Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Breakfast Grilled Cheese with Waffles + book #giveaway from @AveryAames aka DarylWoodGerber

It's Christmas Week at MLK!!

Welcome!

From Daryl aka Avery:

I'm offering a book giveaway. Don't miss out! See details below.

With a Cheese Shop Mystery coming out in February, I'm already thinking cheese. Oh, who am I kidding? I'm always thinking about cheese. I like it for lunch, snacks, and dinner.

And I love it for breakfast. Especially when there's something easy I can make that turns out totally delicious and kid-friendly. We all need kid-friendly foods during the holidays, right? And if not kid-friendly, then adult-adored!  Yes, this recipe I stumbled upon...in a magazine...is adult-adored. Yum! Do I sound like I'm gushing? Yes!

It's simple. Easy. Did I mention simple? Only a few ingredients (which really pleases one of my protagonists)!  And it involves cheese (which pleases my other protagonist)!

I would imagine you could switch up the cheese to a fine cheddar, a tasty mascarpone, an easily meltable Gruyere. Play with this recipe. It's fun!

But I have to admit making it with cream cheese was so easy. And who doesn't need easy during the holidays?

Enjoy!



BREAKFAST GRILLED CHEESE

Food Network Magazine March 2014
Ingredients:

1/3 cup whipped cream cheese
1/4 cup small-curd cottage cheese
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, plus more for topping
4 frozen waffles, untoasted
1 to 2 tablespoons jam, any flavor
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more if needed


Ground cinnamon for topping

Directions:

Mix the cream cheese, cottage cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl. Sread 2 waffles with the jam, then top with the cream cheese mixture; cover with the remaining 2 waffles.

Note: I used gluten-free waffles for this recipe and they were delicious!!





Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sandwiches and cook until golden and crips, about 3 minutes per side, adding more butter to the pan if needed. Adjust the heat oif the waffles are browning too quickly.



Let the sandwiches rest 1 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon.

Yum!


Giveaway!

To celebrate the upcoming release of AS GOUDA AS DEAD (February), I'm giving away a Cheese Shop Mystery. Your choice.

Leave your email so I can reach you if you win. If you don't feel like leaving an entire email, you can  go cryptic and I'll try to figure it out. I am a mystery writer, after all. I will not use your email for any other purpose other than to contact the winner. 

I'll pick a name tomorrow morning. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or else I'll pick another winner.

Good luck!

Savor the mystery!


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81 comments:

  1. How about goat cheese and fig preserves?

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  2. The Breakfast Grilled Cheese looks good. :)
    Please enter me in the book contest.

    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thank you.

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  3. Oh yum, I think it must be time for breakfast. I'm with you, if there is cheese involved I want it! I used to make peanut butter & jelly French toast for my children when they were little - somehow I think I could incorporate cheese into that! Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Sally, that sounds lovely. Peanut butter for kids on anything, right? :)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  4. Looks yummy; thank you for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Lisa, for joining us today.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  5. I can't wait for the new book!
    kim
    kjohnson952@yahoo.com

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    1. K ~ Thanks. I can't either. I'm eagerly awaiting the advanced copies. :)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  6. That looks so good!! And easy, too!
    harbingerdc (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Harbinger, I'm a big fan of easy. :)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  7. Looking forward to the new book!
    alyssa_mcneil@yahoo.com

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  8. Very clever idea. And, yes, it appeals to children of all ages!
    libbydodd at comcat dot net

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    1. Libby, wish I was the clever person to think of it. Love those cooks at foodie think tanks.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  9. Love the recipe and I'm already thinking of modifications----maybe a good jarlsburg with raspberry jam and a thin slice of Canadian bacon.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Oh, Sue, love the idea of bacon inside. Yum!

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  10. Wow what an interesting recipe. I will have to try it over the holidays. I have just started the cheese shop series after enjoying your cookbook shop one. Thanks for the give away. Yarnsnthreads@aol.com

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    1. Melanie, so glad to see you here!

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  11. Looks yummy. Thank you for the giveaway.
    dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  12. oh wow does this looks delicious. I got hungry just looking at the picture! Thanks for such a great recipe and also for writing such fun to read books!!!!!

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    1. Darlene, foodie pix get me every time, too. Do you browse Pinterest?

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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    2. I can get lost for hours on Pinterest!! lol I have so many recipes I found that look delicious.

