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Pizza, popcorn and pancakes are the three P’s that bookend the nighttime and morning of any great childhood sleepover. Two of our nephew’s were in town this week staying with my parents and Judah and Eleanor soaked up their time with them like they had never had friends around before. They are the first generation of cousins in our family and I’m excited and curious to see how their relationship grows in the coming years.

Already my nephews seem too grown up compared to the red haired babies that captured my heart with their easy smiles and big blue eyes. DSC_0013


At 4, they are this amazing mix of child and little men. Freckled princes that fight dragons by day, but need their bravery renewed with blankets and teddies at night. DSC_9327


We wrapped up our week with playtime and pancakes. Confession: up till a few years ago I just couldn’t even eat pancakes. It’s my dad’s favorite morning breakfast, and I know that this is probably the whiniest thing I’ve ever said, because HELLO, how many kids have their mom cook a hot breakfast for them all the time?!, but I just got to the point somewhere in my teenage years where I couldn’t eat one. more. pancake.

However, my husband really likes them, so I finally went on a kick of finding the perfect pancake recipe… I tried tons of recipes and I think this one is the best. This batter is great for waffles as well. So here is my perfect, super fluffy always perfect pancake recipe!


1 1/2 Cup Milk
4 Tbsp white vinegar (this sours the milk to make it like buttermilk)
2 cups all purpose flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 tbsp melted butter

Combine the milk and vinegar and set aside. You can substitute lemon juice for vinegar if need be. In separate bowls, combine dry ingredients and melt your butter. Mix it all together. It is a really thick batter, so if you would like a slightly thinner pancake, thin it out with some milk.