Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Such a fun day today! Hi, it’s RecipeGirl here (RecipeBoy’s Mom), and I’m guest-posting as I always do on the kiddo’s birthday! This year it’s the big TWELVE. We celebrated last weekend with a trip to our new indoor trampoline park (SUPER fun) and dinner at the Corvette Diner. A few of Brooks’ best buddies joined us. Here are the happy kids.
My husband and I gave this blog to Brooks for his 10th birthday, so the RecipeBoy blog is celebrating a birthday too (2 years!) I’m so proud of Brooks for keeping up the blog so well thus far- it’s definitely not easy trying to balance school, homework, sports, and blog– and manage to have fun-with-friends time too!
This is the little chubby-faced sweetie I remember… this was his first haircut. I remember being terrified that he was going to scream his head off the entire time, but he arrived at the salon and promptly fell asleep. How cute is that?!
And now the kiddo is 12. TWELVE. That’s just six years from college, which is just crazy to imagine. We’re so proud of his accomplishments. He’s extremely dedicated to his academics and works very hard to produce top grades. He’s a lover of tennis and basketball, and it’s so fun to watch him play. And he’s just kind of fun to have around.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Mother’s Day is coming! I made my mom breakfast a few days early. She is so lucky! My mom got to eat Vanilla- Brown Sugar French Toast!
I made this french toast with challah bread (one of my favorite breads). After the toast part was finished, I sprinkled strawberries and blueberries on top. And it was amazing and pretty!
I always spill vanilla when I’m pouring it into a measuring spoon. This was the first time I didn’t spill!
That batter is what makes this french toast so good. I <3 french toast batter!
My Mom says she’s going to teach me how to use the tripod so I can take all of the pictures in my posts- like this one. Since I was in charge of making Mom breakfast, she took photos of the preparation, and I took photos of the final dish.
I have a secret. I LOVE syrup!!! Syrup just has that sweet, maple taste that almost everyone likes. No breakfast dish is complete without fruit either. Fruit is the key to a yummy (and healthy) breakfast. I loved this recipe. The French toast has a slightly crispy crust and flavors of vanilla and brown sugar. This recipe is so easy that kids can make it for Mom on Mother’s Day this weekend!
I love my mom. She is always willing to drive me to sports practices and help me do stuff. If the RecipeGirl was not my mom, she would be my dream mom. Thanks for the love and support mom! Without your kitchen advice and skills, I would not be writing RecipeBoy.com!
And even a kid can make an awesome Mother’s Day breakfast for his mom… Like Me!
Vanilla- Brown Sugar French Toast
Yield: 6 to 8 pieces
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Epic French Toast (use Challah bread!)
1 loaf French or Challah bread, sliced into 1-inch slices
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cream (whipping cream or heavy whipping cream)
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
berries, for topping (optional)
1. In a low, wide bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.
2. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and let it melt. Dunk the bread slices in the French toast batter- covering both sides- and place them on the heated surface. Cook until golden (about 3 minutes), then flip and cook until golden on the other side too. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients.
3. Serve French toast slices topped with berries and syrup. Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This week I made my version of Avocado Toast from Absolutely Avocados by Gaby Dalkin from What’s Gaby Cooking. I love her new book! Avocados are one of my favorite things to eat, so this cookbook fits my needs perfectly! I adapted Gaby’s recipe to include bacon and honey. I learned that bacon and avocado make a good match.
At first I thought that this recipe wouldn’t taste too good because I had never tried avocado on plain french bread, but I changed my mind once I tried it.
The Avocado- Bacon Toast requires only 3 simple steps! Step 1- Spread mushed avocado on french bread. Step 2- Sprinkle pieces of bacon on top. Step 3- Drizzle honey on top of the avocado and bacon. Easy!
I overdid the honey on the first piece of toast, so everything I ate tasted really sweet. I liked the many different flavors of this dish.
Avocado! Bacon! Honey! All on bread! That’s just perfect. Don’t you think so?