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Large Family Pancakes

These are our favorite go to on a morning I haven’t bulked up my sourdough starter for sourdough pancakes! We top these with some basic syrup for everyday, or for birthdays we top with fresh fruit, chocolate chips or mini candies like those little lovely candy coated rainbow colored chocolate and whip cream. Sometimes we heat the syrup with frozen berries on the stove over a med-low heat. Possibilities are endless!

Feel free to add in what you like!


  • 6 cups flour (any kind works, I’ve tried white flour, fresh ground wheat flour or a combination of the 2)
  • * 3 tsp pink salt * 3 tsp baking soda * 6 cups buttermilk ( I usually make it with 6 tbsp vinegar in a 8c measuring cup then top off to the 6 c mark. * 3 eggs * 3 tbsp refined coconut oil, melted


  1. Mix the flour and salt together
  2. 2. Dump in the baking powder and milk, mix 3. mix in the eggs and milk 4. Lastly, add the oil 5. Ladleon to oiled cooking surface, we use a lot of cast iron around here, when pancakes are starting to dry at the edges and bubbles are popping, flip and let cook till golden

God bless and I hope you enjoy!

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Big Batch Banana Muffins

These muffins can be made and frozen to have for anytime!

These bake up much faster at muffins but feel free to use this as a banana bread, I can get 3 loaves in my 12×4 in loaves but in a standard 9×5 loaf pan you should be able to get 4. Fill the bread pans no more than 2/3 full though!


  • 3 c of sugar
  • * 2 c softened butter * 8 eggs * 8 ripe bananas, mashed * 1 1/3 milk ( regular, or unsweetend almond or cashew milk) * 4 tsp vanilla, homemade is my favorite and so easy! Honestly I don’t really measure… * 8 c flour * 4 tsp baking soda * 2 tsp salt * 2 c chocolate chips, or the mini ones, you could sup nuts here too, or do a combo of both!


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. 2. spray your muffin pans (i like the large 24 cup pans for this) – alternatively you could use paperliners, but why?! 3. Cream together your butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy 4. Add in eggs, bananas, milk and vanilla 5. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt – DO NOT OVER MIX 6. Fold in the chocolate chips 7. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup or my favorite “cookie scoop” scoop batter into muffin holes and bake for 25 – 30 min 8. let cool in the pan for 10 min if you are not using the paper liners before removing to a cooling rack, or slathering on a bit of butter and sipping some black coffee

If you make these let me know how they turned out for you! I just remembered I need to go get my last bag out of the freezer for tomorrow. God bless!

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Cooking for Our Large Family, cont.

I don’t know about you, but I am not a big fan of cooked spinach, I think it tastes like dirt…

That being said, I and my children who also don’t care for spinach or other green veggies, gobbled up this lazy lasagna, *without* leaving the spinach on their plates! Seriously it’s sooooooo good. The children even asked if we could make it for our church potluck that was just a few days away at the time. How could I say no?

Somewhere between the time of making the first lazy lasagna and the second we had atleast 9 inches of snow fall. That morning was feeling like it needed a cozy breakfast. Doug stayed home this day so he actually got to eat it, I’ve been making it for years but I didn’t realize he had never had it!

Thursday morning, 7am, still with 5+ hrs of snowfall to go

Sunday morning nearly all the snow was gone already. After my first cup of coffee I got to work making the lasagna and roasted veggies. This day for my roasted veggies I tossed in a bunch of frozen vegetables including cauliflower, green beans, okra and a 2lb bag of broccoli florets. I lightly coated them in coconut oil, seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, nutritional yeast and parmesan cheese. With an hour and a half to spare I decided whynot whip up a batch of Italian bread, too. I ended up late to church by about 15 min but someone has to sacrifice for the fresh bread.

I have heard many of you loud and clear and will be sharing my banana bread/muffin recipe next week! I could share all. the. things. about food, but I want to know what you guys want to hear about. What we eat in a day/week? Meal prepping and/or planning? More recipes? Let me know!

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THM Bootcamp results

In the beginning of this year I was able to join a 6 week bootcamp with a THM (Trim Healthy Mama) coach. I was tired of being tired, fighting against inflammation and wanted to be a little lighter on my feet. I chose bootcamp because the accountability REALLY helps me stay on track. What helps you stay on track when your aiming for a goal?

Here are just a few of the meals I’ve been eating…

I’ve been eating MORE food, and more frequently. My biggest take away from this round of bootcamp, was finally, FINALLY, I figured out how to make eating healthy, whole food easier than not. Also, how to make it work for me. Something clicked after 5 yrs with THM, a mindset shift, if you will, that has made it all easier this time around.

All this said, are you ready for the results?

I thought so…

I have lost 11.8lbs and 10 inches since January 3rd. Nothing crazy dramatic. But I am fitting into old clothes again, and I have more energy, confidence and stamina.

I am currently working though another bootcamp that runs for another 7 weeks or so, The Diastasis Bootcamp Fix, with my now friend Olivia Cagle. I love her! I have been moving very slowly this time round. Currently only on Week 1, day 5 I believe. That’s what happens though when you fall down the stairs backwards carelessly at 4 am! Ha, I’m ok, just threw myself more out of whack than I thought.

So now I want to know, what are you working on right now? What goals, short or long term are in your focus? What is helping you stay on track, or do you need to look for an accountability partner? I’d love to know. 😉