vanilla cinnamon chocolate ombre pancakes

Vanilla Cinnamon Chocolate Ombre Pancakes

One of my favorite cakes in my book is the Ombre Cake.  The main reason I love it is because it screams masculine to me, and that is not always easy with a buttercream flower petal covered cake!  I happened to catch a quick glance at it the other day (it’s on my sidebar of […]

chocolate chip pancakes with chocolate butter glaze

Mini Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon and Chocolate Butter Glaze! #pancakes #chocolate #breakfast

I made a mini-resolution to myself.  Start getting real on my blog. Which is weird because no one told me to stop being real, but I have been slowly morphing into “safe” mode.  Just get by.  Don’t ruffle feathers.  Not consciously mind you, I think it was a subconscious act of preservation.  Blogging ain’t for […]

perfect rainbow pancakes

Tips on how to make the Perfect Rainbow Pancakes! #pancakes #rainbow

My original Rainbow Pancakes have been quite controversial, but hopefully that is all done.  I am sharing a slightly less technicolor version of them today, AND sharing tips on how you can great the Perfect Rainbow Pancake, just in time for Easter!   Here are a few tips! Have lots of bowl on hand.  By […]

three happy years

Sprinkle Waffles

Mister Edward (or Eddie as we call him) woke up bright eyed and with a hungry belly this morning. His request on his very special day? Waffles! These are just simple waffles with a bit of whipped cream and sprinkles, but definitely something new to him.   He was in disbelief. He didn’t know if […]

Rainbow Waffles

Rainbow Waffles

My little tiny adorable baby turned seven this past weekend. My Parker… … has yet to lose a tooth much less even have a loose tooth. … could sleep in until 10:00am and take three hour naps everyday if I would let him. … has an odd fear of bug swarms. … is the most […]

Banana Oat Pancakes

Banana Oat Pancakes #breakfast #recipe

These Banana Oatmeal pancakes were born in a moment of mental anxiety.  The prior day had gotten away from me and I had failed to get to the store for milk, cereal, bread… some essential breakfast ingredients for a growing family of seven. As I laid in bed and tried to recall the contents of […]

Buttermilk Pancakes (with a twist!)

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

When I saw these pancakes on Recipe girl, I was kinda sorta totally in love.   I really want you to check out her recipe for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes… its perfection.  The only thing I did different was add the toppings after the pancakes were done. (Which I think might have even been her original […]

The Best Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

I am not lying, these pancakes are on par with the best buttermilk pancakes you have ever had. They are light. They are fluffy. They are sweet and they are filling. They are everything I wanted in a pancake, but never thought I could achieve with the zucchini addition.  I finally found the perfect recipe! PrintThe BEST […]

Pumpkin Pancakes (Part Two)

I just posted the most amazing and delicious pumpkin pancakes I have ever had.  Well, here is another version of pumpkin pancakes. Those pancakes tasted like pumpkins, these look like pumpkins! These are so easy!  I just made our favorite pancake batter and reserved 1/4 cup of it. I added McCormick’s black food coloring to […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

I saw these pancakes in a 2008 issue of my favorite magazine, Life Beautiful. And I have made them twice in the last three days. They are delicious!   These pancakes are easy and quick, but so rich and decadent.  Especially with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon over the top… I felt like I was […]

Welcome To Amanda’s Diner

I'm serving up a few tasty treats for you today! The first specialty of the house is our new favorite way to have breakfast. Rainbow Pancakes   Yes, that is pancake batter.  Now.  There is no need to silently nod to yourself in victorious gloating satisfaction because (hanging head)… you were right.  I am obsessed […]