Pancakes are an American classic. Breakfast and brunch would simply be incomplete without them piled high and served with syrup, butter, and all of your topping favorites. While the pancake has been a part of your mornings for as long as you can remember, it also dates back thousands of years! Explore the history and traditions behind your favorite breakfast food, the pancake!
The Origin of Pancakes
Pancakes have been around for centuries as a favorite staple in many cultures’ diets. They began over 30,000 years ago during the Stone Age. Researchers
It is no secret that we are kind of obsessed with breakfast here. We enjoy every single aspect of breakfast from smelling freshly brewed coffee or hearing that sweet sizzle of bacon in a frying pan.
With what is going on in the world, more and more people are staying home to avoid getting sick so we decided to put together a list of our favorite breakfast items that you can pick up next time you are at the store.
We all know at least one person who LOVES having breakfast for dinner. We also all know someone who thinks it is absolute madness to have breakfast for dinner. We thought we would try and settle the debate today. Now, our restaurants are not open for dinner but we are not, by any means, letting that cloud our opinion.
Breakfast for Dinner is Delicious but Not the Norm
Breakfast food is delicious and you should be able to enjoy it at any time of day. The reason why more people aren’t on
Time spent gathered around the table is about more than just great food. For children, eating meals as a family has a positive impact on social development, self-esteem, and even physical and mental health.
We really wanted to talk about the delicious breakfast treat that is, waffles. You can enjoy them a ton of different ways, and let’s be honest, they are a breakfast favorite! Let’s hear it for waffles!
Kate’s Kitchen and Ronnie’s Restaurant are no strangers when it comes to breakfast foods of all types. Recently we did a post putting waffles up against pancakes, but when it comes to breakfast meat we all have our preferences when given a choice.
5 Delicious Reasons You Should be Eating More Yogurt
Maybe you already love yogurt or maybe you’re one of the many who isn't quite sure they should be indulging in the creamy dairy concoction. Whatever your stance is, there are many benefits and delicious reasons you should partake in eating yogurt more often. Here are a few of advantages to getting a daily dose [...]
5 Delicious Hacks for Eating Healthier at Restaurants
Deciding to live a healthier lifestyle can be a lot of work. Eating better means more meal prep and taking more time to consider what you put in your body. By prepping and cooking your meals at home, you are better able to know what you are eating which helps you to be healthier. But if you are like most people, you probably like to dine out every now and then. So now that you are eating better, how do you stay true to your healthy lifestyle when at a
How to (Finally) Become a Morning Person in 5 Easy Steps (Backed Up By Science)
Do you find it hard to wake up each morning, even if it’s a weekend, and you should be out soaking in the sun? You are most likely a night owl. Don’t be so hard on yourself because you can’t escape genetics. If you want a simple explanation, your Circadian rhythm is delayed than most people so you get sleepy late and wake up late. Fortunately for you, there are ways to cope with your genetic makeup and train yourself to become a morning person. Read on and discover how
Sausage & Bacon: The Unsung Heroes of Breakfast Food
Sausage and bacon are staples in the classic breakfast menu. Not only are they temptingly delicious, but they are also heavenly breakfast items that will keep you going all day. Plus, along with eggs, both sausage and bacon are good sources of protein!
It’s the fact that they are classified as great protein-rich foods recommended by food experts and nutritionists that makes them the unsung heroes of the American breakfast. When consumed in moderation, they can have nutritional benefits that you simply don’t want to miss out on. Read on and
Where to Find the Best Pork Tenderloin Sandwich in Kansas City
One of the best deals you’ll find in the Midwest is the delicious breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. BPT, as it is otherwise known, is a tender pork loin cutlet fried to a crisp with a soft burger bun and some greens.
Each state has a variation of the pork tenderloin sandwich, making it a delicious meal to look out for when visiting the Midwest. Kansas City, for one ,has thousands of restaurants offering pork tenderloin sandwiches and each with its own unique twist to the well-loved traditional dish. So how do
What to Look for in the Best Breakfast Restaurant in Lenexa, KS
Sundays are normally family days. A day when the family chooses to have breakfast in a cool place in town, saving you from having to labor in the kitchen on such a fun and fine day. Every family deserves a treat on a Sunday, especially when it comes to breakfast.
