Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Be My Valentine

Dan and I didn't actually see each other on Valentine's day because I had to go to Raleigh for a fitting, then stayed in Wilson for a 7 am dentist appointment.  The night before we did our typical low-key cook something at home and watch a movie.  We started thinking back over the years and could still remember doing that in college, down to what meals we ate and what movies we watched.  I wonder if we would remember those details if it was a night out at a restaurant or a movie theater.  I guess we have our thing, and it sounds boring, but we love it. :-)

Our Valentine's meal was Red Velvet Pancakes and they were oh-so good so I had to share the recipe.

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons red food coloring
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
however many chocolate chips you want

1.  Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl together (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cocoa powder)

2.  Whisk the wet ingredients together (buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, vanilla)

3.  Beat the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together.  

4.  Add the chocolate chips, throw them on the griddle and enjoy with powdered sugar and syrup :-)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stella & Dot giveaway!

While reading my favorite blog yesterday I stumbled across a this super cute blog complete with an awesome giveaway for this beautiful Stella & Dot Tribute Bracelet!
I think it would look great paired with my Tiffany bracelets.

AND proceeds go to benefit breast cancer!  How awesome is that?  Of course less entries means my chance of getting selected increase but that would make me such a stingy person if I didn't share this, right?  So if you're hoping to win this as much as I am head on over and enter yourself! 

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