Monthly Archives: February 2017

Amish Pancake Recipe

Good Old Fashion Pancake Recipe

Stop purchasing those boxes of pancake mixes in the store.  Everything you need to make great pancakes is sitting in your pantry.

Play around with different flours.  Whole wheat is our favorite.  Don’t over look buckwheat, oat flour or go wild and experiment with different flours.

This pancake recipe is easy to throw together, yet so delicious.  The pancakes rise and are light and fluffy.


1 1/2 cups flour (your choice)
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg

Add all the dry ingredients to your bowl and stir.  Add the milk and egg.  Stir until combined.

Heat your frying pan or griddle.  Pour 1/4 cup pancake mix for each pancake.  Brown on both sides.  Makes around 8 pancakes, depending on how big you make them.  ENJOY!  Homemade Maple Syrup  Pioneer Maple Syrup made from corncobs



Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls

Homemade Tootsie Rolls are simple to make and talk about a special treat.  Plus know what goes into making them is always a plus around our home.  This recipe makes quite a few of these little goodies.  There are no fancy ingredients, I always have everything I need sitting in my pantry.


2 Tablespoons butter softened
1/2 cup cocoa powdered
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup corn syrup
3 cups powdered sugar

In a medium size bowl add all the ingredients.  Stir until you can’t stir anymore.

Now using your hands start turning and kneading everything in the bowl.  You can do this in the bowl or on your counter top.  The cocoa powder will start to come out and will turn everything a nice chocolate color.  Just keep kneading until everything is completely combined.

Tootsie Roll Dough

Divide the dough into 4 to 6 equal parts.  Using your hands roll the dough into a long rope.

Tootsie Roll Ropes

Cut the Tootsie Roll ropes into the size you would like.  Roll them in wax paper and twist the ends tight.  ENJOY!

Tootsie Rolls

Kiwi Dehydrated


Kiwi Dehydrated

Kiwis were on sale and well I can’t pass up a deal.  Plus I am always looking for ways to make healthy treats to have on hand for family, friends and guests.  Plus dehydrated fruit goes well into gift baskets.

Dried kiwi taste a bit tart.  If you would like a sweeter treat sprinkle with fine sugar as soon as they are done dehydrating.  Let them cool before packaging.

Gather up your supplies kiwi, knife, dehydrator or you may use your oven.

Wash kiwi.  Peel kiwi and slice into 1/4 inch slices.  If you have an egg slicer this works really well.  Just don’t slice them to thin, they will burn.

If you want to keep the bright green color of your kiwi make a simple ascorbic acid dip.  One cup water and 2 tablespoon ascorbic acid.  Stir to mix.  Dip your kiwi slices into the mixture.

Place kiwi slice onto your trays.  Don’t overcrowd or overlap slices.

Dry on 135 degrees.  Watch so they don’t burn.  We like our somewhat chewy not crunchy.  I like to check mine every 30 minutes.  They should be dry to the touch.

Store in airtight container or bag.  Don’t refrigerate.

You now have healthy snacks that you will feel good about giving your family.  ENJOY!  Pineapple Dehydrated  Strawberry Rollups Dehydrated


Nutella Cookies

Nutella Cookies

This is a recipe that has been made over.  Instead of using cocoa in these cookies I decided to try some Nutella I had sitting in the cupboard.  My grandson loves Nutella anything.  So Remington these cookies are for you.  Make sure mom makes a batch of these yummy cookies.  I know you will be in the kitchen helping along with your brother.


1 1/3  cups flour
2 cups Nutella
2 eggs
1/2 cup powdered sugar

In a medium bowl add the flour, Nutella and eggs.  Stir until forms into a ball.  You can use your kitchen aid be sure to attach the dough hook.  If the dough is to dry add 1/2 teaspoon milk.

Make one inch balls from the dough and roll in powdered sugar.  Place balls on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork.

Bake on 375 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes.

Let cool.  Sprinkle left over powdered sugar on top of cookies.

Melt 4 tablespoons of Nutella in microwave and place a dollop right in the center of the cookies.  ENJOY!  Don’t forget the milk.

Nutella Cookies  Chocolate Chocolate Cookies  S’more cookies Old Fashion Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies