So Easy You Can Do It Twice

So Easy You Can Do It Twice


I don’t proclaim to be the best cook in the world, but I don’t believe I’m the worst, either. I can make some really wonderful meals if I plan for it. Cooking is something I enjoy and if I thought I had a good knack for it, would love to take cooking classes to get better.Alas, I’m not confident about cooking. Even on days like today when I wake up with enthusiasm and a plan to make pancakes, not everything goes as expected.

Something happens and I get totally deflated.

“Honey… I’m going back to bed. Wake me up when it’s tomorrow.”

Well, not really. It’s more like “Honey, if you make fun of my cooking this morning, you’re going to be in big trouble.”

Instead, he replies “I see a blog post coming.”

Of course it’s a blog post. I’m reviewing Bisquick. It just isn’t going to be as pretty as I had planned.

…It started off great, with the girls helping to make the batter using Bisquick…

Miss M and Miss K took turns adding the ingredients then proceeded to stir the batter to get rid of all the lumps. When they were done, I heated up the cast-iron skillet provided in the review pack and poured out the mix. The pancakes looked really pretty until I tried to flip them. I had seasoned the skillet when it arrived but I forgot that until a cast-iron skillet is well seasoned, which takes many uses, it needs something to keep the food from sticking. I’ve become accustomed to my Calphalon griddle and didn’t even think about it until the pancakes stuck to the pan… then continued to cook while I attempted to clean the pan and start over.

I’m not sure whether I was upset about them burning or the fact that it went so awry on a day when I wanted it all to be perfect. At least I can’t complain about slaving away to prepare the mix – making pancakes with Bisquick is so easy you can make another batch pretty quickly if you feel like it.

Thankfully, DH made light of the situation by making fun of me just enough to help me see the humor in it. Of course, I deserved it for making such a basic cooking mistake.

But this post isn’t about my lame cooking skills. I was making pancakes because I received a package from MyBlogSpark to promote the Bisquick Pancake Nation. Most of us know that charitable/non-profit organizations often coordinate pancake breakfasts as a fundraiser. To help organizations prepare for the event, communicate the details and even fund their pancake breakfast, Bisquick established Bisquick Pancake Nation. The site provides information for participating organizations including location details, date and time.

If you are a member of a non-profit organization and are considering a pancake breakfast fundraiser, be sure to check out the toolkit for planning the event, including invitations, signs and more. There are also details on applying for a $250 grant (from now until May 31st) to help host the event.

In the meantime, if you just love Bisquick or are a fan of pancakes, here’s your chance to win a Bisquick Pancake Nation prize pack for your own home.

The Prize: Bisquick Pancake Nation Prize Pack (includes Bisquick, a batter bowl, a cast-iron skillet and a pancake spatula)

Participants –
…must provide a US shipping address
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile.

Sometime on March 18, 2010, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all valid comments left. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the next random selection.

How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)


About Nicole

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

151 comments on «So Easy You Can Do It Twice»

  1. Natalie says:

    No event near us 🙁
    The Cheesy Vegetable Crepes look yummy!

  2. Natalie says:

    Lexiquin follows you on Twitter

  3. Denise says:

    The closest one to me is in New Orleans hosted by St. Anna's Episcopal Church
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    10/3/10 12:00PM – 1:30PM

  4. Denise says:

    I'm a subscriber 🙂
    denise at specterweb dot com

  5. Denise says:

    I follow you on Twitter @sdenise

  6. Denise says:

    And I tweeted about the giveaway @sdenise

  7. noreen says:

    none in my state the closest would be one of the 2 in Southern California

  8. noreen says:

    Follow using Google's Friend Connect

  9. EllyBean says:

    There aren't any in Oregon, so my favorite recipe would be Cheese-Garlic Biscuits!

  10. pixie13 says:

    Nothing near me. I love the Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie & have, in fact, made it. It's yummy. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  11. tannawings says:

    The one closest to me is in Shellsburg IA- its about 100 miles away- it is being put on by an American Legion

  12. Heather says:

    The closest event to me is the Phillips Chapel CME church in Springfield, OH

  13. Heather says:

    I follow your blog via Google friend connect.

  14. Plowlady says:

    Your button is on my main page:

    mariannakeough at

  15. Plowlady says:

    I didnt find any in my area, but I looked 🙂

    mariannakeough at

  16. Plowlady says:

    I follow you on twitter

  17. Plowlady says:

    Plowlady Love pancakes? Bisquick fan? Giveaway for a Bisquick Pancake Nation Prize Pack @SahmReviews Please RT #giveaway
    mariannakeough at

  18. maxfate says:

    The Salvation Army Latrobe PA is participating.

  19. maxfate says:

    I am following with Google Connect.

  20. amanda says:

    there is not an event near me. i love the hearty chicken pot pie recipe!
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  21. amanda says:

    email subscriber
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  22. amanda says:

    GFC follower
    oheeyore at hotmail dot com

  23. Anonymous says:

    There was not one in my area, but the pumpkins spice pancakes look good to me.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  24. Anonymous says:

    I do not think my first post went through. We do not have one in our area, but the pumpkin spice pancakes look good.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  25. Anonymous says:

    I follow you and tweeted.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  26. Anonymous says:

    I subscribe.

    denise_22315 at yahoo dot com

  27. Anonymous says:

    fan on facebook-lmurley2000

  28. Tamara B. says:

    There isn't one near me. My favorite recipe is the Cheese-Garlic Biscuits

  29. Tamara B. says:

    I am a fan on Facebook (Tamara Bennington

  30. Tamara B. says:

    I am a subscriber by email.

