Gluten and Dairy Free Almond Waffles

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My nephew spent the week here with us, so that it would be too far for him to get to the church where my son and him were to do an in-town mission trip. I hardly saw them. They would leave at 7 with my husband and would come back at 8 pm.

This morning though, since they were not going to church they decided to stay home and enjoy the company of themselves playing video games and playing in the pool.

But this morning, as they woke up I realize that there was nothing left in the fridge for breakfast. No milk, No baguette in the freezer, No more cereals, so i decided to make waffles.

And since I too wanted to eat waffles but did not want to eat wheat, I decided to make almond ones.

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Ingredients for about 14 waffles:

  • 3 1/2 cup of almond flour
  • 1 1/2 cup of milk ( i used coconut milk since i had nothing else on hand)
  • 4 tbsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 box of fresh strawberry of about 16 oz. 
  1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients.
  2. Turn the waffle iron on, and when the light turns off, open the waffle iron, spray a bit of olive oil, or brush a bit coconut oil on the waffle iron.
  3. Pour in about 1/4 cup of the batter and close the lid.
  4. Cook the waffle until the light turns off.
  5. Repeat the same process until you have used all the batter.
  6. While the waffles are cooking, slice the strawberries in cubes, mix in a bit of sugar and set aside until it is time to eat.
  7. When serving the waffles, spoon a bit of the fruit on top of the waffle, drizzle some honey and Breakfast is Ready. Easy and Healthy!!!

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Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!


International Festival in Spartanburg

What a beautiful day to wander around! The weather is so nice and so pleasant that it would be a shame to stay indoor today. If you do not know what to do, and are not going to a football game, come on down to the International Festival in Spartanburg. All the different countries represented in this area will offer various art activities and will even have food for purchase.

It is fun for children and adults! There are much to do and much to see ( dances, informational booth). The festival will last all day from 11:00 till 7:00 this evening. It is located at the Barnet Park and in the street adjacent to the Chapman Center.

And please come by the French booth, number #13, there will be some yummy treats for sale including croissants, quiches, madeleines, and crepes! Yum!!!

I helped a bit this year by providing Chocolate Marbled Quatre Quart ( or French Pound Cake)

and Madeleines.

So come on by if you can!

See me there. I will be helping from 3:00 till the end.

The Wheresville Project Concert for the Boys and Girls Club of the Upstate

This past Friday, I hosted a dinner party at my house to help with a fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Spartanburg. The purpose of the event was to help finance a concert open to all the youth of Spartanburg, SC. The concert was to host  the Wheresville Project, wonderful young band of Spartanburg. The fund-raiser consisted of a progressive dinner party. The party started at a house for appetizers. All guests were invited to come there first. They were then given the name of the host they would go to for dinner. They were to stay at that house for dinner, and then go to the concert area for dessert and for the concert. I thought it was a great format. I believe the event was a success, and I hope that it will be repeated again as I had a fun time.

So what do you cook when you have people coming to your house for a gourmet meal???The choices are endless but since you don’t know of your guests’ like and dislikes or about food allergies, it was a daunting task to come up with a meal. I finally decided to offer a salad of arugula, radicchio and pomegranate with a Pomegranate dressing and Asiago shavings as my appetizer. For the entrée I offer Beef Wellington with Black truffle Fries and Dill Haricots verts. The meal was to be served with French wine of course. I hope my guest had a good time. I did;-)

Halloween Cooking Class

This week-end, I hosted a Halloween Cooking Class for children of 8 years and over. The class met for 2 hours during which we got busy making all kind of Halloween food. On the menu we had Witch Brew in Dripping Blood Glasses, Cheese Bats Appetizers, Mummy Hot dogs, Double Baked Little Ghosts, Black Cats in a Caramel Dip, Melted witches and Brain hemorrhage Cupcake. We did not quite make everything, but managed to cook everything beside the Double Baked Little Ghosts.  I think those young ladies enjoyed getting their hands dirty, as well as their stomach full;-)

As for me, I had a great time meeting all those cute girls, and had much fun seeing them making all the treats we had planned on doing. So thank you so much aspiring chefs and cooks you made my day!!!

If you have not already come to one of my cooking class, you must!!! We have so much fun learning new recipes and sampling everything.

So call me for more information at 494-4494. Until then….

Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!

The Right Meal for YOU!!!!

Wouldn’t you like to learn to cook a quick, and easy meal that is also delicious and beautiful in appearance. Well, I hope your answer is “YES!!!!”.

So I invite you all to come to my cooking class this Thursday night to learn to cook:

  • Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese
  • Delight Ginger chicken
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Dill  Green Beans
  • and Summer Fruit Tartlets…
Doesn’t it sound amazing?! Now, what if I told you that preparing such a gourmet dinner would not take you more than 30 minutes… Are you sold yet?
So come on to my house this Thursday to learn to prepare such a delicious meal. Just let me know so I will know how much to prepare for at 864-494-4494 or e-mail me at
Free for first time attendees ( $25 otherwise. Fee will be waived if an order is placed)