One of Those Perfect Sundays…


I’m not one to gloat – but, how ‘bout those Hawkeyes?! They totally knocked it out of the park stadium in the second half of the Penn State game last night – whoop! I also loved how when they showed the players celebrating, you could just tell they were from Iowa. They just had that Iowa look. I love that :)

Mumsie’s birthday celebration was a big success too! We got her a mini food processor, so she can make her own banana custard, and a new digital camera! Basically, it’s the upgraded version of mine (Canon SD1100 Digital Elph) and I am wicked jealous. Of course we also had our traditional Pepperidge Farms birthday cake…can’t get anything better from the freezer isle than this cake, people!


Finn wished his Grandma a very happy birthday as well. It was sweet :)


Oh FYI – that Creamy Pickle Dip was a HIT. I would recommend eating it with Triscuits, as you couldn’t really taste it through the flavor of carrots & celery. Try it out though, it is SO good!

Well today has been one of those absolute perfect Sundays. I woke up naturally around 7:30 to the cool air drifting through my open window. I put on a sweatshirt and embarked on a 3.5 mile walk through the trail where the leaves are already changing colors and tumbling to the ground.

When I got home I knew exactly what I wanted to make: Pumpkin Pie Pancakes. Ever since my brush with Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal earlier this week, I haven’t been able to get the flavors out of my head!


  • 1/3 cup pancake mix
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp butter/margarine
  • 1 egg white
  • dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • dash of cinnamon
  • splash of vanilla
  • Water



Mix all ingredients through the vanilla together, then add splashes of water until you come to a pancake batter consistency. Cook, top with syrup and enjoy!


These were so thick and fluffy – and the aroma of pumpkin pie filled the entire kitchen when they were cooking up.


I’m so glad I’m bringing pumpkin into my life. A loooong time, PB (pre-blog), I put a dallop of pumpkin into my oatmeal and I hated it. I think it’s because I didn’t add any additional seasonings such as butter or sugar to it. You only need a tiny bit, but it really does make all the difference!


Look at how fluffy these babies are!


This recipe makes 3 good sized pancakes, all for 225 calories!


Love, love, love these pancakes – if you have pumpkin hanging around, I definitely recommend it. Stamped!

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Well this afternoon my Mom and I are headed to Wicked for her birthday!! I just couldn’t be more excited – I have heard AMAZING things about the show and I know this will be a perfect way to spend my Mom’s birthday with her. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!


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  1. VeggieGirl 09.27.2009

    Pancake breakfast + Wicked (one of my all-time favorite Broadway shows) = AMAZING!!!!!! Have fun with Mom :)

  2. Pancakes for a Sunday morning are perfect.
    Happy birthday to your mom!

  3. Tracy 09.27.2009

    I’ll look forward to hearing how you like Wicked…I get to see it in Nov. here in Kansas City.

    I’m telling you, Kristin, you must try the pumpkin green monster!

  4. I’m going to make these pancakes for me and Hunni next sunday for dinner. We like to have pancakes on saturday or sunday once a month and next week is it. :-)

    I’m super jealous of you going to see Wicked. It is coming here and I’m hoping Hunni and I can get tickets and time to see it. I’m super excited.

    BTW Happy Birthday to your Momma!

  5. Nicole 09.27.2009

    I saw Wicked 5 years ago, can’t believe it was that long ago, and it was absolutely amazing. By far one of my favorite musicals!

  6. Sarah R 09.27.2009

    I was pretty impressed by those Iowa Boys myself last night. Congrats to them! I made some pumpkin oatmeal pancakes yesterday for breakfast (did you know yesterday was national pancake day?). They were so yummy. And I love pumpkin oats. My husband bought me tickets to see Wicked in November and I’m so pumped already! Enjoy! And happy birthday to your mom!

  7. OMG! Wicked is AMAZING!!! enjoy!!!

  8. April 09.27.2009

    I totally agree, how about them Hawks? Oh, I love pumpkin pancakes too! Soooo good!

  9. Stephanie 09.27.2009

    Yummy pumpkin pancakes!!

