Monday, April 29, 2013

Grilled Steak and Portobello Mushroom Salad

While Spring has decided to take it's sweet time arriving, we couldn't wait to get the BBQ warmed up and start making some of our favourite fair-weather foods.  One thing we love to throw on the BBQ on a warm day are some juicy steaks!

I found this recipe on Marshalls Abroad and knew it would be a super quick and easy supper to throw together.  Lilly isn't a huge fan of naps and when she finally does sleep she is a cat-napper.  So any meal that I can get ready in 45 minutes or less (let's be honest, usually less) is pure gold in my books!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Special Birthday Buttermilk Pancakes

Hi friends! I missed you! Have you missed me? While I have been away from my computer for a while, I definitely have not been away from my kitchen :) So I have lots of fun things saved up to share with you!

For starters, these awesome pancakes that I whipped up for my birthday which was in mid-April. 

Buttermilk pancakes are a weekend staple at my house, but what variation you get totally depends on who is making them.  If my husband is making breakfast then you get regular buttermilk pancakes which are then drenched in maple syrup. So good.

But if I am making them? Well, I tend to get bored making the same thing over and over so I usually end up throwing in berries, experimenting with sour cream instead of buttermilk, adding butterscotch chips, etc.. Or in the case of my birthday weekend: rainbow sprinkles and dark chocolate chips.  Amazing.