Food Network's Aaron McCargo, Jr., Heats Up the Breakfast Table

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. (May 5, 2011)-- Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast has teamed up with celebrity chef, Aaron McCargo, Jr., to show America why breakfast is the most important – and delicious – meal of the day.  Inspired at an early age by watching his own mom at the stove, Aaron McCargo, Jr. has since become one of Food Network's fastest-rising stars. With the release of his new cookbook Simply Done, Well Done, McCargo is encouraging everyone to get into the kitchen to start their mornings right.

"My love of creating delicious, wholesome meals comes from years of enjoying my mom's home cooking," said McCargo. "I was excited to learn that Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast products are just like homemade and that the team making them put the same love and care into them as my mom did, and now I do, when in the kitchen."

With the help of McCargo's no fuss cooking techniques, the use of simple ingredients and Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast, even culinary beginners will be whipping up tasty breakfast treats while spending less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends.

Sample recipes from Aaron McCargo, Jr., and Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast include:

  • Buttermilk Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Compote: Jazz up Aunt Jemima Frozen Buttermilk Pancakes with this easy and light jam-like sauce
  • Homestyle French Toast Monte Cristo: A classic recipe simplified! Layer slices of turkey, ham and mozzarella between two slices of Aunt Jemima Homestyle French Toast for a quick and satisfying meal
  • Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, Bacon and Gruyere Cheese Omelet: Eggs are a great complement to pancakes, waffles and French toast. Nice and light, this is a great summertime dish.

Try these great recipes from Aaron for your next breakfast – whether it's celebrating Mother's Day or simply kick-starting Monday morning.

More recipes, coupons for Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast products and more can be found at While on the page, watch the video that caught Aaron's attention and stars three of our dedicated employees from the Jackson, TN, plant: Jennifer Franklin, Charley Schumaker and Susie Tomlinson. Learn how every batch of Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes is made from scratch – they use real ingredients, pour the batter on a cast-iron griddle, wait until the pancakes bubble around the edges and then flip them to fluffy perfection.

About Aunt Jemima Frozen Breakfast
Aunt Jemima® has been associated with high quality, great tasting breakfast products for over 100 years. Aunt Jemima® Frozen Breakfast offers an easy breakfast solution, with a full variety of homemade-tasting items that can be prepared in minutes in the toaster or the microwave.  Aunt Jemima® Frozen Breakfast includes light and fluffy pancakes, warm and delicious waffles, hand-dipped and griddle-cooked French toast, complete single-serve breakfast entrees and portable breakfast sandwiches. Aunt Jemima® is a registered trademark of The Quaker Oats Company and is used under license. For more information on Aunt Jemima® Frozen Breakfast, log onto