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I know I just posted a trail mix recipe but I wanted to do it again. So like last time, I’m gonna give you a list again.

  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Crasins
  • M&Ms
  • Rasins

 

Not to chocolate ish but still good!! When I was younger I used to make a lot of trail mix. At least I called it trail mix. I just put a bunch of chocolate chips in a bowl or I would eat all the
chocolate candy out of it and not eat anything else.

Everything
goes together great. When ever I make trail mix, I don’t just throw
everything in, its the one time I’m not lazy! I like to make sure every
thing in the mix has a reason to be there. So the chocolate chips are
for chocolate, white chocolate is for sweet, peanut butter got a nutty
flavor and to go along with the peanuts, m&ms cause I like them, and
it makes it pretty, almonds for salt and smokey flavor, peanuts cause
all trail mix’s have peanuts, yogurt raisins for a creamy juicy flavor,
and pretzels for salt.

That is why I love trail mix, so many
flavors and textures. It really is the bomb!! Since all you do to make
trail mix  is put stuff in a bowl,  I make it like everyday and have it
ready for the kids when they get home.

There is that much to say
about this besides the fact it is the best trail mix you will ever
eat!!!! When I was younger we used to make our own trail mix, mine was
Made of all the chocolate and candy and nothing else. That is my perfect
trail mix. The first 4 ingredients in this, but this is great!

This
is the best snack!!! Its delicious and easy. You can just put every
thing out and the kids can make it  when they get home from school, all
you do is put stuff in a bowl!

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup crasins
  • 1 cup rasins
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&Ms

Directions-

  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Serve and enjoy!

Monster Trail Mix

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I’m like a kid in a candy store with this!! Ok check out this list

  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Chips
  • M&Ms
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Yogurt covered Rasins
  • pretzels

It doesn’t get any better than that!! I love chocolate!! When I was a kid (I still do this) All my chex and trail mix, I would eat all the chocolate candy out of it and not eat anything else.

Everything goes together great. When ever I make trail mix, I don’t just throw everything in, its the one time I’m not lazy! I like to make sure every thing in the mix has a reason to be there. So the chocolate chips are for chocolate, white chocolate is for sweet, peanut butter got a nutty flavor and to go along with the peanuts, m&ms cause I like them, and it makes it pretty, almonds for salt and smokey flavor, peanuts cause all trail mix’s have peanuts, yogurt raisins for a creamy juicy flavor, and pretzels for salt.

That is why I love trail mix, so many flavors and textures. It really is the bomb!! Since all you do to make trail mix  is put stuff in a bowl,  I make it like everyday and have it ready for the kids when they get home.

There is that much to say about this besides the fact it is the best trail mix you will ever eat!!!! When I was younger we used to make our own trail mix, mine was Made of all the chocolate and candy and nothing else. That is my perfect trail mix. The first 4 ingredients in this, but this is great!

This is the best snack!!! Its delicious and easy. You can just put every thing out and the kids can make it  when they get home from school, all you do is put stuff in a bowl!

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup White chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 1 cup slightly roasted Almonds
  • 1 cup Yogurt covered Rasins
  • 1 cup pretzels, lightly crunched

Directions-

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl

 

Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

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Who doesn’t love some good old buttermilk pancakes?? These are no ordinary buttermilk pancakes, they are extra fluffy and taste way better than any other buttermilk pancakes. And I am not just saying that cause I made them. But no joke, these things are so good, not as good as chocolate chip pancakes, but chocolate chip has chocolate in the, it’s really no comparison. But with that said, these are still amazing!!!

