Baking · Cooking · Desserts

Strawberry Topping

This simple strawberry topping is perfect for topping a New York Cheesecake, on ice cream or pancakes. A mix of fresh strawberries as well as jam gives just the right spoonable texture and sweetness. It really is divine atop a cheesecake. Mmmmmmm, good. Strawberry Topping from America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Cookbook 4 cups fresh… Continue reading Strawberry Topping

Baking · Breakfast

Captain Hook’s Favorite Breakfast

My kids discovered a new joke this week. I've heard it about 100 times in the past few days. It goes like this: Just in case you didn't catch that, here's the dialogue. Madison: What is Captain Hook's favorite kind of breakfast? Donovan: I dunno. Madison: Peter Pan-cakes! <insert hilarious laughter here> Oh yes, the… Continue reading Captain Hook’s Favorite Breakfast

Baking · Breakfast

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

I had some leftover cinnamon butter in my fridge from making Snickerdoodle Bread. Not enough to make a full recipe of anything really, so I've been pondering how to use it. Then I thought of something I saw a while ago (on Pinterest...yes, all good ideas come from there it seems). After eating these cinnamon… Continue reading Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Baking · Breakfast

Apple Pancake Rings

My kids love pancakes. I love pancakes. But I also want to give a little more nutrition at breakfast than what is essentially all doughy bready goodness...dipped in sugar. So when I saw this recipe, I thought I'd give it a try. My kids picked the cinnamon pancake from around the apples. Epic Mommy fail.… Continue reading Apple Pancake Rings


Secret Ingredient Revealed

I had some feedback from my sister today. She was not happy that I didn't share the second secret ingredient in my America's Test Piggy's Parlor Buttermilk Pancakes. She wanted to make them and felt they wouldn't be super awesome if she didn't know the secret. Just in case any of the rest of you… Continue reading Secret Ingredient Revealed

Baking · Breakfast

America’s Test & Piggy’s Parlor Buttermilk Pancakes

I've had a go-to pancake recipe for a while that I love. My kids gobble them up, they come together quickly and I make dozens of batches thru the year. Today I was pondering what to do for dinner and (thanks to a breakfast for other meals conversation I had earlier in the day) I… Continue reading America’s Test & Piggy’s Parlor Buttermilk Pancakes

Baking · Breakfast

Perfect Pancakes

My kids absolutely LOVE pancakes. Especially my son. "With SYRUP!" is his typical exclamation when I tell him I'm making pancakes for breakfast. It's adorable. This is my go to recipe for a perfect short stack. I've modified the daylights out of the original recipe as I've made these at least 50 times. I first… Continue reading Perfect Pancakes

Baking · Breakfast

Lemon Pancakes

My Auntie Julie used to make lemon pancakes when I was little. I always loved having breakfast over there. I asked her a while back what she did to make them so delicious and she laughed and told me it's just basic pancakes thinned out topped with lemon and powdered sugar. So, yesterday when making… Continue reading Lemon Pancakes