Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Pancakes: One of my Most Versatile Recipes

Sixteen years ago at one of our wedding showers, we received a gift of a blank cookbook; one in which we could write our favorite recipes.  I remember that I thought that it would take forever to fill the pages of that cookbook. While I have not filled every page yet, I am currently on page 52.  Looking back through the pages, I can remember writing just about everyone of them in there.  There are lots of memories starting from when we are first married with instructions on how to cut the recipe in half to later recipes with instructions on how to double (and sometimes triple) the recipes now that we are a family of six.  It is amazing how fast time flies, and however cliché that sounds, it is the absolute truth.  The days are long but the years are short.

One of our most versatile recipes in my cookbook is the recipe for pancakes. They can be for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I like to make them on a Saturday morning, I like to pack them in my kids' lunches, and I like to have them for "breakfast for dinner." As much as we like them, it is important to have a good, reliable pancake recipe on hand. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week Wrap-Up

With the month of May having Teacher Appreciation Week, I thought I would post some of my favorite homemade gifts for teachers.

One of my favorites is the rainbow jar of M&Ms.

Rainbow M&M Jar

This teacher gift was easy to put together.  The directions