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RE: Which Makes Best Pancakes - Electric Griddle or Griddle on St (Follow-Up #21)
kaelkriver, the best recipe depends on what you like. I tend to like thin, tender pancakes or whole grain pancakes. My girls like light and fluffy pancakes. Elery doesn't even like pancakes, LOL, but he likes hoecakes.
At Christmas I make gingerbread pancakes and nearly everyone likes those, and of course, there are the lemon ricotta pancakes, I think those came from cookingrvc.
Anyway, here are Ann T's thin and tender pancakes:
Home Cookin 4.9 Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table
These are thin and tender pancakes, not light and fluffy.
Here is my family's favorite, the light and fluffy ones, recipe from Marilyn, a prior poster:
1 cup flour
Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda and salt together. Combine remaining ingredients and whisk into dry ingredients until mixture is smooth. Pour by large spoonfuls onto non-stick griddle that has been pre-heated to 350° and cook until top is bubbly. Carefully turn over and continue cooking until done. These are very light pancakes. Makes 5 (5 1/2-inch) pancakes.
I love these lemon ricotta pancakes:
Lemon-Ricotta Hot Cakes
The Christmas Gingerbread breakfast pancakes which we serve with maple syrup and sometimes sauteed apples:
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
And my own favorite, the multi-grain pancakes:
OK, it may be time for pancakes soon....
<none>clipped on: 12.12.2009 at 01:05 am last updated on: 12.12.2009 at 01:06 am
RE: Shower Guard/Bath Screen instead of shower curtain (Follow-Up #12)
I too really wanted to avoid a shower curtain in the tub-shower combination we were making for our kids' bathroom. I didn't want the glass all the way across, but I too was concerned about water leaking out, and easy access in and out of the tub. We compromised by installing a stationary panel connected to a hinged panel, which doesn't go all the way to the other end. See the photo below. It works great, with no water leaking onto the floor even with three kids, and visually it's the best, IMHO!
We heard about shower screens from people who had loved them in their European travels. I went to several shower door retailers, and several of them were clueless. Some said it couldn't be done. My contractor wasn't too familiar with them either. I found a picture in a home magazine of just such a combination -- in fact, we used the same tub they did, a Kohler Tea for Two, and then copied exactly what they had done with their shower screen, which is a fixed panel next to a hinged panel. The tub is 66 inches long, and each of the panels is about 24 inches wide. My husband and I decided on the width of the panels by looking at where the vanity ended, and we thought long and hard about how wide the hinged panel had to be to both prevent water from leaking out while people showered, and yet make it easy to get in and out. This has worked out great.
We bought the shower doors through the Expo Design Center. If you have a good one in your area, they will have an extensive display of frameless shower doors/shields. The representative they sent out to measure immediately knew what we wanted, and they installed quickly and precisely.
(My husband put a little clear plastic suction thing near the bottom of the door, visible in the pictures) to protect the doors if the kids banged them against the vanity counter. So far no harm has come to them, the doors, I mean!
<none>clipped on: 09.24.2009 at 04:41 pm last updated on: 09.24.2009 at 04:42 pm
design help needed--contemporary kitchen
i've got a backsplash dilemma. i really want a ss countertop on my cooktop run (top photo). and thought to have just the middle 1/3 in ss. but then, what to do about the one-third on either side?--tile is introducing yet a fourth material, since the cabs are wood and laminate, and the ss countertop. would covering the whole backsplash in ss be just too much ss? i don't think i want to leave it painted either. i need your perspective, experience, and wisdom--what would you do here?
p.s. can anyone say why my photos are coming out small? i use the same technique for every posted photo. every now and then, i get small ones. i just don't get it.
<none>clipped on: 05.06.2009 at 03:32 pm last updated on: 05.06.2009 at 03:33 pm