Thursday, June 14, 2012

Homemade Bisquick

Yield: 6 cups


6 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter

Mix all dry ingredients. Cut in cold butter with pastry cutter. Store in an airtight container in the frig for up to three months.

Applesauce Pancakes

These were made in what I would like to call desperation...I think that it is fitting. I had been gone for 6 days and Wade was gone for 2. I cleaned out the refrigerator before I left. He diet would only consist of hot dogs and beer when I am gone anyways. I came home at 11:30 at night and obviously didn't go to the store. Here is the bread and no eggs. Little did I know when I started making the pancakes, I forgot we didn't have eggs. I looked on -line for egg substitutes and was coming up empty-handed. Finally...DING! DING! I replace applesauce for oil, I will try it. If nothing else, the chickens can get a real treat. Lucky for me, they tasted great. So, here is the recipe. I like my pancakes with peanut butter on them, but I did try them without the peanut butter and they tasted amazing.

Applesauce Pancakes

2 c. Bisquick Mix (I make mine from scratch...will post the recipe later)
1 1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. applesauce

Mix until combined. The batter might be a little clumpy, and that's okay. Cook as you normally would. They seem to take a little longer than regular pancakes. I used homemade applesauce and it was a little chunky, it was great biting into an apple chunk.

Also, you can make different variations of this...add cinnamon, apple pie spice, cheese, you name it.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

This stuff is seriously the best. Once you whip up a batch and put it on your ice cream you will never buy Hershey's again.

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate chips (3/4 of a bag)
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter and chocolate chips over low heat.

Add milk and increase heat to medium.

Using whisk, add powdered sugar. Heat until a gentle boil is achieved, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat, add vanilla.
Will keep several weeks in the frig.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Iowa Wife

Welcome to The Iowa Wife blog! I wanted to start a blog to, well, I just  wanted to. I figured as much as I do, or think I do, maybe someone would fine something that they can do. I am always cooking, baking, sewing, crafting, and inventing. I am a huge craft-acholic. worst addition. Stay tuned for recipes, crafts, and home improvement projects. I will try my best to take pictures to create a tutorial instead of just typing the recipe out. Besides, pictures add a little more interest!