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Best French Toast Breakfast Recipes

Updated on January 26, 2012

French Toast: The Best Traditional, Fancy, Fun and Favorite Breakfast Recipes

French toast is a classic breakfast favorite amongst people all over the world. In Spain, they call them torrijas. The UK has many names for the bread, from "eggy bread" to "french fried bread," or "gypsy toast." No matter where you have french toast or what it's called, one simple thing remains the same: the recipe consists of bread, preferably day old, dipped in an egg mixture and fried up, sometimes with maple syrup. Delicious! Here you can find some of the best French toast breakfast recipes to choose from, including the traditional recipe that everyone uses.

Directions to Make the Best Breakfast French Toast Ever

The basic ingredients and how to make an outstanding french toast breakfast

French toast couldn't be easier to make, and everyone loves it. Well, nearly everyone! There are many variations you can try out instead of the plain old original recipe (which is still good!). If you don't know how to make french toast, here are some directions for the basic recipe:

Ingredients:

- Eggs

- Bread--nearly any kind will do.

- Milk

- Butter

- Maple syrup

- Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Start by preheating a griddle on medium heat. Place a tablespoon of butter onto the griddle.

2. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Mix 2 eggs with 1/4 cup of milk. Whisk until the yolk is thoroughly mixed.

3. Dip the bread into the milk-egg mixture, coating both sides, then place onto the griddle.

4. Sprinkle cinnamon onto each slice. Cook each side until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup immediately. Enjoy!

And, no one ever said you have to eat this just for breakfast! Try it for dinner one night and it will be just as good. Serve it up with some fresh fruit, and you'll have a meal on your hands.

Perfect for French Toast: The Square Griddle - Fry up your French Toast on this durable square griddle!

This pan is easy to wash, and it's the perfect size for 4 big pieces of French Toast. It distributes the heat evenly, and has a high quality non-stick surface that won't break away over time.

The Best French Toast Recipes - Find more unique French Toast breakfast recipes on the web!

Listed here are some of the best, tried and true french toast recipes to choose from on the web. Whether you're looking for the stuffed variety, blueberry, banana, Hong Kong style or a deep fried version, these recipes will please any taste.

Stonewall Kitchen's Grade A Amber Maple Syrup - Top off your French Toast with an extraordinary syrup!

Stonewall Kitchen is renowned for their extraordinary kitchen items, easy bake mixes, condiments, and toppings like this delicious Grade A Maple Syrup. A great maple syrup will go a long way. You'll need less as a topping, and you'll have a more satisfying authentic maple-tasting breakfast.

French Toast Recipes: From Unique to Basic and Back - The Best French Toast book available

If you're a french toast lover, this book is for you. It's the bible to everyone's favorite breakfast food, including great recipes and tips to spice up your morning meal.

Adventurous French Toast Recipes - Breakfast recipes that go beyond the norm of the french toast world!

Go ahead, be adventurous! These recipes are a great departure from the traditional that you're used to, and still delicious!

Something Different: Blueberry Syrup - The perfect topping for your French Toast!

Blueberry syrup is perfect on breakfast treats like this one. A consistency similar to maple syrup, this blueberry syrup will be just as sweet and tasty. Some have even used it in drinks like lattes!

Tips for Better French Toast

Easy tips to ensure a perfect breakfast every time!

Make a healthier French Toast by using sugar free syrup and a healthy butter spread like Smart Balance. Cut the calories and fat!When making your french toast, there are a few things you can start off with that will make your final product much tastier!

- Make sure the pan is buttered and that there's enough butter to keep the pan greased. Keep an eye on the butter so that it doesn't burn.

- Dip the bread in the egg long enough so that enough mixture soaks into the bread. Too little mixture will simply make toast. Use dry, stale bread to soak up the most batter.

- Serve syrup warmed to keep the french toast warm once it's cooked.

- Don't be afraid to try different types of bread! Use cinnamon bread, raisin bread, corn bread, you name it!

High Quality Maple Syrups - You need great syrup to make great French Toast!

