Finally! I have reunited with my family! For those of you who didn't already know, my family moved to America during the summer, but I stayed in Japan so I could finish up my senior year. By that I mean, stay back and graduate early! Last Thursday I graduated high school and the day after I got on a plane to America!

My family just moved into their new house and I am loving the kitchen so far! There is so much counter space and cool gadgets for me to experiment with!  I have decided my new years resolution for 2014: post more, and create more delicious recipes to share with you guys! But, I thought I should get a head start, so this morning, after working out at 6am due to jetlag...I decided to make my brother breakfast. I don't think I have cooked him breakfast since it was fun to be in the kitchen and hangout with him again (: 

This morning he was in the mood for waffles, but not usual waffles. For some reason, today he wanted buttermilk waffles...don't ask me why. So I opened our pantry and grabbed a breakfast cookbook and found the perfect recipe for buttermilk pancakes! The cookbook is from Williams-Sonoma and its their Essentials to Breakfast and Brunch cookbook. Check it out! I love this cookbook, it has so many different options for breakfast and they all look super delicious! 
Now for the recipe, it makes 4 waffles but I decided to make half of the recipe because I didn't think my brother would eat 4 waffles and my parents weren't hungry. I also made a SnapGuide, if you prefer to look at the recipe that way. I personally love SnapGuide because the step-by-step instructions include pictures. Now, I could add all the pictures from the SnapGuide onto this post, but I feel like it would be too know what, what the heck, I'll add them on here too (: But check out the link for the guide here! 
FYI: I didn't have actual buttermilk, so I made my own using lemon juice, its a 1 cup to 1 tablespoon ratio of milk to lemon juice.

-Dry Ingredients
• 1/2 cup all purpose flour
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 5/8 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Wet Ingredients
• 3/4 cup milk ( I used 1/2 cup low fat milk and 1/4 cup whole milk)
• 3/4 tablespoon lemon juice 
• 1 egg
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 tablespoons melted butter (unsalted)

Cook the waffle for 4-5 minutes, but check on it to make sure it doesn't burn! 
Repeat the steps for the second half of the mix (: 
My brother likes his waffles topped with butter and maple syrup. I forgot to soften the butter beforehand so it was a little difficult to spread it around. Oh well, he said they were still DELICIOUS! 

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