Banana Bourbon Pancakes and COOKBOOK NEWS!!!

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Banana Bourbon Pancakes

Whoa! Hai! Hello! I’m nervous.

I wrote a cookbook. It happened. I haven’t spoken about it much because sometimes I’m shy. But today is the day when I scream it from the rooftops, text you to tell you about it, using lots of emojis and exclamations points, nudge you to maybe, only if you want to, pre-order it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

My lil’ ol’ humble cookbook is being published by St. Martin’s Press and the release date is coming soon (eeeek!), May 28th!

This cookbook, like all cookbooks, was a labor of love with the help of my awesome literary agent, Danielle and super smart and fellow food-lover of an editor, BJ. The pretty pictures and styling was done by my friends, Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park. The cookbook is about my favorite breakfast food ever invented: pancakes. There are 72 recipes of breakfast pancakes, dinner pancakes, nerdy pancake information and even some savory and sweet toppings.

PANCAKES: 72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack

Before I show you a bunch of pictures of the cookbook, I feel like we should talk about these Banana Bourbon Pancakes because they’re pretty major. I know I’m not supposed to have favorites in the book but I do. I just do. These are one of them.

The bananas are caramelized in a bit of bourbon, butter, brown sugar and a dash of cinnamon. They’re cooked until golden brown and then added to a bourbon-spiked pancake batter. Holy moly. They’re fluffy and boozy and slightly sweet and oh so very delicious. I love. Just love.

I imagine a cowboy country singer would looove these pancakes. Or maybe I just made that up in my head because I’m obsessed with the show Nashville. WHO KNOWS! All I know is I love ‘em.

I set the table up all pretty to eat them.

Blogger truth: I was home alone but set the table up for two. Duh. That’s what we do.

So, I set it all up thinking I was going to take pictures and then eat them by myself. BUT, this beast hopped up on the sofa chair and asked to join me.

She loves pancakes.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

This book is loaded with delicious breakfast and dinner pancake options for you.

As we head toward summer, I love, love these Sweet Corn Pancakes. They’re buttery and sweet and a little crunchy.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

And if you know me well, you know I love corgis, cute things and coffee. So, obviously there are some Coffee Pancakes.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

Oh and Banana Bread Pancakes. They’re for those ugly, brown banana that are probably sitting on your counter right now.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

And then a bunch of savory options, like these Sweet Potato and Smoked Gouda Latkes.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

It seems like every country around the globe has a version of a pancake. This Socca with Harissa Aioli is straight from Nice, France. It’s crispy, made with garbanzo bean flour and has a hint cumin. Oh AND it’s gluten-free. There are a good amount of gluten-free options in this book.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

I included my favorite crab cake recipe. They’re bright and buttery. Ritz crackers is an ingredient. Yes. Oh yes.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

And some pretty Berry Butters for a little pancake-topping action.

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

Lastly, I’d like to get a little sappy with you, if you let me. When I started this blog, I kind of didn’t know what I was doing. I literally had no expectations. It was just this place to show the internet (a.k.a. my mom) the stuff I cooked. But as I continued I fell in love with creating food here, sharing it and hearing from you all. I love it so very much. And the only reason I was given this opportunity is because YOU visit. You have no idea how much this blog has changed my life. And that may seem a little melodramatic and I will admit I can be a drama queen, but I only say it because it’s absolutely true. I feel so very lucky and grateful today. Thank you, thank you.

xoxo,

Adrianna

Banana Bourbon Pancakes

Bourbon Banana Pancakes

Print this recipe!

Bananas:
1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
2 ripe bananas, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon bourbon
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Dry Mix:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

Wet Mix:
3/4 cup buttermilk, plus 2 tablespoons, shaken
1 large egg
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 1/2 teaspoons melted butter, cooled
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Butter or vegetable oil, for the skillet

1. In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the bananas, sugar, bourbon, cinnamon and toss lightly until bananas evenly coated. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until the banana are lightly browned. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a measuring cup or small bowl, measure out the buttermilk. Add the egg, bourbon, melted butter and vanilla; beat until thoroughly combined.

