Welcome To Amanda’s Diner

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 18, 2009



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 with food coloring.

Food coloring and making my kids happy.

Picnik collage.rainbowpancake


Now that’s one happy short stack.

Picnik collage.pancakeparker



My kids have never eaten so many pancakes in one sitting before.  They were loving it!  Seriously… if you want to start out your day with the most gloriously happy children, just try these yummy rainbow pancakes.

*Click here to see how I reply to Rainbow Pancake Haters.


Well, in addition to serving pancakes to our very special guests today (thats you!), I am also offering the specialty of the house.

Some magic cookies.

Because, if all goes well, they will magically help one exceptional blogger friend sell her house!

That’s right… I made my very sweet friend Kami ‘Open House’ cookies!

Each cookie has their address written on it.  How smart is that??  Wish I had thought of it.




You can bet that everyone who goes to their open house will remember these address cookies!

Did I mention what a great idea this is???

I think Kami might be on to something.


And yes, our menu would not be complete without some sweet, sweet honey.

As in the Winnie the Pooh variety.

I recently visited the local thrift store… and had a blast finding a bunch of stuff that I didn’t even know I needed!


Have I told you I am obsessed with Classic Pooh?  No?  I’m surprised it doesn’t come up in conversation more often.

I came across this poor pitiful book that is in such terrible condition.

I love it.

It was first published in 1926.  This copy is from 1957.

It is perfection.


Wonderfully colorful and detailed illustrations.


Sweet tales and songs that can keep even the most fidgety child interested.

I even got some cookbooks!  I think it was $4.50 for these.


I might have bought the Country Desserts book just for this recipe.


Butterscotch Sauce.  Does it really need to go on anything?

Isn’t it sorta like a sweeter version of milk and should be consumed on a daily basis for its vitamins and nutrients?

Yeah.  I’m going with that.


And to top off a wonderful shopping experience, I even got this gem for FOUR DOLLARS!!!

I know!

Oh… not the baby.  The bowl.

It’s huge!  Perfect for big cakes and big orders of sugar cookies.



  • Crystal says:

    I work 2nd shift so I cherish mornings when I have a day off and can spend them with my husband and son. I found a made from scratch buttermilk pancake recipe and now they will only eat “my” pancakes. I like making my son’s in the shape of Mickey Mouse’s head. I’m going to make a blue one – his current favorite color – this weekend… he’ll get a kick out of it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Erin Blodgett says:

    This are so CUTE. And I have made a rainbow cakes for both of my girls for their birthdays, even with fondant ‘toys’ on top as their special birthday treat… so I don’t think you are a bad mommy at all. I’m curious, when you add the flax seed to the pancake recipe, how much do you use? And do you subtract some of the butter or anything? I’m curious so I can surprise my kids with it this weekend!

  • Nella says:

    These look AMAZING!!! I’ve always been a sucker for anything rainbow, since my mother filled my room with rainbows as a child. And I love pancakes, so it’s a win-win!
    I’m currently pregnant with my first child, and I can’t wait until he or she is old enough for me to make these for them! Thanks for the great idea

  • ベネトリン says:

    What an idea, Great tips, I would like to join your blog anyway.

  • Jaime says:

    These are great! I featured you on my blog:
    Feel free to grab a button!!

  • Kyla says:

    I featured your darling rainbow loveliness in my roundup!

  • Sadie says:

    Are you seriously feeding your kids RAINBOW pancakes for breakfast? That’s beyond HORRIBLE! What kind of mother ARE YOU?
    lmao I can’t believe people get so bent out of shape over some flippin’ rainbow pancakes. Maybe if their mommies would’ve made them some FUN breakfasts when they were kids, they wouldn’t have sticks up their asses now.
    I linked you on my blog… I hope you can stop by some time. You seem like a great lady. 🙂

  • Alex Warren says:

    Wow that’s amazing colors have a different impact on each human and making food by using such color combination not only looks beautiful but also makes tempting. I am dam sure that most of the mother going to use this idea. thanks for the great idea

  • Anonymous says:

    ADORABLE! And what a great way to teach kids how a rainbow symbolizes God’s promise! LOVE your blog!

  • Elle says:

    Excellent post! You definitely inspire all reader to visit your site regularly.

  • Jon Hall says:

    Nice pancakes..The rainbow colors make it more mouth-watering.

  • Anonymous says:

    My kids would LOVE them! 🙂 Good job. You know the saying, “You’re not a big deal until you have haters” er sumpin like that lol.

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