How I Became a Foodie

Happy Thursday, friends!

I’m coming ‘atcha from the PDHQ (meaning my new HOME OFFICE, deets coming soon!). Charlie and I are snuggled up with a mug of tea and some Degrassi on in the background. And I’m definitely not going to reward myself with some cookies my dad made yesterday when I’m done (jk, I totally am.)

But that’s a convenient segue into my next thought here! Today, I’m going to share my ‘how I became a foodie’ story and share my Dad’s TOP SECRET buttermilk pancake recipe. Seriously, I’ve been impressing friends with these flapjacks since I was old enough to cook!

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The smell of coffee or fresh maple syrup on pancakes or something baking in the oven is a staple of visiting my parents’ house. My dad has always been our ‘Chef Hoy-are-dee’ for the family my whole life.

When I used to come home for the weekend from college – there was always the smell of something yummy in the kitchen (with extras to take back, of course!).

So when Village Candle came out with their new foodie line, I couldn’t pick just one! I love having my new house with my husband always smell like brewing coffee or pancakes!

In fact, I was burning my Maple Butter & Coffee Bean one at the same time and my neighbor texted me and asked if I was making breakfast and could they have some! I laughed and said it was just the candles!

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My dad has  made me a total food snob. Like to the point of I gave out maple syrup as a wedding favor because some people are still out here using butter flavored syrup instead of 100% pure maple syrup.

No pancakes from a box, no baked goods from a mix, no mashed potatoes from a packet; my dad did not believe in any of that! And he is a pretty darn good chef! I can remember him coming home from work and we would watch the Barefoot Contessa together!

I try to be as good of a chef as my dad but I will say that I do fall victim to jars of sauce and an oven ready meal on busy nights! But I’ve even made Preston a bit of a food snob!

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Dad’s Super Secret Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

2 Cups buttermilk
2 Eggs
6 Tbl. Butter – melted
1-1/2 Cups flour
1 Tsp. salt
2 Tsp. baking soda
 Mix dry ingredients together.
 Beat eggs and slowly whisk in butter and then whisk in the buttermilk.
 Dump in dry ingredients and stir just enough to incorporate into liquid.
 Drop onto well greased griddle at medium low heat. (My preference)

 

Try it and thank us later.

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How Very,

Abby❤

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