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A wonderful breakfast to start a very busy day:  Pancake Truffles – my favorite recipe, ever.


I was a little (okay, a lot) sleepy when I made them and added too much almond milk.  But they were still deliciously creamy on the inside.  That’s all that matters. 🙂


FYI, this is what Pancake Truffles are suppose to look like: 🙂


And actually, I used a blueberry pancake mix instead of a regular whole wheat mix and it was delicious, adding a layer of sweetness and flavor missing from regular Pancake Truffles.  Who cares if they don’t look so pretty?


Happy Birthday!


Today is my Dad’s birthday (it’s also Meghann’s birthday – Happy Birthday!).  I feel like February is birthdays galore, don’t you? 


Anyway – Happy Birthday to DadHTP, who is awesome and I love so much!


Fun fact:  My dad is an experienced cyclist and has even done the amateur version of the Tour de France multiple times!  He taught me everything I know about bikes.

Fun Fact #2:  My dad loves hot Thai food.  He orders it “Hot like your grandpa would cook it,” which always makes the Thai waitress raise her eyebrows like, “Are you sure?”

Fun Fact #3:  His current hobbies include reading, hiking, and kayaking.


Fun Fact #4:  In the 1980s, he wore bright pink shirts and short-shorts (but he made it look good).

Fun Fact #5:  My dad knows everything about… well, everything.  He can crush you in Trivial Pursuit.  He would rock Jeopardy.  His brain is like a super computer!


Fun Fact #6:  He’s on Twitter!


Happy Birthday, DadHTP!


Hope you have a good day!



  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 8, 2011, 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday DADHTP! There are lots of birthdays in Feb/March for me too: 2 nieces, my Dad, Jason and his 2 closest friends. It is pretty “busy” compared to other months of the year.

    And my dad is the smartest man too — they should have a Bloggers Dad Trivial Pursuit Challenge via Skype or something 🙂

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy February 8, 2011, 9:21 am

    Happy Birthday, DadHTP! My dad is super smart and super too! Glad there are still so many great Dads out in the world! We have the most birthdays in the fall, but my mother’s 60th birthday is in two weeks! She’s not very excited. I think it’s exciting considering she survived heart surgery! Go, Mom, go!

    • DadHTP February 8, 2011, 10:59 am

      It’s Dad School.

      • Sara @ OurDogBuffy February 8, 2011, 3:01 pm

        My mother always told me she went to Mother’s School …

  • megan @ blackberries for jam February 8, 2011, 9:22 am

    Happy birthday DadHTP and to Meghann! And I REALLY need to make those truffles!

  • Lizzy @ runbakerace February 8, 2011, 9:26 am

    Happy Bday to DadHTP! Love the 80’s looks..hahaha. I love old family photos, brings back so many memories.

  • Laura February 8, 2011, 9:27 am

    I loved this post! Daddy/daughter love always makes me smile. 🙂 I know what you mean about the birthdays this month. I celebrated three over the weekend (mom, sister-in-law, and a friend), and still have one more to go!

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 8, 2011, 9:27 am

    Happy Birthday to your papa!!

    He could totally pull of those 80s short-shorts. Oh ya.

  • Kristy @ February 8, 2011, 9:27 am

    Awww! Happy birthday to dadhtp!!! My dad definitely rocked some purple short shorts back in the day! Ha! P.s. pancake truffles look amazing!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 8, 2011, 9:28 am

    February does have a ton of birthdays! Mine plus a bunch of my family members, plus a few of my bf’s family members, plus a few bloggers! Happy birthday to your dad and Meghann!

  • Caitlin @ The Caitie Experiment February 8, 2011, 9:29 am

    Happy Bday, DadHTP! Too funny… my stepmom refuses to watch Jeopardy with me or my Dad, because she just gets schooled. It’s hilarious! Aaaand it just so happens that the Jeopardy online test is currently open — your dad should do it and give Ken Jennings and Watson the computer a run for their money!

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  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 8, 2011, 9:31 am

    Happy Birthday to DadHTP!!! Those are such cute photos. Your pancake truffles are making me rrreally wish I’d had some for breakfast – even with the extra almond milk!

  • Kristen @ That Hoosier Girl February 8, 2011, 9:31 am

    Happy Bday to your dad! I love 80’s pictures! They make me smile! February is super birthday month! We’re heading out to celebrate my mom’s this Friday – hello Valentine’s Day chaos! 🙂

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 8, 2011, 9:34 am

    Happy birthday DadHTP!! 🙂

  • Amanda (Eating Up) February 8, 2011, 9:35 am

    I agree, February is a big birthday month. Happy birthday to your dad!

  • Kara February 8, 2011, 9:37 am

    Happy birthday DadHTP! My husband is the same way about Thai food and they take one look at his red hair and he doesn’t get it as hot as he wants 🙂

  • Janie February 8, 2011, 9:39 am

    i love the short shorts!! i think my dad had the same pair… 🙂


    happy bday to your dad!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 8, 2011, 9:40 am

    Happy Birthday to your dad and Meghhan! Sounds like you have a great relationship with your dad! Hold on to it! Have a great day Caitlin!

  • Eliz@The Sweet Life February 8, 2011, 9:46 am

    Oh my goodness–what a creative and neat looking recipe! Happy Birthday HTP Dad.

  • Katie @ peacebeme February 8, 2011, 9:51 am

    My dad’s outfits in the 80’s and early 90’s are similar…what were men thinking?! It’s so funny to think of him wearing that now – he owns a hardware store even!

  • Lindsey February 8, 2011, 9:56 am

    happy birthday to your dad! my dad definitely rocked the 80s short shorts as well 🙂

  • Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews February 8, 2011, 9:58 am

    That looks amazing with the bananas in it!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman February 8, 2011, 9:59 am

    Happy birthday to your dad! Oh, and you look exactly like your mom in that last photo!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 8, 2011, 10:00 am

    Happy birthday to your dad! Those truffles look amazing, even if you added too much liquid!

  • Maren February 8, 2011, 10:02 am

    Happy Birthday DadHTP!!!! I agree with the birthday overload in February! I think it’s because people get spring fever!! 😉 My birthday is Feb 20th!

  • Ellie @ The Mommyist February 8, 2011, 10:06 am

    Happy birthday to your dad. It looks like your dad and my dad could have hung out in the 80s. 😉

  • Sarah (Sarah Learns) February 8, 2011, 10:08 am

    aww, such a cute birthday post for your dad! 🙂 happy birthday to him!

  • Kelly ( February 8, 2011, 10:14 am

    Cute post! Happy Birthday to your Dad!! (Pancakes look amazing!)

  • MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan February 8, 2011, 10:19 am

    The photos are awesome ha!
    Happy Birthday to your Dad!

  • Ashley February 8, 2011, 10:20 am

    Happy Birthday Dad HTP!!! Keep rocking the pink and short shorts haha.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 8, 2011, 10:20 am

    I’d never heard of pancake truffles. They sound amazing!!

    And happy birthday to your dad!!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine February 8, 2011, 10:25 am

    Happy birthday HTP Dad!! Haha I follow him on Twitter, actually 🙂

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 8, 2011, 10:28 am

    Happy birthday HTP Dad! I love the old photos and the pancake truffles looks delicious!

  • Ali @ Ali Runs February 8, 2011, 10:30 am

    February is definitely a big birthday month!! My birthday was yesterday and I had a friend who had a baby on the 6th! Happy birthday to your dad!! 🙂

  • Leanne (For Health's Sake) February 8, 2011, 10:31 am

    Cute fun facts about poppaHTP

  • Kiran February 8, 2011, 10:35 am


  • Widad February 8, 2011, 10:39 am

    ahaha “hot like you’re grandpa would make it”
    you’re dad seems like a cool guy 🙂 hbd dadhtp!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) February 8, 2011, 10:45 am

    Happy birthday to your dad! He seems really awesome!

  • Kristina February 8, 2011, 10:46 am

    Dad HTP Bday?! Woohoo-HAPPY HAPPY!!!
    Love those pics-you were too cute!

  • Claire February 8, 2011, 10:49 am

    Happy Birthday to your dad! I loved this post, it made me miss my own dad terribly! It’s awesome to have great relationships with the rents!

  • Joanna@ Drizzle of Sunshine February 8, 2011, 10:55 am

    Aww Happy Birthday to your dad! He seems like a cool guy…especially being able to rock the short shorts! hehe

    Today is my Hubs Birthday too!! Feb is a lovely month!Enjoy your day love!

