Fresh Corn Johnnycakes


I am always up for pancakes for dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) and I am always up for anything involving fresh corn.  And as the fresh corn season we are in slowly moves towards fall, I am using it before I lose in in everything from salsa to salad to plain old corn on the cob.  But one of my favorite ways to use corn is in good old-fashioned johnnycakes, made with corn puree and cornmeal and topped with fresh corn and did I mention that I love corn? Read More & Get the Recipe

Banana Pancakes with Maple Rum Syrup


This is one of those things where you smack your forehead and realize that you have unthinkingly lived never-you-mind how many years on this earth without putting bananas in your pancake batter.  Literally hundreds of bananas have traveled through my kitchen, and while we've been very happy with the banana bread and the banana muffins and the banana bites, we've been missing out on the banana pancakes.  So to make up for lost time, I made them for dinner the other night...with maple rum syrup on the side.  Can you say dessert for dinner? Read More & Get the Recipe

Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes


I recently posted a recipe for Gingerbread Pancakes with Buttered Apples (yum!), and as usual, the Southern husband was standing by in the kitchen as I worked on the recipe.  Also as usual, I was changing this and that and muttering under my breath about things that didn't go exactly right the first time.  And one of the things that didn't go exactly right was the griddle I used.  I have a gas stove and one of those griddles that sits on the burners, and it never heats evenly. Meaning that my pancakes took a while to cook right as I tried to figure out the best place on the griddle for each of them, heat-wise. Read More & Get the Recipe

Smoked Salmon Silver Dollar Pancakes

smoked salmon pancakes

I am all about having breakfast for dinner whenever possible.  Bacon and egg muffins?  Yes please.  Caramel french toast?  Oh yes.  Bacon Cheddar Bagel Panini?  Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!  So I guess it was only a matter of time before breakfast worked itself into our Friday Night Lights appetizer project we have going around here.  And in this case, it is all about pancakes. Silver dollar pancakes.  Those little baby guys that you ladle onto the griddle with a tablespoon.  Literally...don't be tempted to use more than a tablespoon of batter per adorable pancake, because you want them nice and perfectly finger food size.  Once you have your pancakes cooked and a little cooled off, the possibilities become endless.  In this case, I opted for a savory topping to the sweet flavor of the pancake. First I spooned on a little bit of sour cream.  Then just a sliver or two of smoked salmon, and final a sprinkle of scallion.  Chives would have been wonderful too, but scallions are Read More & Get the Recipe

Bacon Pancakes


I have several things to say about this particular recipe. First of all, while it may look from that picture up there that I have simply artfully arranged a piece of bacon on the top of those pancakes, if you look very closely you will see that the bacon has actually been cooked INTO the pancake itself. Yes, while those pancakes were on the griddle I dropped some bacon on top of the batter and let that bacon cook into the center of the pancake. Wrap your mind around that for a minute. Take deep breaths. The other thing I want to point out is the placemat. I got these a couple of years ago at Williams Sonoma...they are hard placemats with Twelve Days Of Christmas artwork on them, and they make me so, so happy. They have a whole line of Twelve Days stuff now, and last week when I was in the store I had to restrain myself from buying matching napkins. Actually the Southern husband had to restrain me - he literally took them out of my hands and put them back on the shelf. Probably Read More & Get the Recipe