• Ginger Snap Pancake & Murphy’s Enthusiasm for Dinner

    May 10, 2013

    Hi, friends! Happy Friday!


    I got home really late from Milwaukee (here’s what I was doing there) on Wednesday night (technically Thursday morning), so I slept in a little and then woke up hungry for breakfast. Our kitchen looked pretty pathetic food-wise (I mean, we were totally out of bananas, which is no way to start the day), so I worked with what we had and ended up with a surprisingly delicious breakfast.

    There were some leftover Sweet Potato Wedges in the refrigerator, so I mixed them with two eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and ground ginger to make a pancake, which tasted almost exactly like a ginger snap cookie. It was SO good. Mmm!

    Ginger Snap Pancake


    • 1/3 cup mashed sweet potato
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • Sprinkle of ground ginger


    1. In a food processor (or by hand), blend together ingredients.
    2. Heat a skillet (medium-low heat), spray with non-stick spray, and pour in batter while shaping it into a pancake with a spoon.
    3. Heat until partially cooked and flip pancake.
    4. Once cooked through, top with syrup, nut butter, fresh fruit or anything else your heart desires.

    Makes 1 large pancake


    Health News & Views

    Mother’s Day is this weekend. Have you thought about how you are going to celebrate? How about with a workout?

    It’s never too late to pick up a healthy habit together, so enlist your mom for mother-daughter activity this Sunday. Keep these tips in mind to help you shape up with your mom!

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    Murphy Loves Dinnertime

    And for the Murphy lovers, here’s a video that I took the other day, which shows how enthusiastic he gets about dinnertime. It cracks me up when it kicks the cabinet where the food is stored! Haha!

    Questions of the Day

    Does your dog do anything ridiculous when it’s meal time?

    How are you celebrating Mother’s Day this year?

    P.S. Be sure to enter my giveaway to win a copy of Meghan Telpner’s UnDiet! I will pick a winner on Monday morning.

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    Kelli W May 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Love Murphy’s video! Mainly because my 5th grader is in LOVE with him and so I have to show her your posts every time he’s involved. :)


    stephanie May 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    YOU WERE HERE IN MILWAUKEE?! Im so bummed I didnt know this!!! ugh I hope you enjoyed our chilly weather and I HOPE HOPE HOPE you tried some of the local fav resturants omg!


    erica May 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    my dog acts crazy just like murphy!

    for mother’s day this year, we’re just going out for a low-key dinner with my family. the husband’s parents are on a trip.


    Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner May 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Oooh, ginger snap pancake sounds like a good ‘holiday season’ breakfast. My cats come running from a dead sleep when they hear a can opener (they always assume it’s tuna, even when it’s my dinner). It’s kind of fun to get that excited about food; I probably take it for granted because I’m the one feeding myself, not waiting for someone to feed me. 😀


    sara @ fitcupcaker May 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I love how dogs have their quirks…My dog starts eating out the measuring cup, or wants to, before the food even gets to the bowl also!


    June May 10, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I just realized you were in my part of the world – went to Tory Row for lunch and saw your recommendation for the Kale Salad on the menu. It was exactly what I needed to eat! Thanks! June


    Tina May 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Say what? My recommendation was on the menu there?


    Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution May 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I love Murphy videos, because after I watch it there are usually YouTube suggestions of Murphy videos from when he was a puppy! Puppy Murphy is tooooo cute!


    Elizabeth @ Positive Change May 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Pancake looks amazing!! The video of Murphy is too funny! Not sure how we are celebrating yet! I work all day so it will probably be celebrated the next week! :)


    Mari May 10, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    haha I love the video of Murphy! he acts as if he hasn’t eaten any food in days!!


    Tina May 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Haha! That’s what I always say! He’s such a drama queen!


    Janny May 10, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I loved the Murphy video! He’s so cute. 😀


    Miranda @ Miranda Runs May 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I can’t decide if this would be amazingly delicious or too close to a cookie! I’m weird about things like that. Either way- it reminds me of Christmas and spice! :)


    Jill May 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Your voice sounds sooooo different to how I thought it would!! That was fun to hear!


    Luv What You Do May 10, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I was wondering if two ingredient pancakes would work with sweet potato. Can’t wait to try this and add tons of ginger. Yummy!


    Tammy Maguire May 11, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I have been on a sweet potato waffle kick lately, and it’s amazing! I smother mine with sun butter and coconut butter (btw try giving coconut butter to Murphy my dog loves it and it’s the cutest thing to watch! )


    Jo May 12, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I was hoping to get my pregnancy test around Mother’s Day after 2nd ivf cycle, unfortunately it did not work. It was also my first Mother’s Day since losing my baby last October when I was 5mths pregnant. It was a very tough day, emotionally on so many different levels. But I had our mums & family around us today which helped.

    The Murphy clip was funny & made me smile, are u sure he does not have part Labrador in him – I did not realise pugs were so food orientated.


    Laura @ A Girl's Gotta Balance May 12, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Wow Murphy really enjoys dinner time! Haha What type of food do you feed him? My Roxy is so picky so I’m trying to find her a new food.


    Tina May 12, 2013 at 10:02 am

    His food is called Call of the Wild.


    sunshine May 15, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Ginger snap is delicious


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