Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Whop, whop, whop, whop. Oppan Gangnam style"

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My husband Rick has gone "Whop, whop, whop, whop. Oppan Gangnam style"  ~LOL

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2012 Santa's Countdown to Christmas !

                                                                  Ho Ho Ho !!!!!!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Be Thankful!

                                                Thanksgiving Season has come & gone .
 We should be thankful everyday not only just around Thanksgiving Holiday .

                                           I am thankful for most part is my Family !
We make a Great

                                     My husband, My son, My mom & My sister.... etc
                                                   I am thankful for my Health.
            I'm thankful for all the friends that I have accumulated over the years. 
             I'm thankful for my home with my husband that  we built for our family                                       with our love and dedication to each other. 
           I am thankful that GOD has a plan for me and I didn't even recognized it                                              until now with going through a difficult time of my life. 
                         I realized that  these difficult times are consider a Blessing. 
                                 It is what I'm learning on this journey of  tough times...
                                                          have faith & it shall pass. 
                       At church this past  Sunday service was focused on this teaching....
                                                             In all things be thankful !
                                                                 Ephesians 5:20
                                      Giving thanks always for all things unto God
                                 and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
~Author Unknown

                                            I look forward to this time of year 
                             It saddened me that this Thanksgiving Holiday season is over.

   I have enjoyed all the Fall & Thanksgiving festivities  that it brings every year !
                          This weekend I took down the Thanksgiving decorations .
                            All put away until next year ....Here are a few pics !

                                             I have made pie pops only 2 left to enjoy.

                                                         My Thanksgiving Tablescape


                                       Here in Florida it doesn't seem much like Fall weather 

                                         so I decorate the outdoors with Autumn leaves                                                              to remind me of the fall weather when I lived in Pittsburgh .
                                                                          So cute....
                                                         Mr. & Mrs Clark Scarecrow

                                       I even made a Gluten/Dairy -free Pumpkin Pie!
                                            I'm thankful that it didn't taste awful.....
                                                           For following my blog .....
                              I'm thankful for having a wonderful Holiday season !

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Curious Pati Makes Pancakes

                                                       Curious Pati Makes Pancakes .....
                                   (HaHa ~You know me I like monkeying around ...LOL)
                                   Gluten/Dairy -Free Chocolate chip & Banana Pancakes
                                       Remember reading this book as a child 
                                                 reading it to your children  ????
      My curiosity got the best of me this morning with craving pancakes ....
                                 I was up to the challenge  to see if I can 
                               make gluten/dairy -free pancakes taste good !


                                          I pealed 2 bananas and placed them in a blender
                                             with 1 cup of Gluten -free pancake mix
                                                                       1-1/2 cup scoop
                                                                  1 more -1/2 cup  scoop
                                               I buy my honey locally reason being......
                             I read that  local honey will cure your seasonal allergies.
                                              Plus you  support your local beekeeper!
                                                                  Food for thought ....
 That most honey that you buy from the store is imported from China even if it labeled differently.The Chinese honey is diluted with corn syrup or sugar water plus MORE worrisome is  the likelihood of contamination by antibiotics or pesticides. In the late 1990's, a bacterial disease spread throughout China's bee hives. Rather than destroy the infected hives as recommended, Chinese beekeepers opted to treat them with chloramphenicol, a cheap but powerful antibiotic. Chloramphenicol is not approved for such use in the U.S., Canada, or in most of Europe. Two other antibiotics - iprofloxacin and Enrofloxacin - 
                                have also been identified in honey traced to China.
                                                        The lesson learned today .....
                                                 BUY YOUR HONEY LOCAL....

                                                              Ok back to the recipe .....
                                                            Add 1 tablespoon of honey

                              You will need 1 tablespoon of oil I am using coconut oil 
                                              due to the health benefits so where ever 
                                              I can add it to my diet the better!!!!

                                            Top 10 Health benefits of Coconut Oil 

  1. Improves Your Skin
  2. Helps You Lose Weight

  3. Stress Relief

  4. Makes Your Hair Grow and Repairs Damage

  5. Anti-Aging Properties

  6. Improves Healing and Fights Infections                                                                                                            (My main reason for using Coconut oil to heal Hypothyroidism)

  7. Improves Digestion

  8. Gives you Energy

  9. Prevents Disease

  10. Great for the Heart

                                          Ok that was the Health tip of the Day
                                                               Back to recipe .....

                                         Melt coconut oil in microwave or over stove top .
                                      No dairy in this recipe so I'm using Almond milk
                                                              Add  1 Tablespoon

                                               & 1/4 cup of almond milk to the pancake
                                                             mixture  in the blender

                                       Then add the melted coconut oil -1 Tablespoon
                                               to the pancake mixture  in the blender

                                                Mix until pancake batter is well combined

                                                                     Blending away .....

                                        This is the right consistency that I'm looking for .....

                                     Next you want to stir in your chocolate chips ...
                                                 Again no dairy in this recipe
                           so I am using Enjoy Life mini chips no dairy, soy or nut ...
                 They are made out of Evaporated Cane Juice, Chocolate Liquor,
                                                        Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter.

                                             I always have these on hand in my pantry ...
                                          I like snacking on them when I crave chocolate!

                                                          In the blender they go....................
                                                        I added 2 handfuls  of chips...
                                                   I take my ladle and stir the chips
                                                         into the pancake batter.

                                              I used the xtra coconut oil to greased the skillet 
                                                           so the pancakes don't stick

                                                   I use 1 ladle of batter per pancake
                                      however you can make them as big as you like ....

                Not  perfectly round however I prefer to use a griddle verses a skillet ...
                                                (On my Santa's list for Christmas! )
                      I top the pancakes with Earth Balance Non dairy/soy butter spread 
                        & Joseph's sugar free syrup made from all natural maple flavor.

                                                         Once the  pancake bubbles
                                                             they are ready to flip
                                      This recipe makes  about 8 medium size pancakes

                                                                       2 for me ......
                                     I warm the syrup and drizzle over the pancakes

Breakfast is Ready !

                                                        The curiosity is getting to me ....
                                             Will these be as yummy as they look ??????
                                                                      I'm going in....

                                                      Yep I succeeded ......they are Yummy !