Thursday, March 03, 2011


I'm sorry this photo is so tiny, but Magnolias are so tiny too. One of the lovliest little feminine novelties I've ever been introduced to. I love these little things. I tried them last night for the first time at a friend's home. We were talking about Mark Twains Autobiography, which is a great read, and she brought out these tiny treats.
They made their debut in around 1860 and were a kind of breath mint for ladies. The flavors are:
White - Carnation, Pink - Rose, Orange - Jasmine, Yellow - Cashou, Green - Pear Blossom, Blue & Purple - Violet.
As far as I know, they are only available at
Startup's Quality Candies in Provo, Utah

German Pancakes...

This is my lazy day meal. One of them anyway. However, the children and the husband practically cheer when I make this. It's good. Kitchen prep time... 5 minutes!
8 eggs
1 1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 sugar
4 tsp salted butter

Preheat oven to **380** degrees
Melt butter in over in a glass 9"X13" pan. Toss remaining ingred. in a blender until well mixed.
Pour batter into hot pan w/butter. Bake at 380 degrees for apx. 24 minutes. (Be watching for golden brown and super puffy)