Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

Confession: I’ve never been a big pancake fan. But then, I made this pumpkin pancake recipe. These pancakes are so fluffy and full of the comforting flavors we love in the fall. I’ve officially become a pancake lover (as long as it is these pancakes).

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Pumpkin Pancakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
pancakes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and spices and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, pumpkin, egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and whisk gently until combined. Let the batter set for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat a pan to medium heat. Drizzle vegetable oil on the warmed pan.
  5. Ladle 1/3 cup of the batter onto the pan for each pancake.
  6. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bubbles around the edges are open and set. Flip and cook on the other side for an additional 2 minutes.

Homemade Tomato Sauce

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Homemade Tomato Sauce
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4-5 hours
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 4-5 hours
Servings
people
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Instructions
  1. Heat oil in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic. Cook until onions are tender.
  2. Add all other ingredients, mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and let simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally (simmer time varies based on number of tomatoes. Could take as many as 4-5 hours to get correct consistency).
  3. Ladle mixture into clean jars and cover with tight-fitting lids. Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for 3 months to 1 year.
Recipe Notes

*If you have extra green or red peppers on hand, you may add 1-2 for added flavor
*You may double or triple the recipe depending on the number of ripe tomatoes in your garden

Quinoa Summer Salad

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Quinoa Summer Salad
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Quinoa
Veggie Mix
Dressing
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Veggie Mix
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  1. Add the quinoa/rice mix, water and salt to a medium sauce pan. Heat to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover for about 20 minutes.
  2. While the quinoa is cooking, cut up all of the veggies and place in a large mixing bowl
  3. In a smaller bowl or dressing container, mix in all of the dressing ingredients.
  4. When it has finished cooking, add the quinoa to the large mixing bowl and top with the dressing and feta cheese. Toss everything together.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a week.
Recipe Notes
  • Beans of Choice: You can’t go wrong here, so try your favorite bean. I like using chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans or black beans.
  • Quinoa: Don’t like quinoa? Swap in another grain like brown rice or couscous.
  • Vinegar: Don’t have rice vinegar or red wine vinegar on hand? Try apple cider vinegar, white vinegar or even balsamic vinegar.

Tabbouleh

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Tabbouleh
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  1. Place bulgur in a heatproof bowl. Pour boiling water over, then cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let stand 15 minutes. Drain in a colander, pressing on bulgur to remove any excess liquid. Transfer bulgur to a bowl and toss with remaining ingredients until combined well. Enjoy!

Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower with Chives

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Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower with Chives
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  1. Cut the potatoes to ¾ inch cubes. Place on a jelly-roll pan and toss with the oil, garlic powder, rosemary, paprika, salt and pepper. Roast the potatoes in the middle of a preheated 450°F. oven, turning them occasionally, for 15 minutes. Add the cauliflower, toss the mixture well, and roast 10 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and golden in spots. Toss the vegetables with chives and serve topped with a garnish of whole chives.

Tasty Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff

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Tasty Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff
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  1. Cut stew meat and coat with salt and pepper. Put in Crock-Pot with onion. Mix garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon and ketchup. Pour over meat and cook on low for 6 - 8 hrs.
  2. Turn Crock-Pot to high and add the mushrooms. Dissolve the flour in a small amount of water and stir with a whisk. Add it to the Crock-Pot and stir until blended. Cook for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in sour cream and turn off heat. Serve with noodles or rice.
Recipe Notes

*Optional: Instead of using 1 1/2 cups of beef bouillon, use 1/2 cup wine and use only 1 cup beef buillon.