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I don’t know if I told you guys that we stayed in College Station last week. We spent the days swimming, eating, and sleeping. We caught an A&M baseball game in between our naps. I felt very pampered. I even had a maid.

Our hotel had an all-you-can-eat breakfast for those of us who could wake up before 9:00a.m. It wasn’t the typical hotel breakfast which usually consists of eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy... The restaurant inside of the hotel boasted a hot buffet (which included all of the goodies mentioned above, including grits), a cold buffet, and an omelet bar. The cold buffet featured fresh fruits, yogurts, and even Perrier water ....and capers.

My kids had never seen capers before. I guess, being the redneck chef that I am, I haven’t found much use for them in my kitchen. "Who wants capers on their hotdog?" I described them as tiny round mushy pickles. They were located by the rolled up ham, onion, and cream cheese, so I guess people put them on their bagels? Who knows?!

Don’t get me wrong, I can spell escargot and I like that fine French wine, Mogen David. In fact, I have a French loaf overstuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil baking in the oven as I type. Sounds good, right? Maybe sounds a bit Italian, too? It's European cuisine. Ok, I confess, the French loaf came in a tube, but the basil is fresh!

I think it’s a Pampered Chef recipe that I didn’t follow enough until it became an original recipe.

The word “pampered” is of Dutch or German origin* meaning "to cram with food," which I did…

and will do.

Fancy is:

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I seriously intended to write about omelets, but my silliness took me off topic.

*You might want to check the accuracy of that claim.