Thursday, January 10, 2019

Belgian Waffles for the Win

The Yank is in the house!!!!

This is one of our favorite things to have with some of the grandkids...

Belgian Waffles. And I hunted and hunted for a recipe that worked, then Sandy Jamison found this one online (Sandy is my son-in-law Jon's mother, and she is the sweetest thing!!!)

And she one-upped me because it's the best. And it's not hard. And no yeast...

I used to have one of those old metal waffle makers. You know what I mean. The kind you see at garage sales.


Seriously, I burned or messed up so many things using that thing, and I'm pretty sure it was trying to burn the house down, too!!!

But then I got a Belgian Waffle Maker for Christmas a few years ago.


Nothing burns. (I did discover that you have to turn the magic dial to get it hot enough, duh on me.... because the old one just went automatically to gazillion degrees/scorch/burn/smoke)

Once I realized that, we've been besties!!!


This is what the batter looks like when you've folded the egg whites into it. That's about the only tricky part, friends. You whip the egg whites and fold them into the batter... and do not skimp on the butter in this recipe....

Also, it calls for Aunt Jemima self-rising flour but I don't have that.... And I make my own self-rising flour by doing this:

1 cup flour + 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt.  (Mix together)

And that gives you self-rising flour!

My beloved waffle maker.....

PHOTOBOMBED BY NEW YORK REAL MAPLE SYRUP!!!!! Just like Fiji Water Girl at the Golden Globes!!!!

And a finished product:

You can add fruit, but I wanted mine with just a little maple syrup... and whipped cream. So good! They are light and fluffy and melt in your mouth. I'm happy just talking about them!

And then there's this, the changing look of Western New York. A local reporter had shown the difference between last January 3rd and this one.... One was insanely cold, this year wasn't.

But this is a sunrise two days ago.... gorgeous because the cloud bank hanging low over us is a gift from Lakes Ontario and Erie, but when the sun first breaks the horizon, the rays are diffused into this gorgeous palette of colored light:

Isn't that stunning?

But then the next morning we had pouring rain and snow fog... together. An oddity, for sure:

Our temps have done their see-saw dance for ten weeks. A bitter cold and snowy November, then a mild, muddy December with a dusting of Christmas snow... and then mud. And more mud. So much rain....

Folks are fond of saying "You don't have to shovel it", but it's just dreary, my friends! So when the sun peeks through, you get all Ray Bradbury  "All Summer in a Day" kind of excited!

So that's it for this week. Much going on with the writing angle, I'm having so much fun and very excited to have THIS WESTERN collection coming out soon..... 


Followed by my first full-length prairie historical in March!

I love delving into the past and who doesn't love, love, love prairie romance??? :)

The wind is howling tonight... temperatures are dropping quickly and it feels like winter's got his sights on us at last.... but there's a kitten pestering my shoulder and food in the kitchen.

God is good!

Multi-published, award-winning author Ruth Logan Herne writes beautiful romances and women's fiction in small towns with big hearts, not unlike the one she calls home! Write to her at, visit her website  or friend her on facebook!


  1. Thanx for the recipe!!! Love pure maple syrup!!!! I use the family's from Michigan!!!!

    1. Oh, Jennifer, me too. I can't order waffles or French toast or pancakes when we're out because they always have that dreadful corn syrup imitation stuff.... and it's funny, if you're raised on that, it's normal! But Grandpa Logan used to buy us real maple syrup and I loved it! Carrying on the tradition!

  2. Those look yummy! The new book collection looks good too. I ordered it.

    1. Oh, Andrea, thank you! I'm having so much fun with these pioneer Westerns... and the women, especially. Boy it took guts to handle all you were handed on the prairie.

      I hope you love it!

  3. Ruthy, my youngest LOVES waffles and makes them all the time. Does he make them for us? No, he makes them for a midnight snack after we've gone to bed. Such a brat. Waffle makers are so much easier these days. And that just makes life easier. And happier...with waffles.

    1. You know when I make these I make a double recipe and then I freeze all the extra ones and that way I can just toast them when I want a waffle.... I should have put that up above. WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?????

  4. Ruthy, my favorite waffles are the Belgian type--with the egg whites folded in the batter and the big thick waffle maker. These look so good! And nothing tops real maple syrup!! (Did y'all know I pronounce it "sair'-up" with the first syllable rhyming with hair??) Everyone makes fun of me for that!! I think it comes from where I was born in the mountains of Kentucky, because no one I grew up around in Bowling Green, KY, said it that way. No one around here in Georgia says it that way either. I'm an oddball! :)