Gary’s Pioneer Pancakes

Gary Says: You can substitute buttermilk for the evaporated milk & lemon juice & zest.

Gary's Pioneer Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1½ c. cake flour
  • 1 tbsp cake flour, reserved
  • 1½ c. evaporated milk
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • butter
  • maple syrup
  1. Heat griddle or skillet over medium to low heat. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, baking powder, & sugar.
  2. In another bowl, combine evaporated milk, lemon juice, & lemon zest. Let rest for 4-5 minutes. Add egg, vanilla, & melted butter. Lightly stir to blend.
  3. Gently combine wet & dry ingredients (wet into dry). Stir to blend ingredients. Add more milk if batter seems too thick. Do not make too thin of a batter.
  4. Melt a dab of butter on heated skillet/griddle. Drop batter by ¼ cups & cook until golden (approximately 1-2 minutes per side). Serve with softened butter & syrup of choice.


Photo Courtesy of Dvortygirl on Flickr

Nutmeg Feather Cake

Nutmeg Feather Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • ¼ c. butter
  • ¼ c. shortening
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ c. sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ - 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 c. buttermilk or sour milk
  1. Cream together butter & shortening; gradually add sugar, creaming until light. Add vanilla & then eggs (one at a time), beating well after each.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating after each addition.
  3. Pour into greased & lightly floured 13"x9"x2" pan.
  4. Bake in 350°F preheated oven for 30 minutes or until done.
  5. Cool & frost.

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Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road Bars
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 1 c. butter or margarine
  • 1 c. water
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • ½ c. buttermilk or sour milk
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 2-3 c. mini marshmallows
  • ¾ c. chopped walnuts
  • ½ c. butter or margarine
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 7½ tbsp milk
  • 6½ c. powdered sugar
  1. Combine butter, water, & cocoa & bring to a boil. Mix all ingredients, except topping & frosting ingredients, well (batter will be thin).
  2. Bake at 350°F in a greased 11"x16" pan for 20 minutes. Cover with the topping ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil the butter & milk from the frosting ingredients.
  4. Add additional frosting ingredients & beat until smooth. Frost bars.

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Dave’s Buffalo Wings

Submitted by The Wizard of Ahhhs


4 or 5 lb. bag of wings, defrosted 1 qt buttermilk
Oil for deep frying Flour for dredging
1 12oz. bottle of your favorite hot sauce 1 stick unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, chopped ½ tsp dry mustard
dash of Worcestershire sauce


  1. Defrost wings & soak them in buttermilk overnight.
  2. Dredge wings in the flour then deep fry them in the oil. Make sure your oil is hot enough before frying, at least 325°F.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter & add the garlic, dry mustard, & Worcestershire. Heat until the garlic starts to cook slightly, then add the hot sauce & bring to a boil.
  4. Once the sauce boils for a minute or so you can turn it off; it’s done.
  5. When all the wings are done, toss them in the sauce & serve with Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing & some celery & enjoy.

Chef’s Note: Most people use Franks, I do not. The salt content is too high, there are other brands out there that are less salty, like Texas Pete’s, & are just as good. Look at the label: if the sodium RDA is less than 10% (which is what Frank’s is) then try it. If you do use Franks, be sure to use unsalted butter to cut the saltiness down.

The Rumple Cake

Submitted by HockeyGirl

Cake Ingredients

1 box Devil’s Food Cake mix (plain, not with 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
pudding in the mix) 1 1/3 c. buttermilk
½ c. vegetable oil 3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients

1 stick butter, room temperature ½ c. finely crushed peppermint flavored candy or
3 c. powdered sugar, sifted ¼ c. crushed Altoids
2-3 tbsp milk 1-2 tbsp Rumpleminz

Frosting Ingredients

1 c. whipping cream 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1-2 tbsp Rumpleminz

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix cake mix, cocoa powder, buttermilk, oil, & eggs in large mixing bowl until all ingredients are combined. 
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl & beat 2 minutes more on medium-high. Batter will be very thick.
  3. Bake cake in 2 8″ or 9″ round pans until they spring back when lightly touched with your finger & start to pull away from the side, about 28-30 minutes. Cool.

Filling Directions

  1. Cream the butter, mix the powdered sugar & crushed mints together, add to butter. 
  2. Add milk & Rumpleminz. Beat until fluffy. If frosting is too thick you can add more milk or Rumple.
  3. When cake is done, put filling between the two layers.

Frosting Directions

  1. Place chips in a mixing bowl. Heat the whipping cream in a sauce pan to boil. 
  2. Remove from heat & pour over chips. Whisk until all the chips melt. 
  3. Allow this to cool for several minutes. Add Rumpleminz.
  4. Let cool until spread able & ice over cake. Alternatively, you can pour it over the cake while still warm as a glaze. Be careful, can be messy.