Raspberry Marshmallow Peanut Butter Waffles. With Barbecued Banana Bacon!

Let’s not get confused, this post is actually about books.


According to Supermom’s Superblog, today is Kids’ Reads.  Participating bloggers post about books their kids are reading.  Hence the name.  Kids’ Reads.  Right then.  We’re all up to speed.

My little fellow is one and currently his favorite thing to do with a book is either to slam it shut or to crawl all over it.

So I’d like to discuss a book that might be best suited for a slightly older child or even two children.

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly

This was another dollar library sale find, but I am confident the concept can be found in other Kids’ Reads as well.  As the title suggests, it’s all about kids in the kitchen!  This particular book focuses on a pair of siblings creating their own cooking show.  There are three parts – big brother Henry, little sister Elliebelly and Mom – making it the perfect book to read with your kids.

Cooking with Henry and Elliebelly not only explores the idea of children working together, but fosters creativity as well.  Perhaps your own children will be inspired to make up their own cooking show.

Shout out to Oscar the dog!  Supermom has a wiener dog.  His name is Oscar.  Hence the shout out.  Right then.  We’re all up to speed.

As a “food blogger” I was all over this book at the sale like beige on quinoa.

Imagine my surprise when I sat down at home to actually read through it completely and discovered it was not just a children’s book, but a cookbook as well!

That’s right, Henry and Elliebelly teach me how to make Raspberry Marshmallow Peanut Butter Waffles with Barbecued Banana Bacon.

The ingredients are a little suspicious calling for 17 cups of imported flour, 2 jars of peanut butter and 12 duck eggs.

Not to mention a slice of pizza, what appears to be a My Little Pony

and a Barbie doll.

But whatever.  Food bloggers adapt recipes just so they can call it their own all the time so this is no big deal.

Obviously that’s what I did.  I mean, you know I was going to make this recipe right?  Of course I was.

My food budget doesn’t allow for 17 cups of flour in one recipe and I couldn’t find duck eggs at the store.  I do have My Little Ponies and Barbie dolls, but since the big move I don’t exactly know where they are.  So I skipped all that and just bought some frozen waffles and marshmallow fluff.  I always have peanut butter and raspberries around.

Stock footage.

Barbecued refers to cooking over an open flame and since I am clutzy I skipped that part too.  Instead I sauteed up some bacon and browned a banana in the drippings.

All together now.

Frozen Waffle.  Toasted.

Peanut Butter.  Microwaved and drizzled.

Marshmallow fluff.  Dolloped.

Raspberries.  As is.

Banana.  Sauteed.  In bacon grease.  Oh yeah.


Breakfast is served.  Thanks Henry and Elliebelly and thanks Supermom for hosting Kids’ Reads.

– Joanna

P.S.  If you haven’t entered my giveaway for FREE CHOCOLATE, you can do so here.  You have till Sunday night.

Question of the Day: Should I have wrapped the banana in bacon?  Hmmmmm . . . . 


  1. It is so rude of you to post pictures like this when you know that a now plumped out former anorexic is reading:-)
    P.S. You’re kind of like a SAHM badass.

    • I always fear her and the kiddo are chartering some badass gang while I’m at the office. Not sure I can endure the hazing for me to get patched in.

    • Plumped out. Whatever. If you are plumped out then I am the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

      • OK, finally! _That’s_ what I was looking for with my comment.
        Besides, plumped out sounds like pimped out, which is a definite good thing. Also, if you were a marshmallow, I would not eat you. I would set you on my counter so we could talk while I cooked and stuff.

        • OMG I laaaaaaughed when I read your response. Thanks for not eating me. I would very much like to sit on the counter and chat while you cook and stuff. By the way, STOP READING MY BLOG AND GO ENJOY FRANCE!

  2. I really need to hit up the library’s book sale next year! And I need to make Raspberry Marshmallow Peanut Butter Waffles with Barbecued Banana Bacon for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for participating in Kids’ Reads!!!

  3. So what did you think of the combination?

    • It was pretty tasty. I may have preferred the bacon on the side rather than on the top. Aaaaand it was a little much for breakfast. But it was a fun dessert combo.