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Perfect Pancakes and Strawberry Butter

Perfect Pancakes and Strawberry Butter
In my opinion, pancakes are the most perfect of breakfast foods. However, not all pancakes are created equal and I’ve been on a lifelong quest to find the perfect pancake recipe. My ideal pancake is thick and cakey, yet still maintaining a light fluffiness. My friends, I think my quest is over. I started with Ian’s dad’s traditional Saturday morning recipe and adjusted the baking powder, salt, and egg ratios until somehow I stumbled onto this combination that makes a great thick batter that puffs up into beautiful fluffy pancakes. Perfect Pancakes Makes about 8 medium sized pancakes, enough for about 2-3 people with good appetites 1 1/2 cup flour 2 Tbsp sugar 4 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 2 eggs 1 1/3 cup milk, at room temperature 1 Tbsp butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla In a medium mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside. Strawberry Butter Combine all in a blender or food processor.

Cinnamon Toast Rolls The USDA released its new food pyramid the other day (which is actually a plate now instead of a pyramid), and I am sorely disappointed to report that cinnamon rolls did not appear anywhere on that plate. I think by now most of us know what should be on our dinner plate in terms of healthy, well-rounded nutrient-laden meals, but it is my considered opinion that our breakfast plate should include cinnamon rolls now and then. And not just any cinnamon roll, mind you, but how ‘bout a homemade cinnamon roll hybrid that is a cross between a cinnamon roll and cinnamon toast, is super easy to make and gosh darn delicious. In honor of their ancestry, I call these little gems cinnamon toast rolls, and here’s all you need to make them… Yep. Trim the crusts off of the bread Roll the bread really flat Brush both sides of the bread with butter Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar Roll in any fashion you like (I’ve also folded them into little triangles) Cinnamon Toast Rolls Click here for a printable recipe

Red Velvet Rice Krispies Treats You may have noticed I share a lot of Rice Krispies Treats, especially around the holiday. Can you blame me though? They’re sweet, gooey and oh-so-good! And these red velvet treats are to die for! Had it not been for my kiddos little sweet happy fingers, I wouldn’t have found the restraint to not eat them all. If you’re making these to just eat, no need to get fancy but if you’re making them for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, you’ll want to check out Wilton’s selection of cookie cutters. In a small jelly roll pan you can press the treats thin enough to cut with the heart shaped cutters. With a piping bag (or plastic sandwich bag) you can frost these with pretty designs in a cream cheese frosting that makes them even sweeter. Share ‘em, eat ‘em, whatever you do, don’t leave them unattended and expect to find anything left but crumbs left over. Red Velvet Rice Krispies Treats Hearts Author: Cat Davis Type: Dessert Serves: 8 Ingredients Instructions

Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast | Everyday Home Cook - StumbleUpon This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to a special brunch… Make her this delicious french toast! Personally, this is a very special Mother’s Day for me, since I am now the proud mother of both a son and a daughter. My little girl will be 3 weeks old this Saturday, the 7th. She is quite precious, and I am loving every second of being a mother of two! I made this for my mom when she recently visited a few weeks ago after the birth of my daughter. Begin by making the caramel layer… It’s simple: sugar and butter. Next, slice up your french bread. Now that you know how many slices will fit, pour the caramel into the dish. The egg mixture can be combined by hand with a whisk, but it’s so simple to put everything in a blender. Chill the bread in the refrigerator overnight. Let it sit on the counter while you preheat the oven, and then bake until the bread gets to be light golden brown. Flip a piece of toast over onto a plate so the caramel is on top, and serve while hot! Caramel Sauce 1/2 cup butter

2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie.The preparation is beyond easy… just have a look… First you need this stuff. 1. 2. 3. 4. Save a few for the top, if you wish to.5. Ta-dah! 6. Cinnamon Rolls 101 Hey! I have a great idea. Why not start a holiday tradition of delivering these delicious cinnamon rolls to your friends and cohorts? Growing up, my mom always made them for her good friends at Christmastime, and you could literally hear the primal groans of pure joy rising from the rooftops of our town. A warning. Let’s start by making the dough. Mix 1 quart of whole milk, 1 cup of vegetable oil, and 1 cup of sugar in a pan. When the mixture is lukewarm to warm, but NOT hot, sprinkle in 2 packages Active Dry Yeast. Let this sit for a minute so the yeast gets all warm and moist and happy. Then add 8 cups of all-purpose flour. Stir mixture together. After an hour, the dough will look like this. Now add 1 more cup of flour… 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder… And 1 "scant" (less than a full) teaspoon baking soda and 1 heaping tablespoon of salt. Stir mixture together. Let’s do that, shall we? Sprinkle surface generously with flour. Take half the dough and form a rough rectangle. Oh, by the way?

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes There are certain recipes that when I see I absolutely have to make. This doesn’t happen all that often. Usually I’ll admire something and bookmark it, maybe getting inspired by another beautiful recipe along the way. You basically start with a classic pancake, (this recipe below or your own,) and swirl in a cinnamon, brown sugar, butter mixture. I highly recommend you makes these happen in your life very soon. Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1 large egg, lightly beaten Cinnamon Filling: 1/2 cup butter, melted 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon Glaze: 4 Tablespoons butter 2 ounces cream cheese 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Prepare pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Notes The filling portion listed above is WAY too much for 4 medium pancakes.

Low Calorie Dessert Recipes - 300 Calorie Dessert Recipes Getting swimsuit-ready doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the sweets. At just 300 calories per serving (or fewer!), these guilt-free, low-calorie desserts will not only satisfy your cravings—they’ll keep you right on track to a slimmer summer-you. From chocolatey Frozen Mousse Triangles to fruity Light Lemon Cake and Mixed Berry Parfaits, these treats will only feel like a splurge. Dessert Recipes Under 300 Calories: 1. A little bit of lemon goes a long way in this light and simple bundt cake recipe, which can be piled high with your favorite fresh fruit topping. 2. Tired of the same old premade pudding cup? 3. Small miracles happen every day, like this 10-minute recipe that combines milk chocolate mousse, mini marshmallows and chocolate graham crackers into a crave-worthy frozen treat that’s just 150 calories per serving. 4. Creamy, refreshing and full of strawberry flavor—you’ll never believe that a slice of this scrumptious shortcake sets you back just two grams of fat. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Bananas Foster French Toast | Handle the Heat Bacon Jam Recipe I love bacon. It was one of the few things I would eat as a picky child, much to the dismay of my mom. (Other choice items included plain white rice and Coco Pebbles). If they had bacon jam back in the day, you better believe that it would have been one of my staples. I adapted this recipe from one I found on Martha Stewart. I am meaty, I am jammy: I AM BACON JAM! Bacon Jam Recipe adapted from marthastewart.comyield: half a cup1/2 pound bacon, finely chopped 1/2 small onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon red chili flakesIn a medium saucepan, cook the bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crispy and lightly browned.

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