day outside?  You make waffles, obviously.  Lots and lots of waffles.

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Why make such a large batch of waffles?  Because you can freeze them and then have fresh, homemade toaster waffles whenever you feel like it!  How great is that?

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Not that we have a problem whipping up a quick batch of waffles on any given morning, but who doesn’t love just popping them in the toaster to have homemade waffles ready in just minutes?

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No muss, no fuss, just light, crispy waffles ready to be topped with whatever your heart desires!

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Strawberries and cream?  Bananas and peanut butter? Berry compote?  These are such a neutral-tasting waffles that you could basically do anything you wanted!  The possibilities are endless!

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And hey, if you just want to go the classic route and throw a little butter and maple syrup on there, we won’t judge ūüėČ

So we didn’t exactly get to enjoy the beautiful weather, but at least now we have a freezer full of waffles, right?

Big Batch Buttermilk Waffles

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
Makes: 14 large waffles

Ingredients:

3 c. whole wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1.5 tsp baking soda
1-2 tsp cinnamon
3 eggs, whisked
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 c. maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat your waffle iron.

In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients. ¬†In a separate bowl combine all the wet ingredients. ¬†Add the wet to the dry and stir until just combined. ¬†Spoon the batter even onto the waffle iron. ¬†Close the lid and allow to cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the waffle is lightly browned and firm to the touch. (Times may very depending on how hot your iron is, so keep you eye on ’em!)

The key to getting a nice, crispy waffle is not putting too much batter on the iron at once. ¬†You don’t want it to be too thin, either, but over-loading the plates will make it difficult to get a crispy waffle.

Repeat the process until all the waffles are done. ¬†Lay the waffles out and allow them to cool. (As some of the first ones start to cool you can start to stack others on top of them with wax paper between each waffle). ¬†Once the waffles are cool, place them in an air-tight ziplock bag, keeping the wax paper in between them. ¬†If they start to get a little soft as they sit, don’t worry because you’ll be toasting them later.

When you want to eat them, remove however many you want from the freezer and pop them straight into the toaster.  Then top with whatever you like!

~twosaucysisters

Do you like waffles? What are your favourite waffle toppings?

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1 Year Recap: Recipe Round-Up

In light of our recent one-year blogiversary celebration, we thought it would be appropriate to do a recipe round-up of some (emphasis on the “some”) of our favourite/most popular recipes from this past year. ¬†Since we can’t just choose a few, though, we’ve broken it down into categories. ¬†Enjoy!

Breakfast

Since breakfast is pretty much our favourite meal of the day, we had a lot of trouble choosing our favourite recipes, but here are the ones that made the cut:

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Chocolate-Banana Upside-down Pancakes

We made these for a crowd a few weeks ago when our family had a giant garage sale along with a few other types of pancakes, but these were the hands-down favourite.  This just confirms in our minds that everyone loves chocolate, peanut butter and banana.

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Banana-Stuffed French toast with English “Cream”

After making this stuffed french toast recipe, we’re not sure if we can ever eat regular french toast ever again. ¬†And as if that’s not enough, we also have a blueberry-lemon version and an apple pie version to satisfy all your stuffed french toast needs!

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Banana Waffles

If pancakes aren’t your thing, well, you’re crazy, but maybe the satisfying toasty crunch of waffles is more up your alley? Regardless, you should make these right away. ¬†Added bonus- make these in the morning and your house will smell like delicious waffles right through into the afternoon!

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Orange Strawberry Banana Pancake in a Jar

Ever since our very first peanut butter banana pancake in a jar,¬†we’ve made countless varieties of the genius creation, but this particular version quickly rose to the top as one of our favourites. ¬†Probably because it’s so pretty- just look at those bright colours!

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Red Velvet Buckwheat Bake 

We love buckwheat bakes, but not only was this one of our all-time favourite versions, this was definitely a reader favourite too! ¬†And who doesn’t want to eat red velvet cake for breakfast?

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Peach Raspberry Overnight Oats Parfait

Summer is on it’s way, which means so is summer fruit! ¬†You can be sure that overnight oats parfaits will be on the breakfast menu for us now that the weather is warming up, and as soon as peach season hits we’ll be re-making this wondrous parfait!

Lunch

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Pizza Crepes

It’s pizza¬†and¬†a crepe at the same time. ¬†What more needs to be said?

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Szechuan Chickpea Patties

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Chipotle Chicken Wraps

Creamy spicy chicken inspired by one of our favourite on-the-go store-bought lunches.  A healthier version of an old stand-by?  Yes please!

Dinner

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Baked Salmon with Strawberry Basil Rice Pilaf and Strawberry Avocado Salsa

This dish is summery, pretty, healthy and delicious. ¬†You really can’t ask for anything more now can you?

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Caramelized Onion BBQ Chicken Pizza

Pizza is the perfect food. ¬†And if it’s possible to improve on perfection, then this pizza definitely did! ¬†We loved it, our family loved it- ladies and gents, we have a winner!

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Noodle Bowl

Countless variations of these were consumed to ward off the chill during the extra-long winter we had this year.  Highly recommended when you find yourself in need of a comforting bowl of warmth on a cold winter night!

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

We do not love pork, but we¬†love¬†this meal! ¬†But if pork really isn’t your thing, maybe pulled chicken would suit you better?

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Sweet Potato Mango Lentil Curry

Nothing beats a hearty bowl of curry, but this meatless variety that’s full of veggies, sweet potatoes and chunks of sweet mango really takes the cake!

Sides

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Caper Cranberry Tapenade

These sweet-and salty crisps are perfect for a little appetizer. ¬†Highly recommended for all those summer dinner parties you’re planning on having ūüėČ

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Home Fries

Everyone loves home fries, and these ones use a simple trick to make them nice and crispy every time.

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Easy Greek Salad

Even if you’re not having a Greek-themed feast you should make this salad! ¬†Tangy and colourful, it’s a nice break from a traditional garden side-salad.

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Slow-Cooker Baked Beans

Baked Beans in the slow cooker are an easy way to enjoy the tasty side dish with hardly any effort.

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Roasted Fall Veggie Salad

Roasted vegetables are one of the best things in the world- no exaggeration! And yes, we realize that asparagus is not a Fall vegetable, but that is a minor detail.  We made a roasted vegetable salad and it was the Fall, ergo Roasted Fall Veggie salad.

Dips/Spreads

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Apple Butter

Quite possibly one of the easiest recipes in the entire world with only four ingredients and two steps (ok 3 if you count chopping the apples).  And no added sugar- just pure apple-y goodness!

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Salsa Chipotle Hummus

Obviously you knew a hummus recipe was bound to make it on to our list. ¬†And to be honest, we put up this recipe not because it’s our favourite, but more as a representation of¬†all¬†our hummus recipes, because how can you really choose just one when they’re all incredible? ¬†You can’t.

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Beet and Feta Bean Dip

Ok, so this dip is very similar to a hummus recipe- but it is¬†so good that it needed to be recognized all on its own. ¬†Even if you don’t like beets we bet you would like this dip! ¬†It doesn’t really taste like beets, and it has an amzing bright pink colour. ¬†Who¬†wouldn’t¬†want to eat bright pink food?

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Chai-Spiced Blueberry Jam

Fresh blueberry jam with a spicy twist.  Slather on toast, pancakes, waffles, or eat straight from the jar with a spoon.  However you go about it- you must try this jam!

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Cafe Latte Almond Butter

Its a rich, creamy almond butter that tastes like coffee- Java lovers unite!

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Vegan Cheese Sauce

This sauce is so good you’ll want to put it on everything. ¬†And we promise no one will ever know there’s no cheese in it.

Snacks

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Fig Newtons

These are the best when you need a quick pre-run snack, or you need something small to tie you over until your next meal. ¬†And they’re whole wheat, sugar-free, and delicious!

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Kale Chips

Quite possibly the most addicting snack ever.

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Chocolate Chip Lentil Granola Bars

Want a hearty, chewy granola bar?  Add lentils- simple as that.

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Roasted Chickpeas

If you’re in need of a crunchy snack, nothing will satisfy that craving better than these chickpeas. ¬†We recommend you never allow your pantry to be without a jar of them.

