Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/3 cup milk
2/3 cup sour cream
mix all ingredients together. Preheat and lightly grease griddle over medium heat. Pour about 3 tablespoons of batter onto griddle. Cook for about 1 minute or until tiny bubble start to form. Turn the pancake over and continue cooking for about 1 minute. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. Roll and sprinkle the outside with more powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
I just love the barefoot contessa. I have even met her at a food show. She was there
signing her books, and promoting her food products. She is exactly how she is on
TV, nice, and just a normal person.
Being the fan that I am, I do have all of her cookbooks, they are really my go to books.
Some of our favorite meals are from her recipes. I don't think I have tried one that my
family did not enjoy, including these coconut cupcakes. I have made them from scratch,
and from her box mix, which I have to say is incredibly easy. Both are delicious. I made
these little beauties from her boxed mix last week for my daughters graduation party.
They were a huge hit. Who doesn't love a cupcake? And they were so much easier to handle than a cake. If you want to make these from scratch you can find the recipe
at food network, Enjoy!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I highly recommend it. Aside from the great cleaning tips, the house featured in this book is incredible. It was just what I needed to motivate me into getting back into my spring cleaning (now summer cleaning) mode. Or maybe it's the never ending cleaning mode, because it never seems like I am finished.
Photo: Tria Giovan; Designer: Suzanne Kasler
I love white kitchens with stainless appliances. They just seem clean, almost sterile to me. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, and that's ok, I like other styles too. There is just something about white that makes my heart sing. It doesn't stop there either, I also love white bath towels, white paper towels, white table linens, white dishware, white slipcovers, white baseboards, and the list goes on. I tend to be a minimalist, I have a feeling my love for white may be linked. Don't get me wrong, I love color in other rooms, but there is just nothing better than a clean, white, simple kitchen.