Tangy Whole Milk

This is our favorite pancake recipe. It's put to the test using whole milk that expired 2 months ago.

Buttermilk Pancakes
From allrecipes.com
Makes 12 five inch pancakes
219 calories, 7.4 g of fat per pancake

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk (whole is best)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it's ready!
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.  
Tip:  Bringing the milk and eggs to room temperature will make the pancakes more light and fluffy.  

Make Your Own Lotion

My daughter T makes her own hand lotion. Rub it on after bathing or whenever. Your body heat will soften it.
Hard Lotion Bars for Dry Skin
Made On

Ingredients: beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil
Optional: add drops of favorite essential oil scent

Combine equal amounts of the ingredients in a double boiler. Melt, stir well, and pour into molds. Molds can be plastic or metal. Ice cube trays and cupcake pans both work great. This mold works well.

Lip balms may require extra coconut oil stirred in before pouring. You may want to test some on a plate (drop from dropper, cool, test on lips) before filling tubes.
IMPORTANT: for easy clean up, wipe out the bowl with a paper towel while it's still hot. Then wash with hot, soapy water. For easy removal of lotion from container, place in freezer for 30 minutes and it should pop right out.