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Thursday, April 23, 2009

SPRING has sprung and ...WE ARE HUNGRY..

SWEET and beautiful GOLLUM is once again hosting this fabulous FOODIE FRIDAY..
only THIS one is in HONOR OF SPRING....
what a fabulous idea, GOLLUM, QUEEN OF FOODS !!
MAY i wish ya'll the HAPPIEST SPRING
you've ever had ...
When I saw the recipe for
GERMAN PANCAKES on a Foodie Friday,
I KNEW that I would be making some.....
This devine recipe came from CATHERINE
and it is so delicious and pretty that I am sure you will want to
go over to her cottage and pick up this delightful recipe...
I have NEVER made a pancake in a CAKE PAN before
but I followed THE RULES !!
this turned out SO PRETTY....
and its......SO PRETTY !!
I was totally IMPRESSED here ..!
Ummmm...I put cherries in the center of mine..
and then, because I love it so, I sprinkled mine
with luscious BROWN SUGAR...
Mr. SWEET and I do love us some FRUIT....especially for breakfast..
I added crispy BACON strips and
HOT, SWEET COFFEE, Southern style...!!
"sweet spring brings dreams of good foods, pretty flowers
and, most of all.....the PROMISE OF A DEEP LOVE..."
*hugh sigh......
this is the most amazing little......"thing"...I have
no idea what it might be called...
it is made of little, REAL shells and
my precious DADDY brought it back
from overseas during WW 2.....
than this ole SHELL PIECE !!!!!!!!
Little tiny purple flowers from the
tiny little garden I have in front of my cottage...
Oh....and the little egg and nest
Hmmmm....we drink BLACKBERRY WINE all
year 'round...not just SPRING and SUMMER...
never but ONE glass....but we do love it's sweet taste...
It dawned on me that this great
would be simply DELICIOUS with
a strong, grated cheese sprinkled all over...
bits of bacon or ham in the batter before baking...
onions, peppers, mushrooms....
t'would be heavenly with WINE....
MAYBE even the sweetness of the fruit used here
would be fantastic with a glass of favorite wine...!
GOTTA TRY THAT ! yes, I do !
and then.....I'll let you know...
"this time of year, there seems to be a SPRING
in your step that wasn't there yesterday"
ABOUT 1/4th is all I could possibly eat....
this pancake is BIG....HUGH ..
Please stop by GOLLUM'S sweet cottage
and let her know how much we are
enjoying this fantastic day each week.
I have got some of the BESTEST
recipes and I know all of you have, too...
See the long list she has of other great cooks
in the LAND OF BLOG....
Thanks so so much for coming by my place...


ellen b said...

Oh now that is a sweet post bj! That pancake looks amazing!!

Beth in NC said...

Oh yum!!! You make everything look so inviting and delicious! I'd be big as a cow if I lived near you my friend. All of those tasty dishes.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You know - I don't eat pancakes - but this looks wonderful! And I love your wine selection!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Looks so delicious, BJ!

A Southern Sanctuary said...

I LOVE that Target nest and egg salt and pepper shakers! Can I ask when did you purchase them? I looked online and didn't see them. I have to have some like them! They are sooo cute!

Still loving your blog! That food looks absolutely delicious!

A Southern Sanctuary

Stacey said...

That looks delicious! There's something similar to that in my new Farm Chicks cookbook. There's might be apple.

Thank you for your moral support on the "forgetfulness" post. I too have gone to the doctor on the wrong day. At least you were a day early!!

Hansonpatch said...

That pancake looks oh so good! Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

sue said...

BJ it's 10PM, you're killin me here with these pictures!! I gotta go to bed hungry now :-(
This pancake with all the yummy fillings inside looks so fabulous, and I'm no cook, But I think I gotta make this! Good night sweetie!

Allidink said...

That is the coolest pancake I have ever seen! I am so hungry! Everything you make looks so amazing!!! And I love that salt and pepper shaker set!

All the best,

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This looks absolutely wonderful! When you took that closeup of the side, I really wanted to take a bite out of my computer screen! (Not healthy!). laurie

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl this looks YUMMY>>>but way too much for just Len and me...but how fun when you have company...Loved this post girl..I always love seeing what you do with your pictures very creatived...Love your new dinner plates do come up with the best stuff girl..May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Becky said...

Dadgum BJ.....I'm reading your post at 10:32 p.m. and wanting a bit of that pancake and bacon so bad I'm starting to shake. You would think as much stuff as I've put in my gut today I wouldn't want anything else. Not happening!

Chandy said...

Yummy! BJ, I'll have to make one soon too as my family loves it but I'm more concerned about all those eggs. Well you only indulge sometimes, so I guess that's ok! LOL

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh that's it! I'm headed over to your house to have some of that pancake and bacon with you and Mr. Sweet! The shell thingy looks like a doily, but I'm sure I would never set anything on it. Very cool though!

Alicia Robbins said...

