Archives for November 2012

{christmas decorating} Nativity scene giveaway!

{christmas decorating} Nativity scene giveaway!

 Willow Tree Nativity via Dayspring.com

Have you started your Christmas decorating yet? Besides setting up our charming Woodland Tree and our pre-Christmas mantel (Did you see our fireplace makeover? SO excited about it!), pretty much all I have had time for so far is to put out our new Willow Tree Nativity set from DaySpring.

But even if that nativity is all I had out this year, it really would be enough for me.

Beautiful, simple and meaningful. I love it!

Oh happy day! Our friends at DaySpring would like to give one of you a Willow Tree Nativity of your own to set out this Christmas. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me why you’d love to win! Easy peasy! Giveaway ends on Thursday 9PM PST.

PS. If you are doing any Cyber Monday shopping today, check out the great deals at DaySpring!
Here is a coupon code good Monday only: Save 30% Off your entire order with coupon code 30SUPER through 11/26.

Happy Monday, friends!

Don’t forget to comment to enter the Willow Tree Nativity giveaway!

Need Christmas decorating inspiration?
Visit my new Christmas decorating gallery!

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

We have a family tradition, both around the holidays and all year round.

We love making brunch, specifically we love to make what we call Puff Pancakes.

Some people call them Dutch Babies, some call them German Pancakes.

We just call them “puffs” for short.

I like to bake them  in the oven in a round heavy cast iron or stoneware pan.

{family traditions} puff pancake recipe
{family traditions} puff pancake recipe

Do you have family traditions revolving around a special recipe?

Puff Pancake Recipe

Butter: 1/3 cup
Eggs: 4
Milk & Flour: 1 cup each
Vanilla: 1 tsp

Put butter in 3-4 qt. pan and set in 425 degree oven.
Mix batter as quickly as butter melts.
Put eggs in a blender and blend at high speed for 1 minute.
While motor is running, gradually pour in milk, the slowly add the flour; continue blending for about 30 seconds. Add a teaspoon or more (I love more!) of vanilla.

Remove pan from oven and pour batter into hot melted butter.

Bake until puffed, about 20 minutes.

Garnish with fresh squeezed lemon and powdered sugar.

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