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Posted by on March 20, 2017 in breakfast, brunch, coffee



New Orleans Style Pain Perdu (French Toast) – The Spiced Life


  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup 1-2% milk
  • 1-2 T good Irish whiskey (I used 1 because of kids)
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 T sugar
  • ½ t fine sea salt
  • 6-7 slices of French bread, sliced 1½ inches thick
  • 1-2 T unsalted butter
  • 1-2 T vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar, for dusting
  • maple syrup, for serving


  1. The more stale your bread, the better, but I just left my bread out overnight and this worked fine.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, Irish whiskey, vanilla, sugar and salt. Pour into a shallow, wide bowl.
  3. Soak each slice of bread for about 10 minutes–flip it halfway through if need be to saturate both sides. However, you do not want the bread to be falling apart.
  4. Heat a large, heavy pan or griddle over medium heat (I used enameled cast iron, so as the toast cooked, I gradually turned the heat down to medium low).
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to the pan.
  6. When it is hot, cook the French toast in batches, cooking to lightly crisp and browned on each side. If you need to add more oil or butter, do so.
  7. If you are serving the French toast all at once, place the cooked slices in an oven on low heat. I of course always end up playing the short order cook and serving them to my family as they cook.
  8. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the pain perdu before serving with maple syrup.

Last weekend I decided I was making French toast, and so I picked up some French bread, thinking it might be fun to go fancier than our standard whole grain sandwich loaf. Lo and behold, when I went searching for something a little more interesting than my standard French toast, I came across a recipe for a New Orleans style pain perdu, calling specifically for French bread. And Mardi Gras was coming. And I am a food blogger. So clearly that was the recipe I had to make.

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Hawaiian Pancake with Macadamia Nut Sauce

Enjoy some fluffy pancakes with a white sauce.

This macadamia nut sauce is on the lighter side, so it’s easy on your stomach.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Measurement conversion

Your favorite pancakes

4 to 6 slices

Macadamia Nut Sauce:

Plain white flour

1/2 tablespoon


1 tablespoon


100 ml

Condensed milk

1/2 tablespoon

☆Heavy cream

80 ml


1 tablespoon

☆Vanilla essence

1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice

1 teaspoon

Macadamia nuts

4 to 6 Steps



Belgian-Style, Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles with Fresh Berries & Whipped Cream!


Fluffy Buttermilk Waffles with Fresh Berries & Whipped Cream



Posted by on March 13, 2017 in breakfast, brunch


 “Cheesecake Soufflé ” 

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Posted by on March 11, 2017 in breakfast, brunch, FRENCH FRIDAYS




Coffee 101: The Basics

Coffee 101: The Basics

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Wandering Coffee Chic

Taken at Cafe Namoo

Hi there! I felt this urge to post something informative with regards to the basics of coffee. So I’m sharing here some of the common facts that I know.

First let me differentiate coffee  into the basics: plain black or creamed coffee. Popular examples of black coffee are Espresso, Americano and Drip coffee. Creamed coffee on the other hand includes Macchiato, Latte, Au Lait, Mochaccino, Cappuccino, Vienna Coffee and all other coffees made with cream and any form of milk.

You may also classify coffee into hot coffee or iced coffee. Hot coffee is pretty obvious as it goes by its name. Iced coffee meanwhile can be pretty complicated. It can be a cold brew or a regular coffee. It may be coffee with ice cubes, chilled coffee or  coffee topped with shaved ice.

Life is tough so find every single reason to go farther, laugh louder, love deeper and drink…

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Posted by on March 11, 2017 in breakfast, brunch, coffee



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