2/20/09

Nettie's Syrup - GIVEAWAY!


These are the best pancakes we’ve ever had!

My kids are not overly complimentary about food, unless they really love it! I guess they've been spoiled by their mama's cooking!

In other words, it had to taste pretty darn good to all 3, to be gushing over this new syrup that I served on their buttermilk pancakes this past week.

Not only did I double our family favorite Buttermilk Pancake recipe that morning, but our family got to try Nettie’s Vanilla Syrup on top!


Nettie’s Syrup history
I grew up in the country on a dairy farm and my mom often made her dishes from scratch. One of my favorites is this vanilla syrup.

When I got married I couldn’t imagine making any breakfast without it. Now my family can’t live without it on their pancakes. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine.

Be creative and try it with ice cream, coffee, or drizzled over sausage. Give the bottle a shake and enjoy! Lynette

3 bottle giveaway
Our family loves this light, vanilla-flavored syrup! So I can’t recommend it enough to all of my readers. In fact, we love this syrup so much - I’m giving 3 bottles away!

You can visit Lynette’s site to find the stores in your area that carry this product, here. OR, see if you can get this product brought in to your local grocery store! Your town will go crazy over it! OR, you can order directly from her website!

Comment to win
I’d love to hear your favorite food item you make with syrup, or serve with syrup! Either one.

Leave me a comment and 3 winners will be announced on Sunday!


Buttermilk Pancakes
4 cups buttermilk
4 eggs
1 ½ cubes butter melted (12 Tablespoons)
3 cups flour
2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking soda
(Large batch – you can cut in ½ if you choose to!)

Wisk ingredients – lumps are ok!


Cook on a hot skillet


Serve with Nettie’s Vanilla Syrup and eggs


I’ve learned to trust my kids when they say something is the BEST! And I’d have to agree on this product!

(Thank you Lynette, for being a contributing advertiser for Reluctant Entertainer.)

112 comments:

Doug and Terrye said...

Just found your blog...LOVE IT! As to the syrup, my granddaddy use to make pan fried potatoes and then pour syrup over them for me when I was a little girl :) I haven't done that since I was 10, but the memory makes me have tears in my eyes right now.

Terrye in FL

Dawn S said...

I love to make pecan pies which use corn syrup.

Also, I have a question, Sandy. How much butter is in your pancake recipe? I wasn't certain about the "cubes" part.

Thanks!
Dawn S
striblin@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

My husband loves french toast with warm syrup. It would be great to try this new syrup. Sounds wonderful! Thanks!!

ellen b. said...

Oh my you're killin me with these photos at 7am when I haven't had my cardboard and banana for breakfast yet! Dear's grandmother was named Nettie. What a fun lady she was. I'll have to be on the lookout for this syrup. Our favorites with syrup are blintzes and Dear's Swedish Pancakes. My kids love their dad's pancakes served up fresh off the skillet one at a time to them :0)

Nikki and Shane said...

My grandparents used to own a maple farm with a sugar shack on it waaaaaaaay back in the day up here in Canada and so as a result I've only ever grown up on Maple Syrup and have been obsessed since day 1.

Though outside of the province of Québec (where they lived), it's tough to find at a reasonable price. I'm hoping if I win this syrup I might find a wonderful (and more affordable) substitute.

My favorite recipe is one called "Grand-pères" directly translates to "Grandfathers". It's a dessert by where you boil a sort of salty dough in syrup until it thickens and the dough is fully cooked and becomes thick. It sounds kind of gross I know, but it's delicious.

Anonymous said...

We love maple syrup on oatmeal in the morning. Night before soak equal parts old fashioned oats and milk in the fridge. Next morning heat one part water (if you have 1 cup of oatmeal, make this 1 cup of water) with a pinch or two of salt. Add the oatmeal/milk mixture and bring to a simmer for about 2-3 minutes until thickened. Serve with a pat of butter and maple syrup. Even the pickiest of eaters love this!

thanks for the chance to win!
Gabe at aaronblake dot com
Gabrielle
Knoxville, TN

Melanie Dorsey said...

Your pancake recipe is the same as mine! Gotta love the buttermilk!!!
Besides the pancakes, I make belgian waffles and biscuits to top with syrup.
The best biscuits for syrup are homemade "cat head" biscuits.
Melanie@Bella~Mella

jennykate77 said...

YUMM-O! This post is making me so hungry. My favorite thing to do with syrup, besides putting it on pancakes, is to make peanut butter and syrup...mmmmmm. I love to just mix up a tablespoon full of peanut butter and some syrup and eat it with a piece of bread or a biscuit.

