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I keep this book out on my counter because I use it so frequently and most often make the homemade spaghetti sauce, simple mustard vinaigrette, and the homemade chicken noodle soup (I use lots of white beans instead of noodles sometimes).

Every recipe is approachable and I promise, anyone on your list (including you!) will love it!  Order here on Amazon to get it just in time!

Merry Christmas y’all!

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2 ingredient Pancakes

pom pancakes
photo credit : kingscravings.com

Happy Holidays Everyone!

I have been making these guys on the fly for a while now and noticed I did not have a “recipe” on here for our clients. The recipe is..

Banana

Eggs

Damn. That’s easy.

The KITCHN has a great step-by-step process on how to make the pancakes so I thought I would use their insanely detailed recipe to help our people out.

…      mine would be. Mash. Mix. Oil up. Pour. Flip like a boss.

We prefer to add something seasonal like pomegranates and roasted nuts to top these off… maybe even a touch of shredded coconut or powdered sugar for show. They look and taste like Christmas.

 

2 Ingredient Pancakes
 
Thank you KITCHN for these very detailed directions. Helping our sisters out!
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 8 small pancakes
Ingredients
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 2 large eggs
  • Butter or oil, for the pan
  • Maple syrup, jam, powdered sugar, or any other toppings, to serve
  • Equipment
  • Small mixing bowls
  • Dinner fork
  • Cast iron or nonstick griddle or skillet
  • Very thin, wide spatula, like a pancake spatula or fish spatula
Instructions
  1. Mash the banana: Peel the banana and break it up into several big chunks in a bowl. Use a dinner fork to thoroughly mash the banana. Continue mashing until the banana has a pudding-like consistency and no large lumps remain; a few small lumps are okay. You should have ⅓ to ½ cup of mashed bananas.
  2. Add any extra ingredients: These pancakes are pretty great on their own, but a few extras never hurt. Add ⅛ teaspoon of baking powder for fluffier, lighter pancakes, and whisk in salt, vanilla, cocoa powder, or honey to flavor the pancakes. Save any chunky, heavy ingredients — like nuts or chocolate chips — for when the pancakes are on the griddle.
  3. Stir in the eggs: Whisk the eggs together until the yolks and whites are completely combined. Pour the eggs over the banana and stir until the eggs are completely combined. The batter will be very loose and liquidy, more like whisked eggs than regular pancake batter.
  4. Heat a griddle over medium heat: Melt a little butter or warm a little vegetable oil in the pan to prevent sticking, if you like.
  5. Drop the batter on hot griddle: Drop roughly 2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot griddle. It should sizzle immediately — if not, turn up the heat slightly.
  6. Cook for about 1 minute: Cook the pancakes until the bottoms look browned and golden when you lift a corner. The edges should also be starting to look set, but the middle will still be loose like barely set Jell-O.
  7. Sprinkle with toppings: Sprinkle any loose toppings, like nuts or chocolate chips, over the top of the pancakes as the first side cooks.
  8. Flip the pancakes: I've found it best to do this very gently and fairly slowly — the opposite of regular pancakes. Gently work a spatula about halfway under the pancake, then lift until the unsupported half of the pancake is just barely lifted off the skillet. Lay the pancake back down on its other side. Some of the loose batter will probably spill onto the skillet as you do this; just be sure to lay the pancake on top of the spill and nudge any excess back under the pancake.
  9. Cook for another minute or so: Cook the pancake for another minute or so, until the other side is also golden-brown. You can flip the pancakes a few times if you need to in order to get them evenly browned. (Flipping is much easier once the second side is set!)
  10. Continue cooking the pancakes: Transfer the cooked pancakes to a serving plate and continue cooking the rest of the batter. Keep the finished pancakes warm in the oven if cooking more than a single batch.
  11. Serve warm: These pancakes are best when eaten fresh off the griddle and still warm. Serve with maple syrup, honey, jam, or any extra toppings you'd like.

Optional extras (choose a few!):
1/8 teaspoon baking powder, for fluffier pancakes
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or a mix
1/2 cup leftover granola
1 cup fresh fruit, like blueberries, raspberries, or chopped apples

XO,

Mary

December 1…NINE Things on my Christmas *WISH* List

Hence the word WISH.  Some of these are not exactly affordable, per se, but a girl can dream right?  Check out the things I am coveting RIGHT NOW.

The Cartier Love Bracelet in pink gold.  Look I said WISH LIST not REALISTIC LIST.  Isn’t it gorgeous? Simple, sleek and chic.  Ahhhhh!

cartier love bracelet

Thug Kitchen TK2: Party Grub Cookbook.  We all know how much I love their original cook book.  But please remember if you’re offended by four letter words, keep on scrolling because this is not for you peeps.

thug kitchenMoore & Giles Leather Club Bag.  This is the perfect size for a weekend trip and the rich leather will only look better the more it gets worn and beat up.  Best part?  M&G is based locally here in Lynchburg so supporting them makes us very happy!

James club bag

A piece of Lindsay Cowles artwork.  Brace yourself.  This Richmond, VA based girl is such a talent.  I love the texture and colors in her paintings and you will too. Check out her site for other items such as pillows, wallpaper and fabric!

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Laura Mercier Lip Glace…in every color.  Not only is every color freaking flawless, they SMELL so good!  I love them all!

lip glace

 

The Sigma Essential Makeup Brush Kit at Nordstrom.  This set is affordable, has every sort of brush from eyeliner to blush, and is easy to grip.  I actually think I NEED this one guys!

sigma beauty makeup brush kit

Mumm Napa Cuvee Sparkling Wine.  This is my favorite inexpensive alternative to champagne.  It’s light and crisp, not too sweet or dry.  Perfect for any holiday soiree.

Mumm napa cuvee

Art supplies from the Art Box in Lynchburg.  This past fall I found myself feeling totally “arty”.  So bring on the canvas, acrylic paints, artist brushes, and gold foil!  Check out this blog for DIY abstract art.…it’s what inspired me!

cuckoo4design

A MELLOW sous vide machine.  The ultimate cooking machine that uses WI-FI!.  These are only available for pre order right now but they look incredible and such a fabulous way to cook clean and healthy!  Read more here.

mellow

 

Just a few things I have had my eye on lately!  What are you hoping to see under the tree this year?

Merry, merry!

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