Amusing Challenge winners

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Well, we got a “little” snow here just outside of Washington DC this weekend!  I am sore all over from all of the shoveling but that hard work deserved a yummy breakfast treat!

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I love making this Dutch Baby Pancake recipe from Martha Stewart…it reminds me of my youth and going out for breakfast, after church, with my family.  I had no idea (and I don’t think my mom did either!) how easy this was to make.  I urge you to give it a try and definitely do NOT leave out the cardamon spice…it’s yummy!

Dutch Baby Pancake

recipe from Martha Stewart’s Favorite Comfort Food cookbook

1 1/2 Tbl unsalted butter

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced into 1/4-1/2 in slices

1/3 cup honey

1/4 teas ground cardamom

3 large eggs

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup flour

1/4 teas salt

1 Tbl confectioners’ sugar

  1.  Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Heat a well-seasoned 10 in cast-iron skillet over high heat.  Add butter.  When melted, add apple wedges.  Cook until softened and lightly golden, about 2 min.  Stir in honey and cardamom, and remove skillet from heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients, except for powder sugar, until smooth.  Pour over apple mixture.  Bake until puffed and brown, about 20 min.  Sift confectioners’ sugar on top and serve immediately (with maple syrup!)
Amusing Challenge winners

I’m finishing up my cards for this week’s Valentine Workshop at my home and then I’m off to visit and comment on all the entries!  So often I just have time enough to pop in and see your creations up close, but with a snow day and no school today – yahoo – I have time to play!

For last week’s ribbon/twine Amusing Challenge here are the Top 3.  I’ve included the links to the winners’ blogs.  It got me to thinking – I’d love to have you link to my blog as well…it helps keep the “love” flowing!

6.  Indy

8.  Katydid

9.  Karen McAlpine

 I hope you will grab your blog badges, winners, and congratulations!  Remember, everyone is eligible for the prize drawing at the end of the month.  I hope you will join us in this week’s Amusing Challenge called Shades of Blue.  I think you will be blown away by some of the design teams’ work!

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6 responses to “Amusing Challenge winners

  1. Hi Chris! My yard looks just like yours. We’re still digging out and we sure didn’t get that sort of breakfast treat as a reward…I would have been the one to cook it and THAT wasn’t happening, LOL

    Anyway, my heart is sure warmed because I won top 3 here! How exciting is that news on a cold wintery Monday? Thanks so much!!

  2. Saw the snow on the news. Saw the Panda Tian Tian playing in the snow at the Wash DC Natl Zoo. The baby Panda Bei Bei did not like the snow. Daisy my dog wants it to snow here in Central TX. She liked it last yr Jan 2015 when it snowed. Like a child she made snow angels & I enjoyed watching her & photographing her playing in it. I’ll give the recipe a try. We had pork chops w/ French Onion soup yesterday for dinner and it was yummy. Temps were warm here in Central TX and forecast is for 70s. Congrats to the Tops! Have a BEE-utiful day!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  3. Thanks for the great challenges and for choosing my card! Hoping I have time to play more in the next few weeks!

  4. Recipe sounds yummy! I think I will try it. I have a bag of apples that I picked up from a local orchard and I wanted to bake something low in sugar. I have cardamon! Thanks for the top three spot!! I have the banner on my blog!
    Congrats to the other winners!!

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