Waffles…Da, Da, Da!

We love to make brunch every Sunday, and enjoy coming up with different items to make. One of our favorites is waffles! My son usually makes them, but I have gotten in on the action as well. As someone who loves to bake and cook, I had never made homemade waffles before, and I love it! You can top your waffles with fruit, chocolate, homemade whip cream, maple syrup, powdered sugar, fruit syrup, and so much more! We also serve it with either bacon or sausage.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour 
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder plus a teaspoon
  • 1/4 cup Sugar 
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Cups Milk 
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

Directions:

  • Warm your waffle iron. I set mine to 350 degrees. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl. In a medium bowl whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla together. Stir in the melted butter.
  • Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until combined.
  • Add about 1/3 cup of batter for each waffle. I also coat my iron with a bit of vegetable oil. It keeps the waffles from sticking and gives it a nice crisp!

Remember… waffles aren’t just for breakfast or brunch, they are also just as yummy for dinner!

A Journey to a Dream…

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Everyone has a dream, but does everyone take steps to fulfill that dream? If so, what made you take that leap? If not, what is holding you back?

I always had dreams, but I have always given up on them due to fear. I was afraid of starting something and then something going wrong, or then again maybe it goes right. I always stopped short of starting and fulfilling my dreams. It has taken most of my adult years to stop being afraid and do what makes me happy. The saying is true: life is too short. It truly is. Whether your dreams are big or small, you need to start somewhere. That one small step may be one of many, but it is a step into your dreams. I am finally not afraid to step into mine. My happiness is beginning with that one small step, and I would love for you to follow me on my journey…

My journey is one that I have always yearned for, and I am blessed that I have a husband and children that want to go along for the ride! I have always wanted a farm. A farm with cows, chickens, sheep, fruit trees, gardens, and flowers. We also want to be self-sufficient. Grow our own food, learn how to can, chop wood, raise our own animals, and so much more. This is where we combined the two and decided to start a homestead. The fear has been replaced with excitement. The best part is, we are doing this as a family.

orange fruit tree
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I also have learned that I need patience. I have to learn that this will take time and to try not to rush it all. I need to step back and enjoy the process and enjoy what we are learning. This blog will keep you updated with it all! The trials, triumphs, tears, laughter (lots and lots of laughter), and joys! Welcome to our journey!

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