Saturday, February 26, 2011

Pumpkin Pancakes

Earlier in the week I made a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins to take to work and giveaway to friends and neighbours.  I only had a big can of pumpkin and didn't use it all in the muffins.  So, what does one do with a cup of pumpkin??  This morning I did a search and found a good looking recipe for pumpkin pancakes.  A few tweaks later, we had a delicious breakfast!

Until this winter, I had only experienced pumpkin in the form of pumpkin pie.  Now I have a recipe for pumpkin soup that I love, a recipe for pumpkin muffins and pancakes.  I can see a pumpkin patch in our yard this summer!

Pumpkin Pancakes
(adapted from LoveBakedIn at

  • 2 cups flour ( used 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat)

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten

  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted

  • *Mix dry ingredients in one bowl.
    *Mix wet ingredients in another.
    *Pour wet into dry.  Stir to combine.
    *Scoop by the 1/3 cupful into a hot pan.  (I had to turn mine down quite a bit so they didn't burn).

    Gabriel and I ate these with maple syrup, Sam and Josie-Grace ate them plain.  Both ways were good!


    -C :)

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Mushroom Soup

    In the winter we usually eat soup on Saturday and Sunday for lunch.  If you calculate that, it means that I make approximately 40 batches of soup each winter.  One of my favorite recipes is my Mom's mushroom soup.  She also makes many pots of soup each year, so if she has a good recipe, it is sure to join my roster.

    Mushroom Soup

    • 3 cups fresh mushrooms (1 cup finely chopped, 2 cups sliced)
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 1/3 cup butter
    • 1/3 cup flour
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1/4 to 1/3 tsp. poultry seasoning
    • 3 cups milk
    • 3 cups chicken broth
    • paprika
    1.  Saute onions and mushrooms in butter until mushrooms have lost their liquid and it has reabsorbed.
    2.  Add flour, salt and poultry seasoning.
    3.  Gradually add in chicken broth, and then milk.
    4.  Stir until thickened and bubbling.
    5.  Garnish with paprika (or cheddar penguins whatever you prefer!).


    - C :)

    Also seen on: Ultimate Recipe Swap @ Life As a Mom