Monday, April 30, 2012

Project 365: Template Freebie

Here's a template freebie for anyone who wants to do a project 365 page. 
I'd love to see what you do with it.  Please email me a link to where I can find your layout!

A special thanks to my facebook friend Melissa Pearson for the recommendation.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Texing & internet slang for dummies

(The part of the song that I'm talking about starts about halfway through the video)

After hearing this song, I realized how "un-cool" I was according to my kids.
I'd heard this song on t.v. while I was in the other room doing laundry. I couldn't hear all the words to the song but all I know is that it was actually really addicting. It's the kind that just stays in your head {...whether you like it or not}.
I'd strongly recommend you know the words and acronyms to the this type of song before you start singing it and making up your own words. Because if you don't ... your kids will find out how uncool you really are. So to keep yourself from embarrassment like me, I recommend you study up on your texting and Internet slang. Here is a very helpful link. Enjoy :)


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Little Bit Baker: Birthday Waffles

Original recipe from How Sweet It Is

 My DD just turned 10 yesterday. (Double digits as she reminds me).
 "Breakfast In Bed" was a Briggs family tradition. This is something I've carried on to my own family.  This year I wanted to try my pinterest find... "Cake batter pancakes" (which I converted into "Birthday Waffles"). 

 They were fun to try, and not as sugary as you might think. Perfect for any Birthday breakfast!

Birthday Waffles

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup yellow cake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk (can add up to an additional cup if needed)
2 T. canola oil
assorted sprinkles

Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg, oil and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. You want the batter to look like regular pancake/waffle  batter; not too thin, not too thick. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use. Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed. I suggest a small taste test as well to see if the pancakes are flavored enough.
Preheat a skillet or waffle iron on medium heat Fold desired amount of sprinkles into batter. Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet or waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve with vanilla glaze.

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
assorted sprinkles
Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.

Sunday, April 1, 2012