French Toast is just fried bread without the syrup. Make sure you get the best possible kind of syrup for your breakfast and baking! My personal tip: Vermont syrup is often the best maple syrup. But you can find great syrup in New Hampshire, Maine, and even Wisconsin.

A Toast to French Toast... - What spices do you use?

What's your favorite spice to use in french toast?

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Presentation of your French Toast

Make your breakfast meal taste and look phenomenal!

You can do a few things to make your french toast look a little fancier once it's cooked.

- Cut the slices of bread before cooking into triangles. Arrange on top of each other, slightly overlapping.

- Use powdered sugar as a garnish.

- Use whipped cream and fresh fruit to garnsih the top and sides of the french toast.

- Use a long dish to sit the french toast in lengthwise for an attractive presentation.


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      RuthieDenise 5 years ago

      I like to add almond flavoring to my egg mixture.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! I didn't know that French toast could be so amazing.. :D

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      vinodkpillai lm 5 years ago

      Great lens! I have always loved French Toast! Thanks.

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      AlexiaLynn 5 years ago

      I love french toast!!! Great lens!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      You are making me hungry!!! I love French toast!!!

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      Elaine Chen 5 years ago

      i feel hungry now :-) I love to eat french toast

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      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Mmm yumyum! French toast for breakfast... love it! ^_^

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      I love French toast! My secret is to mix some maple sugar, cinnamon and vanilla into the egg-milk batter and to use a higher proportion of milk. Tastes delicious and provides a moist center even after the eggs are allowed to cook thoroughly! Wonderful lens. Blessed!

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      LadiiWallk 5 years ago

      French toast wins over pancakes and waffles no matter what

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      gradientcat 5 years ago

      I tried to make french toast the other day, but I got the ratio of milk to egg wrong.

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      jillbrowne lm 5 years ago

      I get it at Moxies, a western Canadian restaurant chain. Only one location in Calgary serves it on weekdays, though. Market Mall, and only in the morning.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Sometimes we cook ours with peanut butter and slices of banana in between.

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      I always order French Toast when eating breakfast out. Love it!

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      love french toast.

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      Hawaiitom 5 years ago

      Thes are SUPER recipes--my family will LOVE them! Thanks very much!

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      bwet 5 years ago

      yummyyy....!

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      Mercy Girl No9 5 years ago

      I like to add a little vanilla extract as well as fenugreek seasoning. The fenugreek gives it a maple flavoring.

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      candleandblue 5 years ago

      French toast is a sure way of getting my children out of bed, and on time for school. It's got to be eaten with syrup!

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      Deadicated LM 5 years ago

      Cool Lens, I suddenly feel like having French Toast. Instead of using milk, try orange juice; think about it.

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      sarahrk lm 5 years ago

      French toast is one of my favorite things to make. I make a great french toast casserole, but these look good too. Thanks

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      jimmyworldstar 6 years ago

      French toast is a delicious weekend breakfast treat for me. I like to use fresh challah bread and a mix of honey and maple syrup for the sauce. A little dash of cinnamon gives it a nice little kick too.

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      seosmm 6 years ago

      Love french toast! Great info. Very nice lens!

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      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      ***A SquidAngel Blessing Boost *** for making my mouth water! Fabulous yummy page.

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      jtomRN14 6 years ago

      mmmmmmmm!

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      Country1969 6 years ago

      great lens. Love french toast better than pancakes.

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      tienlove 6 years ago

      yummm!! great lens. it's so true that having good maple syrup makes a huge difference. i'm lensrolling this into my breakfast lens :)

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Yummm. Honestly, I have never made French Toast in a way that I deemed great...yet. I am loving the tips in this comment section though!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      My secret is that, as a Belgian, I prepare the original recipe: milk, beaten eggs, frying sliced bread is a very small amount of butter and then spread icing sugar on the fried slices. That's it.

      Why do they add butter on the sliced once cooked? It's horrible! And so bad for the health!

