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15 October 2009

Sharing some info...

In the last post there were several comments about the pancakes about how I get them to look like this.
Well, here goes.

First, and most important, you must heat your pan up before ever dropping the batter to make a pancake. You have to preheat your pan. I have a flat pan that I use and to get it to heat up quicker, I put a lid from another pot (one that nearly covers the flat pan) right down in the middle and let it sit for 5-10 mins. And the heat is set at not quite medium. Otherwise the pancakes will burn if the heat is any higher. Okay, so once the pan is hot, take a pastry brush (or something like it) to brush butter on to the pan. The heat from the pan and the butter will keep the pancakes from sticking. You don't want a lot of butter on there. Then I use a gravy ladle to pour the batter on to the pan. Yes, a gravy ladle. That way the pancakes aren't too big for wee ones. If you want bigger pancakes, use a soup ladle. Once the batter is down, wait for bubbles to come up on the top side of the pancake. You can peek on the underneath side to make sure it is golden brown. If you have both of those going, flip it and let it cook for another minute or two. If you tap the middle of the pancake and it "bounces" back up, it's done. TaDa!

Okay now for the recipe:

2 cups of Bisquick mix
1 cup of milk or buttermilk
2 eggs
1 TBsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 TBsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon

Just mix all the ingredients together well and start making pancakes!

That is it! If you want to freeze them, just let them cool completely and then wrap them up in plastic wrap. I usually do 4 at a time so the girls get 2 each and don't have to worry about dealing with more than they can eat. Once wrapped, place all the wraps in a big freezer storage bag and let them wait on you.

There is one more thing that I have been meaning to post about since being asked about it by LuAnne. Sorry it's taken this long LuAnne. I tend to get caught up in things and don't know when to take a mere minute for simple things. :) So anyhoo, LuAnne asked about how to "unknit" mistakes if you have to frog down to a certain point in a project or just about how to pick up stitches without picking them up backwards so not to have twisted stitches. Well, the easiest way I can show you all is to give you the link to some quite wonderful little videos that I found quite a while back. I still go back every now and then to check on something I haven't done in a while or just to make sure I'm not being a total flake about something. The website is

The link to fixing mistakes, etc. is just awesome! You will have to go and spend some time looking at all of the videos the Amy has taken the time to make for all of us who tend to have "Alzheimer's" from to time to time. I learned how to do the Norwegian Cast-on for my socks from Amy's video. It's my favorite cast-on for socks because of the stretchiness it creates. You can actually get your sock on without any problem! That's a good thing! Kudos to Amy!!

I must be going. Sorry for chatting and running but now that all the lessons, chores, etc are done for the day, I must be heading back to Brenna's sweater. I've only got 1/2 a sleeve and the hood to go! I'm so happy I could just pee my pants. Can you believe it's not been a week yet and I'm nearly finished!!! Amazing how things like that happen when you have all the info you need to make a project. I know, it's quite shocking. :)

Have a great day all!!!!



  1. Thanks for the great tips, Kar. And I'm psyched about that new sweater. Oh I know it's wonderful and I can't wait to see it.

    Have you ever had pumpkin pancakes? I add a couple of scoops of canned pumpkin and cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter and voila! I saw it on Semi-Homemade by Sandra Lee and had to give it a try. :-)