  31. Tamara B. says:

    I am a follower through Google Friend Connect.

  32. Tamara B. says:

    I left a comment at Vegetables Don't Lie post.

  33. Eileen says:

    Well, couldn't find a fundraiser breakfast in Wisconsin so I found the recipe that we LOVE using Bisquick…Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie. AND, yes, we use ketchup on it too!

    thanks so much!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  34. Eileen says:

    I subscribe by email!
    thank you!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  35. Eileen says:

    I follow with Google Friend! thanks!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  36. Eileen says:

    I follow you on Facebook and left you a message! thank you!
    eileen richter

  37. Eileen says:

    I follow Twitter n tweeted!

    (Had to change wording on "prize pack" to prize-pak or it wouldn't fit for me for some reason…hope that was OK)

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  38. Eileen says:

    I left a comment on your WAITING for a rebate rep to answer your call post…and thanks for the other info you left us!


    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  39. Kristie says:

    The Grant Twp Fire Department has one coming up on May 16th.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  40. Kristie says:

    Your button is in my sidebar-entry #1.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  41. Kristie says:

    Your button is in my sidebar-entry #2.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  42. Kristie says:

    Your button is in my sidebar-entry #3.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  43. Kristie says:

    I'm a follower through Google Friend Connect.

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  44. I love Bisquick, I even bring it over with me to Australia where I live half the year because their pancake mixes aren't as good.

    The recipe for Hearty Chicken Pot Pie is one of my favorites!

    dlogston at gmail dot com

  45. Kristy says:

    My favorite recipe is for the shicken pot pie!

  46. Kristy says:

    Email subscriber!

  47. Melissa says:

    Darn none in New Jersey 🙁 The Lemon Bread Pudding looks very yummy. I even bookmarked it because I might make it.

  48. Ashley says:

    No events in my area. I do love the some coconut shrimp though!

  49. Ashley says:

    followed and tweeted conner_ash

  50. jbafaith says:

    The closest one is in Lakeland, GA = a fund raiser for the Seventh Day Adventist Church on the 18th of March. 8 – 11am

    jbafaith2001 at yahoo dot com

  51. jbafaith says:

    I follow on twitter @jbafaith & tweeted

    jbafaith2001 at yahoo dot com

  52. jbafaith says:

    fan on facebook @ Judy Clark Bradley

    jbafaith2001 at yahoo dot com

  53. jbafaith says:

    Follow on Google Friend Connect

    jbafaith2001 at yahoo dot com

  54. jbafaith says:

    Follow your feed

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  55. Bristol Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
    Giamatti Little League Center
    Bristol, CT 06010
    3/28/10 7:30AM – 12:00PM

  56. Emily says:

    The Career Institute of Technology in PA.

  57. Emily says:

    Google friend connect follower!

  58. Emily says:

    RSS feed subscriber!

  59. no event near me.
    the Chocolate-Cinnamon Sundae Cake looks yummy and heatlthy too.

  60. bison61 says:

    closest is at the Shakopee Knights event center in Mn

    tiramisu392 (at)

  61. There is a Pancake Breakfast for Mary in Shakopee MN!

  62. I'm a FB fan: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

  63. I'm an email subscriber, coriwestphal at msn dot com.

  64. I'm a Google Friend: Cori Westphal

  65. Margie says:

    Event closest to me is at Gatewood Elementary School, Mtka, MN.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  66. Margie says:

    Follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

  67. Carol W. says:

    The Impossibly Easy Taco Pie sounds tasty.


  68. Carol W. says:

    I subscribe by email.


  69. Carol W. says:

    I follow with Google Friend Connect.


  70. Marianna says:

    There aren't any events in my area! =(
    I'd love to try the Hearty Chicken Pot Pie recipe, though
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

  71. Marianna says:

    I follow your blog on google friend connect
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

  72. Julie says:

    There is one in Grant Township Hall in Grant Township MI. I live in Mi

  73. Julie says:

    FB fan of yours-Julie A Scott Laws

  74. Sadly the closest event to me in Southern California! Cool prize! polsen11[at]comcast[dot]net

  75. I am already a Google Friend Connect Follower!

  76. I am a facebook fan of SAHM Reviews
    Pamela Olsen

  77. Linda Kish says:

    Nothing near me.

    I think the Impossibly Easy Coconut Pie would be good to try.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  78. Rene says:

    No event near me. The raspberry truffle tart sounds good.
    nasy2000 at aol dot com

  79. The American Legion Post 52 is hosting a Pancake Nation pancake breakfast about 3 hrs from my house on April 24.

  80. I subscribe.

    tclarkusa at gmail dot com

  81. Anonymous says:

    There wasn't one close, probably 2-3 hours away. I think I may try the Cinnamon Monkey bread sometime.


  82. ohhhfire says:

    the Raspberry Truffle Tart recipe looks yummy to me

  83. ohhhfire says:

    i am a facebook fan

    jenn giannetto

  84. ohhhfire says:

    i am a google friend connect follower

  85. actually. nix that first comment. This one is closer to me. Pancake Breakfast 717 Market Street Mountain Home, AR 72653 4/24/10 7:30AM – 10:00AM

    amomsrantings at gmail dot com

  86. I have added your button to my bottom scroll Blog roll (bottom of page) 1

  87. I have added your button to my bottom scroll Blog roll (bottom of page) 2

  88. I have added your button to my bottom scroll Blog roll (bottom of page)

  89. Following on twitter via @amomsrantings

  90. am a facebook fanpage fan of SAHM Reviews

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