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Lambe Family Pancakes recipe

Lambe Family Pancakes recipe

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This has been the pancake recipe for my family since I was able to eat them. I don't know where my mother got this recipe but it's the best I've ever had. Very tasty!!


Midlothian, Scotland, UK

38 people made this

IngredientsServes: 9

  • 200g plain flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 250ml milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 eggs

MethodPrep:15min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:20min

  1. Mix all ingredients together in the order given. Thoroughly combine ingredients, while being careful not to overmix. It's ok if there are a few lumps. They won't rise as high and be as light if the batter is overmixed.
  2. Let batter stand for about 5-10 mins. Generously oil a frying pan and heat to a med-high heat.
  3. Ladle about 125 to 200ml of batter into the pan. (depends on size of pan) The pancakes should only take a few mins per side. Flip the pancakes when they start to bubble and dry out on top.
  4. They should be golden brown on both sides. Serve warm with pancake syrup.

Cook's note

Other great additions are 1-2 mashed bananas for tasty Banana Pancakes, or a handful of blueberries and/or strawberries for fruit lovers. The possibilities are endless!

Editor's note

This recipe was edited by Our Site editors to include measurements and ingredients familiar to UK and Irish cooks.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(8)

Reviews in English (6)

I used self rising flour and added more than the recipe stated to get nice big fluffy pancakes, added blueberries too!! Really yummy!!-23 Feb 2012

Easy and perfect!-06 Aug 2011

realy enjoyed these, thanx-07 Mar 2011


Turkey Meatloaves with Sweet Potatoes & Carrots Sheet Pan Dinner

Have you ever thought of making meatloaf patties and doing a sheet pan dinner? This large family mama managed a few extra brain cells and came up with turkey meatloaves with sweet potatoes and carrots sheet pan dinner!

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For these meatloaves, you can use any kind of meat you have on hand. Ground beef, ground turkey, ground lamb, you name it. I am using ground turkey for my large family since that’s what I have in the freezer.

I often use oatmeal in my meatloaf but I happened to find some Italian style bread crumbs in my pantry that were still well within the expiration date. We will use them instead. If you need a gluten free version, you can buzz up some crackers in a food processor or put them in a Ziploc bag and let the kids beat them with a wooden spoon until they are finely crushed. Of course, you could use gluten free oats but where’s the fun in that?

Chop your onion and put it in a bowl with the bread crumbs, eggs, and the ground meat. Mix it all together. My hands are my preferred mixing utensils for meatloaf because you really have to mix it up. This is the point where you remember the ketchup, garlic powder, and basil so you add them too. You can chalk it up to having a Jammerill moment. It happens more often than this large family mama cares to admit.

Form into patties and put on your greased sheet pan. Chop up some sweet potatoes and baby carrots, toss them in oil and add them too. Pop in the oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. You can either move the pans halfway through or just move the bottom pan up and leave in for an extra 10 mins. Drizzle some ketchup on top of the patties, serve, and enjoy!


EASY SLOW COOKER LAMB SHANKS


the slow cooker wins another round. i love my little red slow cooker. i think it is the best 20$ i ever spent. no need for the big fancy model with the digital readout. no need for the auto timer. i guarantee when it's done you'll be there waiting.

i know we're moving into summer and everyone is is starting up with their "Lite Summer Fair", but i say, "Don't put away the slow cooker". there's just something so satisfying about throwing a few ingredients in a pot, walking away with no worries and coming home to a fabulous, no-fail meal that tastes and smells like grandma's been in the kitchen all day. pure comfort.

did i mention the clean up. one pot.



SLOW COOKER LAMB SHANKS. easy peezy

put sliced onion in the bottom of the crock pot.

salt and pepper the lamb shanks. generously

put everything in the pot.

add enough beef stock or broth to almost cover meat (shown above). don't fill too full.

NOTE. please read comments. i have cooked this both ways. with water and with beef broth, but broth is better. homemade broth is best. watch your salt content if using canned broth. sometimes i will add in some veal demi glace.

get the rosemary tucked in so that it's not just floating on the top.

if you're home you might want to check it around 5 hours and flip the meat. also you might want to squeeze in a few small potatoes. there should be enough room at this time.

7-8 hours later your ready for a tried and true comfort meal

remove the meat and the veg. for serving and strain the liquid.

