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Belgian Waffles

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You know what one of the benefits of getting married is? New kitchen gadgets!!!!!!!! Oh yea, and gaining a lifelong partner to share the joys of life and family and all that jazz.  But seriously, so many gifts.  It's like Christmas times a gazillion.  So the next few posts will be of me trying out all of the new goodies.  Like our waffle iron:

Belgian Waffles
Ingredients:

1 c. flour1/2 tsp. salt1 c. milk1/2 tbs. melted butter1 tsp. baking powder1 tbs. sugar1 egg, separated Directions:

Sift dry ingredients together in a bowl.Beat whites until stiff; set aside.Add egg yok, butter and milk to the dry ingredents an dmix thoroughly.Stir 1/4 of the egg white into the batter to lighten it and gently fold in the remaining egg white.Bake according to directions for waffle baker.Coconut, nuts, or chocolate chips can be sprinkled over top before baking.  I chose to have slices of bananas and milk chocolate chips top one of my waffles, and strawberry sauce topped the other.  Strawberry sauce wa…

Food Adventures in Spain!

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Reid and I came back from our honeymoon in Barcelona and Majorca, Spain two weeks ago.  It was really amazing.  We spent five days Barcelona, getting our culture on visiting Picasso's museum, Miro's art museum, the Museum of Catalan Art, Sagrada Familia, Le Cathedral, Park Guell, and obviously eating and drinking.  Three days in Majorca was spent hiking, swimming, and just taking in the amazing beauty of that island.  It was really phenomenal.  We've made a pact to go back at least for our 25th anniversary.  
Of course, the food was wonderful.  We feasted on tapas, paella, sardines, sangria, and Estrella bear.  One dish that really surprised me was the Spanish omelettes we ate.  They were these fluffy but flavor-dense thick egg and potato omelettes with the perfect salty savory yumminess.  I really didn't think they were going to be that good, but they were! Especially as little bocadillos (mini baguette sandwiches).  I'll have to find a recipe for them because th…