Wednesday, February 12, 2014

American Pancakes

Pancakes are a BIG deal to my kids. They LOVE them, I mean, really LOVE them. We usually only eat them on Saturdays- they are the special weekend treat.

My husband makes some really good Latvian pancakes, and he makes some amazing onion pancakes. Let me tell you, that man can make some amazing pancakes.

But you know what, mine aren't bad either :) Now and again I want so really American pancakes and some maple syrup- at least the fake stuff which I make myself with my maple flavoring. So here is the recipe we made the other day, and this time it wasn't Saturday because my boy said he wanted so pancakes, even it was only Tuesday :)


1 1/4 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1 T. sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 T. oil


Mix wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately. Then combine and stir VERY lightly, just until combined. DO NOT over stir. That is the secret to fluffy American pancakes. Bake on hot, oiled pan. Makes 8 - 4 inch pancakes.

I doubled that recipe.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Chicago Style Pizza

Ever since we were in Chicago and I had the amazing deep dish pizza there; I have known that  I needed to try my hand at making it myself.

I finally looked up a recipe and thanks to The Brown Eyed Baker the girls and I made it Sunday. We were all in LOVE. It is so different than traditional pizza- and so yummy!