I am in no way a food expert or nutritionalist. I am simply some one who enjoys feeding my family health and sometimes unhealthy foods that bring them joy. I enjoy learning and experiencing life. My children love to help me in the kitchen and I am happy they want to learn how to make the foods we all enjoy.
Sharing recipes we love and have discovered with others makes us happy. I often wonder, "What do people eat for dinner?!" Especially when I am in a cooking rut or lack the motivation. Wishing that others would share their great meal ideas with me.
The main reason for starting this blog was to have a place I can share tried and true recipes and have them anywhere I have internet access, while I am away from home. I invite you to share your comments, suggestions, and enjoy good eats as well.
"It's the company, not the cooking, that makes the meal!" ~Perilee
(Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
My kids love coconut syrup (The IHOP copycat recipe we have) and are always requesting it. I have tried to make it without buttermilk and butter using milk, lemon juice, and margarine. It is good but just not the same. So today I made a different version after looking at some recipes that said theirs tasted like what is served in Hawaii. Seeing that I have never been to Hawaii I wouldn't know but we liked this new recipe too. I personally could do without the shredded coconut in it but Cameron really liked it. The plus side to this recipe for me is that it is a pantry recipe. I can store all the needed items or have them already in my food storage items, so it can be made at anytime.
Jill's Pantry Coconut Syrup
1 (13.5 oz) can Coconut Milk, unsweetened
2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
2 1/2 cups White Sugar (Now you know why the kids love it!)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
Whisk together the coconut milk and cornstarch in a saucepan until the cornstarch is dissolved. Pour in the sugar, water, and coconut; bring to boil, stirring continually. As soon as the mixture comes to a roiling boil, remove from heat. Allow to cool before serving.