  • K February 8, 2011, 10:56 am

    Yummmmmm — breakfast looks DELICIOUS! Happy birthday to your Dad ANNNNNNDDDDD good luck in this “final push” — keep truckin! xo

  • Heather February 8, 2011, 10:56 am

    Happy Birthday DadHTP
    My birthday is this month too, I always feel jipped. Valentine’s Day is the 14th and my birthday is 16. It wouldnt be so bad except that our anniversary is December 21. Were bad with dates 🙂

  • Amber K February 8, 2011, 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday to DadHTP! It seems like I say every month “Wow (current month) has a ton of birthdays in it!” But February is definitely one of those bigger months.

  • DadHTP February 8, 2011, 10:57 am

    Thank you everyone for the love!

  • Little Bookworm February 8, 2011, 11:01 am

    Happy Birthday to your Dad! The Pancake Truffles look great. Funny how we had a very similar breakfast! 🙂

  • Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff) February 8, 2011, 11:02 am

    Happy birthday to your dad! I know of two other bdays today, and 8 others in February. It’s odd to me that there are so many February birthdays when it’s the shortest month of the year!

    Your breakfast looks delish! I should try making it some time.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 8, 2011, 11:12 am

    Happy Birthday to your dad!

    I’ve never tried your truffles before, but I have some pumpkin pancake mix that would be perfect for those. Maybe when my jaw heals… 🙁

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 8, 2011, 11:17 am

    Happy Birthday to your dad! I hope he has a great day!

    The pancake truffles are not only incredibly creative, but they look mouthwateringly good!!

  • Lili February 8, 2011, 11:17 am

    Love these pictures 😀

  • Meryl February 8, 2011, 11:20 am

    Happy Birthday HTP dad!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 8, 2011, 11:23 am

    Happy birthday to your dad!!! I hope he has a great day! 🙂

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write February 8, 2011, 11:25 am

    Happy Bday to DadHTP. Love the rockin pink shirt and short shorts. Ah, how I don’t miss the 80s! :p

  • Janene @ One Run at a Time February 8, 2011, 11:30 am

    Yay, another Birthday Twin! It’s my birthday, toot! Have a good one, HTP Dad!

  • Caitlin @ TPL February 8, 2011, 11:37 am

    Happy Birthday DadHTP! Hope it’s amazing and you get some rockin’ hot thai food!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) February 8, 2011, 11:40 am

    Happy birthday to your Dad and Meghann 😀 Love the 80’s clothes !! He totally rocked them !

  • Camille February 8, 2011, 11:40 am

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!
    Gotta love 80’s fashion. My Dad rocked the most ridiculous glasses I have ever seen 🙂

  • Babycakes February 8, 2011, 11:43 am

    aww, happy birthday HTP Dad!!!! LOVE the 80s photo! 🙂

  • Erin @ Big Girl Feats February 8, 2011, 11:47 am

    It totally IS birthdays galore – I am birthday twins with your Dad! Happy Birthday HTP Dad!

    I think there are so many February birthdays because people start getting excited about the warm weather and upcoming summer in June 😉

    • Caitlin February 8, 2011, 4:08 pm

      Happy Birthday!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 8, 2011, 11:56 am

    Happy Birthday HTP Dad!

  • Marisa E February 8, 2011, 11:57 am

    Happy Birthday DadHTP!! Caitlin I love the old pics you post- makes me think of my daddy…..he lives in Puerto Rico and I’m in NJ. Miss him!

  • Lindsay February 8, 2011, 11:59 am

    Happy Birthday HTP Dad!
    🙂 Loving the 80s short shorts. My dad has a similar pair he wore “in his prime”

  • Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) February 8, 2011, 12:18 pm

    “Hot like your grandpa would cook it.” Brilliant. I’m using that line from now on.

  • Kelly February 8, 2011, 12:38 pm

    Happy birthday to your dad!

  • Jen February 8, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Happy birthday HTP Dad! He shares a birthday with another great man…my dad! He would have turned 71 today but he passed away two years ago. I still celebrate his day though and will make a special dinner in his honour tonight <3

    • Caitlin February 8, 2011, 4:08 pm

      Thinking of you dad today, too! <3

      • Jen February 8, 2011, 10:36 pm

        Thanks Caitlin 🙂 It turned into a bit of a teary-eyed night as tends to happen when a loss is so fresh, but lots of laughs & good memories of dad were shared with family tonight. Embrace and appreciate the good times you share with your dad…no matter how old they are when they leave us, it’s always too soon.

