As the weather starts to turn into to chilly days and cool nights, the desire for hibernation and nesting sets in. We still need to eat, if not now, more than ever in order to fit into our annual winter fat suits. And fall is the time to start the official season of home culinary gatherings.

This past weekend my roommate Sarah and I invited over three good friends for a lazy Sunday brunch consisting of homemade waffles, spicy bloody marys and four-legged love. Our dear friends, Marcos, Mikee and the fiercely present Rita stopped by to listen to Lyle Lovett, read latin Cosmo, try on fur hats and dig into fresh homemade waffles.


I’m lucky to have Sarah as a roommate since she’s the ultimate cook. The kitchen is stocked with an array of unique utensils and kitchen necessities every aspiring home chef requires. We needed a reason to break out the waffle iron for a while now and brunch seemed like the perfect opportunity.


The act of making waffles is quite easy and the secret lies in a fluffy batter. Sarah scoured the internet and came across a simple recipe using minimal ingredients courtesy of the Good Eats show. You can pick up a copy of the recipe here, but we have to tell you there was one substitution. The whole wheat flour was replaced with white flour.


There’s nothing like the sweet aroma of freshly baked waffles to put you in a good mood. We served these golden hearts with whipped cream, homemade raspberry sauce, bananas infused with brown sugar, toasted almonds and walnuts, fresh fruit and soft poached eggs.


And of course, no brunch would be complete without a tall, cold, spicy Bloody Mary. Drink up, it’s never too early to get happy on a Sunday.

Stayed tuned for another Made By a Puta post, where the other Double P attempts sweet and savoury crepes for the first time. You don’t want to miss it.