First, I would like to say that this is recipe comes from Our Best Bites. It’s the yummy Chunky Monkey pancakes aka chocolate banana pancakes. We also experimented and added a new ingredient. This is such a filling pancake that I could not even eat a full one!
So, yesterday my son and I were discussing food and his picky eating habits. He is 15 and should love food but doesn’t. He loves breakfast but not much dinner food. I thought if I prompted him to cook that maybe he would get a interest into experimenting with foods. I am hoping this will open him up to more flavors and trying new foods.
This morning I was looking at Our Best Bites website at the Apple Cider Caramels. I showed him the caramels and he said they looked good and we started to browse. He said “What are those pancakes?!”. He asked to make them. I, of course was like absolutely! My son made his first batch of pancakes on his own. He loved them and even decided to add cocoa into the batter after making a few from the recipe. Now he has a fantastic idea for another set of pancakes that him and I together will be posting soon!
With holidays around the corner many of us are looking for ways to save money but give something that our friends would love. Many of my friends like coffee and hot chocolate and what is more perfect then extra chocolate in your coffee or hot chocolate. You can get pretty creative with these and you can use lollipop plastic covers to cover the tops and tie with any color ribbon you would like. Sprinkles are a good additive to for color.
Last year I did these as gifts with packets of hot chocolate in a basket. If you decide to do a basket one of the cutest things ever is to do homemade bread with a cup, spoon and hot chocolate or coffee packets. Flavored coffee is another good item to go with it.
And don’t think just Christmas! These are good for all holidays. Just look at the pictures below.
and these with confetti
and these are cute for Valentine’s Day.
My son really wanted me to make this sandwich. But I knew the first thing I would have to accomplish is how to make a restaurant style meatball. I wanted something soft and juicy just like I get at Carinos. After a few hours of looking at recipes I found that combining what I saw on a Triple D episode and what I grew up making with my grandmother was going to be the way to go. Also this was a chance to use my lovely new food processor.
First science to a good tender meatball is bread crumbs. Whether you make it on your own with fresh bread which is the best and if you do this it is good to add some fresh Italian seasoning to it. Or whether you use bread crumbs out of a can or panko they all do the same thing. They hold moisture into your meatball. Your egg acts as your binding agent which is also important. Remember those two things and you will always have a great meatball. Here’s my recipe to a good soft and tender meatball.
My birthday was October 4th and I got a food processor from my mom. It was exactly what I asked for. You know those weeknights that your favorites TV series is coming on but you have to rush to make dinner. Your chopping so fast that you still end up cutting food and trying to watch the beginning from the kitchen. Yeah that is exactly why I asked for a food processor. Well and also the dough blades (wink wink) for the holiday season soon to come. So on with the story, I decided to make a recipe using the new food processor and something colorful for the autumn season. With seasons changing curry is great for sinus pressure. Enough yellow curry and your nose is clear and headaches from the pressure are gone! Hope everyone enjoys this dish as much as my family did last night.