I have always been quite the cherry eater. I don't like the maraschino kind (which is ironic because my mom craved them when she was pregnant with me), but fresh cherries are to die for. I once got myself into trouble eating too many cherries at my Aunt Lisa's wedding. Let's just say cherries are a lot better going down than coming up.... So let's get on to the recipe.
Chocolate Cherry Almond Pancakes
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup flour
½ cup pitted cherries
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp oil
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp almond extract
¾ cup milk
dash of salt
almonds and cherries to top
Here is what happens when you press some cherries into the batter after you scoop it out onto the pan. Every bite gives you a burst of fresh cherry deliciousness.
I must really be in to the double opening cards lately. I have made a lot of them. Here is one that utilizes three different stamps, giving you a new surprise every time you lift a flap.
I love the pink and brown combo. I was lucky to find ribbon, patterned paper, and cardstock that all matched to put it together.
And, yes, this was yet another thank you card.