Sorry Bisquick. Sorry Aunt Jemima. I’m Afraid Trisha Kicks Ass …

20 Jan

Most people wouldn’t think much of it, but as someone who learned to appreciate the little victories in the George Costanza phase of her life, this was big.


So big that I high-fived myself.

I was living on a high all morning long because of this culinary accomplishment.

But I couldn’t take all the credit. Someone else helped contribute to the great mood. It was Trisha. Yup. Trisha Yearwood. I’ve never met her, but I’d like to thank her for helping me become mom extraordinaire on Sunday morning. She’s the one responsible for this culinary masterpiece that took place.

I knew she was a country superstar, I knew it and I was a fan, but I had no idea that her skills extended to the kitchen. And in truth I wouldn’t have experienced such a spectacular morning had I not been the jackass that forgot to pickup the Bisquick or Aunt Jemima instant pancake mix at the market. But this dumbass transgression proved to be an awesome moment of creation for me.

I had promised my son pancakes in the morning, and seeing how I was too lazy to pack the kids into the car and go to the supermarket — moms know that going to the market is an entire mission that needs to be prepared for and getting the kids in and out of the car takes like the longest ten minutes ever — I really didn’t have the energy that morning to embark on a supermarket mission with the loading and unloading. So I looked in the pantry and noticed I had plenty of ingredients to whip something else from scratch … all I needed was a recipe.

And this is where Ms. Yearwood came in. I found her on the Food Network and decided to give her recipe a try.


This yielded the perfect pancake.

Image via because I was too busy eating to take a picture.

Image via because I was too busy eating to take a picture.


I couldn’t believe it. I was just talking about this with fellow blogger Susie Lindau the other day. And now bam! Thanks to Trisha I had made the perfect pancake. Not just in golden fluffy appearance and spectacular circumference, but in taste. Taste!


I was amazed at myself.

The best pancake I had ever tasted in my life, was in Australia. I never forgot it. I sat there at the buffet and stuffed my face with those blueberry pancakes. I could care less about the calories or carbs. I was in Australia, damn it! And these were Australian pancakes … and they were awesome. I hadn’t tasted anything like that before … and then on Sunday I repeated that tasty experience and my whole body was thanking me.

I sat there appreciating every syrupy bite that made me close my eyes in just sheer appreciation of this masterpiece.

I’d like to say that I have proof and took an awesome Food Network type of picture to present it as evidence, but I was so hungry that I didn’t have time to find the camera. I just sat there a moment and admired my pancake for a minute before taking the first bite. After that I had to pause just to bear witness to such an amazing pancake. I patted myself on the back and continued my feast.

At first I was worried that I was exaggerating a bit, but then I looked up at my son.

He smiled, gave me a thumbs up, and asked if I had made more.


Sorry Bisquick. Sorry Aunt Jemima I’m afraid that Trisha kicks ass.



17 Responses to “Sorry Bisquick. Sorry Aunt Jemima. I’m Afraid Trisha Kicks Ass …”

  1. peacelovegreatcountrymusic January 20, 2014 at 11:36 PM #

    I have her first cookbook and love it. I have always loved her music, too, her voice is incredible.

    • The Guat January 21, 2014 at 9:34 AM #

      Her voice is pretty amazing. I had no idea she had a cookbook either…should investigate 🙂

      • peacelovegreatcountrymusic January 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM #

        I have Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood, but would love to have Georgia Cooking In An Oklahoma Kitchen.

  2. Kathryn McCullough January 21, 2014 at 7:46 AM #

    Looks yummy, Dude! (Now every time I write “dude,” I crack myself up. Yeah, I know. Doesn’t take much. L.A.M.E.) I must admit, however, that I make some killer pancakes!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • The Guat January 21, 2014 at 9:35 AM #

      Funny “dude” has that effect on people. It was super delicious and I’m always impressed by people who can make great pancakes … they get extra points on the friendship scale. 🙂

  3. susielindau January 21, 2014 at 7:58 AM #

    Thanks for the mention!
    After checking out the photo and the recipe link, my stomach is growling. I’ll be right over!

    • The Guat January 21, 2014 at 9:38 AM #

      Oh my God! When this happened to me…you were the first person I thought of … in a completely non-stalker way. I was tripping out and thought I totally have to tell Susie, but thought I’d give you a shout-out instead. The recipe was pretty tasty for me I added a little extra milk. Totally impressed myself.

  4. patriciamoed January 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM #

    I wasn’t sure about some of her recipes after watching her on T.V. Glad you had such great success!

    • The Guat January 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM #

      Duuuuuuuuude. Believe it or not I’ve never seen her show on the Food Network. I usually stick to Bobby Flay…he’s my man, my guy, my dude. I always try his recipes. But for the pancake recipe hers came out and since I was such a big country music fan I said why not and I was so glad I did. They were very tasty, you could always add more milk if you want them thinner. But they were good for me … perfect pancake good 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. brickhousechick January 21, 2014 at 8:35 PM #

    How did you know that I’ve been craving pancakes lately????????? I can’t wait ’till morning to make myself them flapjacks! 🙂

    • The Guat February 4, 2014 at 9:55 AM #

      Dude. I hope your pancakes were awesome. You should totally try the recipe. It’s my go-to 🙂

  6. lameadventures January 22, 2014 at 11:29 AM #

    So what you’re telling us is that if you could award a pancake recipe the Pulitzer Prize this would be the one. It sounds like it tastes infinitely better than the cup and a half of flavorless corn bombs floating in skim milk that I gagged down this morning. But I am losing weight so there is an upside to my masochism.

    • The Guat February 4, 2014 at 9:57 AM #

      Definitely. At two of them. Oh my God I’d always been an instant pancake box mix chic and after this I was like … dude … don’t be lazy. And unfortunately for you yeah … it does taste better than your corn bombs and skim milk. But at least your down a couple pant sizes right?

  7. Krystal January 28, 2014 at 1:07 PM #

    Her recipes are great…she also has her own cooking show called Trisha’s Southern Kitchen. I have her first cookbook and want to get her second one too. Check them all out, she’s the perfect example of not just being a pretty face. 🙂

    • The Guat January 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM #

      I had no idea she had a cooking show, someone else mentioned that. I’ll have to check it out because these pancakes rocked!

  8. TBM February 19, 2014 at 1:15 AM #

    Dude I know she’s a super famous singer, but I’ll always think of her as the pancake lady now. I’m a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to pancakes so next time let me know. I’ll come over and try some.

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