bananas foster buckwheat belgian waffles {gluten free}


Here’s a fantastic, filling, high protein waffle recipe that is also gluten free. It’s quite a bit healthier than the typical Belgian waffle, but there is a lot of sugar in the bananas foster topping. If you’d like to substitute agave for the brown sugar, you sure can. Some people say that blue agave nectar…

button tarts


Yippee! It’s the weekend! Well, Friday afternoon… close enough I was planning on spending the day with my dear friend Nancy today, but Old Man Winter (who is suppose to be on vacation now, according to my calendar) is still up there dumping snow on us and laughing. NOT funny, I say! Anyway, our plans…

mexican lasagna


Yum! Are you ready for this? It’s so good, and good for you too! I love all different kinds of lasagna… (all rolled up, decadent Italian with bechamel, Will’s vegetarian version…) and this hits the spot when you’re craving cheesy, Mexican food. Feel free to use your favorite kind of tortillas for this recipe. Flour,…

savory dutch baby ~ puffy omelette {gluten free}


After receiving such a great response to my recipe post for this sweet Dutch baby with lemon syrup, I decided it was time to develop a savory version. Soooo, this past weekend I got to work creating a new recipe and this is what I came up with. This baby is the love child of…

easy chocolate croissants


Spring has sprung and it’s time for easy, delicious meals and treats that won’t have you slaving over a hot stove for hours. Here’s one of my favorite weekend breakfast recipes. It’s definitely not health food, but if you’re looking for sweet, pretty and uncomplicated, you’ve come to the right place. These are awesome with…

original thousand island salad dressing


Most of you who visit me regularly know that I’ve been compiling a collection of homemade salad dressings over the last couple years. This collection now boasts 42 healthy homemade dressings, this being the 42nd. The collection is quite popular, and everyone who tries the dressings seem to love them and pass the link to…

whiskey shrimp & coca cola rice


Gracie has been on spring break since Wednesday and we’ve been enjoying some lazy days here in the Placzek household. She crocheted an adorable teacup cozy in Rastafarian colors. (I’ll share pics on Sunday in my “scenes” post.) I’ve been playing with all sorts of beachy colored, cotton yarn. I’m making place mats and napkins…