Thursday, December 22, 2016

Stack Happy: 70 Delicious Flapjack Recipes by Karly Campbell

Anyone who has ever watched the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, knows it is never too early for Flapjacks!  Well, no need to hop in the family roadster to head out to your favorite local breakfast hangout and brave the lingering winter elements.  Just reserve a copy of Stack Happy and the 70 delicious recipes this book includes will give you plenty of ideas to try right at home. This is a super fun book that will bring a smile to your face.

If you are planning a brunch or special Sunday morning treat for your family, chapters entitled From Fruity Fun and Breakfast With A Twist are must reads.  You could try making your next egg muffin with the Breakfast Sandwich recipe.  You can pile your eggs, sausage and cheese right onto hotcakes. Watching the waistline, inspired by a coming New Year's resolution?  Then Healthier Pancakes in chapter three will help keep you on the straight and narrow.

When creating breakfast for dinner, look no further than chapter four with Savory Pancakes starting on page 80.  Yes, veggies can become pancakes!  Like the humble Potato Pancake, served BLT style. There's other savory goodness like Garlic & Dill Cauliflower Cakes, Sweet Potato Latkes or Black Bean and Corn Cakes with a generous scoop of homemade guacamole on the side to serve up a quick and healthy meal.

If it's party time, who wouldn't love having their own special Surprise Birthday Pancakes party complete with ideas to transform pancakes into luscious desserts, like the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes pictured on page 113 or Pecan Pie Pancakes on 125?  Truth is, the toppings for these gems are where it's at.  Yum!

There is a separate chapter dedicated to other Sauces and Syrup recipes that is a treasure-trove of topping ideas to suit every appetite and elevate your simple flapjacks to perfection.  There are fruit syrups, glazes and butters to try. Not feeling the totally from scratch concept?  No worries... use your favorite boxed mix and doctor up your quick mix creations with the inspirations found in this book.

For more fun with flapjacks try, Pancakes : 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes For the Perfect Stack by Adrianna Adarme.  If waffles are more your style then Will it Waffle?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Waffle Iron is also a fabulously fun book to experiment with.

Review by Phyllis

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