Family Foodie Pancakes | National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day brings back memories of my very first post.  The day my oldest left for college. When I read this post, I can feel all the emotions all over again.  Her journey began that day and so did mine~

My Baby has left for college.  I have agonized and dreaded this day for so long. You see, my baby is the oldest of four.  Somehow at 18, I can’t help but still think of her as my Baby!

I am a believer that our character determines our destiny.  If I am to be completely honest, this is truly what I am agonizing over…

We can encourage our children to make the right choices but ultimately they choose!

As her Mom, I see how talented and beautiful she is.  Yet, talent and beauty have little to do with it. In the end, her character will be the deciding factor in determining her future.

Before she left, I asked her “How did I get so lucky to get such a great kid? I just hope I can get this lucky 3 more times.”   She said the words that every mother could only hope to hear… Mom, you don’t have to worry!  Our family is so close because of all the time spent Around our Family Table… All our talks, great meals, card games and even lectures have all taken place in our kitchen!

And that’s where it all begins… The Family Table is the heart of the home and the time spent together will ultimately shape our character.

We have a tradition, we celebrate special occasions by making Pancakes for Breakfast.

The morning Alexandra is leaving for college, pancakes are in order.  I realize this is a celebration.  We have been preparing for this day for 18 years.  My confident, beautiful, kind, and smart daughter is ready to leave for college….

And so we dropped her off at school with a full belly and her bag of pancakes.  This bag filled with comfort and love is there as a reminder of times Around Our Family Table.

And so, we open our grip and let her go create the life she is destined to lead.



Family Foodie  Pancakes

  • 2 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 Cup melted butter

Mix until smooth and bubbles form at the top.

Laddle batter onto skillet. I love to use a large electric skillet.  Flip when the top is filled with bubbles.

Tip: Warm your syrup before serving

I promise, once you try making these homemade pancakes, you will never, ever pick up the boxed kind again…


Alex's Baggie filled with Love


  1. Ruby Beets says

    Family togetherness around a table is a bonding experience that helps children feel safe as adults. Pancakes help too. Nice article, Jess.

    • FamilyFoodie says

      I complete agree with you… Spending time Around the Family Table is one of the most important things we can do for our families!

  2. says

    I love family meals but especially breakfasts that go on for a while on the weekends. Such a great way to ground ourselves!

    Oh and I don’t know if you saw my recent post about how maple syrup is made but I loved seeing it from a friend who farms in Michigan! Definitely different for a Southern girl to see!

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