• http://trythelamb.blogspot.com Lauren Bailey

    Curse you! Not only can I NOT afford to buy food today for lunch, but now I’m also STARVING TO DEATH FOR PANCAKES.

    Of course, with hyrup.

  • http://growbylove.blogspot.com/ stacy

    thanks for the detailed “how to make a pancake”. My pancakes usually suck so I throw pieces of bananas in them to soften the unpleasant taste.

  • Doug

    This may be the cutest video I’ve every seen. She is a doll with her facial expressions and voice and face.

  • http://www.transcendentalreality.com/blog/ Tracy

    Eggo makes frozen pancakes. IF you’re afraid they’re not wholesome enough, Whole Foods sells an organic variety.

    The benefit to older kids is that they can get their OWN breakfast…

    I would like to see Leta singing the “Make a pancake” song though. I can just imagine how lovely THAT would be at 5 AM!

  • http://lovelyracket.blogspot.com Jen

    All gold today Heather. I can’t stay up past 11pm to watch the Games, I can’t imagine you mid-westerners stuggling through.
    Pancakes rule – Bob’s Red Mill has a bad ass buttermilk pancake mix! I highly recommend it! Although I made the mistake of making french toast on Sunday and my daughter said, “I have a new rule – you have to make this every Sunday!”

  • http://www.josephlied.com Joseph Lied

    AP Press Release

    SALT LAKE CITY–A Salt Lake City woman was arrested before dawn this morning after assaulting her husband with what appeared to be a Mrs. Butterworth bottle.

    Heather B. Armstrong, 33, was arrested after neighbors reported hearing her screaming “You HAD to make her love pancakes, didn’t you?” at her husband.

    Mrs. Armstrong, who has a history of mental illness, was shot with a taser gun after she pulled out what police originally thought was a handgun. It turned out to be a really tacky looking piece of clog footwear. Her husband explained to police that it was her favorite pair of shoes.

    She was eventually subdued and was remanded to the custody of a woman who would only identify herself as “The Avon World Sales leader.”

  • http://moodr.blogspot.com Osman

    It’s kind and nice that you pay attention to the Olympics. Not many people feel the joy of it nowadays. Not because they don’t like sports but because of ignorance. I find this important because of the history of Olympics.

  • http://www.karoons.typepad.com Kay

    Somehow I have seen that pancake video before. Don’t know where or when, just that it means I’m spending way too much time on the internet. I’m a teacher, this is what happens in the summer holidays.

    I thought he was making some kind of tribute to a real Aunt Jemima till I saw the sauce bottle. I’m from England and we don’t have that here. Now I have a whole new excuse to go to America for my next holiday – a quest for syrup. Yes, I am that sad.

  • Lanie

    Hilarious pancake song! This is my first comment EVER on any blog and it is to share some pancake advice. (We eat a lot of them at our house too). When Jon makes them, make an extra big batch and freeze the leftovers in a big ziploc bag. That way you can pull out just enough for one serving and heat them in the microwave. Grocery stores have (very pricey) prepackaged frozen microwaveable pancakes too which is what gave me the idea to do this. It takes a lot longer the one time, but definitely well worth it.

  • Ailis

    If you decide you might want to make easy pancakes, I have a solution for you. My sister showed me a product called Batter Blasters. Do you have Costo in SLC? They come in three packs there. It’s already made pancake mix in a whipped cream-like container. Their web site is http://www.batterblaster.com/ and I found a commercial at http://www.batterblaster.com/tv.html to show you how it works. All you have to do is heat up a pan, put some Pam on it and cook it under golden brown. We had this stuff on a recent beach vacation and it was awesome to get up in the morning and throw this in a pan just like an egg. And there is no clean up for prep dishes. I promise I’m not a corporate shill for the stuff…just thought it might help you out.

  • http://www.gitzengirl.blogspot.com sara

    I thought you were a woman who used your powers for good not evil… now the whole freaking internet (me included) is pulsing their head singing, Make a pancake make make a pancake.

