When I was little I loved the ritual of Saturday morning pancakes. The buttery smell wafted through the entire house and was a guarantee that the rest of the morning would be spent indulgently lazy and satisfied. I still feel the same way about pancakes and now appreciate slightly more refined recipes like these lemon ricotta pancakes with lemon curd and raspberries (recipe here). Instead of waiting until the weekend to try them, I decided to make them for dinner and they were full of flavor and a fun change from our normal routine.
Pancakes with Rum Syrup
Certain foods simply make me happy and pancakes pretty much top that list. I'm not sure if it's the fluffy consistency, the way they make the entire house feel cozy, or the fact that I associate them with leisurely Sunday mornings. But regardless, they're a staple in our house ...read more