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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gratitude and a Pancake Party

Gooble! Gooble!  Happy Thanksgiving!

 In honor of Thanksgiving I would like to share some thoughts and feelings on gratitude. I am grateful and so very fortunate for my beloved family (far and near), my precious, precious friends, a home that provides us with warmth and happiness, an amazing job and of course my love for creativity in so many realms of life - especially in my kitchen!  Which brings me to the fact that I have been wanting to thank all of you that read and follow my blog.  When I receive a comment on my blog or run into someone out and about in town that gives me a compliment or expresses how much they have enjoyed a particular recipe I have shared it makes me so happy (and grateful too!).  I send all of you a virtual {HUG} of appreciation for all of the support, guidance and positive reinforcement that you have given me through my is GREATLY appreciated. :-)  May your Thanksgiving be filled with delicious foods, wonderful memories and plenty of laughter!  Happy, Happy Turkey Day!!!

In hopes that most of you have a special holiday weekend planned ahead of you I thought I would share some of my most recent favorite pancake recipes so that you could treat yourself and your friends and family to a extra special breakfast.

I always enjoy a good pancake or two (or three)....especially with warmed up REAL maple syrup and butter that melts right into the pancakes.  Yummieeeee! 

Cinnamon Bun Pancakes
(recipe discovered on TK from member, sapeylissy)


1 1/2 cup AP flour

3 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder (yes, thats right 4 tsp of baking powder)

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

2 eggs, beaten

1 cup milk

2 Tbsp light corn syrup

1/4 butter, melted

1 Tbsp vanilla extract


1. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and ground cinnamon.  Whisk all together and set aside.

2. In another bowl combine beaten eggs, milk, corn syrup, melted butter and vanilla extract.
Stir in flour mixture until combined - do not over mix.

3. Heat your griddle or frying pan with butter over medium-low heat.  Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into pan for each pancake.  Brown on both sides.

Serve with warm maple syrup and butter....enjoy!

The second pancake recipe I present to you is full of delicious pumpkin flavor.....wonderful as a Fall breakfast treat!

Pumpkin Pancakes
(recipe discovered on TK from the member, Heather Christo)


1 cup AP flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/3 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 Tbsp butter, melted

1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped (optional) - for garnish/topping


1. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl with a whisk or a fork.

2.  Make a well in the center of your mixed dried ingredients and add the buttermilk, pumpkin puree and melted butter.  Mix well all together until batter is smooth.

3. Grease your griddle or pan over medium-low heat with butter or oil.  Pour 1/4 cup of batter into heated pan.  When bubbles start to form on the surface of your pancakes, it is time to flip the pancakes.  Let them cook another minute before removing them onto a plate.

Serve hot with butter and REAL maple syrup and sprinkle with some chopped toasted pecans if you wish....ENJOY!!!

Wishing each and everyone of you a festive and warm Thanksgiving along with lots of happy yumminess as you make your pancakes!


  1. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and thanks for the pancake recipes. I have a pancake lover in this house!

  2. I am so thankful for YOU Avril! I am so very happy that I met you and look forward to counting you in my blessings this year - xoxo

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Avril! Thank you for posting all your yummy recipes and it has always been a pleasure to read your postings. Looking forward to read and learn more delicious recipes from you. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones! Enjoy!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Avril!
    I love coming to see what you have every week. Those pancakes look so good, perfect for this weekend.
    Have a wonderful day.

  5. Thank YOU for a wonderful blog! And Happy Thanksgiving...those pancakes look delicious..such a nice change from all the tradition T-giving recipes I've been reading:)

  6. I think I may need to try one of these recipes for breakfast on Christmas morning! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Sweet post, and I'm thankful for you:)

  7. Right back atcha Avril! :)

    Happy Friday!

  8. Yum, these look good! I'm so glad you use REAL maple syrup. I grew up in Vermont and that was the only option at our house. It's so good!

  9. What delicious looking pancake recipes. I can't decide which one I'd like more, so I'd probably eat them both then go back for seconds.

  10. I adore pancakes and these look delish. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving avril!

  11. Yummy! I can't decide which kind I want I'll take them both please! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  12. I LOVE tate's cookies and the cookbook is on my Xmas list!



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