    Evil. Evil. Evil. God forgives you for the whole premarital sex while drinking coffee thing, but this is going too far!

    make a pancake, make make a pancake…



  • DLJ

    I love hearing her sweet voice. Too funny. “I love Chuck, he’s my favorite.” was adorable… and you better watch it tomorrow… and report back! ;)

  • http://www.undomesticdiva.com Undomestic Diva

    God help you when Leta turns 13. You’ll probably need a blessing from the priesthood just to survive teenagedom.

  • http://utroukx.blogspot.com kerry

    this is why we buy frozen pancakes. i used to describe myself as the goddess of pancakes, because i make some pretty damn good pancakes. but, the downside to making great pancakes is, you constantly get asked to make them until you’re ready to slit your wrists if you have to stir one more batch of batter.

    frozen pancakes. they will change your life.

  • Stacy

    Does she really say “he’s so pleasing to me?” or am I hearing that wrong? Too cute!

  • http://www.sadiemama.blogspot.com Sadie

    Oh my lands. The Olympics! I love them. I too have been staying up way too late to watch them and strangely, my normally happy to sleep in baby has decided that this is the week to wake up every morning at 7:00. Bah…babies.

  • http://mentalrushhour.blogspot.com/ Lisa

    Hey WAIT A MINUTE – That’s the same tactic my Husband uses to get me to cook EVERY night…. (“You’re better at it than me”) – same thing with laundry and computer stuff. He’s going to teach my kids that shit!!! ARGH!!!!!

    Oh wait – I use it on him about breakfast.

    Whew… maybe we’re even…

  • Abbie

    The Olympics are killing my husband and me, too! Gymnastics + Michael Phelps… Sigh. I guess a few weeks of not sleeping won’t kill us!

  • Ames

    My favorite was the credits….”Next time wake me up at six you big ol’ stank Koofie!”

  • http://www.barbedandwired.blogspot.com Angie in Texas

    thank you for helping to implant the song that will be in my head the rest of the month. =) (the song in the credits will be next month’s ditty. i thank you in advance for that.)

  • Eileen

    I was RESISTANT to the Batter Blaster concept – and then I found out it was Organic! I know – organic pancake mix in a can, it just sounds wrong . . . but they are GREAT.

  • http://www.joeprose.typepad.com HeyJoe

    You go “upstairs” for breakfast? That sounds so odd. Perhaps you sleep in the garage.

  • http://www.echo45.com Jenny

    I see I’ve been beaten to the link, but she failed to mention… It’s organic! oooohhhh!

  • Anonymous

    The Olympics suck. Fake singers, fake jocks, fake freedom.

  • http://bestofcourt.blogspot.com Court


    Leta’s a psychic! And super cute.

  • http://www.jillshalvis.com/blog Jill Shalvis

    God, she is adorable. Granted, it’s not five in the morning and I don’t have to make her pancakes . . .

  • http://www.thebiggertheyget.com Tina

    I’m so glad you posted the video of Leta. My baby girl turns 24 today and I needed a little girl fix. And a drink. One down, one to go.

  • http://misstraceynolan.blogspot.com misstraceynolan

    I’m SO having pancakes and hyrup for dinner tonight.

  • http://vintagethirty.blogspot.com/ Tootsie Farklepants

    You need Bisquick Shake n’ Pour. It’s made for people like you. me. us.


  • http://rouxbe.com Steve

    As entertaining as that video was to watch here’s the real deal if you ever want to learn how to make the best pancakes ever. http://rouxbe.com/recipes/19/preview

  • http://kristanhoffman.com/ Kristan

    So here’s what I think you should do next time Jon can’t wake up to make Leta a pancake:


    That’s what I’m going to do next time my boyfriend won’t get up and make me waffles. It’s not quite the same, but I think he’ll get the idea.

    (PS Love the Leta video!)

  • http://partonponderings.blogspot.com Rachel

    I’ve stopped saying I’m “watching the Olympics” and started being more honest with myself and my husband, so now I’m just “watching Michael Phelps.” Pretty soon I’ll have to start saying I’m just “watching Michael Phelps’s abs.”

  • caroline

    can’t help it – I have to recommend the episode of Family Guy about young Stewie becoming addicted to the almighty pancake. Season 2: “Love Thy Trophy.”

