Gingerbread Pancakes

These are perfect for Christmas morning and they are so easy to whip up.  They also freeze well so I usually make a double batch.




1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/8 tsp cloves

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp molasses

2 eggs

4 tbsp melted butter

3/4 cup milk


Directions :

In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients.

Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Scoop about 1/4 of a cup of the mixture onto the heated griddle.

Flip when the tops begin to bubble.

Cook for about two minutes on the other side.

Breakfast Casserole

December is a busy month for us because in addition to Christmas we also have N’s birthday on December 24 and Hubby’s on the 22nd.  Instead of a cake, he usually requests this savory casserole for breakfast.



3-4 medium-sized sausages

5 eggs

½ cup tomato sauce or salsa

½ cup skim milk

½ cup cheese

¼ teaspoon coriander

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon cumin


Slice sausages into pieces and brown them in a skillet. Mix spices into tomato sauce or salsa, pour over sausages, and allow to cool.  Beat eggs and milk. Add sausages with salsa and cheese to the egg mixture.  Spray the slow cooker  with non-stick cooking spray. Cover and cook casserole on high for about 5 hours. It is best when it’s hot, but it is still good served cold.

Spinach Mushroom Soup


3 tablespoon Butter

2 tablespoon cornstarch

2 med onions, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

6 Shitake mushrooms, minced

3 onion leeks, chopped

Spinach leaves, sliced

Salt and Pepper

8 cups Chicken or vegetable stock


Directions :

Soak your mushroom 1 hour before cooking and reserve the liquid. In a saucepan, heat the butter and sauté the onions and garlic. Add cornstarch and pour in the chicken stock, the liquid from the soaked mushrooms, minced shiitake mushrooms and bring to a boil. Once it has thickened, add the spinach and immediately turn off the heat.

Moon Sand



8 cups plain flour

1 cup oil (baby oil/cooking oil etc.)



This is super easy to prepare.  Just mix the 2 ingredients together and that’s it!  This is so much easier to clean up than ordinary sand, but holds its shape just as well.