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Happy Sunday & Peanut Butter Pancakes

August 31, 2014 10:01 am

Welcome to Sunday! Sundays are great days to reset for the week ahead. They are also a great time to make a nice Sunday breakfast to start your day right. We found this one over at Recipe Girl & we are smitten! Give these bad boys a try & tell us in the comments how they turned out!

Fluffy Peanut Butter Pancakes
Yield: Six 4-inch pancakes

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 12 min
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
chocolate chips (totally optional)
warmed maple syrup, for serving

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. In a separate, larger bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Whisk until peanut butter is broken up and mixed well into the other liquids. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Don't mess with the batter beyond that.

3. Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium heat. Coat with nonstick spray or a little bit of butter. Spoon about 1/3 cup of batter onto the heated pan and spread gently into a circle (I like to use a spring ice cream scoop- it's the perfect size). If you're using chocolate chips, sprinkle a few on top of the batter. Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface and the edges are dry. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown and cooked through in the middle. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with syrup.

*If you do not have buttermilk in your refrigerator, here's a quick fix- Measure 3/4 cup milk into a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Let it sit for 5 minutes. This "soured milk" is a perfect sub and quick-fix for buttermilk.

*If you are allergic to peanut butter, try another nut butter in its place.

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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How to Improve Your Penmanship at Any Age

August 29, 2014 1:06 pm

Having good penmanship is an invaluable life skill, and even if it’s been decades since you first learned to write, it’s something that you can always work on. Here are a few sneaky tips to help you improve you handwriting or teach your children the proper way to write.

  1. Point out the flaws. Write a few sentences and evaluate them to see where you’re going wrong. Is the slant uneven, or are the letters spaced too far apart? Do you write with straight, bold lines or are they shaky and fine? Deciphering where your handwriting needs improvement will help you to make it better.
  2. Use the right muscles. Most people with less-than-perfect handwriting draw the letters on the page with only their fingers instead of using their full arms to write properly. Try writing with your entire arm and shoulder in order to put the right amount of force behind each letter.
  3. Go back to the basics. Many people’s bad habits begin when they start writing letters in a way that is different than the proper formation. Using a kindergarten-style alphabet worksheet, re-train yourself to write each letter the way it should look. This will help you to make your writing more consistent and, in turn, more legible for those who have to read it.

How to Improve Your Handwriting [wikiHow]
8 Easy Tips to Improve Your Handwriting [Matador]
Improve Your Handwriting by Writing With Your Shoulders, Not Your Fingers [Lifehacker]

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August 29, 2014 10:03 am

Please keep your eye out for Misty! Misty escaped from her home this morning on the property. If you have any information, please contact the office at 610-692-3060. After office hours, please contact Chuck at 610-213-3024. Thank you!

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