DON'T THROW THE COOKING LIQUID OUT. strain, let it sit and separate. refrigerate or freeze for another fabulous dish that requires a rich deep homemade broth.

48 comments:

this looks amazing! i love summer crock pot recipes!

btw - where did you get your crockpot? i love the purple :)

hi thanks for stopping by.

i bought my crockpot at good ol'Target. i think the color in the photo is a bit off, because it's basically a red outside with a redish maroon interior. whatever it is. $20.00 you can't go wrong. right?

Looks so comforting! I really should invest in a slow cooker!

Looks delicious! I had my crockpot a few months ago and I cant imagine why I waited so long to have it.

These lamb shanks look amazing! I just want to reach in and eat them! I'd love to feature the recipe on my site with full credit and links to you if you are keen. www.canigettherecipe.com
Please let me know asap! Thanks!

Cari. i would be honored. thanks for the opportunity. go ahead and use whatever you would like. i couldn't find a way to contact you directly. if you need anything else let me know.

Thanks so much Jules! You are on this week! You can view your recipe here: http://www.canigettherecipe.com/2010/10/week-40-vol-ii-october-10-2010.html

Sorry, just tried this and it is tasteless!! :(

Anonymous. so sorry this didn't work for you. it's always worked for me. it's not meant to have HUGE flavors. just easy comfort food. maybe not enough salt and pepper? anyways. sorry it didn't work for you. thanks for the report though. always like to hear back. good or bad.

This was REALLY tasteless. I used beef stock instead of water and it didn't help much.

Absolutely beautiful. I used a roux to make a gravy with the stock and added an oxo cube to it. Lamb was so tender it fell off the bone. Will be doing this again. And again

HI Anonymous. WOW, thanks for the great comment. i was getting worried after the last two. love the roux idea. i just made this again last week due to the comments above. i DID use beef stock instead of water and i made sure i salted it as i usually do. mine turned out great. i DO like things with a punch of flavor as you can see by other post in my blog, but this happens to be a recipe that the WHOLE family likes. just nice and comforting, no surprises. i think i will add to the post that readers should take the seasoning into their own hands like you did. thank you so much again for the comment

We thoroughly enjoyed this dish for dinner tonight. Lamb shanks were on special last week. Threw all the ingredients in a bag and froze it ready for tonight. Delicious! My 11 & 13 year olds loved it too. Thanks for the inspiration.

MELLIE. so glad you liked it. it IS a good comfort meal for the "whole" family. good left overs to, easy warm up. thanks for the great report

I was looking for a recipe to cook a couple of lamb knuckles and came across yours for shanks instead. Did it today in the slow cooker I used water and about 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar and it was delish will be doing it again. I linked your recipe on to my blog. http://mummyofaredhead.blogspot.co.nz/

hi Natasha. great idea with the wine vinegar. i'll have to give that a try next time. thanks for the report

I'm an editor for a slow cooker recipe Web site, AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com, and we linked to this recipe on our site. I wanted to check in about permission, and also ask about using this recipe in an upcoming eCookbook. Please contact me via our contact page, and address to attention to "Blair."
Thanks! http://www.allfreeslowcookerrecipes.com/index.php/hct/contact_us_page

Cooked this last night changed it a little though I seasoned some flour coated the shanks and browned them off in the slow cooker pot first (I can put mine on the stove top) I also added parsley thyme and a couple of bayleaves and red wine reduction on the onions after they were softened.

hi Anonymous. i hope other readers see your comment. your version sounds "deluxe". browning first IS a better way to go, but sometimes i fall for the short-cut and just throw it all in. thanks so much for your report

Hello love lamb shanks slow is always the way to go, love the recipe easy I season and brown off shanks in a large pan first

Made this yesterday, my first time using a slow cooker. Deeeeeeeeee-licious!! Using this ATLEAST once a fortnight!!

hi Sarah. thanks so much for the report. it's nothin' fancy, but it sure is easy and comforting, right?

I tried and my family absolutely loved it thanks xox

mandaI made this yesterday and it was delicious. I *did* sear the lamb, but next time I'll try without.
Thanks for the awesome recipe! I should have made more O_o

hi Teresea. thanks so much for the report.

hello Bike Pretty.
good idea to sear. more flavors come out with the yummy browning. this is the lazy mans, no-fuss recipe. thanks so much for giving this a try.

