At one point we decided that the way that women were going to be able to do it all was to save time in the kitchen. Not only was this a very thinly veiled way to sell unnecessary products to the masses, it was an insult to both men and women. The message was that the women still needed to do all of the cooking even though she was “liberated” to do other things like work. We haven’t come a long way, baby. The grocery store shelves are still lined with useless products that many people think that are required for food preparation. I will say this one last time, there is nothing to eat in the center isles. All of the food is on the perimeter. Case in point: pancakes. There is nothing time saving or better or easier in a box than there is in your cupboard. This is really easy.

Makes about 8 pancakes


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter + extra for the pan or griddle
  • Blueberries (optional)


  • Griddle or Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Ladle
  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  3. Make a trough in the center of the dry ingredients.
  4. Crack an egg, pour the milk and the melted butter into the center.
  5. Whisk just until smooth.
  6. Warm a pan or griddle and melt a little butter. I usually use a non-stick and use hardly any butter.
  7. Once the surface is hot, ladle just enough mixture to make the size pancakes you like.
  8. If you want blueberries arrange them on top. I like doing it this way because you can control the number of blueberries, their pattern and if, like me, not everyone in the family likes blueberries in their pancakes, you can skip it for them.
  9. Once the edges start to brown and the bubbles start to come up, gently flip.
  10. Cook on the other side for about 2 minutes. Check the first one by peeking to see if it is also brown. I usually run a test one that I eat to make sure the heat is right.

Serve with syrup, powdered sugar, butter, or whatever you like. With the blueberries they are wonderful on their own.


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