Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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

It's Christmas Week at MLK!!


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 a 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?



Food Network Magazine March 2014

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


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.



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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  1. How about goat cheese and fig preserves?

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


    Thank you.

  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.

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

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

  4. Looks yummy; thank you for the chance to win :)

  5. I can't wait for the new book!

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

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

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

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

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery

  7. Looking forward to the new book!

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

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

      Happy Holidays!
      Daryl / Avery