Make It Monday: OMG–DIY Pancake/Waffle Syrup That Blew Me Away!

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This has to be the most delicious DIY syrup I’ve ever tasted…better than the one I used to make years ago with Mapleine maple flavoring. Photo: Marilyn, TFF

I’m sure you all know what it’s like to have an assignment scheduled, but you don’t want to do it because you haven’t found just the right way to do or start it.

That’s what happened to me with my Make It Monday assignment to do a DIY pancake syrup to go with Aimee’s DIY pancake recipe. Like with the DIY mayo, I have wanted to make my own syrup for a long time, but again, all the recipes sounded complicated, way too sugary or used corn syrup. Continue reading “Make It Monday: OMG–DIY Pancake/Waffle Syrup That Blew Me Away!”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 13: Budget-Friendly Pesto

Pesto is so versatile! In warm weather, use pesto on cold pasta favorites, such as fusilli, gemelli, or elbow noodles. Add chopped tomatoes and serve on a bed of lettuce. In cooler weather, serve pesto on hot pasta, such as capellini, spaghetti or linguine. Or, use it any time on sandwiches, pizza, salads or crackers.  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 13: Budget-Friendly Pesto”

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Make It Monday: Simple, Quick Breaded Chicken Cutlets

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…cutlets perfectly done, served with a side of asparagus, also stir-fried.

Cutlets, egg, homemade breadcrumbs and you have a quick dinner!

If there’s any basic recipe to have on hand, it’s this one–kids and adults love it and I routinely cook chicken or pork cutlets for dinner. Sometimes I make homemade chicken nuggets using the same recipe.  Continue reading “Make It Monday: Simple, Quick Breaded Chicken Cutlets”

Make It Monday (or for Mother’s Day) Week 11: Yummy Wholesome Pancakes

I have been making this recipe for over 20 years! (I was a child prodigy, heh heh!)  In all seriousness, I have tweaked this recipe so many times, I can claim it as mine!

The original called for all-purpose white flour. I tried substituting whole wheat flour but it made the pancakes dense. Continue reading “Make It Monday (or for Mother’s Day) Week 11: Yummy Wholesome Pancakes”

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Make It Monday: An Experiment–Quick & Easy DIY Mayonnaise

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Three recipes, three completely different results.

For years, I’ve wanted to make my own mayo. We use a lot of it, and I am tired of waiting for sales on Hellmann’s! Plus, I wanted to know what was actually IN my mayo.

I must have looked at two dozen homemade mayo recipes and they are all different with comments that didn’t look very encouraging. Continue reading “Make It Monday: An Experiment–Quick & Easy DIY Mayonnaise”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 9: Blueberry Boy Bait Cake

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Yummy Blueberry Boy Bait Cake with light streusel topping

Got hungry teens? This will not last long in your house! Not an “easy and quick” recipe, it is deliciously worth the time and money-saving effort to make a wholesome snack/breakfast food! Your kitchen will smell divine!  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 9: Blueberry Boy Bait Cake”