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Hi everyone! Welcome to Fun Friday! Today we are thinking about an upcoming weekend, Memorial Day! Do you have house guests coming for the long weekend? Or, is this a just a great weekend to spend enjoying your kids and family? Whatever your situation, this Pancake Sundae Station will be a big hit with everyone.
We have about a billion pancake recipes on the blog here. Just peruse through our breakfast section and you will find them! Today we chose to make Root Beer Pancakes for you. I posted this recipe in the early days of the blog. (When you go to it for the recipe, you will be able to tell that it was the early days of the blog.) I did update the recipe for you because I don't know if Root Beer is just less strong than it used to be or what, but I find that my pancakes don't have the strong root beer flavor that I want from these pancakes. So, I added a tsp of root beer extract to kick them up a bit.
Not only did I add the extract, today I was making this for Maddy who is vegan. So, instead of egg, I used chia seed instead. Did you know that you can use chia seed as a replacement for eggs? Even if you aren't vegan, that is a handy thing to know! Just mix 1 T. of chia seed with 1 T. of water and let it sit for about 10 min and then use it like you would an egg. This proportion equals one egg. So, if you are ever out of eggs, just pull out your chia seeds! Chia seeds are very healthy, too. Maybe that can counteract the effects of the root beer?
Another good alternative for your Pancake Sunday Station would be Chunky Apple Pancakes with Red Hot Syrup! The red syrup would look so patriotic! You can choose to make whatever pancake recipe you love and make it as healthy or not as you want. I think that in this instance, dollar sized pancakes are best.
Setting up Your Pancake Sundae Station
Many of the things we used in our station came from Dollar Tree. They have an entire patriotic section on their website.
Many of the things we already had on hand, like the mini crate and the red pedestal tray. Just look at what you have hanging around your house.
Suggested Pancake Sundae Bar Toppings:
Oh my goodness! The sky is the limit!
Finally, let everyone build their own sundae! They can be as healthy or as unhealthy as they like, and they will have a lot of FUN doing it!
For more patriotic party plans, check out this post:
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Hi everyone! It is that time again to make something giftable with our own hands here on Handmade Monthly. This kitchen scarf makes a perfect gift! How do I know? Because I received one as a gift and I love it!
This isn't a scarf to wear in the kitchen to create a chic addition to your wardrobe, although these can be pretty cute. This scarf is so practical and absolutely genius! Of course, by dear friend Anita is the one who taught me about them and gave me one! Anita always comes up with and/or finds absolutely genius ideas. She also gave me permission to share this pattern with you.
Anita introduced me to these before Christmas, so I was able to make some for my sisters and some friends last Christmas. I am going to make more this year for the people that I missed. (Even though these are a quick project, I still couldn't get to everyone!)
Here is the beauty of the kitchen scarf:
So, are you ready to get started on this sweet project? Just click the read more button to get the simple, detailed instructions.
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It may be hard to believe this, but there are people out there, people that you may know, who do not like chocolate! WOW! MIND BLOWN, Right? And, while I adore chocolate and sometimes (most of the time) crave it, occasionally it is nice to have something that is not chocolate, if only to help you appreciate chocolate even more! And what, I ask you, could be a runner up to chocolate? Cheesecake of course!
Yesterday, Lindsey talked about sharing cookies with friends and neighbors as a way of giving service as we participate in #LightTheWorld this Christmas season. So, I thought I would give you another choice of something that everyone will love you for if you include them on your treat platters! It is so great to get a little bit of cheesecake that isn't over the top filling but gives you that creamy, rich goodness.
My recipe is an adaptation from Jim Fobel's Old-Fashioned Baking Book. In it, he has a cheesecake square recipe that uses lemon and walnuts. I prefer pecans if I going to eat nuts in a dessert, which I don't usually care for. But in this case, they are ground finely and used in the crust, instead of getting in the way of the delicate creaminess of the cheesecake part. Then, just a few pecan pieces are scattered on top. Also, I love the taste of oranges during the holidays. They just say Christmas to me. And, finally because I have a large family and wanted to give some of these away, I needed a larger recipe. So, I came up with my Orange Pecan Cheesecake Bite version and I have to tell you, they are delicious and while they are baking, the smell is wonderful. It really does smell like the holidays!
There you go! Some scrumptious cheesecake without too much guilt! Soon, I will show you what my goodie platters look like as we get ready to deliver them!
I need to head over to DollarTree.com and find platters I can order in bulk! Some come as low as 12 in a package and some up to 48, so be sure to check as you shop online. Remember you can get free shipping to your store for you to pick your order up there!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to ten and counting! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, and my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!
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