Just tried the lamb shanks in the slow cooker. I followed your recipe to the letter and served up an amazing meal. The lamb was so soft, tender and tasty it was heaven. Well done and thanks a lot

HI John in Finland.
thanks so very much for the report. hope to hear from you again sometime

All prepped and ready to cook this for the second time. Hopefully it turns out as good as the 1st one. I'll be making a roux for the leftover stock to make a nice gravy with oxo cubes again

hi Robbie. nice goin". now that you mention it. i think i need some lamb shank soon. i know you'll make it tasty

Turned out amazing. Again. Everyone wanted gravy so I just used the stock and added plain ol gravy granules to it. Turned out beautiful

hey ROBBIE. THANKS for the great report. or should i say. "SHANKS" a lot

Excellent recipe, and soooo easy. I added tarragon to it, plus some red wine. Tenderest, and tastiest lamb I've ever had. Thanks so much.

hi Valerie. YAY. i LOVE tarragon. and good add with the red wine!

My first slow cooker recipe! Thank you, it's so easy and no tomato or wine like so many of the recipes I've looked at, which doesn't appeal to my family. I didn't have rosemary so I just used some of the dried spices in the pantry, smells amazing! Thanks

This is the best slow cooker lamb shanks recipe I have down to date. Nice and simple and it worked a treat. Thanks

I tried this today and it was delicious. I cooked enough for 4 people and my husband and I ate it all in one sitting. I added a little bit of red wine and mushrooms (because I love mushrooms). I served it with mashed potato and snow peas. The only downfall was that I used purple carrots, so the entire meal turned purple. That's okay though. There's none left, so I don't need to lament it.

Thank You for your recipe. I know my husband will love this!!

I have been married for 42 yrs and it's the first time I cooked lamb shanks. I have seen it on the menu at many restaurants but I wondered what was so special about a cut of meat that wasn't so special. Well I cooked up a storm tonight here in Adelaide Australia. My family absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for a very tasty Saturday night dinner.I would love to cook them for you if ever you visit our city.
Thank you so much
Freda.

I have been married for 42 yrs and it's the first time I cooked lamb shanks. I have seen it on the menu at many restaurants but I wondered what was so special about a cut of meat that wasn't so special. Well I cooked up a storm tonight here in Adelaide Australia. My family absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for a very tasty Saturday night dinner.I would love to cook them for you if ever you visit our city.
Thank you so much
Freda.

I have been married for 42 yrs and it's the first time I cooked lamb shanks. I have seen it on the menu at many restaurants but I wondered what was so special about a cut of meat that wasn't so special. Well I cooked up a storm tonight here in Adelaide Australia. My family absolutely loved it. Thank you so much for a very tasty Saturday night dinner.I would love to cook them for you if ever you visit our city.
Thank you so much
Freda.

Hi, sorry I'm a bit of a late comer! How many shanks is 3-4 lbs? Thank Calista

Cooked this last night and it was AMAZING! It was cooked in 5 hours though, much quicker than expected. I did half homemade beef broth with half beef cube stock (didn't have enough homemade) and seasoned the broth/stock as well as the actual shanks quite heavily. I'm a flavour/salt freak but cooked for a friend and it was a hit, said it's the best lamb shanks he's ever had! Cant wait to make it again. Thank you

we had this for dinner the other night. superb. really reccomend. Thanks for sharing. Simon

Broth? Really? Have always used red wine.

First time cooking lamb shanks. Delicious!! Thanks for the no red wine option : )
Will definitely be coming back to this recipe next time I’m cooking for friends.

Used this recipe for Christmas dinner 2019. The shanks were from a local farm bit they were amazing. Wanted a recipe that didn't use red wine. Used oxo cubes and will try beef broth next time. Thank you!


Biryani is a big favourite, and what a wonderful recipe this is. It has the capacity to embrace leftovers – whether that’s meat or veg – and you can flex it to suit what you’ve got.

LEFTOVER LAMB KEBABS

This sunshine recipe is a brilliant reason to bring out the BBQ for its first outing of the year, and great for using any uncooked lamb you have leftover.

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Creamy lamb and tomato curry

This creamy lamb and tomato curry recipe is a great one to have on hand midweek. It may take a little longer, but it's totally worth it and it's really easy. Big flavours, minimal effort - it's a winner for us!

Published: September 1, 2015 at 9:04 am

Try this creamy lamb and tomato curry, then check out our tomato soup, tomato pasta and more tomato recipes.

