Flat Cakes AKA Best Pancakes – Whole Wheat

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Cover in whatever deliciousness you like best and devour!

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I never thought a day would come when I recommended whole wheat flour pancakes over any other pancake I’ve ever tried. That day came. All because of an amazing little lady named Grace. She was known throughout the valley we lived in as “the best cook in the county” – for some, possibly the world. 🙂 And we were lucky enough to be neighbors and employees. She also employed my younger brother. Since he was single, he lived with their other hired man in the bunkhouse and got to eat meals with Grace and her husband. I heard about these pancakes for months. Maybe longer. And he isn’t exactly health conscious. Whole wheat bread was the bane of his childhood, so I couldn’t quite figure out how he got so hooked on these “flat cakes” of Grace’s.

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“The Star” Salad Dressing – The Easy Way

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The Star of Elko, NV – Serves the best food (including a killer salad dressing)

If you ever happen to pass through Elko, Nevada, take a break and find a Basque restaurant. The Star is one of the more popular (although expensive) restaurants in town.
You won’t regret the experience. Cabbage soup and fresh baked bread, spaghetti and beans and garlic covered steak. And my personal favorite, a unique dressing for the salad. Salad used to be a boring side dish for me. After this salad dressing, it’s now one of my favorites. I’ve never found something similar in any other part of the country. Each restaurant in the area varies their dressing just a little but they all have the same vibe – similar to homemade ranch but with more garlic, more zip, and more amazing.

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The BEST Brownies Ever

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These are the best brownies.

In the whole world.

Seriously.

I’ve made it my mission to find the very best recipe of every kind of food out there. (Still searching for a lot of them.) These are the best brownies. I can’t even tell you how many recipes I’ve tried through my years of brownie-ing. I always went back to box brownies because, although flawed in many ways, their texture was closest to what I was looking for…especially if I mixed in some add ins such as candy bars (a trick I learned from my sister) or peanut butter chips.

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Hummus – Easy and Delicious

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Ok guys, I made a recipe. This one is all me here. And we are obsessed! Since invention about two weeks ago, I believe we’ve made this three times…one of which was a double batch. We like hummus at our house and have tried a few different recipes but nothing was quite right.

This one is.

In fact, this one is perfect. For us. Don’t want to get too carried away here. Everyone likes things a little different. Anyway, here it is. Try it. You aren’t out much if you don’t like it. But I may think you’re crazy. Because it’s delicious.

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Homemade Flatbread by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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I’m obsessed with these pitas (or flatbread or whatever you want to call them) lately. I love to make them for lunch with some homemade hummus and fresh vegetables. It helps me feel like winter won’t last forever! We have even used leftovers for personal sized pizzas. That makes for a delicious, quick dinner. They are perfectly soft for wrapping things up if you’d rather. I will never buy another pita again.

I often double the batch and freeze the leftovers for pizzas when I’m really in a crunch. So without further ado:

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Bread Bowls from Yammie’s Noshery

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I love these bowls so much filled with all kinds of soup!

Ok, lest I keep you waiting too long. After publishing my post about this woman’s amazing broccoli soup, I figure you may want to devour it immediately. But in order to do so, you will need a couple crisp, delicious bread bowls to dish it into. Your wish is my command.

Quick and Easy Bread Bowls

  • Makes 3 big bowls (I usually do 5 or 6, with two of them smaller for my young children. We prefer them a little smaller for us as well.)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (Between 105ºF and 115ºF, hot enough to keep your finger in comfortably)
  • 2 tablespoons instant dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • A spray bottle fill with water

Combine the water and yeast. Add the sugar, salt, and flour and knead until smooth.

Cover with a damp cloth or lid and let rise in a warm place for about half and hour.

Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Divide the dough into three (or more) lumps. Stretch each one into a tight ball, pinching the bottom with your fingers and sealing it off by twisting it on the counter.

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Yammie’s Noshery Broccoli Soup

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Guy. Seriously. Wow. This broccoli soup is knock your socks off, ridiculously, out of this world, amazing. Shear brilliance behind this creation. I don’t throw these kinds of compliments around lightly either. I have had a lot of broccoli soup in my day and this one stands way above the others. Maybe one day I’ll share with you my previous reining champion because for a lot of years, I thought it was as good as it gets. Sadly for it, and quite happily for me, it got knocked off its pedestal by Ms. Yammie and this ridiculous concoction. While occasionally, my pallet wants the old, mostly I’m converted to this new.

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