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Mini German Pancakes

Mini German Pancakes
Here’s a fun breakfast you can make this weekend. My family love German Pancakes (at our house they are called Hootenannies). So when I saw the idea of making mini ones at a site called Gimme Some Oven I had to try them. Her recipe is basically the same as the one I make in my 9 x 13 pan, but you add the butter to the batter instead of the pan. The great thing about the minis is they turn out as perfect little cups just right to fill with fruit. I also made mine in my Demarle muffin tin, so no need for greasing here. Mini German Pancakes 1 cup milk 6 eggs 1 cup flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. orange zest (optional) 1/4 cup butter, melted Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

idaho sunrise (baked eggs and bacon in potato bowls) I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days. Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government. Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer my idea of a more comforting alternative. Pasta. When life is good, and when life gets crazy, I turn to pasta. And just as it has for years, this one hit the spot. Read more This past Friday night was meant for celebrating. The weather was sit-out-on-the-deck-in-the-cool-evening-breeze perfection. And a very special birthday girl turned the big 3-0. Friends, meet Stacey. Read more TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. Read more Read more I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.

Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal I recently read an article which stated that people who ate dessert for breakfast had less cravings throughout the day and they actually lost more weight than those who swore off sweets completely. When I read this I immediately began thinking about Valentine’s day desserts I could transform into breakfast. Chocolate covered strawberries, red velvet cake, chocolate mouse. The possibilities were endless. After having great luck with baked oatmeal, I thought it would lend itself well to other dessert flavours. I adore the combination of bitter chocolate and sweet cherries so I decided on making black forest cake baked oatmeal. These little cakes are incredible. Healthy Black Forest Baked Oatmeal 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)½ cup applesauce½ cup fat free milk (or dairy free milk, to make vegan)¾ cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)½ Tsp. vanilla extract¼ cup chocolate chips1 Tbsp. chia seeds1 Tbsp. cocoa powder Preheat oven to 375 Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Related posts:

Canning Low Sugar Strawberry Syrup Little BBQ has requested that I make strawberry syrup this year for his pancakes. Last year I made blueberry syrup, and that was a great success. However, I think Little BBQ was in the mood for a little change, so we will probably make both strawberry syrup and blueberry syrup this year. Strawberry syrup for canning is thin unlike the commercial syrups found in the grocery stores, so if you want thick syrup, then heat the syrup on the stove and mix in a little cornstarch before serving. Ingredients modified from Pick Your Own and Blue Book Guide to Canning (yield about 6 half pint jars) 6 ½ cups strawberries, hulls removed and crushed 5 cups water 2 tbsp lemon juice 4 ½ cups sugar Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Posted on This Week's Craving, Your Recipe My Kitchen, Made By You Monday, Market Yourself Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Mangia Monday, Meatless Monday

15 Basic Stir Fry Sauce Recipes - Food and Whine I love a good stir fry and they are a great way to use up odds and ends of meat, vegetable and noodles. And let’s face it, they are a quick and easy dinner solution. Simply cook up some rice or throw in some noodles and it’s a family-pleasing meal. I rarely start with a recipe – just a pile of odds and ends. Here I’ve collected 15 great stir-fry sauce recipes that can be printed to keep handy in the kitchen (or bookmarked, if you prefer). Instructions for all of these recipes … just combine the ingredients in a small bowl, stir well to combine, then add to your stir fry. Lemon Stir-Fry Sauce – Great with seafood stir fries, such as shrimp and/or scallops, as well as chicken. 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tsp. lemon zest 1/2 cup chicken broth 2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1/4 cup sugar Lemon Stir-Fry Sauce II – nice with chicken and seafood. 2/3 cup chicken broth 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. soy sauce 2 -3 tablespoons lemon juice (to taste) Optional: red pepper flakes 3/4 orange juice 1 Tbsp. Tips:

The Comfort of Eggs in a Basket Eggs in a basket was the first meal I ever cooked. I was in 5th grade, and it was a Sunday morning at my best friend's house after a sleepover. We woke up hungry, and for some reason his parents weren't home. This confused me--my parents would never do that--but more important than confusion was the fact that I was terribly hungry, and I didn't see how that problem was going to be solved, since his house never had any cereal in it. "We'll make eggs in a basket," my friend said, pulling out a loaf of bread, a jug of oil, and a carton of eggs. The resulting breakfast was awesome: runny yolk and crisp bread dripping with oil (we filled the skillet so much oil it was basically deep-fried). Ideally, make this with slices of toast cut thick. I guess I have a fondness for very fast and simple eggs + bread dishes, my love of "eggy bread" evidence of this, which is basically French toast without sweetness or spices. What are your go-to quick meals when hunger looms? Eggs in the Basket

Overnight, Slow Cooker, Banana & Coconut Milk Steel-Cut Oatmeal This cooks while you sleep, so you can wake up to the aroma of a delicious, ready-to-eat breakfast. The oats, flax seed, bananas, and coconut milk will give you the fuel to keep going all morning. It's lactose free and vegan, too. Last year I shared two recipes for Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oats, one was apple-cinnamon and the other was cherry-almond. They are healthy, hearty breakfasts that have been very popular with readers. So I thought it was time to try out a new flavor. It was Yummy reader, Bella, who got me thinking about using coconut milk when she asked in the apple cinnamon oatmeal comments about substituting coconut milk for the skim milk in that recipe. Coconut Milk is good for you, too! A power breakfast! Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 6 points per 3/4 cup serving Step-by-step photos for makingSlow Cooker, Banana & Coconut Milk Steel-Cut Oatmeal Step 1. *I recommend using very ripe bananas. *Canned coconut milk is located in the Asian aisle of most groceries stores. Step 2.

