About Camille

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German Oven Pancake Recipe from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipes

German Oven Pancakes are a fun breakfast to make.  A simple batter is baked at a high heat causing the pancake to puff up in the oven. Serve with syrup and a side of brown sugar bacon for a delicious, family meal. I have been making German Oven Pancakes[…]

I learned to sew in the 4th grade in my4-H club.  My friend’s mother was our leader and she taught us how to embroider, sew and cook.  But I really haven’t done much sewing since then despite the fact that my mother is a pretty decent sewer herself. […]

Off on another week we go! I used up all of the chicken stock I had in the freezer so I planned ahead and am making whole chicken(s) this week so I can get stocked back up  (ha ha).  I need to think about doing some baking. I[…]

White Wine Clam Sauce from Growing Up Gabel @thegabels #recipe

I had never had clam sauce of any kind until I met my husband. We were grocery shopping together just after we were married and he pulled down a CAN of clam sauce. It’s funny the items we never notice in the grocery store, isn’t it? I had[…]

Baked french toast is the perfect breakfast when you want a special dish but without getting up early to make it.  This baked french toast sits in the fridge overnight until you are ready to bake it in the morning.  It is the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. In[…]

In November I signed up to participate in a pre-school Busy Bag Swap at Kidlet Occupation.   I really love Busy Bags, but I’ve only made a few of my own and my kids were losing interest in them.  I was a bit apprehensive about the cost of the[…]

Hoe cake biscuit recipe will change your family breakfasts! I’d never heard of hoe cake until I stumbled upon it on-line years ago.  Hoe cake is basically a very large, very tasty biscuit.  I make hoe cake when I want biscuits but don’t want to spend the time[…]

It’s a new year and it’s time to get back on track with the menu planning after a few weeks off for the holidays. We had  really wonderful Christmas and New Year celebrations, but I’m ready to get back to our normal schedule (whatever that is!). Monday: Rose[…]

  Is it weird that I really love even years?! Probably.  Regardless, I’m looking forward to 2012!  I’m in the process of writing out some goals — goal setting is a goal for 2012 for me — and reminiscing over 2011. I’m really glad that 2011 brought me[…]

At the last minute (like 2-3 weeks before Christmas) I felt the need to knit a few Christmas and Hanukkah presents. Total insanity.  I had nothing else pressing, so why not, right?!  Mmm hmmm. I actually knit two of these headbands — the red one here and a[…]