Ham and Cheese Waffle

If you are like my family (which is highly unlikely) you have a spiral ham for New Years.  I personally love ham (another reason I couldn’t be a vegetarian).  It occurred to me that I’ve never made a savory ham and cheese waffle, though I’ve done bacon…so why not do ham too.  (but not spam).

Ingredients:  (for one person)

1 cup shredded ham (that is about what I took anyways)

½ cup cheese (I chose cheddar but there are many options here)

½ cup flour

1 egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 tablespoon oil

½-1 cup milk or water depending on what you like

Spices I added: cinnamon


  1. Mix wet ingredients together then stir in oil.
  2. Add in dry ingredients and mix well adding more water/milk if necessary.
  3. Last add the ham and cheese.
  4. Add to waffle maker or cook on griddle.


topped with greek yogurt

topped with greek yogurt

I know that probably sounds pretty ham+cinnamon but in my house we use a ham glaze which is sweet and paired with savory ham is actually quite good.  I do enjoy savory waffles personally.

After having breakfast with Shannon last week, I thought about a ham and pineapple (ie:Hawaiian combination) that will be coming to you guys shortly.

Question for you:

  1. 1.       What is your favorite pancake combination?
  2. 2.       What do you have for New Year’s Dinner? 

Smoked Salmon Waffle

Okay so I know I say this a lot, but I can’t help myself.  If you tried this waffle you would probably say the same thing.  If you followed my blog last year, you know I had a mini addiction to smoked salmon bagels at a little restaurant near my college.  (I still do, only commuting 150 miles everyday for a bagel would take a large toll on my gas station coffee funds).

Remember this guy?

Well needless to say that was the inspiration behind this waffle.  After all waffles are bigger, more room for salmon and more room to be delicious.  (Also-I feel like a foodie posting this…maybe there is hope for me in the kitchen…oh wait no.)

Smoked Salmon Bagel

2/3 cup flour
¼ cup feta cheese
1 package of smoked salmon (let’s not even pretend I know the process of getting a live salmon to the smoked state)
1 egg
½ cup water or milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
Spices I chose to add:  garlic, onion
½ cup plain greek yogurt or cream cheese
¼ cup capers


1.       Mix water (or milk), egg and then add in flour, spices, and baking powder followed lastly by cheese.  Add more water to make desired consistancy. 
2.       Shred (or rip)  half of the salmon and add to batter, evenly distribute. 
3.       Pour into waffle maker and let cook.
4.       After cooked, put on plate and add a layer of greek yogurt (or cream cheese) and capers, then top with smoked salmon.

Before adding bonus salmon and greek yogurt!


Why greek yogurt? 

They added cream cheese on the bagel when I buy them, but I was feeling a bit healthy and wanted to protein load.  It really brings out the flavor too I think…possibly.

Questions for you:

1.       Do you like salmon? (if so what is your favorite way to eat it?)

I like it smoked or grilled.

2.       Do you enjoy savory waffles?


Waffles…on Monday

I haven’t been posting waffle recipe lately. I’ve gone back into a waffle mood (versus my eggs) so I’ve been somewhat experimenting in the kitchen. By experimenting, I mean adding things together and sticking them on my waffle iron and hoping they are good. I don’t stray too far from the grain of easy cooking. Or “cooking” that takes more than 5 minutes.

2/3 of cup of flour
1 egg
2 tsp of baking powder
¼ cup feta or goat cheese (I like both of them…so I choose whatever is stocked)
½ cup water
Some kale and garlic
Spices I just dumped in: Garlic and red pepper.  If I had onion I would probably add that too.
1.  Saute the kale as you normally would.
2. Mix egg, water, flour, baking powder and spices together. Then add the kale followed by cheese.
3. Pour into waffle maker and let cook normally.
These savory waffles are awesome and I’ve recently began to enjoy them as much as sweet waffles.

This is how my recipe posts are. Short and to the point…I have no stories to share about them and they take the same amount of time as actually cooking.
Questions for you:
1. Do you like quick recipes or are you a champ?
2. Savory or sweet breakfast?
I feel savory waffles are more of a brunch type recipe.

WIAW: Since Whenever I Posted My Last WIAW

I feel like as bloggers we must think that our lives are so interesting all of the time.  That if we have down time, how the freak will you ever blog if your life is…dare I say it “normal”. 

Sometimes I wonder if as a blogger, people really think I live some exciting and always joyful life that I can plug an interesting life post everyday.  Or that I’m motivated to post everyday because my life is just that fabulous.

Well my life is fabulous but I must say, even when my blogging has been lacking. So with that I’ll just post some photos of my eats.  Not sure how recent they are and time stamping them won’t do anything for you or me.  I will tell you though what I’ve been enjoying since returning to eating by myself.

Actually that is a dirty lie,I have been eating a lot on the campus with people I’m working with.  I promise I’ll do a full internship post soon but why do one when I haven’t been there long enough to accurately judge.  Seeing as I haven’t done a WIAW in a few weeks is all I’ve eaten since last time…

I think I’m now in love with garlic pizza

The campus actually has a great salad bar

I went out to eat and had a goat cheese salad (the key to my heart)


Waffle topped with peanut butter


And who could hate on soft serve ice cream?!

Question for you:

What do you do to stay motivated to blog? 

What have you been eating lately? 

Passing My Last Hurdle to the Melting Pot

If you follow me on twitter then you know a few weeks ago, I passed my national final exam so that I could intern and do public health things.  No, it was not easy.  Yes, I failed a part and made an increable comeback to pass the exam but I passed and don’t have to worry about it.  When I got the email saying I passed, I sat there and cried.  I’m not joking.

Needless to say, my parents  decided to take me out to eat to a favorite restaurant The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot is a (high end) fondue restaurant that is extremely good (and expensive).  We don’t go there often so it was a very exciting treat!  (Maybe I was thinking about it during my exam to propel me through?).

Photos are much better then my musings.

I was even a real girl.  Side note, I’ve been growing my hair out for 6 months and it hasn’t grown LOL

Catching my parents laughing away

The cheese dip is my favorite part


Letting our main course cook


Main course meats

My name is Hollie and I wave around skewers like it’s no big deal (and drink coffee at 8:00pm)


okay no the dessert was my favorite part

Questions for you: 

Do you like fondue?  Have you ever been to the melting pot?

Have you ever had a close call with passing/failing something?

This was BY FAR my closest occurrence and it pretty much stapled me to my room studying all summer but it’s done and I don’t have to think about it again.

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