Puffy Pancake...journey through time!

How many of you have heard of the puffy pancake?  How about a German pancake?  Apple pancake?  The first time I had a puffy german pancake was at the Original Pancake House back in college in the 1990's.  I think my mother-in-law introduced me to it.  It quickly became a favorite of mine and of my mom.  It was light, puffy and so yummy with butter, powdered sugar and drizzled syrup!  I really never thought I'd be able to recreate it at home.  I mean the thought literally never entered my mind!  And I used to cook back then, but it just seemed to ...more

Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette

Okay.....sorry to keep you all waiting!!  The consensus is that I need to write more and not worry about the "perfect" post, either recipe or photograph wise.  So in keeping with my new more relaxed posting style, I bring you an easy salad dressing I made for my salads last week.  And it was so tasty....it was gone before I ever snapped a picture.  Oops!Citrus Balsamic Vinaigrette3 1/2 T safflower oil (or other healthy oil like sunflower....just not canola....and evoo is too strong)1 1/2 T Balsamic Vinega...more

...for the recipe. 

I'll try it for my next salad dressing and let you know.  ...more

2 month blogaversary!!

10.27.2009 2 month blogaversary!! ...more

Our Favorite Pancakes!!

It's taken quite a bit of tweaking, but I finally have a fluffy pancake recipe we love!  This particular day the girls wanted blueberries, so I used the Cascadian Farms organic mixed berries we buy at Costco which is a mixture of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries.    ...more

Actuallly it's the Cuisinart Griddler which can be used as a griddle or a grill. Love it. ...more

Gingersnaps, Fall and my grain mill

Living in Florida we always have to wait a couple extra months for Fall!  A bummer for me since it is my FAVORITE season, but I don't let that stop me.  I've already started baking more, because Fall always invokes those feelings in me.    ...more

New Beginnings.......

Fresh start to a new month.....and the best part is that my food budget is "full" again!! I love it! Every month I shop at Costco, Whole Foods & Publix. As the month is winding down & ending...I sometimes start to run out of staples in my pantry. ...more