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  13. I got so excited over copying the recipe I forgot to leave my email It is darholley1@aol.com Merry Christmas!

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  14. I would love either Inherit the Word or To Brie or Not to Brie. I am also going to try the recipe :-)
    grammyd01 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Gram, glad to hear it. Enjoy a tasty treat.
      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  15. OMG I am drooling!! Can't wait for the Gouda. All Hail Cheese!!

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  16. There is something wonderful and comforting in a grilled cheese sandwich and I love playing with the traditional recipe. Look forward to trying the one that you shared.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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    1. Lil, thanks. I agree playing with an old standard is fun.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  17. How delectable and appealing especially during the cold months. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, I agree! Cold needs warm.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  18. I am going to have to try that recipie. That looks sooo good.

    xzjh04@ gmail.com

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  19. I have never thought of this. It looks really yummy. The boys might even like this. I will be giving this a try this weekend. Always nice seeing your recipes. Thank you.
    Babsbookbistro at gmail dot com

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    1. Babs, hope your boys enjoy! :)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  20. This is delightful and perfect for the holidays. Love it. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Those look/sound tasty. Need to track down some waffles. I have everything else.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Linda, waffles are one of those things I always keep on hand. Never know when the need for syrup might arise. ;)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  22. That's a different idea.
    sgiden at verizon(dot)net

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  23. This looks so yummy! I would love to sample some of the foods you Mystery Lovers prepare...even the "fails". :)


    patucker54 at aol dot com

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    1. Patricia, even the fails usually work, they just don't look good. :)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  24. That looks great. Thanks for the giveaway I would love to have Days of Wine and Roquefort!!! Love your books!!!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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    1. Lisa ~ Thanks for chiming in ! Appreciate the support.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  25. This looks so yummy! stclairck@gmail.com

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  26. Ok, I admit when I read Breakfast Grilled Cheese Waffles I thought "I don't think so" now that I've read the recipe, I have got to try this, I know, I shouldn't judge a recipe by it's title, LOL. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win.
    momzillasteel@gmail.com

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    1. Isn't that amazing, Debbie? Titles of a recipe can make you wonder. But this really works. :)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  27. Congratulations on the new Cheese Shop book. And thanks for the chance to win!!
    grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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  28. Congratulation on a fantastic series. It is one of my all time favorites. Thanks for giving your readers a chance to win As Gouda as Dead. Shannon Molloy at smmolloy1105@yahoo.com Thanks again!

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    1. Shannon, thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoy it.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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    2. Shannon, you won by random number selection. I'll contact you and you'll have 48 hours to contact me.

      Best, Daryl

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  29. Interesting recipe. We get our morning cheese with quiche.

    Benglish@whro.net

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  30. I'm irielle at mac dot com.

    This recipe might also be awesome with real ricotta either homemade or fresh from your favorite Italian deli. I think I need to make this over the holidays. Thanks!

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    1. Beth, ricotta would be a lovely choice.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  31. That looks and sounds wonderful! I believe you could have it for any meal~thank you for the contest~your book sounds great~love the title!

    woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, "betty" ~ I think you can always have breakfast for dinner. :)

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  32. Nice recipe. Thank you for sharing it. I am looking forward to the next Cheese Shop Mystery. Such a cute series. Thank you for a chance to win. Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Kristina. I'm so glad you like the series. I enjoy writing it.

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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  33. Cheese lover here, 😛
    judydee22002 at yahoo dot com

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  34. I hope you keep coming up with ideas to keep the Cheese Shop Mystery series going for many years!
    bree62@outlook.com

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    1. Loretta, thank you so much! I've got a bunch if Berkley wants them. :)

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  35. Thanks for the chance! I am so going to make these when my daughter is home from school!
    edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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  36. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win.

    lauraalbert@hotmail.com

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  37. Thanks another interesting recipe.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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    1. Bookwomen, "interesting" is an interesting word. LOL Yes, it's interesting, and delicious. :)
      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  38. This its gonna be a sure hit on Christmas morning...thanks for the recipe

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    1. Sandie, so glad! I love when I can inspire someone to have a hit on her hands. Mine will love it, too.

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  39. This sounds like a sure hit for Christmas morning....thanks for the recipe!

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  40. And the winner is...Shannon M. I'll be contacting you. Everyone, check back next week and through the release of As Gouda As Dead. I'm in the giving spirit. :) Say cheese ! And savor the mystery!

    Daryl / Avery

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