Gingerbread Waffle Recipe


We love gingerbread around here.  We love to bake and eat gingerbread boy cookies.  We love warm gingerbread with lemon sauce.   We like the gingerbread cookies that they sell at Raleigh Tavern in Colonial Williamburg.  It’s one of the few desserts that all of the dessert-eating, over the age of 1 people in our house truly enjoy.   In Atlanta, there is this great little breakfast diner called Java Jive that is located on Ponce de Leon Avenue (pronounced PAHNCE duh LEEon to natives of Atlanta).  It has the most heavenly breakfast treat that is available only on the weekends: Gingerbread Waffles.  The waffles taste just like warm gingerbread and come with a tasty side dish of lemon curd.  Tonight when discussing dinner, the Mellow Man suggested that I make waffles, and more specifically, Gingerbread waffles like they make at Java Jive.  It was 6:30pm, and that is a tall order to fill.  A copycat version of the world’s best waffles for dinner?  When would I even find such a recipe? Well, I didn’t succeed in finding the recipe, but I did come across Rachel Ray’s Gingerbread waffle recipe, so I thought I’d share it here:

My Mom Made That: Gingerbread Waffles
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Garden Lights at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

We usually go see a holiday lights exhibit each year.  Until this year, for the previous 5 years, we’d all load up in a car and head to Callaway Gardens to see their Fantasy in Lights show.  That show peaked in excitement for us about 3 years ago, and Frog asked if we could see something new.  Around the Atlanta area, there are a number of great holiday light exhibits, including our next door neighbors, but last year we went to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the Garden Lights exhibit, and we had heard that the display was supposed to be even better this year.
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