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We recently welcomed a sweet baby boy to our household, so the pancake making has slowed down in the previous weeks. But in the meantime, get your pancake fix at and learn three fun ways to enliven your child’s lunchbox.

I do hope to be back soon in a few days in honor of Shrove Tuesday – can’t miss it!



sifted powdered sugar

Last week we experienced a debilitating amount of snowfall on the Virginia coast. Two days later, the temperature rose to 60 degrees and the snowman my husband and son crafted in the back yard was nothing more than a puddle.

This pancake could have been great, but alas, I am out of practice with cutting out paper snowflakes.

Tips: Make a stencil out of paper and place on your pancake. Sift a thin layer of powdered sugar on top and remove the stencil. Voila!


Clementines, boiled egg, blueberries, chocolate hazelnut spread

And in the words of another favorite band from my mid-20s: Super Furry Animals

In honesty
It’s been a while
Since we had reason left to smile
Hello sunshine
Come into my life

Yes, please stay with us sunshine. I need you in my life during these chilly winter months.

rain cloud

Tiny drop of gel food coloring in the pancake mix, blueberries

I came to a realization the other day that I really miss the music of the early 2000′s. Was it really better or did it mean so much more to a girl in her early 20′s navigating the world solo for the first time? This pancake in particular brings to mind a song from one of those bands I adored: Travis.

Sunny days
Where have you gone?
I get the strangest feeling you belong
Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shining
I can’t avoid the lightning

Anyhow, we had one torrential downpour last weekend, coupled with a tornado warning, and the next day was warm and sunny. Seasons in Virginia are completely unpredictable.

happy new year!

Here is to a prosperous and delicious new year!

jolly old st. nicholas

I’ve updated my Santa pancake for Bisquick. He no longer resembles Jerry Garcia! Check it out here.


Chocolate hazelnut spread, apple, raisin

We’re going to be seeing this guy next week, so what better way to prepare for a day full of packing and errands?

And no, we have never been as a family. I haven’t been since I was 12, so I imagine the park has changed quite a bit. We’re excited, though being almost 7 months pregnant is going to make for a tiring day on my feet.