Friday, September 17, 2010

Zucchini and Carrot Muffins

I was very disappointed this morning when I got up to make these WONDERFUL muffins only to find out I had just enough flour to make buttermilk pancakes... shame on me!

We tried this recipe last week and just loved it. I hope you give it a try, too! We didn't have cranberries, we'll have to try that another day, but topped half of our batch with poppy seeds. You can't eat just one! We found ourselves sharing with neighbors and snacking on them throughout the day...


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An Apple For Teacher

I've recently had the pleasure of purchasing a fun little pattern to make gifts for teachers at my son's school. The pattern for this Adorable Apple Cozy was easy to follow and worked up in less than an hour.

If you're looking for a quick crochet project pattern, I recommend this one!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Yummy Buttermilk Pancakes

Believe it or not, you CAN make pancakes from scratch that are waaaaaay better than any box mix!

In our house, we use:

1 c. flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. oil
1 c. buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Next, stir together wet ingredients in a separate bowl, then combine to dry mixture. Spoon into pan or onto griddle set to medium-high heat. (Use a dry, non-stick skillet if you have one!) Batter will be thick, so with the back of your spoon spread batter to about 4" in diameter. Once your pancakes start to bubble, flip 'em! They'll cook another minute or two...

When substituting regular milk for the buttermilk, use only 3/4 cup. We also make apple pancakes and add 1 tsp. cinnamon to the flour mixture and toss in about 3/4 chopped apple at the end.

Have fun experimenting with your own add-ins... ENJOY!