When G and I moved into our house, one of the selling points was the nearly untouched range that had a griddle built in. Naturally I decided that every weekend would feature at least one pancake breakfast (preferably eaten in bed). A couple of weekends back, we switched up our usual buckwheat and blueberry fare for something a bit more seasonally appropriate: pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes. They're light and fluffy, but packed with a spicy pumpkin flavor that's typically found in pie. And while I don't usually condone eating chocolate for breakfast, the addition makes them feel like a special treat, which they are. Unfortunately I've since been banned from eating breakfast in bed after spilling coffee on the sheets not too long ago, but they were just as good eaten at the kitchen counter.
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