My son Max’s first word was pancake. Well, that’s not true, but it seems like it should have been. At the mature age of 2, he feels very strongly that pancakes should be a part of every meal and has no problem telling his mom and I so. Being the Super Dad (pushover) that I am, I try to oblige him from time to time. This pancake recipe is a baked pancake served family style..
With Halloween only a few days away, we can no longer denying that we are standing in the first few days of fall. The trees are starting their cycle of shedding the green in their leaves to showcase a majesty of red, orange and yellow. Just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any more beautiful….they all fall. All over the yard. The mess that ensues gives me a better understanding of Max, my two year old, and his “distaste” for clean up time. There is no better way to start a brisk Saturday of yard work than a warm Maple Pecan Roll.
Nothing says summer better than lemonade. The problem? Summer is coming to an end. This is a nice subtle twist to the classic. The addition of lime or orange gives an additional punch of flavor and color, while the honey and almond round out the tartness with some earthy, warm undertones as we transition into Fall and the cooler weather.
Okay, now that you are smiling, how about a cookie? I can't think of a better way to start the day than with a sweet treat that blends two of my favorite flavors. Coffee and toffee. These chewy little pieces of heaven compliment a cup of coffee just as well as they do a scoop a vanilla ice cream.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads! I’ll keep it simple (after all, that is what Dad really wants) with a Dad joke and a recipe for Maple Pecan Rolls that are a guaranteed way to wake Dad on Sunday.