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Banana Pancakes with Cinnamon Strawberry Sauce

  My wife was looking for something to take to her flower club meeting. A trip to the store where I work revealed strawberries on sale for 99 cents. After purchasing 5 lbs, t sliced them for her to put on angel food cake. In my haste, I didn't waste time coring them, just cutting off the top and slicing them. After I finished I looked at the pile of tops and decided to dice up as much as possible from around the core. This was the birth of a new recipe. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of finely diced strawberries    1 cinnamon stick  1/2 teaspoon molasses  1 cup all purpose flour  1 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 egg 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda  1/2 to 1 teaspoon banana extract  1 banana sliced thin Begin by adding the strawberries to a small sauce pan. Simmer over medium low heat until the berries start to break down. Add the cinnamn stick and molasses. Allow to simmer until ready to serve. Now start on the pancakes.m

Kettle Corn Two Ways

I love popcorn. It is my favorite snack. Watching TV, I frequently have a bowl. At the movies or theme parks, I have at least one or two boxes. I even have a couple of commercial machines. We're not talking little reproduction machines, but full size poppers.  For church movie night, I'll have a machine there. I think you get the hint, I am obsessed. These two recipes will make some of the best kettle corn you have ever eaten. No burned kernels, no burned sugar, just sweet and salty goodness. The first is my version of typical kettle corn, the second is a brown sugar cinnamon treat. Traditional Kettle Corn Ingredients: 12 cups of popcorn 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons Karo syrup 2 tablespoons water Salt to taste You can use pre-popped corn from you local store, microwave popped corn, or pop your own according to the package directions.  Salt to taste. In a small sauce pan add the butter, sugar and Karo syrup a