      By the way, the original recipe is called "pain perdu"; which could translate into "leftover bread" or so ;)

      Excellent recipe page!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Once again great recipes from you. Great job

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      Francis Luxford 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love French toast. Though, I haven't had any for a long time. Very tasty lens!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      YUMMY!!!! I LOVE French toast!

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      Helene-Malmsio 6 years ago

      Y - U - M ! Big thumbs up and Like from me!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I love French toast with syrup!

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Mmmmm....I'll have to try some of these recipes.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a yunny Lens, lots of tasty ideas! Thank you so much for your kind visit and support, really appreciated!

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      Fox Music 6 years ago

      Thank you for this Delicious Lens on French Toast Recipes - vanilla and cinnamon for me

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      claudiax3 6 years ago

      ok, that does it! Goodbye diet, hello breakfast

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks to you and this Lens, I know what I am having for Breakfast this weekend!!!

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      Bambi Watson 6 years ago

      Love french toast ~ though I always add vanilla to the eggy mixture & sometime almond extract for special occasions ~ It's also good with a bit of orange juice in the batter, Yum!

      ~ Blessed >*

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens on my favorite breakfast food! Blessed by a Squidoo Angelon 12/16/2010.Have a great holiday!

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      misterfahmi 7 years ago

      Awesome, this is just what i need :)

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      taliasmith23 7 years ago

      when i was pregnant i had a dream that i was making 'waffle toast' pretty much just french toast that you cook in a waffle iron and woke up thinking that i had just invented a new breakfast idea...then i googled it. just kidding i didn't invent anything... but it was okay because i made it for breakfast and it was awesome! this looks like a great recipe too! i will have to try this one out :)

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      bt55 7 years ago

      We like it with cinnamon and just a little vanilla in the batter. Dust the tops with powdered sugar And don't forget a weee dollop of whipped cream on top. MMMM!

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      Steve Arun 7 years ago

      ha ha, this is the mouth watering recipe, I love french toast despite my doc told me to eat less butter. Love your lens.

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      Johann The Dog 7 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Nom!!! Mum loves french toast!

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      irenemaria 7 years ago from Sweden

      I was not hungry when I started to read your lens - now I am!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Oh yum, I love French Toast, I really should make it more often. I like lots of vanilla extract in mine, the good stuff!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      That Creme Brulee French Toast sounds amazing!

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      NealBeam 7 years ago

      OMGOSH! These look Awesome!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      My sweet hubby makes me French Toast every Sunday morning. I will have to make sure he sees your recipe and tips for the Best French Toast Breakfast. Blessed.

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      LadyLovelace LM 7 years ago

      Well, now I'm starving, but I think we have eggs and bread somewhere...

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      JenniferAkers LM 7 years ago

      I love French Toast, and even though it's easy to make, I don't make it often. Love your photos - made me hungry too. ;-) Not sure I'd be adventurous to go outside the classic goodness, though I would try the blueberry syrup. Yummy lens!

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      Karicor 7 years ago

      I'm hungry now! For convenience' sake I use those frozen ones from the grocery during the week, but nothing beats the scent of freshly made french toast wafting through the house on Sunday mornings.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      i like to add cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. and of course, being a new englander, pure maple syrup is the only way to truly enjoy french toast. :)

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      lemonsqueezy lm 7 years ago

      Stale, dry bread soaks up the most batter? Wow... I didn't know that. I always try to use fresh bread. Thanks for the tip.

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wow! I didn't realize there was actually a recipe for French Toast. I just wing it and add milk, eggs and sprinkle with cinnamon. The flat griddle makes sense and would probably work a lot better than a frying pan. I will have to try some of these recipes! Thank you!

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      I made French Toast yesterday morning. It was rather plain, but (like you said) still good. Matter of fact I've never ventured out in the realm of more interesting French Toast varieties. Perhaps it's time. I'm bookmarking this one.

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      CoeGurl 7 years ago from USA

      I was just looking for a great French Toast recipe after reading one of Joanne Fluke's mysteries. She incorporates recipes into her plots and made a French Toast breakfast sound so good but hadn't included the recipe. So thanks so much for this lens and the yummy recipes!