4. All at once, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter should have some small to medium lumps.

5. Preheat your skillet over medium heat and brush with 1 1/2 teaspoons of butter or a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop the batter onto the warm skillet. Add 4 to 5 slices of banana to each pancake, pressing them in lightly. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, and then flip. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook on the opposite sides for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown.

6. Transfer the cooked pancakes to a baking sheet and place in a preheated 200 degrees F oven to keep warm. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more butter or vegetable oil to the skillet when needed. Serve immediately.

Yields 8 pancakes

{ 195 comments… read them below or add one }

Lindsey May 6, 2013 at 1:49 pm

congrats! i love how the cookbook will only focus on all things pancakes, with gluten free options to boot! beautiful photos as well, looks great!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Thank you, Lindsey!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking May 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Congratulations! This is wonderful news! I cannot wait to dive into this book!!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Stefanie, thank you for always being here!

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Michelle May 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Congrats!! So much awesome wrapped into a book.

Totally feeling a pancake + corgi calendar for my wall.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Dude, I wish I had Amelia when I was writing this book. It’d just a book about corgis and pancakes, which is basically my heaven. I’m/we’re weird.

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Rachael May 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Congrats Adrianna!! Starting a blog and making it successful is not an easy job! You really have accomplished something great and something that people, like me, can only dream of!! I started a food blog in undergrad and then realized I TOTES didn’t have time to maintain it when I started med school… So from one wistful foodie blogger to another, CONGRATS!!! And I can say with conviction that because of your blog, you have inspired me to cook more, try things I never have before, and crave the unknown. For that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. <3

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Rachael, you are so full of kind words. Thank you so much for the, truly. You’re the best. Thank you for being here.

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Jen of My Tiny Oven May 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Congratulations! How exciting. I am going to pre-order right now!! I love me some pancakes!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Hey Jen, thank you!

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe May 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Congratulations! Can’t wait to check out the entire book!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Thank you, Amanda!

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Robyn May 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

sometimes you just need a little booze in your breakfast! saving these to make on the weekend!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 12:59 pm

Best line ever: “sometimes you just need a little booze in your breakfast!”

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Nicole May 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. The book looks wonderful!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Thank you, Nicole!

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Jo May 6, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Yum!!! Pancakes are the Best!!

I’ve pre-ordered your book. Now I just have to wait patiently for it to arrive, and also wait patiently for you to write another cookbook (no pressure!)

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Haha! Thank you, Jo. I like the pressure. :)

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Ashley May 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Thanks to that dark and stormy cake of yours you are one of my favorites…
I am so stoked for this book! And for you!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Oh I love that dang cake! I’m glad it won me a fan. Thank you!

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Sophie May 6, 2013 at 7:18 pm

You deserve every good thing, girl! You blog like a champ, and often, too. Your recipes are original and delicious and simple and mouth-watering. I would know, I’ve made a million of your recipes. I am so proud/excited for your cookbook! PANCAKES RULE! I can’t wait to buy one. Love those girls’ photography skillz too :) Congratulations! How exciting! You must have worked so hard for those pages. xoxo

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Sophie, thank you so much for your sweet words and presence on this blog. Seriously. Means the world to me! Thank you!

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Jayne May 6, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Wowee! A whole book on pancakes! Congrats, Adrienne. :-) It’s a dream for me and a dream come true for you.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Thank you, Jayne! xo

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Tieghan May 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

Congrats!!! You recipes and photography are stunning!! I am SO heading to pre-order this now!!

Oh and I am drooling over these pancakes! Bananas and bourbon!!! I take the whole stack please!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Thank you, Tieghan! YAY!

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Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) May 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Congratulations! I’m a huge fan of yours–and love your writing and recipes, can’t wait for this to come out. Such an exciting day for you, I’m sure.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

So exciting. And nervous! Thank you, Laura. You’re da sweetest!