Going to see if I can find a store near me ☺

slip4 said...

We use syrup on pancakes and french toast. Also great to dip sausage biscuits in! Would love to try this syrup. I looked at the website and it doesn't look like it is carried in any stores near me.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Gotta have me some of that syrup!
Besides buttermilk pancakes,we put maple syrup on oatmeal and also on biscuits. SO very expensive, tho.

The Lind Family said...

A tradition in our home is for my husband to make pancakes on the weekends. He loves to experiment with flavors and the boys favorites are almond and lemon. I have lever been a lover of pancakes...they used to make me gag. But my husband makes the best...light, fluffy and thin. I can't wait to try out your buttermilk recipe! It would go great with some Netties!

Anonymous said...

Now I'm intrigued by this syrup! My husband and kids like maple flavored syrup, while I'm just a plain Karo syrup gal. This vanilla syrup sound delish!
Thanks,
Heather
dixiepea73@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

That syrup sounds WONDERFUL! We love syrup on pancakes...which we eat a lot of...or french toast! Now I'm hungry for both!! Now I'm hungry!!

Amy said...

Pancakes and syrup are a luxury my family rarely participates in. But when we do, we enjoy a lighter syrup - some of the dark syrups are too heavy... Now, this vanilla syrup you speak of sounds good! I'll bet your pancakes taste like cookies! YUMMY!

I could do a cookie breakfast! LOL!!

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Abbey said...

We're still starting traditions in our little home, and pancakes on Saturday morning have become one of them! I confess that I've been "doctoring" my fav ready mix with sugar and cinnamon, but I'm going to definitely try to make the ones you posted from scratch tomorrow morning! YUMMMM In addition to "smell-o-vision" on TV, I'd love it on my computer too!

LittleBlueBungalow said...

I've never heard of vanilla syrup! Our family would love to get our hands on a bottle to try on some of our morning favorites: waffles and pancakes. Thanks.
Katie Jean
Little Blue Bungalow

Lucy said...

This syrup sounds wonderful... pancakes, waffles, & french toast are my favorites ;-)

Carolyn G said...

Besides pancakes, I like to make a glaze for ham with maple syrup. It involves syrup, beer, mustard powder and spcies. YUMMO

Beth said...

Oh that looks super yummy!! On ice cream?? That is DEFINITELY something I need to try!!!

Cassandra Louise said...

Hands down my favorite breakfast is Waffles, strawberries, whip cream,loaded with warm syrup. When my husband and I were dating. My roommate let him sneak in one morning. He made my favorite breakfast, brought it to me in bed, on a tray lit with candles. He proposed to me that morning! Waffles and syrup will always have a cherished memory!

Anonymous said...

I've never won anything in my life but my 7 kids would love this over their pancakes. We eat pancakes a couple of times a week. I love your blog and how you inspire me to try and be more giving. Thanks!! Amy in Indiana ajayx3@yahoo.com

Donnetta said...

Oddly enough my son enjoys peanut butter and syrup sandwiches. I've not had the nerve to try it, but with a vanilla flavored syrup I just might! :-)

What a fun and tasty giveaway! Thanks!!

linda t said...

Are you kidding me... I would LOVE some yummy vanilla syrup!!
And I'll for sure be trying out your pancake recipe.
Thanks Sandy! You're the best!

Bev said...

That syrup sounds delicious! I am sure that is something that can not be found here!

Jen said...

My favorite thing to make with syrup is my granola...fantastic...if you want the recipe let me know....I hope I win a bottle.
My mom used to make syrup and butter and whisk it together and put on toast...I need to do that for the kids one morning.

E said...

I pretty much love syrup on EVERYTHING! Which is evident in my current pants size...but wow I think Vanilla Syrup may just be one of the greatest sounding things EVER!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

HI!
I've never had vanilla syrup before but it sounds delish. I love lots of syrup on french toast....lots of syrup. Take care, DebraK

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, yum, Sandy! I would love to try this syrup. I love to make French toast & this would be a wonderful accompaniment for that. Have a great weekend, friend!

Anonymous said...

When I was very small (preschool age) my mother made a homemade "brown syrup" and I think that it had a vanilla base. This syrup sounds delicious. Currently my husband has started a tradition of making chocolate chip pancakes with our daughters on Saturday mornings. And we use my Grandmother's buttermilk recipe--very similar to yours.

Mindy S.
shearer7800@yahoo.com

Jen said...

This isn't sold near me!!! I want to try!!!! I love syrup on sausage, eggs, bacon and of course pancakes!!!! Try it on your eggs!! It's yummy!!