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      lolicious 7 years ago

      Nothing better than some yummy French toast in the morning to start the day right. This lens inspired me to do some tomorrow for breakfast :)

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      CureCandidaNaturally 8 years ago

      Love this page.. making me feel hungry but I live in the Caribbean and I don't have any maple syrup - I will find some now though :-)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love french toast but I hate standing over the stove making it...I'm a little bit of a lazy cook..ha ha I'm going to feature this on my French Toast Bake Recipe lens! Thanks for sharing! 5*****

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      dustytoes 8 years ago

      I make french toast quite a bit...nothing fancy.....Fun lens to make us hungry!

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      JenOfChicago LM 8 years ago

      My secret - top them with seasonal fruit!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Nicely done & blessed. Do come by and see the new and revamped Culinary Favorites from A to Z group! Your lens is being featured under F is for French Toast.

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      momto4 lm 8 years ago

      I'll bet these would be great Christmas morning (or any morning)! Great lens!

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      perfumelover lm 8 years ago

      This lens is so delicious!! Yum~! And by the way, you've got great diversity of lenses here. :)

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      David Gardner 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Making me hungry! Nice lens 5*

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      roamingrosie 8 years ago

      Nice lens! Yummy pictures, too! :) Great tips - I like your suggestion to cut the bread into triangles, I'll have to try that!

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      UMMM..his lens makes me hungry :) You have some great French Toast ideas! The French Toast Lasgna looks interesting! 5*

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Very nice lens. I'm contemplating what to have for breakfast right now, and this sounds good. 5*****

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 8 years ago from Michigan

      Another plateful of fun I am eager to roll to my Laftovers lens. 5-starring and favoriting this one. You whip up some of the tastiest lenses! Yours drooly, Tom

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      rockycha 8 years ago

      Great lens, ***** although I might sneak a little buttermilk into the mixin's, for an extra deep flavor - shhhhh my secret :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love French Toast, and it is so easy to make. Thanks for the lens.

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      BusyQueen 8 years ago

      Greats lens. Very Informative! 5 Stars

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      AndrewGreen LM 8 years ago

      Had some Eggy Bread this morning for breakfast. You can't beat it.

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      JacquelineM LM 8 years ago

      This sounds so delightful! I can't remember that last time I made french toast. I'm betting it will be soon though. LOL Great lens!

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      Sniff It Out 8 years ago

      This is something I have never made before... looks like I've been missing out! :-)

      Welcome to The Cooks Cafe Group

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      French Toast is the meal and dessert in one! We have discover a new baker that makes a cranberry-wild rice bread, he told us about making French Toast with it--oh, so good! We've had it five times! Butter and a little 100% maple syrup are my picks.

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love French toast, a childhood favorite. I learned to add a touch of vanilla to my egg mixture, along with the cinnamon. Mmm, good! Love the lens!

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      JJNW 9 years ago from USA

      Hi! Happy Squidoo Positivity Week! This is a COOL lens! I love french toast. YUMMY! Happy Squidooing and 5 * rating for you!

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      I just love french toast so much BUT haven't made it in several years. Hmmm, I think I need to MAKE it now! Love cinnamon and powdered sugar on mine. ;)

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      Steven Cousley 9 years ago from Young, NSW, Australia

      Great lens, thanks for the tips and variations on the basic recipe. You get 5 stars and a lensroll from me. If you are interested, I have another tip for great french toast on my lens

      https://hubpages.com/food/easy-french-toast-recipe

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 9 years ago

      In my family, we all like French toast.

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      Robin S 9 years ago from USA

      This great lens is now being featured at http://www.cabaretsquidoo.com!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      I have so many childhood memories of slumber parties and French toast. Yummy lens! Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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      Bellezza-Decor 9 years ago from Canada

      Yum, let's make some!*****

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      sisterra 9 years ago

      Another 5 stars!!

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      minnymalse 9 years ago

      Oh gosh! And I am soooo hungry.:)