Monday, May 23, 2011

four minutes to chocolate pudding!

i know this is a horrible picture, but i assure you the chocolate pudding is not. i was craving chocolate today, jumped on the web and found this recipe for microwave chocolate pudding! it is delicious. it only took four minutes total to something yummy, sweet, smooth and decadent. this is tonight's treat. travis will love me forever. enjoy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

pancake syrup for pennies

well, after i came home from the grocery store, with my list, i still manage to forget a few things and pancake syrup was one. oh well. i still had the old bottle, so looking at the ingredients i just figured i could make it. i quickly found a recipe online, changed it up a smidge and i got the easiest and tastiest pancake syrup for practically pennies. now, i have only made one batch, but you would definitely need to double or triple to fill your typical ain't yo'mama bottle. this is thick, sweet and downright yummy.
here is what you do...

bring to a boil the following:

one cup of packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup light corn syrup

boil seven minutes. it should be nice and thick. now, let it cool a few minutes, add a teaspoon of real vanilla extract and a splash of butter extract. taste the elixir to see if need to add more. also, you could  add maple flavoring if you want. i didn't want. 

cool and enjoy. viola! you have just made your very own pancake syrup. i  poured mine into my empty bottle and popped into the cupboard. i am off thrifting today in hopes of finding a new, cool syrup dispenser of some sorts. yeehaw.