There\u2019s just something about having the whole family together in the morning in the kitchen. Probably because it\u2019s so rare! On those few days a year when it does happen for us (usually at Thanksgiving and Christmas), a family favorite of ours is Schmarren. That\u2019s short for Kaiserschmarren, which means \u201cemperor\u2019s mess.\u201d The name comes from the Austrian emperor (Kaiser) Franz Joseph who was very fond of this dish. In our family, my mother-in-law brought this recipe from \u201cthe old country\u201d (Serbia). My wife grew up with it, she prepared it as our sons grew up, and now it will be their turn to pass it on. Simple to make, sweet to the taste and warm to the heart, I hope you\u2019ll enjoy Schmarren\u2014and mornings as a family together\u2014as much as we do.