September 18, 2014

Breakfast Goody: Edna Mae's Sour Cream Pancakes

What can I say about pancakes that hasn't already been said on this blog? I absolutely love them because they're fast and adaptable. I can make them healthy with oats or make them fruity or make them chocolatey or anything else! They are a great weekday treat because I can make a whole batch and reheat the next morning or save the batter for the next day and make some more fresh.

I've had a couple favorite recipes in the past like a cinnamon roll pancake, a granola one, and a classic fluffy buttermilk one. This one is being added to that growing folder of favorite pancake recipes. 

They are tart, fluffy, and easy. I used plain yogurt instead of sour cream, too! 

September 17, 2014

Buffalo Mac 'n Cheese

You know the term "pregnancy cravings?" I kind of have them almost every other day, even though I'm not pregnant. You'd think it'd be annoying but I get to satisfy my cravings by cooking exactly what I want almost every night! 

This weekend I had an intense craving for buffalo-something. I love buffalo sauce on wings and on pizza. I had buffalo cauliflower last week at a restaurant and mac 'n cheese, and I thought: what about Buffalo mac 'n cheese?! 

Guys, this recipe is killer. It's hot, spicy, creamy, cheesy, and so comforting. And it more than satisfied my craving. I am a happy girl.

Here it is in all it's monotonous color glory. 

Mango Limeadita and Honeydew Margaritas

It's been so hot lately that we are downing cold white wine like it's water. What else is new?
Well, we've also been making more mixed drinks as well. I usually save mixed drinks for weekend night dinner parties, but they've become part of our weekday routine now, too. Margaritas are still my favorite cocktail and below are two really fun twists on them!

Mango limeadita is basically a frozen margarita with frozen mango chunks thrown in. I got the recipe from Trader Joe's website...whoulda thunk?

I skipped the orange juice and used grapefruit juice instead because it's what we had on hand and it definitely made it more tart (which is not a bad thing for us).

I admit that I made this honeydew margarita just because I was in love with the color of it in this photo. The best part is they actually looked like this in real life! And were completely refreshing, though I'd make it a point to strain my honeydew juice after blending next time. 

Hope you enjoy these cocktails and please share some with me! I'm always looking for new recipes :)