Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits


I'm posting another pancake recipe today.  I can eat pancakes for any meal.  These have oats and whole wheat flour, so they are full of fiber.  


Of course, I added chocolate chips and toffee bits, so it's not really healthy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Easy Paella


Last year I went to Spain during the Thanksgiving holiday break.  I tasted some paella there and bough a small quantity of saffron.  


I used some of that saffron to make lamb tagine.  I still had quite a bit of saffron left over so I decided to make paella.  I used the remaining saffron to make another recipe I will post in the future.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak


My roommate has a slow cooker, and I have used it so much.  It is so convenient.  You just leave a bunch of ingredients in the slow cooker, let it do its work, and in a few hours you have a cooked meal.  I'm a fan.



Friday, June 1, 2018

Chocolate Cake with Blueberry Pie Filling


I got back on Monday from a vacation to Scotland.  I went with my family.  My parents, sister, an aunt, an uncle, and two cousins went.  



We traveled around in an eight passenger van.  We drove the van ourselves.  I even had the opportunity to drive.  It was a big van on small roads.  I think we did pretty well.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


Chocolate and peanut butter is probably my favorite combinations.  I really like chocolate and caramel too.  


I like peanut butter by itself, but there is something about peanut butter and chocolate together that makes the world seem like a better place.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Coconut, Walnuts, Coco Nibs, and Chocolate Chips


Happy Mothers' Day to all the Mothers out these.  I sent my mother a card, but she is not going to get it in time.  I just put it in the mail yesterday.  I am going to see her in less than a week though.


I went to the beach yesterday.  It was my first beach trip of the year.  I usually only go once or twice a year, but I hope to go a few more times this year.  The weather was wonderful.  It was warm enough to be in swimsuits, but it wasn't too hot.  We didn't have umbrellas, but still felt perfectly comfortable.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread


I am getting quite adept at baking bread.  In the last 12 months, I have made bread multiple times.  There have been a few loaves that didn't turn out as well as I would have liked, but overall, I am pleased with my results.


I have gotten into bread baking because of my family.  My brother has made his families bread for several years.  He makes a couple of loaves every week.  My dad and brother in-law are now baking bread too.