[KMAT] Basic Pancakes

It’s been a while since I did a Kitty Makes A Thing post, but that’s because I haven’t had the oomph! behind me to actually throw something together that didn’t come ready-made and just needs to be reheated.

If you’ve been around here long enough, you might remember my earlier cooking blunder of Single Lady Pancakes last year. They unfortunately didn’t turn out that great, and I was pretty defeated…

Until a few days ago!


I was getting sick of making the same darn things for dinner, and had a huge hankering for pancakes. Pancakes for dinner? Pancakes for dinner.

I printed off the recipe and took it downstairs to plunder through the cabinets for the ingredients….



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Assorted toppings, such as butter, maple syrup, confectioners’ sugar, honey, jams, preserves, sweetened whipped cream, or chocolate syrup

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  1. STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 200 degrees; have a baking sheet or heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, butter (or oil), and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are fine).

  3. STEP 3

    Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet with oiled paper towel.

  4. STEP 4

    For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter onto skillet, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into a round (you should be able to fit 2 to 3 in a large skillet).

  5. STEP 5

    Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a baking sheet or platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in oven. Continue with more oil and remaining batter. (You’ll have 12 to 15 pancakes.) Serve warm, with desired toppings.

Recipe source

#Pancakes for dinner? Pancakes for #dinner.

The only difference between my pancakes and these is I got about 4-5 pancakes out of the batter due to the size of the skillet I was using but in my defense, the bigger the pancake, THE BETTER!!

Final Verdict: PASS



[VLOG / TAG] Geek Girl

I yoinked this from Kristin who posted it in the Female Geek Bloggers G+ group.

1. What is your must-have tech gadget?

iPhone & 3DS

2. Which house do you belong to in Hogwarts?

Hufflepuff, but somehow I got sorted into Kindleclaw Ravenclaw by Random Acts of Amazon.

3. Who (!) was your favorite Doctor?

I don’t give a fuck about Doctor Who…Can I say Doctor House?

4. If you could have dinner with any fictional character, who would it be?

That’s incredibly difficult to answer if it’s just one person.

5. What is your gaming system of choice?

PC, followed by XBox and 3DS

6. If you had a super power, what would it be?


7. What is your favorite fantasy world?

Another incredibly difficult one to answer.

8. If you could be any fictional race, what would you be?

SIDE NOTE:  If you’re bothering to watch the video, I think I was trying to say “Any cat race would make me happy.” but it came out “That would be happy.” Derp alert. You may point and laugh at my expense. I don’t re-take videos, they’re just shot once and done and sometimes my disability likes to take center stage and fuck everything up.

Mithra or Miqo’te from Final Fantasy XI / XIV. I’ve probably pronounced the second one wrong because I never played it. Khajiit from The Elder Scrolls series.

9. Star Trek or Star Wars?

Neither. Never really got into them.

10. List your top 5 geektastic movies or TV Series.

In no particular order…. The Hobbit, Lord of The Rings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Sailor Moon [If that even counts because of its return.]

[TAG] Reading Habits

I stole this from Dany who stole it from Lucy.

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1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?

In my room, or in by the wood-burning stove in the winter.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? 

99% of my reading is done on my Kindle 3G shown above, for the few rare times I have a paper book: bookmark.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or amount of pages?

 I have to finish the chapter. I don’t like stopping in the middle otherwise it will drive me batshit trying to figure out how the chapter will end.

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?

Depends on if I’m hungry/thirsty or not. Usually I keep a light snack and a water nearby though.

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music when reading?

Yep. Silence makes me anxious, so I keep the TV or some music on for background noise.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

   One at a time. I’d forget what’s going on otherwise.

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

  I can read just about anywhere, granted I’m not being distracted

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

    Silently in my head. But I would never say no to someone volunteering to read out loud to me.

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

I did when I was younger, now I’m like BUT WHAT HAPPENED EARLIER?!?

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

Keeping it new. Who breaks book spines? I’ll break THEIR spine. [Okay, not exactly, but you get my drift.]

11. Do you write in your books?

    Nooo. My parents did it when I younger though, for the whole “This book belongs to…” thing.

12. What are you currently reading?

    According to my Goodreads profile, I am still in the middle of Mockingjay and Death du Jour.

A day in the life….

Tell the story of your day with 10 images.

My life varies day by day but there’s a few things that must stay the same or my delicate life balance will explode. OK, not exactly but pretty close. Like I must have a breakfast pretty close after I wake up or hours down the road I’m passing out in the middle of the street or in the car or store…. Hooray for hypoglycemia! [not.] Photos look cruddy because my dumb ass had flash on the camera and not it being on auto flash. [oops.]


Good morning, world! Sometimes I wake on my opposite side, but that side of the room would’ve been….a boring wall from my viewpoint with my camera.


Check phone for overnight calls or messages. Mostly messages because the only people calling me in the middle of the night would be telemarketers or people trying to convince me my computer was going to explode if I didn’t pay to go download their scammy software. [I kid you not, this happened. Told them I did not have a computer at all, hung up and then I blocked the number.]