delicious breakfasts

Peanut Butter Syrup

The last couple of years my family and my husband’s brother’s family have taken a family vacation  to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. My kids love Gatlinburg. First we take our camper and we are camping, or glamping and then there is so much to do in Gatlinburg. We have yet to do everything one could possibly do there, I think that would take many trips. A discovery we made our last trip was the Pancake Pantry. There are tons of pancake restaurants in the Gatlinburg area but this is the place my family will be and many other families come back to year after year. My family loved their pancakes. I wish they had some gluten free ones that I could have tried but they didn’t. I was able to try their peanut butter syrup  that my kids ordered with their pancakes and oh my goodness it was good. I decided that I needed to figure out the recipe to make at home.
Peanut Butter Syrup | Country Girl Gourmet


Simple Waffles for a Snow Day

Snow Day a term that brings joy to children, well until they hear the words make up day. Here in North Carolina we are having an unusual winter and just had our second good snow fall of the winter. Schools have been out since Tuesday and it has snowed at some point everyday. Where I live we have had over 6 inches of snow and then some sleet and freezing rain on top of it. There is plenty of snow on the ground for good snow day fun. Between breaks in the snow and sleet kids have been out  building snow forts and snow men, having snow ball fights and sledding.
Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

My kids even asked to go for a hike so we went for a short one on snow day 2.

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

Then on snow day 3 I decided to take my camera out with me as I did just over 2 miles. I’m tapering for the Disney Princess Half Marathon and a hike in the snow and ice was definitely a workout.

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

Everything was iced over and looked beautiful

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

One thing I can say about snow days is that kids need their fuel for hours of outdoors fun. You have to start your day out right with a good breakfast. I like to make my kids a nice warm breakfast and my Simple Waffles are perfect for snow day mornings like we have been having. Simple Waffles are just that. They are made from simple ingredients and cook up beautifully. I’ve had my recipe for years and I always come back to it. It is our families favorite and I hope it becomes your families favorite too!

Simple Waffles for a Snow Day | Country Girl Gourmet

Simple Waffles


  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2TB honey or Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4tsp baking powder
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3 cups flour


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In large bowl mix together flour,baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In separate bowl beat eggs and mix in honey, oil and milk
  4. Pour wet mixture into flour mixture  and mix well forming a smooth batter.
  5. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray.
  6. Pour or laddle batter onto waffle iron.
  7. Cook per manufacturer’s directions or golden brown

* These waffles freeze nicely and reheat well in the toaster*

Waking up to Turkey Tuesday

Oh school days and the morning rush to get out the door. Part of that morning rush is getting a good breakfast in the kiddos to start their day off right. There are many options out there for breakfast  but I try to keep things homemade as much as I can. I have begun to make my own freezer breakfasts. Quick, simple and delicious breakfasts that are made ahead of time and kept in the freezer  until ready to be warmed up for breakfast. This week with labor day the school week starts on Tuesday and my kid’s will be starting their school week with a great Turkey Tuesday recipe from Butterball. We love turkey in our house and it can be used in a variety of different ways. Turkey bacon is used in the recipe I am sharing today. You know it will be good, how can something with bacon be bad?

Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burrito

Step One. Fry up some beautiful Butterball turkey bacon. When done drain on paper towels, cool and then crumble and set aside.


Next you want some eggs. You will need a big bowl and 16 large eggs. Just crack them into the bowl and whisk up. Add to a preheated skillet and cook. Set aside when done.


The next step you can do a couple different ways. My way was to mix everything together. The eggs, beans, bacon and cheese. You could also layer. Completely up to you.


I prepared each breakfast burrito on a piece of plastic wrap that I rolled each burrito in.

After rolling the burrito up and wrapping in plastic wrap, I placed burrito’s in a ziploc freezer bad and labeled the bag.
To reheat just microwave 2 minutes or until done.
*please note not all microwaves cook the same, yours may reheat food faster or slower. Adjust accordingly.*

So there they are beautiful Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burrito’s! Don’t forget to top them with your favorite things like salsa, sour cream, avocado and even a sprinkle of cilantro.


Don’t they look yum! I must say my kiddos sure are spoiled!

Turkey Bacon Breakfast Burrito


3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 (14 ounce) packageButterball® Turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled

16 large eggs

8 (10 inch) flour tortillas, warmed

1 (16 ounce) can seasoned chili beans, warmed

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1 large avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, diced

1 cup chopped cilantro

2 cups salsa or pica de gallo

1 cup sour cream

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add eggs to skillet. Cook, pulling cooked portion to the center. Add bacon and continue cooking until eggs are firm. Remove from heat.
  2. To assemble burritos, evenly portion heated beans down center of each tortilla. Top beans with egg mixture, cheese, avocado and cilantro. Fold in opposite sides of each tortilla, and then roll up, burrito-style. Cut diagonally in half and serve with salsa and sour cream