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • onion 1 large, halved and sliced
  • garlic 3 cloves, crushed
  • ginger a small chunk, finely grated
  • tomato purée 2 tbsp
  • garam masala 2 tsp
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • turmeric 2 tsp
  • ground coriander ½ tsp
  • mild chilli powder 1 tsp
  • cardamom 5 pods, seeds ground
  • lamb neck fillet 500g, cut into chunks
  • chicken stock 300ml
  • ground almonds 2 tbsp
  • tomatoes 4, chopped
  • natural yogurt 6 tbsp
  • rice or bread to serve

Method

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan. Cook the onion, garlic, and ginger until the onion is very soft and has a little colour. Add the tomato purée and all the spices and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.


How to Make a 30 Minute Lamb Stew with Leftovers

This stew is simple. I’ve included some process photos if you’re new to cooking.

Step 1: Start cooking the vegetables

The first step is to sweat off the onions in a pan over medium heat in a little oil until they are translucent.

Once the onions are soft, add the garlic and rosemary as well as the potatoes and carrots and cook for a couple of minutes.

Not peeling the potatoes and carrots means less work, less waste and more nutrients in your food. Just be sure to wash them well before you cut them up.

Step 2: Make the sauce

The next step is to add the flour and tomato paste. The flour forms the base of the roux and helps thicken the sauce.

It’s important to cook the flour and tomato paste off for a couple of minutes. This takes away the raw flour taste and mellows the flavour of the tomato paste.

After a couple of minutes, stir in the stock. You can use any stock you like (except fish stock). I prefer chicken stock for the flavour or vegetable stock because it’s cheap to make.

If you buy stock, avoid stock cubes and powders because the flavour is horrid. Instead, opt for real stock in tetra packs. This can be a bit expensive though, so ‘stock up’ when it’s half price.

If you have the bone leftover from your roast, you can make lamb stock (similar to this recipe for pork stock) from the bone and freeze it for future lamb dishes like these.

Simmer the stew for around 15 minutes or until the potatoes and carrots are softened to your liking.

Cover the stew for the first 10 minutes to get the veggies cooking, but then remove the lid so the liquid can reduce and develop flavours.

If you have leftover gravy from your roast lamb, you can add that to your stew. This reduces waste and adds extra flavour from the gravy.

Step 4: Add the leftover lamb

Once the vegetables are cooked, add the dice cooked lamb and frozen peas.

Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the peas are cooked and the lamb is warmed through.

Taste your stew and adjust the seasoning add salt and pepper to suit your tastes.


Alphonsus Lambe

I ran across an interesting ‘saint in progress’, Alphonsus Lambe. Saint in Progress because he hasn’t been canonized, yet, and is known as Servant of God.

Alphonsus Lambe was born in Tullamore Ireland in 1932. He spend some of his youth in the novitiate of the Irish Christian Brothers but, because of health issues, he had to leave. His vocation, however, continued in the Legion Of Mary. He was appointed Envoy in 1953 and was sent to Bogota, Columbia on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. He worked there for almost six years promoting the Legion of Mary in Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Brazil in addition to Columbia.

His delicate health and strenuous work caught up with him and he died in Buenos Aires on the Feast of St. Agnes, January 21, 1959.

Alphonsus Lambe was blessed with wonderful natural gifts. He has a personality that attracted souls to the service, a great love of God, enthusiasm, and a gift for learning languages. His facility for learning languages enabled him to quickly gain fluency in Spanish and Portuguese.

In his time in South American, he set up many branches of the Legion of Mary and trained many to the Apostolate of the Legion. He had an amazing devotion to the Blessed Mother and explained and urged the practice of the True Devotion to Our Lady.

Alphonsus Lambe is buried at the Irish Christian Brothers, in Recoleta Cemetery in Bueno Aries, Argentina. The Cause for his Beatification was introduced byt the Archdiocese of Buenos Aries in 1978.


Fun restaurants in NYC

1. Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain

Brookyn Farmacy is an update of the classic soda fountain. The kitchen turns out delicious short-order fare: imagie a grilled cheese made with good bread and good cheese and griddled to golden perfection. But who are we kidding? The real draw is the ice cream sundaes and ice cream floats and pie with ice cream. You get the point, and if you bring the kiddos you'll be a hero. Plus, after some thoughtful parents dropped a few hints they now serve wine. Carroll Gardens (brooklynfarmacyandsodafountain.com).

2. Nom Wah Tea Parlor

New York's first dim sum house opened in 1920 on a rough crook of gang-riddled Doyers Street. After a near-century in business, the family-owned parlor is one of the most atmospheric rooms in Chinatown, with checkered tablecloths over Art Deco tables and vintage lamps&mdashNom Wah is completely unlike the chaotic banquet halls that dominate the dim sum scene. (The NoLIta location is also nice, if not as fun.) The food, too, stands apart: Try the ultra-fluffy oversize roasted-pork bun, the flaky fried crepe egg roll and the tender stuffed eggplant filled with a spiced shrimp-and-squid mixture. Chinatown (nomwah.com).

3. S’Mac

Take a tasty walk down memory lane. S&rsquoMac elevates a childhood staple to the gourmet level with a dozen varieties of mac 'n cheese to choose from. The &ldquonosh&rdquo size is perfect for kiddie appetites. Or go in the other direction, and order the &ldquomongo&rdquo and plan leftovers tomorrow. And the next day. Any variety, from the textbook all-American to the Spanish-accented La Mancha (Manchego cheese yum!), can be made gluten-free or reduced-lactose. East Village (www.eatsmac.com).

4. Roberta’s

Share a pie with the family at this Bushwick pizzeria that offers the classic Margherita all the way to more adventurous selections like the Nightmare on Moore Street, which has taleggio, marinated radicchio, pickled shallots and habanada peppers. Picky eaters can create their own pizza masterpiece with more than 20 different toppings to add to their pie. The original in Bushwick is a family-friendly restaurant with plenty of non-pizza fare, while the busy Manhattan locations in market halls are better suited for a quick pizza. Bushwick, Brooklyn (robertaspizza.com).

5. Harlem Shake

Get your kid a Pat LaFrieda burger and a Blue Marble milkshake at this popular Harlem destination that celebrates the neighborhood&rsquos culture. The devoted local following and classic retro vibe makes it feel like the kind of local joint that has been around forever. Pretty soon, this spot will be what comes to mind when you hear "Harlem Shake," and not the 2013 dance meme. Harlem (harlemshakenyc.com).

6. Pig Beach

This Brooklyn venue is the perfect place to munch on some meaty dishes in a fun picnic-style setting. Your mouth will water at the possibilities&mdashbaby back ribs, the Pig Beach Burger and its delicious secret sauce, brisket and so much more. Sides including mac n&rsquo cheese with Goldfish, house pickles and smoke jalapeno coleslaw. Added bonus? Pups are welcome in the outdoor space! Grab a table and squint and you can almost imagine the tranquil Gowanus Canal is a tributary of the San Antonio River. Gowanus, Brooklyn (pigbeachnyc.com).

7. Kith Treats

When street gear and sneaker store Kith opened up shop Prospect Heights, it added a cereal bar to the mix. Kith Treats Cereal Bar offers more than 20 different cereals, including classics like Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, more than 20 toppings and multiple milk options. Not only can you make custom cereal combos, but other cereal-based goodies like cereal ice cream swirls and cereal milkshakes are also on the menu. It's so much fun to eat like a kid. Noho and Flatbush, Brooklyn (kith.com).

8. Benihana

This Asian chain turns teppanyaki, a Japanese griddling technique, into dinner theater: The flying shrimp is an act that never gets old. Is it corny? Yes! And it's fantastic fun that your kid will love. You might even enjoy it, too. Midtown West (benihana.com).

9. Shake Shack

We'll make it easy for you: Take the kids to Shake Shack. This homegrown favorite successfully reinvented the wheel, and introducing juicy burgers and thick milkshakes for a new generation. A bonus for contemporary eaters is the good-sized veggie menu: There's something for everyone. Best of all, a kid can be a kid, and be a little bouncy and a little loud and not throw off the scene. Various locations (shakeshack.com).

10. Serendipity 3

The menu at this whimsical restaurant is sure to delight all ages! From the signature "Frrrozen" drinks like hot chocolate, strawberry supreme and pink ice to the pies, banana splits and pie, every sweet tooth will be plenty satisfied. Kids can choose from several different burgers and a variety of sandwiches like the Ultimate BLT on challah bread. Lenox Hill (serendipity3.com).

11. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

What began in the &lsquo80s as a mobile concession stand has evolved into a go-to BBQ spot for families. There are plenty of pork, burgers and brisket options, but the typical staples are accompanied by selections with flair&mdashcreole deviled eggs, bronzed catfish and the smoked portobello sandwich. Littles will feast on sides such as mac & cheese and creamed corn, though parents will want their kiddos to opt for the simmered greens or broccoli chickpea salad (wishful thinking). Harlem and Gowanus, Brooklyn (dinosaurbarbque.com).

12. American Girl Cafe

The next time you're venturing on a family outing, make sure your kids' American Girl Dolls are in tow. Rockefeller Center's American Girl Place Cafe offers patrons a chance for little ones to dine with their dollies, whether that includes afternoon tea with scones and buns, or a satisfying chicken tender lunch (perhaps Bow Tie pasta for those with a more mature palette). Once you've finished up your meal, let your crew explore the store and find cute outfits and accessories for their BFFs. Midtown West (americangirl.com).

13. Dizzy’s

This neighborhood "finer diner" is perpetually lively and family-packed: Little ones love the kid's menu, and parents are able to peruse the extensive menu that offers burgers, salads, breakfast sandwiches and soul-warmers like bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Park Slope, Brooklyn (dizzys.com).

14. Black Tap

Burgers, shakes (and craft beer for the 21+ crowd). Is there anything else a tried-and-true New York foodie needs? Black Tap channels a classic American luncheonette and gives it a New York twist, meaning it has an edge. The décor is old-school hip-hop and rock & roll, and the food is anything but boring: burgers made of beef, bison, lamb, turkey, chorizo, and falafel, and sides that include Teriyaki Broccoli, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Mexican Avocado. The signature &ldquoCrazy Shakes&rdquo have been well-sought after with names like The Cotton Candy Shake, Sour Power, Sweet n Salty and The Cookie Shake. Soho, Herald Square, Midtown West (blacktap.com).

15. Ellen's Stardust Diner

Come for the food, stay for the tunes. This kitschy Times Square diner has singing waitstaff&mdashmany of them Broadway actors&mdashwill keep the kids entertained while they wait for their pancakes or burgers. The performing servers even take requests. Just think how much your little ones will adore hearing a live rendition of &ldquoLet It Go&rdquo during their meal. There are also nightly scheduled performances. Times Square (ellensstardustdiner.com).

16. Alice's Tea Cup

Consider this your ticket to the Mad Hatter&rsquos Tea Party. At this cute café, little ones can enjoy service tailored especially for them. Breakfast and brunch are prime time for visits&mdashyou can order delicious omelets, eggs, scones, smoked salmon benedict and a variety of pancakes and waffles. On the menu, you&rsquoll find delicious sandwiches (think curried chicken salad, black forest ham and gruyere, tuna melts, BLT) and tasty tea service options. Upper West Side, Upper East Side (alicesteacup.com).

17. Big Daddy’s Diner

Everything is larger than life at this amped-up diner, from the intense decor to the bulked-up portions. Kids will enjoy hot dogs and chocolate chunk mini pancakes, then check out the pop culture memorabilia that lines the walls while they wait for their food. Bring your whole clan for one of the monthly family trivia nights, or throw your child&rsquos next birthday bash in the restaurant&rsquos party room. Gramercy (bigdaddysnyc.com).

18. Cowgirl

The kid's menu at this Southwestern spot features lots of reasonably-priced dishes, including the famed Frito Pie, which little ones will enjoy eating straight out of the bag. Other old frontier-themed favorites include &ldquocorndoggies&rdquo and pulled pork sammys, served with French fries and corn on the cob. Finish off a gut-busting meal with the &ldquo#1 best dessert ever,&rdquo a sharing-sized ice cream sundae that looks like a baked potato. West Village (cowgirlnyc.com).

19. The Burger Garage

This stylish joint harkens back to the good ol' days of family road trips&mdashand significantly lower fuel prices. At first, the auto-body shop and gas station theme may strike you as less than appetizing, but the onetime garage serves up an inviting atmosphere along with some pretty choice patties, not to mention a lengthy gluten-free menu. Long Island City, Queens (theburgergarage.com).

20. Barking Dog Luncheonette

There&rsquos really something for everyone at this canine-themed mini-chain of luncheonettes: a Philly cheese steak wrap, po boy sandwiches, burgers, hearty salads, fried chicken and special desserts like the Barking Dog Banana Split, Barking Dog Sundae and Chocolate Brownie Sundae. With such a hearty array of pancakes, waffles, omelets, frittatas and wraps, there might even be enough leftovers for a doggie bag. See what we did there? Upper East Side (barkingdog94.com).