Vanilla Bean Scones Recipe Ingredients Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut the butter into tablespoon-sized pieces and incorporate it into the dry ingredients. In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla extract, and vanilla bean.

Onion Ring Sunny-side Up Eggs – Sauteed Onion as a Ring Mold for Eggs | Apr digg Make eggs in onion rings for a easy yet stunning breakfast. Eggs in Onion Rings I think we have established that I love to crack eggs into veggies, using them as “ring molds” for the eggs in the skillet. A fabulous reader commented that onion slices might make a nice egg mold, so the gauntlet was thrown down. This is a great version of the eggs in veggie ring molds – sauteed onions are so delicious, and give a nice tang to the eggs. Slice your onion into 1/2 inch slices. Now just sprinkle with kosher salt and cracked black, and sit back and wait for the raves! Perfect for a Meatless Monday breakfast! From the molten yolk and bacon crunch of a hand-held breakfast, to the gooey charm of grilled cheese for lunch, nothing matches the simple pleasures of well-made sandwiches. They're quick to assemble, infinitely adaptable, easy to eat, and immediately satisfying—the very definition of good food. The 25 sandwiches you're about to meet can be thrown together during the average basketball halftime or, with practice, during the seventh-inning stretch. (Who needs hot dogs, anyway?) Use each recipe as a basic road map, but bring your talent for finding creative routes. Think BLT, but better. More on 20 Ways to Stick to Your Workout 2. Layer pieces of ciabatta or a sturdy sandwich roll with grated fontina or mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, sliced figs, and arugula. More on 100 Ways to Live Forever 3. In a bit of olive oil, fry a good-quality sweet Italian sausage until it's crisp and brown. More on 33 Simple Ways to Turn Her On 4. 5.

Coconut Whipped Cream « Nutty Kitchen We love our whipped cream in coffee, on berries for dessert, really on any of our primal desserts. But it’s nice to have an alternative to dairy and for our Paleo friends. Henry thought it would be good to have some cold coconut milk and stuck a can into the fridge for a couple of hours. When he opened it he noticed that it had gotten very thick on top, so he scooped it out and noticed that it had separated from the coconut water. So he added a little cinnamon and a little organic vanilla extract to the thick coconut and whipped it up. So since then we’ve been enjoying our morning cup of coffee with a spoon full. So here are a couple of pictures for you – try it, it is so incredibly easy and completely gluten and dairy-free. Step 1: Take a “full fat” can of Organic Coconut Milk and place it in the fridge for some time or best over night Refrigerated Coconut Milk being scooped out by Henry Coconut Water Step 4: Enjoy every bite, anyway you like! Like this: Like Loading...

Flower Power Eggs – Bell Pepper Ring Molds for Sunny Side Up Eggs! | Apron digg Who needs expensive copper or stainless steel egg or pancake ring molds when you can use pretty, bright bell peppers? For those of you alive in the 1970′s, travel back in time with me for just a minute. Remember “Flower Power?” There’s no recipe, really, just three steps: 1) Cut bell peppers into 1/2 inch rings; 2) Place in a non-stick lightly oiled skillet; and 3) Crack an egg in the middle of each ring and cover and cook over low heat until done. We didn’t have Meatless Mondays in the 70′s, but if we did, we would have been making these for breakfast! Easy.

Ethan Allen Sandwiches Yes, I am still working my way through my post-vacation “cook every great thing I had to eat while in Vermont” syndrome. I think this might be the end of it, but it is a delicious and easy one. I should begin by saying I am a big fan of The Grilled Cheese Sandwich. So this concludes my retrospective of Meals I Ate On My Vermont Vacation. Ingredients Two slices country bread (I used ciabiatta bread) 1/4 cup shredded Vermont cheddar 2-4 slices thin-sliced ham (or more, if you want) 3 thin slices Granny Smith apple Butter Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Lady Behind the Curtain » Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Syrup I’ve made pizza, sandwiches and muffins in a waffle maker. Why not make cinnamon roll waffles! IDEA: Slice them into sticks, pour a little syrup into the bottom of a wide mouth cup, place the sticks in with just the tips touching the syrup and you’ve got a nice dippers for the kids or you can serve them up this way for a buffet. Want to add another layer of flavor? How about CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE BUTTER!!! Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Syrup Slice these into sticks and serve as dippers! Ingredients 17.5 ounce can of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting For the Cream Cheese Syrup: cream cheese frosting (from cinnamon roll can) 1 tablespoon corn syrup 1 tablespoon water Instructions Spray waffles iron with cooking spray, place 4 cinnamon rolls on a PREHEATED waffle iron and close to cook. Cook until light goes off ( WARNING!!! Mix together the frosting and the corn syrup. Notes

This Guide to Asian Noodles Makes Sure You Cook Ramen, Soba, and Udon Perfe Once you dive into the world of asian noodles, you'll learn there's more than just ramen to enjoy. Rice noodles (also sold as Rice Stick), udon noodles, soba noodles, and more are all easy to find, but can be tricky to cook well. This video from the folks at America's Test Kitchen shows you the differences, and offers some tips to best cook each type. If you don't know how to prep these different types of noodles, it can be tough figuring out which ones are starchy and should be rinsed before serving, and which ones can be used in cold preparations like noodle salads or soups. Contrary to many other noodle types, a surprising number of the noodles mentioned in the video should be rinsed to get the excess salt or starch off before serving—especially when served in a stir fry or a soup that wouldn't take kindly to all the starch. The video above does a great job of walking you through each type of noodle and showing you what they look like both dried and cooked. Title photo by Pelican .