old fashioned pancakes! there’s nothing more gratifying than eating delicious pancakes and knowing they didn’t come out of a box. delicious!

this recipe made about 10 pancakes.

tip: to know your pancakes are ready to flip, the top of the pancake will start to bubble a bit

total amount of time: ~30 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  •  3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 tablespoon white sugar
  •  1 ¼ cups milk
  •  1 egg
  •  3 tablespoons butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Monster Nacho Platter

ugh this is the perfect quick-meal for when you’re starving and want a lot of stuff on your plate. it’s also perfect for sharing and is generally pretty inexpensive, depending on what you like. fnasdlfnaskdgn man– but MMMMM do I love nachos. it’s like a taco but not. you can even throw it in a bowl for a nacho bowl!

Total amount of time from start to finish: ~1 hour


    • 1 lb of ground beef (or turkey or pork, whatever you choose)
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 tsp pepper
    • 1 tsp cumin (optional)
    • 2 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 can of chili with meat (i used hormel brand, but you can also use chiliman or whatever you like best)
    • 1 tomato, diced
    • lettuce, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • tortilla chips
    • melted nacho cheese OR shredded cheese OR both
    • sour cream
HEAT a skillet large enough for your meat. while the skillet is heating, put the salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin in a bowl with your meat. mix it together. by the time you’re done, your skillet should be ready for the meat. place the meat inside the skillet and using a wooden spoon, constantly break the meat up as it cooks so you form little bits of meat. cook on medium or high until there is NO PINK remaining in the meat.
when the meat is cooked, take a bowl and line it with foil. put that in the sink, and then place a strainer over the bowl and pour your meat inside to drain the fat. while this is draining, cut up your vegetables for toppings.
when you’re done cutting, return your meat to the skillet and add in your can(s) of chili. stir until well combined. 
now that your meat is done, the rest is easy! place your chips in a bowl or on a plate, whichever you prefer, and then start to pile on the goodies. you can put your goodies on in any order. i like to start with meat, then my veggies, then cheese and finally sour cream.
to be honest, this recipe is so versatile! you can throw anything you want. hot sauce, salsa, chives, bits of potato? anything you want is a-go and it’s a perfect meal for when you have left over taco meat or you just have a craving you can’t kick. never pay for overpriced nachos again!

enjoy your monster nacho platter! more recipes here