Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handmade for Christmas-Day 3

The Author of Ann Crabs is back for some more fun!!!  Do you remember her guest post earlier this year?  She shared some tips about how to stay thin-you can read that article {HERE}.  She has agreed to participate in the Handmade for CHRISTmas Celebration. 

{I want to be sure that the handmade gift ideas that I post covers the vastness of the craftiness that fills our little world.  If you have any ideas or something that you would like to guest post here leave a comment below}

I am honored to do this guest post for and I hope you enjoy it.   I have a wonderful pancake recipe {shown below}.  My girls love them so much that in order to save time mixing them up in the morning I usually mix up two recipes of dry ingredients and would save one for a day when I was short on time.  Then I got the idea to use the mix as Christmas gifts.  I saved spaghetti sauce jars and washed them well.  I used scrapbook paper, card stock, a little ribbon and a few stamps to make a very cute gift for someone.  This was a very inexpensive project and if you don't already have stamps, you can use clip art to make and print cute tags.  I included the instructions that I printed on the computer on a tag as well. 

These were very easy to make (just use double sided tape).  They turned out to be such cute gifts and have been well received by the recipients.   You could also fill these jars with hot cocoa, cookie mix, brownie mix or even Epsom salts for soaking.  I'd use the lavender Epsom salts or add a few drops of fragrance to make the soak even more relaxing!

Here is the recipe for the pancakes:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
3 TBLS sugar
1 TBLS baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg (secret ingredient that make this recipe great)
2 large eggs, at room temp.
1 ¼ cups milk, at room temp.
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 TBLS unsalted butter

In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In another bowl, beat eggs then whisk in milk and vanilla.
Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet or griddle over medium heat.
Whisk butter into milk mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and whisk until a thick batter is just formed.
I don’t always add the butter and they still taste yummy!
**Recipe from Food Network Kitchens

1 Lovely Comments:

mwvelez4 said...

I enjoy looking at your wonderful crafts:)