Can there ever be anything more splendid then a mountain of pancakes placed before you?

I think it stems back from my childhood, actually a lot has been stemming back from my childhood lately… but that’s a different story altogether.  I remember every Sunday as a child my family and I would always go to IHOP after church.  We would all walk in, all six of us, and we would always have to wait forever, (of course as a child anything more than 5 minutes feels like forever), and as we waited my mom would give me one of their menus, you know those really long menus, and I would have to share it with my younger siblings.  Now let me let you in on a little something, I am the oldest of four- in case you didn’t already know that.  I have 2 sisters (Aly and Chanel) and one brother (Sascha).  So even though I was always the one given the menu to look at, which always made me feel like a grownup… of course, I had to always share with the little ones.

We would all look through the menu and we would 9 out of the 10 times get the same exact thing.  Aly would get the French Toast, Sascha the Fried Eggs with bacon, Chanel the Scrambled Eggs, and I would always get the pancakes, but to be exact the Silver Dollar Pancakes.  You know those mini pancakes that come five together with scrambled eggs and a side of bacon.  Of course I would have to drown my pancakes in syrup, oh and trust me the drowning continues to this day.  My husband always looks at me like I’m crazy whenever I eat pancakes because he thinks I go way overboard with the syrup, and I just look at him with a mouth full of dripping pancakes and smile a BIG smile.  🙂 But that’s just me, I love pancakes with lots of syrup.


I definitely think the trait has been passed down because my kids LOVE pancakes just as much as I do.  I truly think that a stack of pancakes can make anyone’s day a little brighter and a whole lot better.

What do you think… Do you like pancakes???


Silver Dollar Pancakes Recipe

(serves 6)


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups buttermilk
a little less than 1/4 cup milk
2 extra large eggs
3 tablespoons butter, melted


In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter.

Heat a large frying pan or oiled griddle on medium heat.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, and combine. Do not over stir~ lumps will still be there and that’s ok.  Pour the batter onto the frying pan or griddle, I like to use a 1/4 cup for measuring out each pancake.  Brown on one side, once the bubbles start forming, flip and cook other side a few minutes.

Serve and with lots of maple syrup.