Saturday, January 30, 2021

Peanut Butter Protein Pancakes


Saw this You Tube Video, I knew I had to make it.

It did turn out very tasty and it is healthier than the traditional pancake. I would make this again, but it might not be practical to feed a family. This recipe is for one pancake. Yes, one large pancake. I quadrupled the recipe because I was also making it for my son. 2 eggs goes into a single serving, I need 8 eggs. I made flax seed eggs for half of this so I only need 4 eggs. I did that by using 1/4 cup ground flax seed with 3/4 cup of water. Let it sit for 15 minutes. 
I made 3 pancakes, one for me and two for my son, and I made mini pancakes with the rest of the batter for my breakfast throughout the week. I plan on sandwiching some peanut butter and mini chocolate chips.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Hotdog Cheesy Pancakes

After seeing an episode on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, I thought I would try making pancakes with hotdogs in it. I thought about the pancakes a bit and wanted to a recipe that had yeast in it. I had found in the past that when I made waffles with  yeast in it it tasted more like bread. The pancake recipe I used is found here

What I did was add sliced hotdog, but some cheese on top of that, and topped with pancake batter. My husband and I were not disappointed. To be honest, we were expecting failure but ended up with something that was delicious.  My son thought it was just ok and would rather stick with hotdogs in a bun. I tried adding some relish, but that make the pancake a little soggy. 

We will likely make this again, and maybe with some different savory add ins.

 Inspire Me Monday

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tasty Eats

It is another edition of tasty eats where I just show off what we made throughout the week.

We have a lot of flour tortillas left over from Mexican night. To make a quick dessert I cut the flour tortillas into 4 pieces, coated them in butter, sprinkled cinnamon and sugar and cooked them in our air fryer. 

Figs, almonds, and peanuts added on top of the waffle batter before closing the waffle iron lid.

 I made Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Pancakes for dinner one night. I am all for breakfast for dinner. 

 Our son made this the day before my birthday. He created a Philly cheese stake chimichanga. I like how he took the time to make it look pretty. I was very tasty.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

TIk Tok Inspired Sandwich

 You have seen this sandwich everywhere on the Internet. It is the cheesy egg sandwich. I mentioned in a previous blog post that I had tried this sandwich twice and had failed twice. No I have tried a third time. I had now failed a third time. Some day I will be successful in making this sandwich. This particular sandwich had strawberry jam in it. I have seen a You Tube video making this sandwich with jam it. I also as a child use to make jam a cheese sandwiches instead of peanut butter and jelly. (I ate PB and J more as an adult). It was tasty. I think next time I just might just dip the bread in egg like French toast and make it that way. I guess at that point it would just be stuffed French toast.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Mosaic Monday

We usually have the grand kids over on Sundays usually for church and Sunday School. These days Sunday School is done over Zoom and church is online over Facebook.


My poor son hurting after giving multiple piggy back rides.


Mosaic Monday

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Apple Yeast Free Cinnamon Rolls

I followed my previous recipe, Yeast Free Cinnamon Rolls for the dough. For the filling I used 3 tablespoon of butter, 1tablespoon of flour, 2 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon, and 1 chopped apple. For the glaze I used 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and slowly added enough milk to the consistency I liked.


Friday, January 01, 2021

Cocoa Fudge!

The recipe for cocoa fudge was on the side of the sugar bag. Usually I see fudge recipes with baking chocolate bar. I usually don't have it on hand, but I always have baking cocoa. I want to document this recipe for future reference. But if you are like me and want a cocoa alternative fudge recipe, this is it.

 However, if you are looking for an easy fudge recipe, this is not it. This is the recipe that you need a candy thermometer. If you don't have a thermometer, it can still be done. You put a drop of the candy in cold water. In the case of fudge, it is cooked to soft ball stage. This is when the candy form into ball when it hits the cold water, but flattens easily.  

Here is a reference I found on the web.

I had a thermometer, but not one that clips to the side. I checked the temperature every few minutes and I also use the cold water method. Over the years I have learned not to always trust the thermometer. Even though it takes a more effort to make this compared to other recipes out there, I think it is worth it. I like the texture of old fashion fudge. Also I usually have all the ingredients to make this if I have a sudden urge to make fudge. I usually don't have marshmallow fluff or sweetened condensed milk on hand, which is usually the ingredients found in easy fudge recipes.

Please try not to be intimidated by this recipe, I will try to help you this.

You will need:
2/3 cup cocoa
3 cups of sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup of milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

You will need at least a 2 quart size sauce pan. Anything smaller and the candy will boil over (I will not make that mistake again).  Butter the side of the pan, this keeps the candy from crystalizing, which is not a good thing in candy.

Combine the dry ingredients in the pan. Add the milk. Have  the candy thermometer clipped to side of the pan. Don't have the tip touch the bottom of the pan, you won't get an accurate reading. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Once it is boiling DON'T STIR.  Boil to soft ball stage, which is 234 degrees F. 
Remove from heat and the butter and vanilla. but DON'T Stir yet. Wait for the fudge to cool down to 110 degrees F. This will take a while, about an hour or so.

You need a buttered 8 or 9 inch pan to put the fudge in. I would used parchment paper to make it easy to lift the fudge out of the pan.

Once the fudge cools to 110 degrees, then it is time to stir. Right now the fudge looks glossy, you are stirring until the fudge looses its gloss. This is going to take a while if you are doing it by hand, I am going to say 5-10 minutes. If you own a hand mixer, feel free to use that. Once the fudge looses it glossiness, immediately put in the buttered pan.

However, it you are adding mix-ins like about 1 cup of chopped nuts, add it to the fudge at this time just before putting it in the pan. Don't cut the fudge yet, but do score it while it is still warm.

I store mine in an air tight container in the fridge.

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