September 13, 2011

organizing ideas...

all of these can be found on my Pinterest Board: Organize

labor day cupcakes...

Zoe baked these cupcakes for Labor Day.
We had a nice lunch at my folk's house and relaxed awhile.
The minions started school the next day...(those photos to come soon).

making it from scratch...

I found this simple recipe and photo at: Noshings

Brown Sugar Pancake Syrup
2 c. brown sugar (I used light)
1 c. water
4 T. butter, unsalted
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla

Add all but vanilla to small saucepan, bring to boil while whisking to dissolve the sugar. Let boil rapidly over medium heat for a full 3 minutes.

Immediately remove from heat, whisk in vanilla and let cool for a couple minutes until serving.

To keep: I poured the excess into a canning jar to place in the refrigerator. (DO NOT stir it as it cools, it will form grainy sugar crystals in the syrup.) It will thicken up quite a bit, but you can pop in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up before serving next time.