But where to go? If you live in Lenexa, KS, finding the best breakfast restaurant might be a bit of a challenge. But not to worry—we’ve narrowed it down to the following ingredients: a family-friendly environment, affordable options for everyone, plenty
Where to Find The Best Eggs Benedict in Kansas City
Eggs Benedict is an important part of the traditional American breakfast and brunch. It is a careful blend of poached egg, Hollandaise sauce, ham or bacon in between two fresh slices of an English muffin. For most people in Kansas City, these ingredients are necessary to create the best, most delicious version of this popular American brunch dish. So where do you go for the best Eggs Benedict in Kansas City? The answer is simple: Kate’s Kitchen and Ronnie’s Restaurant. Let’s take a look at this classic breakfast staple. We dare you
Where to Find the Best Reuben Sandwich in Kansas City
Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? But not just anything will do; the bigger, the better. Meat, cheese, and dressing all housed between two slices of fresh, soft bread. There are many types of sandwiches out there, but one of the most iconic around is the Reuben. With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, there’s no better time than now to get yourself the best Reuben sandwich in Kansas City. Read on to learn more about this delicious classic!
Why We Give Chocolate to Our Sweethearts And Other Valentine’s Day Facts
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The store shelves are stocked full of heart-shaped boxes filled with delectable assortments of chocolates. Have you ever looked at those boxes and wondered why we buy these sweets for our sweethearts, and how the whole ritual got started? Here’s a little history behind the tradition, along with a few other lovely Valentine’s Day fun facts.
The History of Valentine’s Day Chocolates
The roots of Valentine’s Day go way back, as far back as Roman times actually. However, back then, the holiday named for Saint
Every year, after the clock strikes midnight on January first, ushering in the New Year, many people make resolutions, promising to make positive changes to better their lives. You may promise to lose weight, be healthy, be happy. Most resolutions are vague, and if you are like a good portion of those who make resolutions, you abandon your resolution a month or so later, finding it too difficult to stick to. Making resolutions in the New Year is a wonderful idea, and can really help you to visualize your goals
Christmas Breakfast Traditions from Across the World
The holiday season is a time for family and to celebrate favorite family traditions. For many families, the center of the Christmas celebration is the dinner table. But on Christmas morning, for many cultures across the world, breakfast isn’t just any old thing. In fact, Christmas breakfast traditions are just as important as the rest of the traditions that happen throughout the day.
Many countries in Europe have their own special Christmas breakfast traditions. Germany is well known for stollen, a fruit cake made from yeasted dough, candied fruit and almonds.
After months of hard work, Ronnie’s Restaurant is now open for business in Lenexa, KS! We just couldn’t keep Kate’s Kitchen’s made-from-scratch goodness solely to the Northland, so we are now proudly serving in the heart of south Kansas City at 12812 W. 87th Street Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66215.
Ronnie’s Restaurant: Different Name, Same Great Taste
Ronnie is Kate’s little brother. And like his sister, Ronnie loves to help out at the restaurant, escorting customers to their tables, and even helping at the register from time to time. Kate and Ronnie truly make both of our
Right after Thanksgiving comes the biggest, and craziest, shopping day of the year: Black Friday. The average person gets up well before the sun, often 3 am or earlier, to wait in line for the best Black Friday deals. You’ll be doing quite a bit of moving and contending with hundreds of other shoppers, and for these reasons, it’s important that you have on-the-go snacks to power you through when things inevitably get crazy.
Hummus is a great source of protein as well as many essential vitamins and minerals. Made from
There are many reasons why individuals make the choice to reduce their meat consumption or switch to a meat-free diet. Vegetarians are those who abstain from consuming meat and sometimes animal by-products. But did you know that there are different types of vegetarians? Whether you make the change for your health, for the animals, or the environment, there are numerous benefits to a plant-based lifestyle. Whether you are an ovo-lacto-vegetarian, lacto-vegetarian, or vegan, Kate’s Kitchen has options to accommodate your specific needs! Let’s take a look at all the reasons
Bread has been a staple in many cultures’ diets for centuries. There’s a reason why the old saying refers to the essentials as the “bread and butter.” There are few things more essential to a classic home cooked meal then a warm roll, slice, or loaf of bread. At Kate’s Kitchen, we serve a wide variety of breads that we use to make our delicious sandwiches. The difficult part is deciding which one to choose! We can help by guiding you through the differences between sandwich breads so that you
Everyone loves breakfast and lunch but when you put them together it couldn’t be a more beautiful combination…BRUNCH! Kansas City brunch is now more popular than ever with so many great local restaurants to choose from. Here at Kate’s Kitchen, we know the brunch rush all too well. We have learned all of the tips and tricks and have put together the Kansas City Brunch Survival Guide to help make your dining experience the best it can be!
