Friday, December 18, 2015



This is a Recipe for a Basic Pancake mix which I use all the time... They are fluffy and thick so you don't need many to fill you up... If you happen to run out of bread they make a great PB&J or make the batter slightly thinner to make a great flavorful wrap for your favorite meat or scrambled eggs and cheese... Top them with fruit or your favorite syrup No matter what you do with them you will enjoy them... Yummy... :)



Basic Pancake Batter

1/2 Cup Milk
1 Egg
2 Tbls Melted Butter or Margarine
1 Cup Flour
2 Tsps Baking Powder
2 Tbls Sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1  Pinch of ground Allspice

Put egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla into a bowl and mix well then set aside...
Mix all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl and whisk or sift together add egg mixture and whisk till all lumps are gone...spoon onto hot greased skillet and cook till bubbly all over and lightly browned on the bottom then flip and cook till lightly brown on second side...

If desired you can add any fruit to the batter in quantity that you desire or add it on top at the table....

For Waffles: double all ingredients EXCEPT ALLSPICE then  add an extra 1/2 cup of milk and 1 Tbl of melted butter.

For Chocolate Peanut Butter: Double all ingredients  LEAVING OUT ALLSPICE then add 1/2 Cup Cocoa, 1/4 Tsp salt, and 1/2 bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Chips.

Peanut Butter Topping: Mix 2Tbls Peanut Butter with 1 Tbl water and microwave until melted stirring every 10 seconds for up to 30 seconds if it is still too thick add water and repeat heating in 10 second intervals until you have the desired consistency...

Top with desired topping and enjoy...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hello world I am here today to write down my feelings of sadness and despair...as you know I lost My mom and best friend earlier this year and my Dad in the spring of last year and now it is the holiday season...Last year was a sad season but Mom the wonderful woman that she was brightened it for me but this year is devastating with them both gone. I cannot seem to find the Christmas spirit anywhere...I try very hard for the kids' sake to keep a smile on my face but once they all go home I am left lost and alone with all of my feelings of sadness making me want to go to bed and cover my head until after the New Year arrives. I could never explain what I am feeling but those of you who have lost a parent or two know it is an overriding sadness that weighs heavy on your heart....

So as I always do I wrote down my feelings in my words of poetry...



The World Is Empty Without You Here...

As Christmas descends around the world...
And loved ones all gather...
Into sadness I am hurled...
Skipping this season I would rather.

The children come and decorations are hung...
Smiles and laughter ring out...
Christmas carols are cheerily sung...
But leave me alone I would rather shout.

The tree goes up and the lights are lit...
The presents are all wrapped...
On my couch I solemnly sit...
Feeling totally trapped.
.
The Christmas singing and the bells chime...
Aren't the same without your voice so clear...
All I can do is cry all the time..
The world is empty without you here.



Written December 15, 2015
Christmas without mom & dad
Joy & Cashmier Kotlarz 
by: Frances (Kotlarz) Glennon 

Ó Frances Glennon 2015