Sharon said...

I don't often eat pancakes or things with syrup. I think it's because I don't care that much for the syrups at the grocery. I would love to try some homemade syrup on some french toast! This is making me hungry! tsjjcoy@yahoo.com

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hmmm, that sounds SO YUMMY! Vanilla syrup? Sounds like what I like to pour in my coffee. :-)

I'd love to try it!

blessings,
melissa

GrammaGrits said...

Homemade yogurt with maple syrup, oatmeal with maple syrup and chai tea sweetened with it. All are yummy! Thanks for the giveaway.

Patch of Flowers said...

Mmmmm, sounds wonderful. We are a pancake family - for breakfast, sometimes for lunch and supper too!

Jackie said...

I love syrup on french toast & pancakes!! :)

Laura said...

I guess we're borring. We just use syrup for pancakes, waffles and french toast. Maybe I'll get some new ideas reading all the comments;)!
Laura

NeeNee said...

Yum. I just ate lunch, but your photos made me hungry. I've never had vanilla syrup, but it sounds devine.

PollyS ( marypauline at stankus dot com) said...

My husband is a huge syrup fan. We would love this!

McMemo said...

actually-- my 9 yo has a great creation. Take an icecream sandwich drizzel with syrup and throw marshmallows on top. Microwave until goopy. Eat like soup. It is amazing how good this actually tastes!

Bonnie said...

I love the idea of a vanilla syrup. We used to get the best blackberry syrup ever when I was a kid somewhere along the Skyline Dr. I wish I could remember where! We haven't been able to find it since. Ice cream has never quite been the same without it.

Emily @ Little Home said...

Now I'm hungry! :)
We love homemade waffles and pancakes. I know that's not original! This syrup sounds wonderful.

Sonya said...

Just had lunch but I could go for a pancake!

We like syrup on pancakes, french toast, corn bread and wait for it...OATMEAL!

Hugs, Sonya

ursula said...

okay, I love syrup on pancakes or french toast, but my absolute favorite thing is when the syrup kinda runs over onto the scrambled eggs and homefries......just the right amount of sweetness added - ah, a happy accident!
ursula at uswood1@optonline.net

An Ordinary Mom said...

We love syrup with crepes and syrup with sausage. Yum!

Kathy said...

It may seem to boring or simple ... but I just love syrup on the basics - pancakes or waffles. Maybe with a little sprinkling of powdered sugar too! =)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, I could use some of that - yummy. I love trying to pancake recipes. Just posted my waffle ones.... :)

Janice said...

I am a first time visitor and enjoyed your blog. I came over from blessed nest.
I would say I love syrup with waffles. I enjoy making homemade batter and fixing waffles. Very yummy!! I hope I win. I would love to try this syrup.

Kristine said...

Mmmmm... favorite syrup food is yummy oatmeal waffles. Great post... I love buttermilk pancakes!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

This syrup sounds amazing. I love syrup with warm french toast!!!

Monkey Giggles said...

My favorite food to put syrup in would be "baked beans"

Anna said...

Gotta' say I love sourdough french toast w/ syrup. Mmmm, mmmm!

Liz said...

My kids love syrup! I love pure maple syrup. We're the typical syrup eaters: pancakes, french toast, and waffles.

I can't wait to try your buttermilk pancake recipe. Wish I had buttermilk. Add it to the list!

Liz
edachauer1@sbcglogal.net

Hopefull said...

Perfect for our French Toast Friday's!

char said...

Love reading your blog! Anxious to learn more about the BG as my little one gets bigger!! She just turned 3...as for syrup...my mom makes homemade sour dough bread...as it loses its freshness, it makes WONDERFUL FRENCH TOAST...with syrup added...what makes it special is that my kids call her OOHWHO...so we lovingly refer to it as OOHWHO french toast...she is 500 miles away but when we eat it...we talk about OOHWHO!! Char in TX

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

this sounds delicious! i am 9 weeks pregnant and i can live off of pancakes and french toast i love it so much! great giveaway

GirlyFruFru said...

that looks YUMMY !!!

Caroline said...

We make Dutch Babies a lot and serve them with syrup. A Dutch Baby is a giant puff pancake you bake in the oven. So delicious and easy!
kalugin4@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer said...

Our favorites are blueberry pancakes. We usually have brunch on a Saturday and they are almost always part of our menu. I beat my egg whites separately and then fold them in at the end - it makes for extra fluffy pancakes!

