Category Archives: breakfast

Gingerbread Pancakes


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This bite is going, going . . .

The kids and I just realized that we did not get around to making gingerbread cookies this year for Christmas.
We just had too much hustlin’ and bustlin’ going on.

So to appease my children’s lack of gingerbread for the holiday season so far,
I made them gingerbread pancakes for breakfast this morning.

I realized as I started to draft my post that I had previously posted this recipe,
well – – good recipes deserve to be revisited from time to time,
so here’s my re-post of these delicious pancakes 🙂

Don’t forget to click here for the recipe!

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. . . Gone! And going for another!

Cinnamon Bun Scones


I revisited an old recipe this morning that I haven’t made for years. I found it years ago on the Quaker website, it had won recipe contest that year. I reminisced that I made this when my oldest son was very young, but I didn’t think I even made it since my youngest two were born. I checked out the date on my printout, yep 3/01. I was right. Boy – does time fly!
The kids informed me that I shouldn’t wait so long to make this recipe again, I had to concur 🙂

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Yummy Monday: Banana Blueberry Muffins


My mom shared this recipe with me a while back, I think she may have gotten it from my sister.
It’s an extremely quick and easy recipe to make, and the muffins are naturally moist.
It is also wonderful to use for those couple of bananas that have gotten a little too ripe.
The only thing you may not have on hand are the blueberries but worth buying some!

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Banana Blueberry Muffins

YIELD: 12 regular size muffins
Preheat oven to 375°

3 large ripe bananas
3/4 C sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 C melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C flour (I actually like to add another 1/4 C – I think they just bake up a bit nicer)
1 C blueberries (I like to add about another 1/4 C just to be in blueberry heaven!)

* Mash bananas in a large mixing bowl.
* Add sugar and egg.
* Add melted butter.
* Combine dry ingredients and gently stir into to banana mixture.
* Add blueberries and gently stir them in.
* Pour into 12 well-greased muffin cups
* Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until browned and toothpick comes out clean.

I told you it was very easy to make and they are delicious!

Yummy Monday: Boston Creme Pancakes


Today marks the end of our spring break, and tomorrow we’ll have to step back into the world of school, work and schedules.

So I decided to make a special breakfast for my kids. We all love anything Boston Creme Pie. We love the pudding and of course the chocolate! So I had this thought that I could make boston creme pancakes.

I had the seal of approval from my children, as if the chocolate smeared faces weren’t enough 🙂

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Another Yummy Monday Recipe


Biscuits and Beef Gravy

or what’s affectionately known as “SOS”

It’s what’s for Breakfast, or dinner as was the case for my family the other night!

There may be some who will argue rather SOS could be known affectionately, but in my house growing up (and even with the grandkids) we LOVE  “SOS” and get super excited to see it’s what’s breakfast!

If you are from a military family then you know what SOS is . . . But there may be some out there that have no clue.

So let me tell you what it is:
It is commonly referred to by those who have served in the military by the dysphemism, “Shit on a Shingle,” a white sauce or gravy made with meat and served on toast.

The recipe in the mess halls most often used chipped beef, but ground beef is commonly used. There are also those who like to use sausage.

The shingle is usually toast. But almost anything can be used such as english muffins or my personal choice, my dad’s famous buttermilk biscuits.

And, the phrase can be borrowed to replace the usage of your usual 4 letter words.
I’ll have to give it try next time I stub my toe, “Oh sh*t on a shingle!”


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Snow day!


What does one do on a snow day? Well if you get the message from school district the night before (like I did), you know you can sleep in!! (like I did!)

When you finally get up and send the boys out to shovel you make breakfast, which at this point is almost lunch.

What to make? Something you don’t usually have time to make that’s warm and yummy!

I decided to make Gingerbread pancakes. I usually make them around Christmas, but didn’t get to it this year.

Gingerbread Pancakes

2 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Dash dry mustard
1 C dairy sour cream
1 1/4 C milk
1/2 C unsalted butter, melted
1/4 C molasses
2 eggs
1 C chopped pecans (optional)

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients. Stir well and set aside.

In another bowl whisk together sour cream, milk, melted butter, molasses and eggs to blend thoroughly.

Add the sour cream mixture to the dry ingredients and stir just to combine, being careful not to overbeat (batter will be slightly lumpy.) Stir pecans if desired.

Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook over medium heat, flipping over when bubbles develop on the surface and edges are slightly dry. Cook on other side for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Serve immediately with maple syrup. But my favorite is a dollop of whipped cream on top. Today, I had a little bit of cream cheese glaze left over from the cinnamon roll pancakes (get recipe) I made, so I just warmed it up so that I could drizzle it on top of the pancakes. It was perfect!!

** If you don’t want to make the pancake batter from scratch (like I did) then you can use a pancake mix.
I used Krusteaz and made the 12-14 pancake amount.

The amount of pancake mix was 2 cups.

I added:
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp of cloves.
1/4 cup of molasses, stirred in with the water to add to the pancake mix so it would blend together easier.