Pop Tarts !

There are lot’s of recipes for pop tarts and I would definitely be into trying a different recipe next time, but for my first time making pop tarts we used a recipe from Alton Brown’s blog.  We LOVE Alton Brown!  The leftovers were perfect to take to work for breakfast throughout the week.

I used Strawberry, Raspberry, 3-Berry jam and Lemon Curd for our fillings.  We definitely made frosting for them as well, and I topped a few of them with sprinkles.

One thing I would do differently next time is I would roll the dough out a bit thinner.  I went a bit too thick, still delicious though.

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Oatmeal-Yogurt Pancakes with Blackberry Crush

These pancakes were pretty darn delicious.  If you are willing to spend some extra time making these, its well worth it.  They have oats and greek yogurt in them!  I wouldn’t call these healthy….  but different!  This recipe is from the lovely cookbook, The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland.  You can find it here .  Also check out Sarah’s amazing blog here

From The Newlywed Cookbook

Blackberry Crush

  • 2 cups of fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Pancakes

  • 1 + 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 + 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 heaping tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 sea salt
  • 1 cup greek yogurt, plus more for garnish
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 4 tbs unsalted buter, melted, plus more for the griddle/pan
  • 2 large eggs

To Make The Blackberry Crush Topping:

In a large enough bowl, combine the berries and sugar and crush them together with a fork.  Strain the juice into a small pot and set aside the berries. Heat the juice over medium heat and simmer, until it is thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.  Remove from the heat and add the maple syrup.  Let it cool slightly, then pour over the blackberries and mix together.  Set aside for now.

To Make the Pancakes:

Whisk together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt, milk, melted butter, and eggs.  Make a well in the dry ingredients and whisk in the wet ingredients until well combined.  The batter should be thick with bubbles on the surface.  I don’t think I need to explain the rest, everyone knows how to make pancakes right?  I used my griddle which is amazing, no more trying to flip them in a pan.  Once your pancakes are ready, stack em up and add some more yogurt if you like, or just pour on some blackberry/syrup topping.  Enjoy!

From the Newlywed Cookbook

From the Newlywed Cookbook

The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland

Buttermilk Pancakes

I made these pancakes for breakfast on Saturday and they were so good!  Now I’m going to share the recipe.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for cooking
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, beat the egg with a fork and then mix in the buttermilk, milk, and melted butter.  Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and combine with a wooden spoon.   Transfer the batter to a pitcher with a stout for pouring.  Then you make the pancakes.  Everyone knows how to make pancakes, so I’ll stop.  Adding fresh fruit and using maple syrup makes these delightful.

The past few weeks

This past week has been busy moving into our new house and unpacking.  Oh what fun it has been !  Thanks friends for all the help, you guys are awesome.  I was able to bake something already, for when we had Kate and Mike over.  We’re almost done painting my craft room and putting together our new barbecue.

Perfect Sunday

Sunday brunch with Aimee and Chelsie at New York Bagel Cafe.  I had been craving this place for months, and it was delicious.  Today I decided to try something new, so I went for the blue cheese and apple egg’s benedict.  We did agree though that next time we would try a new place, there seems to be a few places popping up around town.  The rest of the afternoon was spent at the dog park, but was more exciting today because I met up with my mom. This weekend my parents adopted a five month old puppy.  She makes my heart melt.  I want her to be mine.  I know I put a lot of pictures on my blog of dogs, but it’s basically like having kids.

“Hey mom, I’m going to get my whole body wet and then track it all over the house, so you have to mop the floor AGAIN”