Jennifer
jennifermoffitt@earthlink.net

Anonymous said...

when i make a peach or apple cobbler, i add a bit of maple syrup to it. it's an unexpected twist to a traditional favorite.
have a great day,
Julie
jdancerlst@yahoo.com

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Now I totally have to make pancakes for breakfast tomorrow morning. Sure wish I had some of this syrup to go along with it. Guess I will make my Aunt Jamima do:)

Have a great weekend!

Sleepless Sabra said...

Well, we love to make pancakes with a muffin mix added into the ingredients. I prefer Jiffy brand Apple Cinnamon muffin mix - it's 43 cents for a box. We make our pancakes from scratch, then pour the muffin mix in and add a little more milk. It's delicious!! My three little ones would love to try this syrup.

Rhonda said...

Mmmmm. Mmmmmm. Mmmmmmmmm. Pancakes are one of my very favorite foods! These look really, really good. I think I'll try your recipe. I've actually never made homemade ones.

I like to add blueberries to mine.

I like syrup on French Toast too.

My mother-in-law used to make amazing buttermilk bran muffins. My husbands family would break up one of these muffins in a bowl and pour real maple syrup over it.

Rindy R said...

Monti Cristo Sandwich smothered with syrup - Is there anything better? I don't think so! This syrup looks great!

Wonderful said...

I love blueberry pancakes with syrup...your post makes me wanna eat breakfast now!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Yum! I have to say, your pancake recipe sounds fabulous. That syrup sounds really yummy! We would enjoy trying it on some belgian waffles - bet it would be great!

Mar H said...

Yum!
I like buckwheat pancakes fried with crispy edges with syrup. My grandmother always used to make them into fanciful shapes when she poured the batter on the pan -- she was pretty creative at helping us see the sheep, or face, or apple in the pancake design.
orangetriangle2 at yahoo DOT cot

Kirstin said...

Hmmmm....I've used syrup in some marinades before! But I love it on my pancakes, waffles and with my bacon!!! yummy

Danee said...

Just made my buttermilk pancakes for dinner tonight. Would LOVE to try that yummy syrup

Kim said...

The recipe sounds great! My favorite recipe that I use syrup with is my Crock pot steel cut oats recipe. I found it in a Weight Watchers cookbook.

Betsy said...

Yum! I make vanilla syrup for our pancakes. So much better than Log Cabin. I see this has cinnamon in it. I'll have to try that! Your pancakes look yummy, too!

Amanda said...

Oh, I would LOVE some of that syrup! My family's favorite is waffles, but personally, I'm a pancake girl. Thanks for the recipe!

Grateful Gramma said...

My granddaughter likes me to make pancakes occasionally.

A Stone Gatherer said...

I don't think my last comment went trough! Drat! Anyway I love syrup on my pancakes and Texas french toast with sausauge on the side! That syrup sounds wonderful! I'm going to check out stores in my area now! Thanks for the giveaway and the pancake recipe!

Bella Casa said...
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Bella Casa said...

Nettie's Syrup looks so delicious, I would love to try it!

We use syrup on pancakes and french toast and waffles, of course, but a new recipe that I cook often also calls for syrup...Maple Glazed Chicken! It is so good! And I bet it would taste even better with Nettie's Syrup on it!

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

Bonnie said...

We love to make breakfast for supper! I'd love to try your pancake recipe and Nettie's syrup! yum! I enjoy your blog very much :)

gail@more than a song said...

We mostly do pancakes or waffles, but there are some good ideas in the comments! This sounds good!

Kim said...

Sandy,

I hope I can comment twice on this post? Just wanted to let you know that we made a batch of your buttermilk pancakes this morning!!! It will be so nice to have some in the freezer for those days when we want a quick and yummy breakfast!

mikky said...

Simply amazing!!! they really look great... :)

Sharon said...

I made Hot Pocket Chocolate Chip Pancakes this morning. They are quick and easy! Not only do my children love these pancakes, but so does my husband. They are great to dip in syrup!

Kathryn said...

We put a tablespoon or two of syrup in our oatmeal, which is made in milk, with a 1/4 cup of apple juice added...and full of diced prunes, plums and chopped nuts. I look forward to trying this syrup!!!

FatihaUSA said...

WOW just found your blog and put it right away in my favorites!!! The pancakes recipe looks sooooo good, miam (imagine with blueberries in it)and i am sure the syrup makes a big difference in the taste, and I am sure it will be scumptious with my sunday french toasts.

Kristin said...

I LOVE French Toast or Blueberry Pankcakes with syrup!

As always...love your blog!

Nancy said...

I like syrup mixed with with peanut butter spread on bagels and I love it on my sausage or bacon...it's that salty/sweet thing! Vanilla sounds yummy!

zeelandchick@sbcglobal.net

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, I love to eat syrup on bananas and also maple syrup on vanilla icecream is heavenly!

