I love going on vacation, but I really love coming home. Usually I am greeted with smiles, a kiss or two and a wagging tail. And I got all those, until I didn’t. Why? Well, it’s because as soon as I came home I went into mom-mode with Huck. Huck has allergies. Yup. What could a dog be allergic to? Let me list the ways…
Huck’s allergies presented themselves when he was a puppy with terrible goopy ears that just wouldn’t stay clean. Then his paws were giving him issues. He was always scratching his chin on the carpet and the ears – well, five rounds of different ear meds didn’t help – so I took him to the doggie dermatologist. Yes, those do exist! With a pink shaved belly, pricked with 50 allergens, we found out that Huck is allergic to just about everything. Including himself. Grasses? Five types. Trees, four. Feathers? Oh yeah! (Don’t get me started on a bird dog being allergic to feathers…) and then dust. Dust? You mean the dust that is created in our house due to a 90 pound labrador? Yuparooni! Huck is allergic to himself.
So after having come home to a few kisses, wags of the tail and some butt rubs – for the dog, not Ben – it was time to go into mommy mode and clean the ears that had flared up in the three days I had been gone.
And he has been avoiding me ever since. Saddest doggie mama face, EVAHHH!
This fast and easy Dutch Baby Pancake, makes a perfect pancake to share right out of the skillet with the one you love! And done in 15 minutes, you’ve got a crispy treat to start your day off right!
Someone come and cuddle with me , because my dog sure isn’t!
These Dutch Baby pancakes are incredibly simple to make! My best friend showed me her fail safe rule for perfect Dutch Babies when she visited from Idaho. We used to go to a restaurant in our college town that was known for dutch babies, but I hadn’t ever made them until now! Well, the buck stops here and they are now a staple in our house!
Fast and Easy Dutch Baby Pancake
Dutch Baby Pancake:
1/2 cup Flour
1/4 cup Sugar
½ tsp Vanilla
3 Tbsp Butter
½ cup Strawberries, sliced
½ cup Orange, sliced
1 Tbsp Sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat an oven proof skillet on the stove at a medium heat and melt the butter in the skillet, swirling it to coat the bottom and sides of the pan. The butter should simmer in the pan slightly.
In a bowl, whisk together all of the Dutch Baby ingredients until smooth. Pour the batter into the heated skillet and then place into the oven to bake. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from oven.
For Fruit Topping:
While the dutch baby is baking, toss the strawberries, oranges and sugar together in a bowl. Serve over warm dutch baby.