Brown Sugar Cinnamon Breakfast Syrup


I cut my daughter’s hair tonight. She wanted it long in the front and short in the back. Very stylish. So, we agreed and I took the snippers to her dainty locks.
“Okay, it’s done,” I announced and led her into the bathroom, where she could admire the new do.
She smiled. Turned her head left, then right. “It’s okay, mom. But, I really wanted it shorter.”
I hesitated. Wanting her to have the haircut she’d been dreaming of, I took the snippers again to her hair. Chop. Chop. Feather. Snip. Chop.
Back into the bathroom. “Is THIS how you want it? It’s reaaaaaally short.”
“Uh-huh,” she said. She sounded dubious.
I waited a minute. Watched her watch herself. Her eyes were wide open, glancing thoughtfully at her forehead, near her ear. “I’m just thinking. Maybe some kids at school will say something behind my back. They’ll say it’s really short.”
My heart sank. Oh, no. I’d really messed up. I began conjuring ideas for giant, tulle hairbows. Thinking of where I could get gorgeous hats for the next three months. Wondered how many curls we could stick around those sweet cheeks of hers.
“But,” she interrupted my thoughts, “I’m just gonna tell ‘em… I look cute.” She flipped off the light in the bathroom, heading out the door, on her way.
And on that note, our week will begin. It may be crazy. It may not be perfect. But, We’ll look cute. So there.



Brown-Sugar Cinnamon Syrup


1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


In a small saucepan, whisk together all ingredients over medium-high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved and the syrup is very warm. Spoon hot over french toast or drizzle over ham frying in a griddle pan.

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10 Responses to “Brown Sugar Cinnamon Breakfast Syrup”

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    Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" on February 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm Reply

    Your daughter's hair sounds really cute!I bet all her friends will like it. =)

    I've been looking for a homemade syrup recipe, I saw one long ago but lost the link. Thank you for this one, I'll have to try it. We do pancakes every weekend.

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    Karly on February 7, 2011 at 8:34 am Reply

    Your daughter sounds likes my kinda girl! How cute!

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    my little celebration on February 7, 2011 at 8:41 am Reply

    Great recipe idea! I've seen my friend's grandmother make syrup before but had never thought to get the recipe. Thanks for sharing!!!

    I also really enjoyed the hair story and your little heart-shaped ham : )

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    Michelle on February 7, 2011 at 11:49 am Reply

    that looks delicious and so simple to make. I'm going to try it this weekend. :)

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    The Waggoner Family on February 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm Reply

    sounds yummy!!!

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    ♥peachkins♥ on February 8, 2011 at 1:26 am Reply

    now, I'm curious on how cute she is!

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    Dee on February 10, 2011 at 7:23 am Reply

    I just whipped up your MIL's syrup this morning! Dee-licious!! Thank you so much for the recipe! Would love to see pix of your daughter's new 'do!

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    marla on February 20, 2011 at 6:52 am Reply

    How is your daughter doing with the new hair??? She sounds like a champ! Great syrup girl.

    • Brooke replied: — February 20th, 2011 @ 9:45 pm

      Marla- You are so adorable to ask! She’s doing great. Looks like a pixie, and is as cute as ever. Hugs!

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