  • Katherine: Unemployed February 8, 2011, 12:57 pm

    happy birthday! the fact about the shorts and pink shirt are so funny

  • Rebecca February 8, 2011, 12:57 pm

    Your hair was so blonde! Too cute.

  • Natalia - a side of simple February 8, 2011, 1:04 pm

    Sounds like your dad beat Justin Timberlake to bringing sexy back with those pink getups 🙂 Happy Birthday HTP Dad!

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) February 8, 2011, 1:07 pm

    Happy b’day to your dad!!

    I really need to try those truffles at some point.. they always look so good 🙂

  • Mrs. Muffins February 8, 2011, 1:10 pm

    April is birthdays galore for me!

    Happy Birthday DadHTP!

  • Kaci February 8, 2011, 1:13 pm

    Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

  • Ann February 8, 2011, 1:20 pm

    Awww, Happy Birthday to HTP Dad! It is easy to tell the way you write about him that you love him so much, and he is a wonderful person.

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul February 8, 2011, 1:31 pm

    Hiii HTP Dad! What’s your REAL name thought? 😛 I hope you have a blessed BIRRRRFFDAYYY!! so~happy birthday! o mannnn the shorts! the shorts!

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 8, 2011, 2:05 pm

    Happy happy birthday to your dad! Your post made me think of my dad! 🙂

  • Coco February 8, 2011, 2:24 pm

    happy birthday dad!

    it’s funny that february is birthdays galore for you…in my family, the summer is birthday central. june is me, my brother, my aunt, my cousins, etc etc etc

  • Gill (snaxandthecity) February 8, 2011, 2:27 pm

    what a cute post Caitlin! It made me a bit teary with Dad love, lol! I also have some awesome photos of my Dad’s outfits in the 80s – I’m sure we’ll look back at our outfits and think they were also pretty cray cray!
    Lovin the truffles too. Happy Bday DadHTP!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 8, 2011, 2:29 pm

    Aw, happy birthday to your dad! How cute. I love the shorts! 🙂 And your banana truffles look amazing!

  • Laurie February 8, 2011, 2:34 pm

    Have a great birthday DadHTP!!!! You were rocking those shorts 🙂

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy February 8, 2011, 2:49 pm

    I like the 80s dad had short shorts too!

  • Allison @ Happy Tales February 8, 2011, 3:09 pm

    Awww YAYYY Happy Birthday, DadHTP!!! Hope y’all can get go out for some yummy Thai tonight!

    Oh, and those pancake truffels look amazing. Ryan would be in heaven with those babies.

    And were you a blonde as a little wee one!!?

    • Caitlin February 8, 2011, 4:06 pm

      Yes 🙂 hehe

  • Nicole February 8, 2011, 3:12 pm

    Nice legs, now I know where you get yours from, caitlin

    • Caitlin February 8, 2011, 4:08 pm

      Thanks for being creepy, Nicole. LOL

  • erica February 8, 2011, 4:05 pm

    happy birthday DADHTP!!!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 8, 2011, 4:05 pm

    I have got to try those pancake truffles- really creative! and Happy Birthday to your daddy!

  • Claire February 8, 2011, 5:44 pm

    Haha its my birthday too 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 8, 2011, 6:01 pm

    Happy birthday to DadHTP! I bet he wishes he had some of those pancake truffles for his birthday breakfast. 😉

  • Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy February 8, 2011, 6:17 pm

    Parents are hilarious – those pictures are great! 🙂

  • Lacey @ Lake Life February 8, 2011, 8:45 pm


  • Chetney (Czesia's Adventures) February 8, 2011, 10:12 pm

    Happy birthday DadHTP, Meaghan, and also MY MOM! Who turned 55 years beautiful 🙂

  • Jolene ( February 8, 2011, 11:33 pm

    I still have to try those truffles!!!

    Happy Birthday to your dad and Meaghan!

  • Camels & Chocolate February 9, 2011, 3:59 pm

    February IS birthdays galore. I turn 28 on the 23rd and have found in the last few days there are so many other bloggers also turning 28 this month.

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