Waffles

Like our pancake recipe, this basic breakfast can be enhanced with a plethora of add-ins and toppings. Our favorites are honey, fresh fruit, and yogurt, and for an occasional sweet treat, inspired by Valbrook Diner on Long Island Nana Elinor used to take us to, we enjoy them with syrup and ice cream.

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Blondies

These tasty dessert bars are an excellent variation of classic brownies and the perfect treat for those like Julia who prefer vanilla to chocolate.

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Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste made from toasted sesame seeds that adds a deliciously unique taste to classic chocolate chip cookies. Equivalent in popularity only to snickerdoodles, these easy-to-make treats are in high demand in our house.

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Strawberry Milkshake

This classic strawberry milkshake with whipped cream and a sprinkling of granola on top is a delicious and nutritious liquid snack that satisfies and energizes. Feel free to substitute the strawberries with your preference of fresh or frozen fruit.

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Vanilla Pudding

Pudding is a simple, satisfying, and surprisingly nutritious snack that Julia relied on when she was refeeding. There are many great-tasting flavors, however we’ve always preferred classic vanilla topped with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

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Yogurt Parfait

This healthy and flavorful creation can be enjoyed as a breakfast, snack, or compliment to a main meal. The granola provides a textural element to the smooth yogurt and soft berries and is the perfect topping for cereal, smoothies, ice cream, and any other dish that needs some crunch or calories.

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