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Michelle May 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Congrats!!! It all looks amazing!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Thanks, Michelle!

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ami@naivecookcooks May 6, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Congrats dear!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Thank you, Ami!

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Francesca May 6, 2013 at 11:05 pm

A big congrats on your book! Your blog is one of the first I started following when I started, so its lovely to see your progression and taking on new challenges. Plus, pancakes rock. Cute pup.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Thanks, Francesca. You cool!

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Sharon May 6, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Gourmet cupcakes? So yesterday.
Yummy pancakes? All over it.
Congratulations, and may your beautiful book start a craze worth following for a change!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Ha. Thanks, Sharon!

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marissa @ the boot May 7, 2013 at 12:32 am

this is AMAZING! buying it!!!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Thank you, Marissa!!!!! x

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Jess May 7, 2013 at 12:58 am

Congratulations – what great news, and what a perfect topic! Can’t wait to get my hands on one – those savory pancakes looke absolutely divine – each and every one!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Jess, thank you for kind words! x

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Joanne T Ferguson May 7, 2013 at 2:19 am

Gday and BIG congrats! HOW exciting, TRUE!
I am now craving pancakes thanks to your recipes and photos too! Thank you!
Cheers!
Joanne
What’s On The List
http://www.whatsonthelist.net

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Thanks, Joanne!

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Anja May 7, 2013 at 3:34 am

Hi, what a great gift this book will be. I will give it to me as a present. So at the end of May it will be on its way to Germany. I love pancakes and could eat them all day, every day.
Greets, Anja :o)

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Anja, My friend in Germany. I hope you love it! Thank you!

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Nina @ Ambrosia May 7, 2013 at 5:41 am

Wow, first off, you deserve a major congratulations on your cookbook! I loveeee pancakes too, so I’ll definitely be getting a copy! Second, these pancakes look ahhh-mazing. Third, that photo of Amelia sitting at the table made my morning, I love it! That is all.

Congrats again, and keep up the awesome work!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Hahaha. She’s so funny. Thank you!

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loryn May 7, 2013 at 5:49 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is amazing, inspiring news. Obviously, I cannot wait to get your book. PANCAKES!! the coolest. xo

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Thank you, Loryn! You’re so sweet.

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Jessica May 7, 2013 at 7:16 am

Adrianna, your blog makes me SO happy, and also drool on my laptop a little bit. :) Pre-ordering the pancake goodness right now!!! Thank you for being a cooking inspiration to many (especially me!).

Also, random side note, your instagram picture of chocolate malted crunch made me run out to Thrifty’s and get some as well. Although, I did not get a scoop. I got a whole carton. Thanks a lot! :))))

xoxo

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Haha. I need to buy a whole carton. Seriously. Thank you for being here!

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Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion May 7, 2013 at 7:36 am

Don’t be shy, shout it from the roof tops, what an amazing achievement! Wish I had the commitment.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Thanks, Tracy!

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Holly Henderson May 7, 2013 at 8:02 am

Congrats! You deserve all the success in the world. : ) I LOVE your blog and can’t wait to hold a hard-copy of your fabulousness in my hands!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Holly, Thank you so so much! x

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Emily May 7, 2013 at 8:29 am

What an awesome accomplishment! So many congrats!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Thank you, Emily!

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elizabeth @ chronic venture May 7, 2013 at 8:33 am

amazing!! congrats!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Elizabeth, thank you!

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ali May 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

Yes, Yes, Yes & YES!! You have read my mind & spoken to my heart. I could eat pancakes for every meal & look at them all day long. <3 I can't wait for this cook book!!! Thank you & congratulations!! :)

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Ali, I’m so very glad pancakes are tied to your heart. We are sisters from another mister. Thank you!

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Izy May 7, 2013 at 10:52 am

YAAAAAAY! This is so awesome, I’m so happy for you :) I am sooo looking forward to eating nothing but pancakes for DAYS when I get my copy!

