Kids in the Kitchen: Weekend Pancakes

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How times flies – the children are now old enough to make weekend pancakes all by themselves.  It’s bittersweet.  It’s all moving too fast, and everyone is growing up too rapidly.  Before long, we will be old and decrepit , and our kids will be making pancakes for us and wiping the syrup off our faces. 🙂

This is a neat cooking project for children on a weekend.  We had excess buttermilk lying around from making Brown Butter Cobbler from earlier in the week –  and Ria after watching “Just Eat It” is a bit obsessed with reducing food waste (yay!, or she just wanted pancakes) – came up with the idea to make “Buttermilk Pancakes”.  We googled and the Google Gods sent us a fabulous recipe from Martha Stewart.  Somehow, chocolate chips made their way into the pancakes and instead of syrup, we used some lovely Hawaiian Macadamia nut honey that we procured from Heidrun Meadery in Point Reyes (awesome Food Find!).  The honey and the buttermilk pancakes (without the chocolate chips), were a match made in heaven. Continue reading