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Lemon Coconut Muffins

Muffins are always fantastic snacks, and these ones are some of the softest, most pillow-like muffins we’ve ever had. ¬†The lemon adds some zing and makes them almost refreshing, if it’s possible for a muffin to be that way!

Desserts

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Chocolate Fudge Black Bean Brownies

We’ve had several people make this recipe and rave about it! ¬†But if you’re in the gluten-intolerant crowd, never fear, our gluten-free red velvet brownies are sure to squash any brownie craving.

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Chewy Ginger Snaps

Don’t wait for the Christmas season to make these, they’re too tasty to only have once a year!

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Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Here’s another one that should not be held off until the appropriate season. ¬†Because really, is there truly a season for delicious, thick and creamy rice pudding? ¬†We like to think that sort of thing is a year-round treat.

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Vegan Zucchini Bread Cheese Cake

Who ever said vegans can’t have cheesecake has clearly never tried vegan cheesecake. ¬†Oh well, their loss!

We also want to give honourable ¬†mention to our chocolate cake from our anniversary post. ¬†We didn’t include it in today’s round-up because we just wrote about it, but it needed to be mentioned!

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So there you have have it- quite possibly the longest post ever written, but maybe the most delicious? ūüėČ

We hope you find something on this round-up that catches your eye, and that you have been enjoying the recipes we’ve been posting all year. ¬†If there’s something that you’d like us to make, please feel free to leave a comment or send us an email (twosaucysistas@gmail.com) – we love hearing from you!

Cheers to a great year!

~twosaucysisters

The Understudy of Breakfasts

You love pancakes.  We love pancakes.  Everyone loves pancakes!

But you know what?

The popular, well-loved, highly sought-after breakfast staple has a sister.

And her name is waffle.

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Waffles are like the Casey Afflecks, Solange Knowles, and Michael Bacons of the world. ¬†You know who we’re talking about- the one who is equally as talented, but is never able to get out from under the shadow of their more-famous sibling.

Well today we are putting a stop to this madness, and we’re starting with chocolate cornmeal waffles.

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Covered in sweet slices of banana and soaked in chocolate peanut butter sauce- with the added dollop of peanut butter, of course! ūüėČ

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Don’t let the cornmeal scare you away. ¬†If you don’t like cornmeal, you will still¬†love¬†these waffles! ¬†The cornmeal is just there to add lots of crispiness to the waffle, but you can’t actually taste it at all!

Now, all this being said, we will be the first to admit that we are not saints.  We have made several pancakes recipes before and expressed our love for them time and time again.  The fact that this is only our first waffle recipe demonstrates our lack of appreciation for the less-celebrated breakfast item.

But we are making it our goal to give waffles the spotlight they deserve! ¬†So go dust off those waffle irons, people! ¬†It’s time for waffles to take back breakfast! ūüôā

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cornmeal Waffles

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Prep time: 10min
Cook time: 10min
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

1/3 c. cornmeal
1/2 c. flour
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1 egg+ 1 egg white
1 c. milk
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sauce:

1 Tbsp peanut flour
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
water

Directions:

Pre-heat your waffle iron.
Combine dry and wet ingredients in separate bowls. Mix the wet into the dry until just combined. Spoon/pour batter over waffle iron, making sure that you have an even covering of the entire iron. Close the lid and allow to cook for 3-4 min (you want to cook it longer to ensure that the waffle is crispy, if you like a softer waffle than 2-3min will be good enough.), or until waffle is nicely browned and crisp.
For the sauce, combine first 3 ingredients, then slowly add small amounts of water at a time, mixing thoroughly, until you have reached your desired constistancy.
Arrange waffles on your plate, top with sliced banana, peanut butter and yogurt, if desired. Pour sauce over top and enjoy!

*If you make extra or have left-over waffles, freeze them! When you want to have them again, just pop them in the toaster for a few minutes. Home-made toaster waffles=AWESOME.

~twosaucysisters

Where do you stand- pancakes or waffles? We are willing to split our time between both. ūüėČ