21. Eataly

If you can&rsquot book a flight to the Amalfi Coast, enjoy a taste of Italy right here in NYC thanks to Eataly&mdashthe mecca for all-things pasta, seafood, meats and, of course, gelato. Part grocery store, part restaurant and completely fabulous, Eataly serves as more than just a location to dine if you&rsquore craving pasta&mdashit&rsquos a gateway to the Italian culture and offers tours, classes and other events that make the experience worthwhile. Flatiron and Financial District (eataly.com).

22. Kellogg’s NYC

Cereal is a Saturday-morning staple for all kids that oftentimes includes a Kellogg's product. But make no mistake, this Union Square hotspot is no ordinary breakfast outpost. Expect a unique twist on classic flavors you know and love, such as Life in Color (which is a combination of Fruit Loops, lime zest, marshmallows and passion fruit jam). Did you know that Milk Bar&rsquos Christina Tosi created the menu selection, so you know you're in for something special. But for those with a creative mind (and appetite), use your visit to the restaurant as an opportunity to create your own wonky morning meal. Sure it's a cereal restaurant, but by the time you're through, expect a sugar rush. But no complaints here! Union Square (kelloggsnyc.com).

23. Junior’s Restaurant

This New York institution's claim to fame is the rich, fluffy cheesecake, which comes in several varieties like red velvet and devil&rsquos food&mdashbut we like to work our way up to the sweet slab of loveliness. Beginning with the perfectly salty-sour pickles and other crunchy bites that are served before every meal, little ones can peruse the appropriately-titled Junior Menu and choose from a selection of kiddie diner favorites like grilled cheese and chicken fingers. Various locations (juniorscheesecake.com).

24. Hard Rock Cafe

We know, most New Yorkers avoid Times Square, but this Hard Rock Café is nirvana for little music fans raised on the Beatles and the Stones. While you wait for your table, ooh and ahh over the memorabilia filling the walls: James Brown&rsquos golden suit, Billy Joel&rsquos motorcycle, the doors from the Abbey Road studios and signed guitars everywhere. The music is loud and the beats are rockin&rsquo&mdasheven the most cynical New Yorkers will be air drumming and chair dancing. Times Square (hardrockcafe.com).

25. Max Brenner

At the Union Square emporium, chocolate-filled pipes weave around the ceiling and decadent confections sit atop tightly packed tables. With a menu that instructs guests to "Get addicted, be happy," this isn't a place for self-control. Expect chocolate to show up in some unexpected places, like waffle fries dusted with chili and cocoa powder and a dessert pizza made to share. The whimsical kids' menu includes such delicacies as the Chocolate Oatmeal Trophy and the Melting Marshmallow Crepe (with gummy bears, vanilla ice cream and, of course, more chocolate). Sweet tooths, rejoice! Greenwich Village (maxbrenner.com).


Grilled Lamb Chops

Grilled Lamb Chops are my absolute favorite to cook on the grill, the meat is tender, flavor packed and is a perfect treat any day of the week!

With my fabulous flavor packed herb marinade your grilled lamb chops will taste good enough to serve at your next dinner party, or you can whip them up for an easy weeknight meal.


Pancakes – Pure and Simple!

When the weather starts cooling down and you wake up to a brisk morning, it seems to demand that the scent of pancakes should be permeating your home. A side of bacon and eggs wouldn’t go amiss, either. Colder weather demands a heartier breakfast. It is also time to start thinking about holiday breakfasts and company being in the house. I like my pancakes simple: maple syrup and butter.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 (perhaps a bit more) cup whole milk
1 large egg
4 tablespoons melted butter

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add the rest of the listed ingredients and mix until smooth. If the batter is too thick, thin it with a little milk.

Heat the frying pan, add a bit of butter or favorite oil, and pour in 1/4 cups of batter for each pancake. When the surface bubbles, it is time to turn it over. Cook to desired golden brown and serve immediately.

Ideas:
My husband likes to add 1/4 cup of cooked rice to the batter.

Make the batter a bit thinner and then you can roll the pancakes up around stewed apples, chunky jam, cinnamon,brown sugar, and butter.

Adding bacon crumbles to the pancake and serving with warm maple syrup is good, too.


Watch the video: How to Make The Best Pancakes. Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe (January 2022).