Morning Show Insider: What Kim DeGiulio likes to eat on a snow day (recipe included)

French Toast
French Toast

DETROITKim DeGiulio: It’s a snow day!!

Kim DeGiulio
Kim DeGiulio

These days, I dread the snow. I hate how it makes the roads dangerous to drive in and I hate how cold it is!! But I try to remember the kid in me. The girl who used to love the snow...because snow = SNOW DAY!!

There was nothing like the feeling of getting woken up by my mom and hearing her say “SNOW DAY”! I’d usually go back to bed for a little bit then come downstairs for breakfast. My mom would usually make me French toast (my favorite) on snow days. I remember I would cover my breakfast with powdered sugar to make it look like the snow outside. It was so delicious.

My grandparents used to own a home that looked out to a golf course so there was a big hill in their backyard. After breakfast, we would go over there during the day to go sledding. We would usually go as a family and invite lots of friends too. We would spend hours on that hill! When we got cold we could go into my grandparents basement for hot cocoa and snacks. Those were the best days!!

So while I dread the snow today, I’ll try and keep in mind how much joy the snow used to bring me. I hope today the kids who have a snow day can build memories like my snow day memories. Maybe you’ll feel inspired to make your kids some French toast this morning! Here’s an easy recipe:


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Syrup
  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter

Cooking instructions:

  • In a shallow bowl beat eggs, vanilla and cinnamon. Stir in milk
  • Dip bread in egg, turning to coat both sides evenly
  • Cook bread slices on lightly greased nonstick griddle or skillet on medium heat until browned on both sides.
  • Serve with butter, syrup and LOTS of powdered sugar

Most importantly -- ENJOY!

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History Highlights: February 27th

  • In 1801, the District of Columbia was placed under the jurisdiction of Congress.
  • In 1911, inventor Charles F. Kettering demonstrated his electric automobile starter in Detroit by starting a Cadillac’s motor with just the press of a switch, instead of hand-cranking.
  • In 1922, the Supreme Court, in Leser v. Garnett, unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote.
  • In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, limiting a president to two terms of office, was ratified.
  • In 1960, the U.S. Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviets, 3-2, at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. (The U.S. team went on to win the gold medal.)
  • In 1991, Operation Desert Storm came to a conclusion as President George H.W. Bush declared that “Kuwait is liberated, Iraq’s army is defeated,” and announced that the allies would suspend combat operations at midnight, Eastern time.

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