Saturday, February 7, 2009


This is our standard PLAYDOUGH recipe. We use this alot when it is raining or too cold to play outside. It is a favorite when the cousins are over too. Plus it smells so good!!

5 1/2 cups flour
2 cups salt
8 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup oil
1 container pumpkin pie spice

food coloring

Cook and Stir all ingredients over medium heat
When combined, dump on counter and knead until smooth
Play Play Play!!


I first had this salad at my sister's baby shower. I never knew I would like the nuts with swiss cheese....but surprisingly, they fit together great!!

1/3 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon grated onion
Dash salt
1 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 head romaine lettuce
1 cup cashews

1/2 bag shredded Swiss cheese

Combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard, onion and salt;

(I use a stick blender, works wonderfully!)

Mix until well blended.

Stir in poppy seeds.

In a salad bowl, combine the romaine, cashews and Swiss cheese

Toss with dressing right before serving

*regular mustard tastes MUCH better than brown mustard

HomeMade Pancakes

This is our homemade pancake recipe. We love 'breakfast for supper' I usually make eggs, bacon, and sausage free gravy with toast on those nights. A favorite of ours!!

1 cup flour

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 beaten egg

1 cup milk (or buttermilk)

2 tbsp oil

1 cup blueberries or chocolate chips if desired

The key to making pancakes fluffy: Mix all ingredients until just moist...don't overmix.

Spoon over hot griddle ( we use a large electric griddle, that way you can make 8 pancakes at the same time ) I have to eat pancakes "piping hot" Wes loves Maple Syrup with his.