the evil crow

Blueberry evil eye, banana wings and tail, sausage link talons

Dedicated to the ginormous evil crow who perched on my shopping cart and searched through my grocery bags while I was busy buckling Avery into his car seat last Saturday morning. Avery laughed hysterically as he watched me waving my arms, swatting wildly at the bird who then perched on the hood of my car taunting me. Beware the Kroger birds lurking on the side of the building – they will hunt you.

Avery thought this little escapade to our greatest adventure yet, so naturally, a “crow” is what he requested once we got back from the store (we had run out of pancake mix).

Tips: Sausage links can be useful as thin elements protruding from the central pancake. Think little legs, claws & whiskers.

kitty cat

Strawberry nose and ears, banana eyes with dollop of nutella

Our gigantic maine coon cat Mila served as the inspiration.

Tips: Don’t just consider whole fruit or the outer skin, but the natural pattern found in the core. Bisecting a strawberry made two perfect little ears.


Apple beak, thin layer of nutella on head, dollop of yogurt and halved cherries for eyes

It’s no secret I have a fondness for these winged creatures.

Tips: This is one of the easiest pancakes to make since it’s simply layers of circular shapes.


Blueberry eyes, cherry nose, and shredded carrot whiskers

Tips: Don’t limit yourself by just using fruit. Sneak a vegetable in and see if anyone notices.