Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes Recipe - Andrea Meyers

The final weekend of Mardi Gras is approaching, which means Pancake Day (aka Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday) is next week. In our home one would think that it’s Pancake Day just about every Sunday morning since that’s our weekly ritual, though these pancakes were born on a snowy weekday morning this winter when… 

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Honey Cinnamon Whole Wheat Waffles

Honey Cinnamon Whole Wheat Waffles - Andrea Meyers

It’s time for another post for The Kids Cook Monday, and this time our boys chose one of their favorite breakfasts, waffles. Around our house breakfast can also be dinner and the boys enjoy waffles any time of the day. Serve healthy whole wheat waffles with fruit and  a vegetable omelet or frittata or and… 

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Colombian Arepas with Cheese (Arepas con Queso) and Aji

Colombian Arepas Recipe with Cheese (Arepas con Queso) and Aji - Andrea Meyers

When I lived in Bogotá years ago I frequented a small restaurant called Aquí en Santafe in Chapinero (Carrera 7 # 62-63). If you weren’t looking for it you would probably walk right past it, because at the time the only thing that made it stand out on the busy street was the dark red… 

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Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Greek Yogurt

Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins with Greek Yogurt - Andrea Meyers

This year the squash were a big surprise all around. We planted just three kinds of zucchini squash (dark green, yellow, and light green), and of the three, only the yellow managed to survive the onslaught of the squash vine borers. We’ve had yellow zucchini coming in pretty regularly since mid July, and we’ve made… 

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Asparagus Quiche with Mushrooms and Shallots

Asparagus Quiche with Mushrooms and Shallots - Andrea Meyers

If I had to choose a favorite spring vegetable, it would be a tie between asparagus and snow peas. Pencil-thin asparagus stalks look so pretty on a plate and like snow peas it tastes delicious either fresh or cooked. Though we don’t yet grow our own asparagus, the thought has crossed our minds on several… 

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Gingerbread Scones

Gingerbread Scones - Andrea Meyers

With wide eyes and a booming voice, Top Gun shouted, “Mommy, are you making stones? I love those!” Our boys adore scones (even if they still can’t say it) and with all the excitement in the kitchen you would think some fabulous dessert was in the works instead of simple gingerbread scones for breakfast. After… 

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