Dear BJ,
Our family loves those pancakes and we used to have them for Christmas morning with fruit and whipped cream (if there's fruit included the calories in the whipped cream don't count, right!?!)
I quit doing them though because it took so long to make them and we didn't sit down together.
My brilliant daughter used muffin tins this year and made the cutest individual ones that were filled to the brim and very pretty. She did at her new in-laws house on Christmas morning and they were wowed.
I'm thinking they would be pretty in white french ramekins too.
Have a Lovely Day~

Amy said...

Now that is a good-sized pancake! I think that would be enough for me....:)Really it looks super yummy. I never thought to make a pancake in a baking pan. What a good idea. Amy :)

Amy said...

Hi BJ,
I just read your other comment you gave me on the blog about my baking area. You are too sweet! Yes, it would look great if you took the door off. Actually that is my preference, but hubby was not thrilled with the idea, so I left it on. I can't wait to see your new baking area. It really does make baking so much easier, and I just love looking at it! Amy

Raggedy Girl said...

Happy Foodie Friday to you BJ!

This is my first Foodie Friday and thank you for sharing your Puffy Pancake. I make this but have never put brown sugar on it which sounds really good.

The Raggedy Girl--Roberta Anne

Smilingsal said...

We have a restaurant close to us that makes these with powdered sugar and lemon. So good!

The Muse said...

Dropping by to say hello!
:)Hoping all is well :)

Hey, BJ this looks like a delightful Bed and Breakfast service...yes I can so picture this being offered as a presentation!!
Nice! :)

By the way, :) Do you twitter ?

Painter's Place said...

I'm like you...I've never made a pancake in a cake pan before either. I'm definitely gonna try it. It looks delicous!!!!!

Jeanneoli said...

The pancake looks delicious!

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Goodness gracious that looks sinfully good...

the whole of the land of blog with your sweetness..

Amy said...

Hi BJ,
Glass doors are more perfect than no door at all. I love that idea. It was like that area was meant to be a baking area. I can't wait to see what you do with yours. Your kitchen is beautiful anyway (love the black and white accents). Have fun...Amy

Nancy Jane said...

I've never tried one of these, but now I'm more than tempted! Maybe for a light supper, (with the wine, of course)! ;) Nancy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... have that special knack of making people feel good about themselves! I read your comments and the sun comes out. Yes it is that way with many..and each are special in their own special way..but you shine! You just do! Thank you. So now that I have done some kissy, kissy...~smile~
I thought I would drop in and join you and Mr. precious for a bite to eat...and...was overwhelmed by the lovliness of your breakfast fare.
You don't you? Of course not! I KNEW that you wouldn't!

Delish!! Oh, and before I go..that little birds nest and eggs salt and pepper is...just almost too darned cute!!!

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I have never seen German pancakes like this before. Mmmmmm. I can just taste it. I usually make thin pancakes and add butter (the real stuff) lemon and lots of powdered sugar. They are my favorite pancakes and pecan pancakes are second. Lord have mercy, I'm hungry.
Oh, and some of that blackberry wine.

I'm off to check the foodie blogs.

Have a happy day and thank you for your sweet comment about my niece.


Anonymous said...

This is such a great post with that big delicious pancake, blackberry wine and the the old shell trinket and your purple Salvia. BJ I wish you "The Happiest Spring That You Have Ever Had."


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Girl, I want some of that pancake! Pass some through the screen for me, pleas m'am!



Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello BJ!

Everything looks so yummy! I am talking delicious!! :o) Enjoy a beautiful weekend my friend!



Fifi Flowers said...

OH MY... I think I would gain 10 lbs eating that... I may have gain 2 just looking at it!
ENJOY your weekend!

Tea Time and Roses said...

It's me again! I would love to have your email address. Mine is :o)



Beth at Aunties said...

Oh BJ,

GERMAN PANCAKES are delicious. My sister used to amke them and when our kids were young they fell in love with them at her home. So that is how they came to be at our home!
These look beautiful! With cherries, bacon and brown sugar! Very YUM!


Chrissy said...

Good heavens B,J I am full just looking at that!!!I hope you have a great weekend my dear friend, talk to you soon,x0x0x0x0

Joyce said...

Oh my but those cherries are calling my name. Looks great and I bet your Dad is the angel on your shoulder when you made this. Thanks for stopping at my blog today and have a relaxing weekend. It is hot enough here for me to put on the dreaded bathing suit today but honestly it shrunk:)

Foley said...

That is one big pancake! Looks delicious...would make a great breakfast. The wine doesn't look too shabby

nikkicrumpet said...'s 11:00 at night and you just made me REALLY hungry!!! It sure looks delicious!

The Bloom Girls said...

I can tell you the oatmeal won't be as tasty as your pancake with cherries and bacon!!! Yum!

I hope you like the steel cut variety.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Nola @ The Bloom Girls

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi BJ,
The pancake looks great! Very delicious looking!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh dear! I do so apologize! I called your Mr. Sweet...Mr. Precious and he is going to think he is the WRONG house! Please do tell him to forgive me. I am a bit of a lame brain lately!!!
(Cringing here....)