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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oven Pancakes

I started Weight Watchers again.  As in, I'm actually getting my butt to meetings and seeing a few pounds come off.  Grudgingly coming off but the scale does move on occasion.

At any rate, I was not in the mood to cook dinner.  These are a favorite for my kids so I opted to throw these together and remove a little butter and sugar.  Guess what?  The entire recipe is 13 points!  If you made them in the little pans, that's only 3.25 per pan!!

Oven Pancakes
2 T Butter
4 Eggs
3/4 C skim Milk
3/4 C Flour
1 Apples peeled and thinly sliced ~ optional
Handful of berries ~ optional
1/4 T Sugar
1/4 t Cinnamon

Heat oven to 400. Place 1 T of butter in a 9 inch pan, you'll need two pans. Melt butter in heated oven. Remove pans, swirl melted butter, spray edges with cooking spray. Arrange apple slices or berries in bottom of pan.

Mix Eggs and Milk. Add flour. Combine well. Divide batter evenly and pour over fruit.

Mix Cinnamon and Sugar. Sprinkle half the mixture over each pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Serve immediately with butter and/or syrup.
Here's your ingredients.
I opted to use four 6" pans with 1/2 T of butter per pan so everyone could have their own flavor.
Whisk your wet ingredients. After they are mixed well, dump in flour and salt and whisk again. The batter is pretty runny, not like your typical pancake batter.
Pick your pleasure. We have two plain, one with blueberries and one with apples.
Divide your batter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mixture. I decided after I took the photo to have apples and blueberries and threw a few in..that's why the photo doesn't match;)
Here they are puffed and almost finished in the oven.
Remove from oven, loosen with a spatula and transfer to plate.
Dinner is served! Enjoy!!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Peanut Butter Hearts

You know the peanut butter blossoms that I made at Christmas.  The ones with the Hershey kiss in the middle??  Well, we are going to get funky and put a heart shaped Dove in the middle for Valentine's Day!!  These are such an easy cookie and they are sure to put a smile on someone's face.

Unwrap a bag of Dove Hearts so they are ready to go.

1/2 C Butter softened
1 Egg
1/2 C Peanut Butter
1/2 C Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar

Cream together. And then add...

1 1/2 C Flour
1/4 t Salt
3/4 t Baking Soda
1/2 t Baking Powder

Roll into small balls about the size of a medium gum ball. That is bigger than the ones that cost a penny and smaller than the quarter size. Basically you are going to have a bite size cookie when it cooks.

Roll in sugar. Put on pan and bake at 375 for about 7 minutes until bottom is lightly browned.

Immediately put on waxed paper and immediately push a Dove Heart in the center. You are not going to be able to move these for at least two hours because the heart will soften a bit. They need to completely cool before you package these.

These freeze well