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puffed pear pancake with vanilla bean

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Growing up, big breakfasts were a weekend affair. During the week, it was every man for himself; my morning meal usually consisting of a heaping bowl of cereal overflowing with milk. Saturdays, though, would get a little fancy. Mom would whisk up some pancake mix, and we would slather those warm golden circles with Aunt Jemima’s beaming smile; all the cares of the week disappearing into that river…