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Izy, you da best! Thank you!

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erin @ yummy supper May 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

I’m SO happy for you Adrianna and look at your beautiful book!!!! Oh it must feel great to touch and see all that work you’ve done over the past years. Huge congratulations to you.
xoxoxo
E
PS I’m psyched you have some GF recipes too. Can’t wait to cook from your book.

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Adrianna Adarme May 7, 2013 at 1:15 pm

Erin! Thank you so much. Your blog is such an inspiration. I’m flattered you read mine, truly. Thank you!

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Gourmantine May 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Congratulations on your cookbook, how wonderful is that. I could eat pancakes 3 times a day!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:40 am

Meeee too. And thank you!

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Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen May 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Congrats — this is amazing and probably a dream cookbook to write! I can’t wait to get my copy xoxo!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:43 am

Totally a dream. Thanks, Monique! x

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iscribbler May 7, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Congrats!! What exciting news and what beautiful pictures! I can’t wait to check it out. :)

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

Thanks, lady!!!

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Chelsey @ Pure Draft May 7, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Congrats! Don’t be shy, be proud! It’s about time – Someone needed to scoop you up to put your amazingness onto paper and spread to the world. So happy for you :) Ps. photos look delish as usual. Can’t wait to read!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:45 am

Thank you Chelsey. You’re the sweetest!

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cindy May 8, 2013 at 5:27 am

YAY! you’re a star, girlfren! I am so excited for this book…being a recovering pancake-avoider, I need to make up some time!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

HA. Love that. Pancake-avoider. Heart you!

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Bernadette @ Now Stir It Up May 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

I love that its a pancake cookbook. I can’t wait for it to hit the shelves. Congrats!!

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Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen May 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Huge congratulations on your cookbook! How exciting! I love the sound of a book devoted to pancakes. Banana bourbon pancakes sound totally sublime too!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

Hey Rosie, thanks so much for being here!

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Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen May 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm

YAYUH!!! I’m HELLA excited about this. Related–to celebrate you should come to SF for two reasons 1. to have a “boo-ya I just published a cookbook celebratory egg in a muffin” at craftsman and wolves and 2. so Amelia and Bentley can have a play date. congrats again!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

Craftsman and Wolves date needs to happen!

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Sequoia May 8, 2013 at 8:35 pm

congrats! gorgeous photos. can’t wait to buy your book! love that nail polish!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

HA! Thanks, I love this coral color. It’s my fav.

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Sarah May 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Congratulations!! Looks like a gorgeous book and I can’t wait to get a copy!! Cheers to your success!!

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

Thank you, Sarah. Truly!

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Paula May 9, 2013 at 5:40 am

Congratulations !!!
Your blog is amazing !

Kisses from a brazilian reader :)

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Adrianna Adarme May 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

Paula! Thank you!

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lauren May 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I LOVE your blog!! I want to make everything on here. LITERALLY everything. Congrats on the book! Just pre-ordered my copy :)

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Kasey May 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I am SO excited for your book! Pancakes are pretty much my food of choice – breakfast, lunch or dinner! And it’s so awesome that Teri and Jenny did the photos – I love their work. Yeah, girl!! xo

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Laura May 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Can I volunteer to be a blog reviewer? Is your publisher using them? :) Seriously, congrats, and I love pancakes so this is going on my wish list. And the pancakes on this post make me wish I liked bananas.

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Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen May 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

Congrats on the cookbook! It looks so beautiful! What a labor of love :)

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Jenny May 15, 2013 at 10:34 pm

wow! congrats! such an exciting development for you!

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Jess May 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I’m so late to this post, but still so happy for you!! I’ve been waiting for this day to come!! I can’t wait to get your book- congrats, you so deserve this :)

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Rebecca May 25, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Congrats!!!! You deserve it, you are loved <3 It looks amazing, so proud :D

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