Rise and Shine!

Sunshine Pancakes

One of my favorite recipes.  A million kajillion times better than pancake mix pancakes and just as easy in my opinion.

I got it thanks to my Aunt Dixie.   
And I think that they really will brighten up your day. 
so enjoy!


1/4 cup butter, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 cup milk

Melt butter in a mixing bowl, then add egg, powdered sugar, and rest of ingredients.  Mix until smooth then cook on the frying pan.  


  • Doesn't make a lot, so I usually double it. 
  • If there are extra, I love freezing them so if I ever want pancakes randomly and I don't have time to make them, I can just warm them up in the microwave!
  • They are also really good if you put apple slices in them or blueberries.


Chicken Fajitas!

 By far one of my favorite recipes.
It's super easy and very delicious.
I usually half the recipe and there is still enough for all 6 of my roomies plus leftovers.
*Warning* Very juicy.  It will spill out of the tortilla if you don't wrap it tight enough.
Definitely a crowd pleaser


prep time:  7 minutes
cook time: 4-5 hours

4-6 chicken breasts
1 cup salsa
1 cup Italian Dressing

Peppers and Onions (purple are good) sliced  (I like using different colors of peppers.  It makes it look cooler.)
warm tortillas

Cook the chicken, salsa, and italian dressing in the crock pot for 4-5 hours.  (Don't forget to spray your crockpot with pam, it makes for easier clean up).  In the last hour add the sliced vegetables.  When finished, drain some of the liquid and shred up the chicken.  Serve in the tortillas with any condiments you like.  (I like them with just a little bit of cheese.)  Serves a small crowd.


Baked Rice

This is one of my favorite recipes and the first "real" recipe I made at college.
This is Karen Beus's recipe from our neighborhood family cookbook and it's delightful!

So here ya go!


Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 30-45 minutes


1 cup rice
1 Tbs. granulated chicken bouillon
1 Tbs. dried onion flakes (I use minced onion, I don't think they are different, but they might be...)
2 Tbs. margarine
1 tsp. dried parsley

3 cups hot water

Preheat oven to 375.
Put rice, bouillon, onion, margarine and parsley in 1-qt baking dish.
Pour hot water over top.
Cover and bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 375 or until rice is tender.

For more people you can double or even triple the recipe.
A double recipe fits nicely in a 13x9 pan