the pancake shake

Since there is no pancake to share this week, may I distract you our little version of ever-so-trendy viral dance sensation?

a departure

I’ll admit it – I love me some breakfast carbs. OBVIOUSLY. Pancakes, waffles, scones, croissants, and doughnuts are treats that have a hold over me since most mornings I just eat tasteless cereal.

While on vacation last week, we stopped at the oh-so-quaint-but-hip(ster) Dun-well Doughnuts where they serve warm vegan doughnuts on slabs of wood. It was a comforting atmosphere furnished with aged wood furniture and swinging to the sounds of the 1920’s.

Vegan or not – I don’t really care – those doughnuts were the best I’ve ever tasted. I’m easily tempted by flavors like pumpkin, apple glazed, and pear, but the chocolate with sprinkles turned out to be the family favorite with its strong cocoa flavor.

But alas, we missed eating pancakes. It’s funny how you realize a little ritual’s large impact after it’s gone. So I stocked up on pancake mix (Trader Joe’s is carrying the pumpkin pancake mix again – yay!) and I’ll be baking up a storm this weekend in time to bring you some Halloween goodness next week. The possibilities are endless and I’m excited to explore them all.

Have an idea for a pancake you’d like to see? Share it in the comments.



A backyard showing of The Adventures of Tintin was the inspiration for this week’s breakfast.

It shall go down in history as Avery’s first “big boy” movie, characterized by the presence of guns, which is a big step from Caillou. Surrounded by friends and lying on blankets under the stars, he mustered up enough courage to watch the entire film.

Tips: Draw the outline first with a squirt bottle and fill in the rest a few minutes later to achieve a darker border.


Well hello there! This little ritual has gotten all official with its own special blog.

You’ll find all the collected “pancake of the week” posts from Twittering Bird, plus I’ve updated them with tips to make your pancake making experience a little easier.

Hope you enjoy.