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Simple Pancakes

This super easy and fast recipe is perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings. ~ Shopping List ~ 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg, slightly beaten 2 tablespoons vegetable oil milk, just enough to make pourable batter ~ What to do ~ Combine dry ingredients. Stir in egg, oil, and enough milk for batter to pour easily. Mix lightly to blend. Cook pancakes on a hot, well greased griddle. This recipe for pancakes makes 4-6 small pancakes. ~ Spice it up ~ Add some fruit.  Slice a banana (or any of your other  favorite fruit) and place them on the uncooked side of the pancake when you first place them in the pan.  They will get a nice caramelization when you flip the pancake.  You can do the same thing with pecans, walnuts, etc. Enjoy!

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Drop Cheese Biscuits

This versatile quick bread is an easy way to class up almost any meal. ~ Shopping List ~ 2 cups sifted flour3 teaspoons Baking POWDER1 teaspoon salt6 tablespoons shortening1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese1 cup milk 1 tablespoon butter ~ What to do ~ Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F).  Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl.  Cut-in shortening.  Add shredded cheese to flour-shortening mix.  Stir in all of the milk, which forms a drop batter.  Drop from spoon onto greased pan.  Brush with melted butter.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes 16-20. substitution:  for an extra shock of flavor try using your favorite flavored butter (herbs de Province, garlic, paprika, etc.)

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Blueberry Muffins

~ Shopping List ~ 1 egg1/2 cup milk1/4 vegetable oil1.5 cups all purpose flour (sifted)1/2 cup sugar2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup fresh blueberries ~ What to do ~ Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).  Line muffin tins with liners.  Beat eggs, stir in milk and oil.  Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Mix liquid ingredients into dry ingredients.  Add blueberries.  Stir until flour is moistened (do not over-stir).  Batter should be lump.  fill cup 2/3 full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.

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Banana Nut Bread

~ Shopping List ~ 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups all purpose flour 3 large bananas, very ripe, mashed 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans/walnuts ~ What to do ~ Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each.  Sift dry ingredients together and add to cream mixture.  Stir in bananas and nuts. Pour banana-nut bread batter into well greased loaf pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Buttermilk Cornbread

~ Shopping List ~ 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup stoneground cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg 1 tablespoon shortening ~ What to do ~ Preheat oven to 450 degress (F).  Mix cornmeal, salt and baking soda together.  Add egg and buttermilk and melted shortening.  Pour batter into muffin cups (2/3 full).  Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. You can also cook this in an iron skillet instead of in muffin tins.  To do so:  melt shortening in skillet in oven, then add batter to warm skillet:  mix and backe 30-40 minutes for a 9″ skillet.

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