Thanks for the buttermilk pancake recipe! :)
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

We buy vanilla syrup from a local restaurant Miller's Homestead. And we love it ... especially on banana waffles.

Amy Elder

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Oh yum! I like making Chocolate Chip Pancakes.

Becky said...

I make a Tuxedo Cake for birthdays/special occasions that uses Lyle's Golden Syrup(made in the UK) in the batter!

SUPER delicious :)

Fingers and Toes crossed I'm the lucky gal!!!

Lee Family said...

My hubby loves syrup with french toast (which is his favorite breakfast!)

Shannon said...

I love Belgian waffles with butter and syrup! My absolute favorite breakfast of all time!

koehmstedt said...

French Toast with syrup is the best!

jnscrotsley said...

Sandy,

Include my name in the hat, sounds great!

Shawna

southerninspiration said...

Ooooh, I love your new blog dress!! It is oh.so.pretty!!!
And we love syrup on pancakes, waffles, biscuits, and even on toasted cornbread!!!

Suzanne

SK and Family said...

Please count me in!! Thanks,
Katherine

kjams1213@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks great! Just hosted my mom's bday dinner tonight. There were 10 of us and I carried in Chinese and made a box cake...but the table was decorated and we had a great time playing guesstures after dinner. I enjoy your site!

Carol
carols@wideopenwest.com

Deb said...

I love pancakes or waffles with syrup, but my daughter loves a peanut butter and syrup sandwich.

I would love to try that syrup.

Thanks,
Deb

An Accomplished Woman said...

Yes, I would love some cherry chutney. I am so in love with your blog.... Your food looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

We use syrup on our pancakes, but also on our oatmeal. We take a diced banana, syrup and chopped nuts and saute them in a pan. Then we pour it over steele cut oats. It is like dessert for breakfast. :)
~Yvette
yvette@im4christ.org

Elizabeth said...

Maple syrup on...

Pancakes
Waffles
French toast
Oatmeal
Sweet Potatoes
Acorn Squash

YUM!!!

Heidi said...

sandy...i make a similar recipe and i always double or triple it then freeze the leftovers for my little ones for breakfasts for the next few days. they LOVE them - and they really aren't bad at all zapped in the mircowave for a few seconds!
:)

Jenn said...

I would also use it to sweeten my homemade yogurt!! Thanks for the giveaway~

Jenn

Bess said...

Awesome recipe! I need to try it out this weekend!
Syrup on pancakes and waffles are the best to me...nice and simple. :)

Anonymous said...

This is a first for me, leaving a comment, I'm blog challenged, but just have to tell you that if you have never tried syrup over hot buttered GOOD SOUTHERN cornbread (no sugar, PLEASE) you just haven't lived. When I was growing up in the rural South, this served as our desert many times when the food budget was stretched thin. I enjoy your blog. Carolyn

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

I love doing what my popaw used to do.He would take syrup and mix in a little butter and dop his biscuit in it.Yummy.

Pattie T. said...

Barbecue sauce just doesn't seem the same without maple syrup. Since I use my homemade sauce in so many things, I'd have to say it is my favorite recipe using syrup.

Leigh said...

I am 38 years od, and just treid a pancake for the first time a couple years ago. I was always a picky kid. I loved it! So much as I wish I didnt/ I certainly dont need to be eating them. BUt I cant help myself. I would love to try this syrup. I hope I win! Thanks for the giveaway

Sara L said...

Yum Yum - I'd love to try some!

charles and sara at hotmail dot com

Nancy said...

This syrup sounds great! I'd like to try some. You always make cooking and entertaining sound fun and interesting. Now you have made me hungry for pancakes!

Wendy said...

I love Stuffed French Toast with lots of syrup! I use thick bread sliced, then sandwich it with a mixture of cream cheese and orange marmalade. It's to die for!

watchthesky said...

Pancakes are a favourite with me. The kids love french toast and putting syrup on their ice cream. I'd love to win some of this tasty stuff!!! :)
Thanks for the chance.
~shannon

Amy said...

BEST PANCAKES EVER!! I've always had to use my mother-in-laws recipe b/c it's what my hubby loves. I traded for this recipe today after church and he noticed that I was even using a "different skillet" (long story) so I had to fess up before he even tried them and tell him that I was trying something new! I just about fell out of my chair when he smiled and said that they were wonderful!! YES...even better than his Mom's! I ordered some Nettie's syrup the other day so, I can't wait to try that too!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! It's a Keeper!