“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.  In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” ― Julia Child

I recently posted something about wanting a more bread-like product in my diet (whine, whine, whine) and came up with a mixture of cream cheese and egg with a Penzeys seasoning that fried up into a pancake-like item.  It was versatile and tasty but needed bit of additives in order to make it interesting.  I promised that I’d work on it.  Promise kept.

What I did was take a bunch of veggies and put them into my chopper.  The inserted picture is not a picture of the veggies that I used but rather a picture of veggies that I had on hand and wanted to use so I could finally delete it.  My picture file is getting a bit too crowdy.  My original word.  I love to annoy spellcheck.

cut veg

My veggie mix also had carrots and onion.

So I took the original recipe, ignoring amounts that I threw into the bowl, and wound up with way too much batter.  I took half the batter and added the minced veggies.  Then I fried them up into little veggie pancakes that make a lovely snack, hot or cold.

veg cake

Do they look great, or what!  But … and this is a big but, I still had half the batter left.  Being the lazy gourmet that I am, I added a bit of baking powder, dumped it into a pan, and fried up the whole thing.  It got puffy and was almost a savory bread.


At mealtime I cut this up like a pizza and served it as a side.  I took the leftover pieces and toasted them for another meal, piling on egg salad for an open-face egg salad sandwich.   I served that with a side of broccoli.  My husband loves egg salad and he thought I was a genius.

So to make your relationship hum along, remember to pile it on!  Perhaps too much coffee today.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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