Eggnog Spice Waffles

by daniel valko

     The classic taste of eggnog combined with the familiar company of waffles. Makes for the perfect winter time treat. Add even more eggnog taste with the optional eggnog glaze. Enjoy! 


Eggnog Spice Waffles Recipe: 

Makes up to 7 thin waffles

1 Egg

1 1/4 Cup Eggnog

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour

1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar

2 tsp Baking Powder

1/4 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1/8 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon


1  Preheat waffle iron, In a large bowl beat the egg, eggnog and vegetable oil until combined. Then mix in the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, pure vanilla extract, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Stir until combined

2  Pour mix onto preheated waffle iron, cook until golden brown. Serve hot, with your choice of pecans, walnuts, cranberries, syrup Or eggnog glaze.


Eggnog Glaze:

1/4 Cup powdered sugar

1 Tbsp Eggnog

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Combine the powdered sugar, eggnog and nutmeg until it's smooth and flows off the spoon. Serve with hot Eggnog Spice Waffles.

Fall Baking + Styling

by daniel valko

    Fall baking is my favorite. Mostly because of the styling options I get with this season. Things like pumpkins, pepitas, leaves, spices, dark moody tones and amazing shadows. Is what makes it interesting for me to bake and style. During this time of year. This season is slowly coming to a close. And for those who are still In the mood. To bake everything pumpkin and apple. Here's a blog post for you....get inspired. But If your one of those people who dislikes pumpkin spice. Then I guess this season just isn't for you.  

Almond Brownies

by daniel valko

    Sliced almonds are something I've started using quite often. Somethings I put them in my oatmeal or yogurt. But I mostly use them in my baking. So naturally I'd add some to improve a recipe. This brownie recipe started with me thinking? What would make a plain brownie recipe better? Almonds was the first thing I thought of. I started the recipe by melting chocolate. Then I added some almond extract and ground almonds. And to finish it off, I topped it with sliced almonds. If your one of those people that dislikes the taste of almond extract. Because to you it tastes fake, or you just hate the taste. You can always just add less of it. But regardless your preference of almond extract. These brownies are full of almond goodness. 


Heat Oven: 350 F  30- 35 mins


3/4 cup butter 

5 oz or about 2/3 cup milk or semi-sweet chocolate or chips

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 

3 eggs 

1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

1 tsp pure almond extract 

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tbsp unsweetened Cocoa powder 

3/4 cup all-purpose flour  

1/4 cup almond flour or fine ground almonds 

1/2 tsp granulated sugar for sprinkling on top

1/3 cup sliced almonds 



1  Using the double boiler method or just a pot on a stove top. Melt together the chocolate and butter. Then transfer to larger mixing bowl. And add in the eggs, vanilla and almond extract. Mix with a whisk as you add every ingredient. 


2  Next add the 1 1/2 cups sugar, then the ground almonds and the all purpose flour. Then the Baking powder and coco. Mix as you add. 


3  Cover a 9 by 9 or 9 by 12 pan with aluminum wrap and pour out the brownie  batter into the pan. Next spred out the batter evenly and sprinkle with about 1/2 tsp of sugar and then toss sliced almonds on top. Bake for about 30 - 40 mins. Insert a toothpick Into the brownie after about 30 mins of baking. The tooth pick should come out all or almost clean. When the brownie is finished baking. Let the brownie cool completely until removing the aluminum wrap.