So, our little break is over and we are back to some Pioneer Woman cooking! The following pictures of from the lemon blueberry pancakes. And they were delicious. I loved the mix of the citrus and the sweet! I doubled the recipe and I think we ate all but 5 or 6 pancakes and had those for breakfast the next day. I usually make whole wheat pancakes but I can very simply add the lemon zest, juice and blueberries to my current whole wheat recipe. Same great flavor just maybe a little healthier. We love breakfast for dinner.
Next up was pan fried kale. I have heard so many great things about kale. From chips to smoothies. So I was real excited to try this. A bunch of kale bought at our local co-op, 5-6 minced garlic cloves, a little bit of oil and we had a great veggie side dish. I found that there is a perfect time between raw and totally cooked down where the kale was just right, not too crunchy not too soggy. I will work on that happy medium in the future.
The last recipe I tried was the malted chocolate chip cookies. I made these as a dessert for a "thing" we had at the house this past weekend. I doubled this recipe as well. All in all the cookies were tasty. Everyone enjoyed them. One downside I had was, they were to baked on wax paper on a cookie sheet. I had a real tough time getting them off the wax paper. Not sure why that was. They were a nice change of pace from the cookies I usually make. But, in all honesty, I think "my" cookie recipe is much better.
I made the ice coffee the other day with some left over coffee I had made. It was good if you like coffee in the afternoon. I let the kids each have a sip and they thought it was fabulous! Go figure!
I still have to make the mozzarella cheese sticks and tonight we are having the His/Hers hamburgers. My hubby makes one of the best hamburgers around, so this will be a true test of Pioneer Woman's talents. Stayed tuned for our family review . . .