    A sampling:
    Waitress: Here you go, hun. From Flappy himself.
    Stewie: I don’t care if they’re from Kubla filthy-wretched Khan!
    Waitress: Try ‘em. You’ll like ‘em.
    Stewie: Yes, well, I rather doubt that. [takes a bite of the pancakes]
    Stewie: Oh, oh yes! These are delectable. Flappy, good news! I’ve decided not to kill you!

    hilarity ensues…

  • http://bookishspazz.blogspot.com/ Bookish.Spazz

    Wow, what a very picky kiddo!

    I can’t say much though, because I have a little sister around the same age and she refuses to eat anything unless it has pepperonis on it.

  • http://www.coolestfamilyever.com Shauna

    Okay, but am I the only one who cringed every time that dude cracked the egg on the cupboard??? I mean… I suppose it’s possible he disinfects his cupboard doors every day and wipes them down with Clorox wipes incessantly, but my guess is… not so much.

  • http://mostsincerely.blogspot.com Maggie Ann

    One time I made pancakes on our George Foreman Grill.

  • Nancy

    OMG . . . Leta has become a PERSON!

  • Sarah

    Okay – my hubby, too is the pancake king.. but we have discovered the greatest thing ever to address this very issue.. have the hubby make extra pancakes on the weekend (or whenever).. then you freeze on a cookie sheet.. put in ziplock bag after frozen.. and presto after :30 sec in the microwave child has pancake in hand.. almost easier than cereal. Only issue is when 3.5 yr old child demands “may I have pancakes.. ON THE GRIDDLE.” Then I’m doomed.

  • Marci

    For mornings like this you need Batter Blaster. Its Pancake batter in a squirt can (like whip cream). I have seen it on sale at Dan’s and Harmons.

  • Kimi

    My 3-yr-old just watched that pancake vid with me and found some inner funk I never knew she had. I may have to add more R&B to my music collection.

  • http://beacheats.blogspot.com/ The Diva on a Diet


    Thanks, and pass the hyrup.

  • http://jennajacks.com Jenna


  • Susan Schacht

    And i’m sure someone has mentioned it, but there are boxes of pancake mix that require only water. I mean, seriously? OIL? EGGS? Who really does that? My boys are 9 and 6 and have spent years eating nothing but pancakes. At one point I had to grate up vegetables into the pancake batter to get them to eat anything else. Gross, I know. But somehow, it worked.

    Thus was born my parenting motto: Whatever works.

  • Sarah B.

    If my boyfriend thinks I won’t be singing this song to him every morning, he is sorely mistaken.

  • http://www.youtube.com/DannyMinick Danny Minick

    you are very funny. this blog is awesome. found you through New York Times.
    keep up the great work!

  • http://www.janetnelson.net Janet

    Did Leta like the Pancake video?

  • Joy H

    Gee, thanks for putting that in my head. And Chuck is my daughter’s favorite too.

  • http://karenmaehr.blogspot.com Karen

    I was going to ooo oo … make a pancake, make make a pancake … So I was going to leave a aaah ahh … make a pancake, make make a pancake … wanted to leave a comment, but now I can’t!!! make a pancake, make make a pancake. make a pancake, make make a pancake … thanks a lot, Dooce. We’ll be singin’ this until Christmaaa … ke a pancake, make make a pancake … Christmas!!

  • http://www.kariapted.com Kari

    Leta’s so cute, I’ll forgive you for making “Make a Pancake” repeat incessantly inside my mind. Good pancake video, though…that’s one creative kid.

    Hey, maybe that’s what’s for dinner? DH is the pancake man here, too. But none of that Batter Blaster stuff…we tried it and weren’t impressed. But that’s probably because we’ve been spoiled by DH whipping us up some Aunt Jemima batter.

    I am definitely the cereal parent, too. And now my kids are old enough to pour their own, making mornings ever so easy for this chronically sleep-deprived Mom.

  • http://www.thebutterflymind.com Tammy

    Swedish pancakes. They’re my favorite. I have a video you might get a kick out of, of the horse next door – check it out here: