Monthly Archives: October 2010

Here, my lovable 9-month old Vizsla mix looking as happy as ever on our usual hike


Inspired by an event I attended this past weekend, I went out and purchased mason jars and fresh flowers to decorate the house. Armstrong Nursery was having their annual sale and I got two beautiful pots of flowers for just $4.98! What a bargain. It’s amazing what fresh cut flowers can do to spruce up a room. Here, my workstation went from drab to fab in a matter of minutes.

The pink and purple hues of the flowers look stunning against the white of our fireplace mantle



I learned a new acronym but am unsure how late I am on this. “LML” apparently means “Love My Life” and yes sir, I sure do! Just watching our dogs hunt down squirrels in the backyard makes me incredibly happy.

I’ve been having a hankering for pancakes recently and adopted my foodie girl’s recipe from LuaLosAngles. I did make a couple changes, however, and instead of macadamia nuts I added mashed bananas at the end and was too lazy to clean up multiple bowls, so I just used one (I know, shame!)

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

3 tbsp butter (unsalted & melted)

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/4 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3 tablespoons sugar

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 cup of mashed overripe banana

In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix thoroughly.

Add the buttermilk, butter, eggs, and vanilla extract.

Beat with a mixer until  you get a lumpy batter

Heat a non stick frying pan or griddle over low heat.

Depending on the size of the pancake you like pour a portion of the batter into the non-stick frying pan or griddle. Once the sides of the pancake begins to harden and bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancake flip it over.

Cook for another minute or two and remove.

It’s amazing how light the pancakes were thanks to the buttermilk! I topped mine with butter (of course) and maple syrup.

Banana pancakes

If anyone is still reading this, I’M BACK!! I’ve been contemplating whether or not to start up Pastries & Bacon again, and Kelsey’s super sweet comment just made my decision for me:

“im ADDICTED to your blog!! im so happy i stumbled upon it cuz its INSANE! ive been spending the last 15 -20 minutes looking through your recipes and creations, and im blown away! just wanted to say hi and let you know that ur A GENIUS <3 hehe”

Thanks Kelsey!