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Simple homemade (mini) pancakes

I often make this recipe for the kids and they really love it.  Actually, I double the batch and freeze all of the pancakes that they don’t eat in the first sitting and it really helps me out on a busy morning.  I decided a long time ago that I don’t want to be the mom who only serves cereal for breakfast but didn’t account for the time it would take to cook a whole breakfast from scratch each morning.  These pancakes are the PERFECT solution :)

The following recipe is NOT doubled!  It makes about 13 mini pancakes (perfect for toddlers!)

You will need:

1 1/2 cup flour

3 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 tbsp white sugar

1 1/4 cup milk

1 egg

3 tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla


Take all of your dry ingredients and combine in a mixing bowl, creating a well in the center.

Next, take your wet ingredients and place them into the well you have made.  Whisk your wet ingredients together, slowly incorporating the flour mixture around the outside.

Using an 1/8 cup measurer (or larger if you want bigger pancakes) scoop the batter into a lightly greased skillet over medium heat.  Allow your pancakes to cook until bubbles form at the top and the edge turns golden brown– then flip them and allow the other side to cook until golden.

Remove your pancakes from the skillet once golden.  If you are freezing the pancakes for later use allow them to reach room temperature before freezing.



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Mommy’s Sippy Cup

Is it strange that even though my husband had an unexpected day off and was home to help out today… I felt more stressed than normal?  He helps a lot and I want to be sure that I am giving him credit for that but, it seems as though it’s one more person to take care of despite the fact that he is a fully capable adult.  Anyway– I made this wine-cup a week or two ago and tonight was the first time I actually used it :)  It is a little rough around the edges but I figure after a few glasses of wine that I wont be able to notice… or simply wont care lol.

There are some instructions on how to paint a wine glass and here is the run down:

-clean your wine glass with rubbing alcohol and allow to dry completely

-Trace your design using a fine tip sharpee (or free hand it if your art skills are good enough)

-Use enamel paint to apply your design

-Allow it to dry overnight

-Place the glass upside down on a foil lined cookie sheet and place in an unheated oven.  Once the glass is inside, THEN begin to heat the oven to 325°

-Leave the glass in the oven for 10 minutes (while the oven is in the process of heating) and then turn the oven off once the 10 minutes are up.  Allow the glass to remain inside for another 25 minutes while the oven is off and cooling down.

-Remove glass from oven… using oven mitts (I shouldn’t have to state this, but you would be surprised…)

-Again allow the glass to stay on the counter overnight before washing and using it

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