  10. Sara 09.27.2009

    Those pancakes look delish! I’m going to make some tomorrow. Have fun at Wicked. I read the book, but heard the play is a lot different…in a good way though.

  11. Courtney 09.27.2009

    I’m so JEALOUS you’re going to see Wicked! NO FAIR NO FAIR! ;) Have a happy birthday, Mom!

  12. Holly 09.27.2009

    ahhhh wicked! so jealous – you and mom have so much fun! sounds like you have had a great and tasty weekend – enjoy what is left :)

  13. I am a pancake FIEND. Damn, those look good. *drool*

    Glad I found your blog! I love adding new ones to my blogroll =P

  14. Devan G Newman 09.27.2009

    i love musicals :D I will have to check out Wicked! that would be so much fun!
    Happy Birthday to your mom. What a beautiful family you have:-)

  15. angieinatlanta 09.27.2009

    YUM! What a great fall breakfast! I just bookmarked this page to make in the near future!

  16. Niki 09.27.2009

    OMG those pancakes look delish!! Have fun at Wicked, I’ve heard great things about it!!

  17. Tay 09.27.2009

    I made pumpkin pie pancakes this morn too! sooooo good.
    OMG so jealous of Wicked! It is AMAZING. I saw it in London and SF and it’s spectacular. Enjoy!!

  18. Jenna 09.27.2009

    Happy birthday to your mom! I can’t wait to hear what you think about Wicked. I have never read the book or seen the play, but I have heard only rave reviews about it!

  19. Crazy Daisy 09.27.2009

    Wicked is amazing! I have been to see it twice now and would go again!

  20. Anne K. 09.27.2009

    Happy b-day to your mom! And I’ve got to try those yummy pancakes. I love pumpkin! Wicked is amazing, too. I’ve seen the show like, 4 or 5 times!

  21. natalie 09.27.2009

    mmmm. Love pancakes. they looked and sounded delicious. found your blog form courtney :)

  22. Amber 09.27.2009

    I must try these pancakes! I love anything with pumpkin, so yummy and good for you!
    I was at the showing of Wicked today too! Did you love it?! I did! Absolutely phenomenal!

  23. Lee 09.27.2009

    I loved Wicked. I have the song “Defying Gravity” on all my running playlists.

  24. Lauren 09.27.2009

    Ugh! What a game, what a game. Those poor Lions just choked once again! Congrats on a great game and a hard well deserved win! Next year my dear friend…it’s ON!

    :) Glad you had a great night with the family. Happy b-day to mom!!! :)

  25. Lynne 09.27.2009

    Those pancakes look amazing.
    I like Wicked – I’ve seen it twice. Hope you enjoyed it!

  26. RunToTheFinish 09.27.2009

    oh wicked is so amazing!! i loved it and have been singing the songs when they come on the radio ads!!!

  27. BroccoliHut 09.27.2009

    Girl, you should be a food stylist–those pancakes are picture-perfect!

  28. jen 09.30.2009

    Those look delicious!

  29. Whit 10.01.2009

    Those pancakes look most fabulous, and you do have the cutest little nephew around! :D

  30. Those look insanely delicious! I’m now adding pumpkin to my shopping list for this weekend – I’m going to have no choice but to try these!

  31. Rachel 10.04.2009

    I love pumpkin and these look fabulous! I have to make them immediately!

    Although, I’m a Penn State fan and was at that game…it was a real heart-breaker. :(

  32. Kim 10.12.2009

    De-freaking-licious! I think I need to put more water in them as mine came out as tasty pumpkin pancake blobs but that didn’t make them taste any less awesome!

  33. Tom Jones 07.01.2010

    another great article! thanks a lot. been reading for about a week now

  34. Hollie 10.01.2010

    Pumpkin pancakes are by far my favorite type of pancakes. Have you tried sweet potato pancakes too? They are a good second in the off season. :)

  35. Brie 10.31.2010

    I added raisins and it was ridiculously delish! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes – I’ve been in a food funk lately, but your blog has snapped me out of it :)

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