Sturdy Saturday - Pumpkin Waffles

Autumn has hit these parts of New England (even though you wouldn't know it - it's 75 here today). The trees are turning, the crunch of leaves under my feet as I go on my run makes me want fall delicacies...pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, warm to your bone goodness. Before I moved over to this blog, I had a food blog for a few years. I love to cook, but lately I just haven't really felt the spark to come home after work and create a meal. If you've been to my house, you know I love to entertain. And you also might know I have a slight obsession with The Barefoot Contessa. Draw in by her cozy, no fuss recipes - I am inspired to cook things I like, that are hopefully not too intimidating to me or my guests.

So after a morning of sleeping in a little, I woke up and the cooking spark hit....in the form of a waffle craving - pumpkin waffles. Some people love french toast or pancakes - but my sweet breakfast dish love is waffles - crisp on the outside, drizzled with syrup...HOT syrup. To me, hot syrup heated up in a pyrex measuring cup makes waffles taste the best. It reminds me of Sunday mornings after church when my Auntie Kelly would make breakfast and always heat up the syrup in a pyrex measuring cup...I have no idea why I think that is so fantastic but every time I heat up syrup that way it makes me think of those mornings.

These waffles are made special from the pumpkin flavor, but don't include fussy toppings or compotes...just simple and delicious. I think Ina would just think these were "fabulous".

recipe adapted from WeightWatchers.com