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Homemade Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe for Pancake Day

ID-100106262Every once in a while I like to serve breakfast for dinner and with it being Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Mardi Grau,) on the menu tonight we will celebrate with yummy pancakes.

I love the convenience of cooking up pancakes, mixing up the homemade batter to be put on a hot skillet and in minutes you have a treat with your choice of toppings. Some of my family members go with the traditional melted butter and maple syrup , others prefer chocolate chips cooked into the pancake with a whip topping. I prefer honey over my pancakes and adding blueberries and raspberries. No matter how you like your pancakes, this is a great batter to start with and dress up your pancakes anyway you like.


1 cup Self Rising Flour
2 TBS Sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons Milk
1 egg
2 TBS Butter, melted
1 tsp Vanilla

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat buttermilk, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until just blended. (Do not over mix!)

Using a ladle, pour onto hot skillet (about 1/2 cup full) for each pancake.

When you see bubbles forming on the top, carefully flip to cook a couple minutes more on the other side.

Serve with fresh berries or toppings your choice.

Serves 4

Photo Courtesy of rakratchada

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DIY Easy Recipes for Lip Gloss

ID-10054942In Winter and Summer your lips can get chapped unless you protect them from the sun and wind. You can make up your own lip gloss and have ingredients on the ready for when you need more.

To make a yummy chocolate lip gloss – heat 1 TBS petroleum jelly with one chocolate chip in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until the chocolate chip is fully melted. Take out carefully and stir until the chocolate is all blended. Put into an empty cosmetic jar and let cool completely before use.

Want to make a fruity flavor lip gloss? Simply add a spoonful of any flavored drink mix to another tablespoon of petroleum jelly and heat for about 25-25 seconds, remove carefully and stir well. Let cool in an empty cosmetic jar before using.
Lip Glosses should keep for up to one month.

You can use more petroleum jelly if you want to make more, just adjust the chocolate or fruit drink to taste.

Great project for the family and would make fun gifts.

Photo Courtesy of  Stuart Miles