1) Avoid The Rush
Whether you’re an early bird or like sleeping in, hitting
Potatoes are a staple starch all over the world. It’s easy to see why with thousands of different varieties grown and just as many ways to incorporate them into your meal. The average American consumes 142 pounds of potatoes a year making it the most consumed produce. If the fact that they have their own national holiday isn’t reason enough, these are 5 reasons you should eat potatoes.
1. They Are Absolutely Delicious!
Potatoes are delicious, there’s no denying it! They are the ultimate comfort food that reminds you of home. What’s
It’s hard to put into words how much our moms mean to us. They sacrifice so much on a daily basis out of love for their families, whether it’s recognized or not. Moms truly are selfless, always putting their loved ones first before themselves. Mother’s Day is such a special day to honor the women in our lives who do so much without expecting anything in return. Of course, it might seem impossible to repay our mothers for their selflessness and unconditional love—but we can sure try. Let Kate’s Kitchen
Dining together as a family isn’t always easy in today’s society. You have to rush to work in the morning; the family is rarely together for lunch time; between phone calls, video games, must-see television shows, and homework, it would take a miracle to get everyone to sit at the table at the same time for family mealtime. However, eating at least one meal together as a family each day has significant benefits for each member of your family – and once you get into the habit, it may not
Ancient Holiday Breakfasts: The Origins of the Easter Egg
The majority of Americans have grown up familiar with the custom of decorating eggs and gathering candy in honor of the Easter holiday. The rituals that we loved as kids ushered in the spring season, and helped those raised in Christian families celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. But where did traditions like the Easter egg come from? Let’s find out.
The Easter Egg
Although the Easter egg is commonly thought of as a secular symbol for a Christian holiday, eggs and bunnies do have some roots in Christianity, however obscure. As early as the 13th Century, people began decorating
Over the years the debate over the egg has raged on. Some people claim that eggs are perfectly healthy and even a vital part of a well-balanced diet; others claim that eating eggs will lead to elevated cholesterol, heart issues, and other similar conditions. But what is the truth about the egg? Should we eat eggs regularly, occasionally, or not at all? Here are a few things to consider.
The primary reason eggs have been demonized is because of their high cholesterol content: an average egg contains about 2/3 of a
At Kate’s Kitchen, It Pays to Eat a Healthy Breakfast
It happens all the time— you slept in thirty minutes, you had to get the kids on the bus, and the only thing you had time to eat before work was the chocolate pudding cup you grabbed on your way out. Oh well, you think, I’ll eat at lunch in a few hours…it’s not a big deal. Skipping breakfast, however, can have more devastating effects on your weight and your health than you might imagine.
Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast
After fasting all night as you sleep, your body is running low
Cinnamon rolls are good any time of year, but we swear they taste even better around Christmastime. The smell, the taste—it’s almost impossible to enjoy the sweet spiciness of cinnamon without thinking of Christmas. From eggnog to cookies to Christmas morning cinnamon rolls, cinnamon is synonymous with the most joyful time of year. But why? The answer lies in the history of cinnamon itself.
Cinnamon’s Fascinating History
In terms of history, cinnamon as we know it comes from Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. It was introduced to Europe by
At Kate’s Kitchen, we have many things to be grateful for. From the amazing community we are a part of to having families that love and support us, we can’t think of a better day to express our gratitude than Thanksgiving. Here are the things we’re most thankful for this Thanksgiving:
1. Our Staff
We are so thankful for our amazing staff. We could not ask for a better group of hard working individuals who make Kate’s Kitchen the dining experience you know and love. Everyone is so enthusiastic,
The 11 Best Diner Lingo Phrases and How to Use Them
When you think of a breakfast diner, you can’t help but think of the greasy spoons of yesteryear and the colorful and hilarious diner lingo used by the staff that went along with it. Originally used as mnemonic devices (shorthand) to help waiters and cooks get your meal out lickety-split, diner lingo is a language of its own. But even if you never get the basics down, you’ll appreciate the vivid creativity behind the diner lingo of a bygone era.
Sunday’s are meant for rest, relaxation and family. But that doesn’t mean your Sunday shouldn’t be filled with fun (and delicious food)! Here are three convincing reasons why you should plan your next Sunday Fun Day (or any gathering, for that matter!) at Kate’s Kitchen.
1. Plenty of Options for Everyone
At Kate’s Kitchen, we offer delicious options for almost everyone. From classic breakfast staples like waffles and pancakes to kid-friendly meals like chicken fingers, you’re sure to please everyone in your group—even the person who only wants a cup