So you know in the winter if it snows a lot you get a delay? Well I hate those. They completely mess up my schedule, and whats the point of having like 30 minute classes and lunch as soon as you get to school. I go to wake up at 6:30am on a daily basis to go to work, then I leave. But with these delays, my family have to go to work if they can’t get off, me I can just reschedule my day. I don’t like to but you do what you gotta do. But there is one good thing about these delays, I have to stay home for an extra like 2 hours. That is a perfect amount of time for making some fresh and fluffy buttermilk pancakes! I bake a lot so I have buttermilk just in my house, if it’s snowing and you don’t have buttermilk and can’t get to a store, just put in regular milk. They will not be buttermilk pancakes, they will be plain. But they will still be extra fluffy and taste really good!!!

Buttermilk pancakes

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I like my pancakes (and waffles) really fluffy. So I put in extra baking powder and adjusted the other ingredients and came up with a really fluffy pancake!

This batter makes 10 servings of pancakes. If you can’t tell, that is a lot of pancakes!! You can freeze the batter and make it at a later date, or you can make all the pancakes and freeze the pancakes. Or you can keep it in the fridge for a few days. If you want to make the rest of the pancakes in the next 3 days, put the batter in the fridge. If you want to make it later, put it in the freezer. If you look down at the ingredients, everything has like a cup and a tablespoon, sorry about that, its what you gotta do to make them taste good!

I make a big breakfast once in a while, and I admit, I go all out. I serve this with scrambled eggs, fruit, bacon, ham, sausage, and muffins. Any of those will be good with it. I don’t do this but my grandpa used to, I would make sweet sausage, like marinate it in maple syrup and cook it. And he would put it in the middle of his pancake and eat it like a omlet. Actually,m it taste really good with a buttermilk pancake.

 

Ingredients-

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup and one tablespoon of butter
  • 4 cups and 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 4 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon and 1 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions-

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter and buttermilk.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar, stir into the wet ingredients until blended.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and spray with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the top. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side. Do the same with remaining batter.

 

Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

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I have probably told you this story before but I’m gonna tell you again. When my BFF Malina was turning 12, I had my first bowl of orzo. I didn’t expect it to be that good, I thought is was just plain old boring pasta that looked like rice, but I was wrong!!! It was covered in butter and it was awesome!! After that I started eating it a lot. At all our sleep overs we would make like 2 cups of orzo and cover it in butter and Parmesan cheese. I ate that when ever I had orzo. Then I got into my older age and I decided to make other things with orzo. Depending on what I made, I would put different stuff in my orzo. I made this in the summer time and I wanted to add a herb for freshness so I threw in some minced basil. But in needed something else. I made this on a Thursday, I go food shopping every Saturday so we were a little low on food, so I kinda just threw in Parmesan cheese, but it tasted good! Its had the hint of freshness and cheese, everything is better with cheese!! There are a few things that make everything better food wise, cheese, chocolate, and rainbow sprinkles!! I love rainbow sprinkles, its makes it so pretty!!! Anyway………………

Its fall. I think, is it fall yet? Maybe its not, I don’t know. But its almost fall (if its not already) then it will be winter, you need warm food besides soup!!! But I am excited to share my soup recipes with you!!! I have some amazing soups that have been in my family for over 60 years!!! Okay, but I am  saying that this is warm and this is!! Well, actually it can be served warm or cold. If you want to serve it cold you can add some more veggies and make a  orzo salad. I will post a recipe for that after
this.

Can dogs get excited over food? I’m not even kiddng when ever I make this, my dog Buster stops what he is doing, and runs over, I’m not kidding!!! Come over, I’ll prove it. He loves Parmesan cheese, maybe that is why. OMG, we got a bone maker!!! I have been making homemade bones!!! My favorite are these ones that make his breath smell like mint!! I’m dead serious his breath smells awful!!

Oh I forgot to tell you, you can eat this with chicken, lamb shanks,l and a few beef dishes. There are probably some other things to you could eat it with, that is just what I thought of at the top of my head

Ingredients-

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can of chicken stock
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup and a tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons basil, minced

Directions-

  1. Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the orzo and saute until lightly browned.
  3. Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender  about 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Put into bowl and garnish with left over basil