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February 07, 2014. Category: cooking, decor, inspiration

So you are engaged, or hoping to be.  Start Valentine’s Day off just right by preparing breakfast with love for your special someone.  Wake them up with one or a few of these cute breakfast ideas.

Heart-y Hole-in-One Eggs



1. Lightly toast bread. Cut out heart shapes from center. (I save the toasted hearts and put butter and cinnamon sugar on them — serve them right along side.)

2. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.

3. Add the toast and crack an egg right inside it.

4. Cook to desired level of doneness. If you flip the toast, it doesn’t look as pretty — but it’s necessary if you don’t like your eggs overeasy. We love ‘em runny, so I just turn the heat down to medium-low and put a lid over the top ’til the egg white cooks through.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup


Red Velvet Pancakes:

1 1/2 C. Buttermilk

4  Eggs

4 Tbsp. Butter, melted

1 tsp. Vanilla

2 Tbsp. Red Food Coloring

2 C. Flour

2 Tbsp. Cocoa

1/3 cup Sugar

2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Salt


 Buttermilk Syrup:

 1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Buttermilk

2 Cup Sugar

2 Tbsp. Vanilla

1 tsp. Baking Soda


For the pancakes, mix together dry ingredients and set aside. Melt butter in separate bowl, then add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and food coloring. Blend well. Pour in dry mixture and beat until smooth.

Pour ½ cup of the whipped batter on a greased skillet. Pan fry on medium heat until browned. Flip over and brown again. Top with desired toppings and serve warm.

(To make a heart shaped pancake (optional), place a heart shaped cookie cutter on the skillet, and pour batter into the cookie cutter. Remove form before flipping.)

Make the syrup by bringing the first three ingredients to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda.  Stir and Serve.

*Optional toppings include syrup, butter, whipping cream, and shaved chocolate.

Serve it all on this awesome Acrylic Bed Tray from CB2.

with this modern Muse Reversible Pitcher from Jonathan Adler:



Maybe you can both call in sick?

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