Saturday, March 2, 2013

Favorite Pancake Recipe

I've never been happy with my pancakes until today. Usually, I am dissatisfied with the flavor and texture. However, today I found a new recipe that makes really fluffy, tasty pancakes. Max and I LOVED them! Hope you can try this pancake recipe and enjoy them, too!

Recipe from Coleen's Recipes
(Recipe Makes 4 Pancakes)

3/4 Cups Milk
2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1 Cup Flour
2 Tablespoons White Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Egg
2 Tablespoons Butter (Melted)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Combine milk and vinegar together to create soured milk. Let sit for about 10 minutes. Don't worry! I promise your pancakes won't taste like vinegar or "sour" =)

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate smaller bowl, mix the soured milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla.

Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together with whisk. IMPORTANT: Don't over stir it, just until most of the lumps are gone. The batter will be thick, and that is good!

Let the mixture sit undisturbed for 10 minutes. This will allow air bubbles to form and will help make your pancakes fluffy and thick.

Melt butter in a frying pan or griddle. If you want a more crispy, greasy outside to your pancake, use a lot of butter in the pan. Once butter is melted and sizzling, gently scoop out the batter with a 1/2 measuring cup, DON'T POUR batter or stir the batter at all once it has been sitting for 10 minutes. The less disturbed it is, fluffier and thicker your pancakes will be.

You can add whatever fruit you love the best. Max loves banana pancakes so I put bananas in ours, I also made a big blueberry one at the end. For sweeter blueberry pancakes you can mix the blueberries in a little bit of sugar first before adding them to the pancakes:

When pancakes start to bubble, it's time to flip them. When they are all cooked, butter them right after taking them off the pan/griddle. Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I'm Pregnant!! And back from Savannah

First things First...I know its been a while since I've posted but my perfect excuse is because...


...And the past couple months I've been mostly lying on the couch feeling dead tired with lots of nausea. I'm just finally starting to come out of it I think!

Right now I'm about 12 weeks prego with our little baby Baker #2. Here is the little darling at 9 1/2 weeks:

Doesn't he/she look like a little teddy bear? It was so amazing seeing our little baby moving around inside of me. I'm already so in love...

A couple days ago, we got back from a week's stay in Savannah, Georgia! Max, his Dad, and Josiah had to wash and restore 9 monuments for the City of Savannah, so Chloe and I had the pleasure of going with them, along with my mom and Josiah's family!

I've never been to a city quite like Savannah. The city is so beautiful and everyone is very friendly....even the thieves and beggars were polite (yes... Someone almost stole the company camera, but once caught by Max, he apologized about 10 times). Also the weather was perfect! Certainly a nice retreat from the harsh winter weather we are used to in January. The nice fresh air really helped with the pregnancy nausea.

Here's Chloe enjoying a park in Savannah:

Huge, gorgeous trees with draping Spanish Moss fill the City and hover over the streets creating mysterious and mythical tunnels.

In the second photo, I'm trying to help Chloe touch the moss:

 I have so many pictures from the trip! We got to explore the whole historic district in Savannah, we went to Tybee Island, and to Fort Pulaski. Jill and her 3 month old, Bailey, my mom, Chloe and I did lots of walking and exploring while the guys were at work. Here is just a bunch of photos from the trip: