Today is February 16

Published 7:30 am Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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International Pancake Day –


2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix

1 cup milk

2 eggs


Grease or spray griddle or skillet. Heat over medium-high heat or electric griddle to 375°F. (Surface is ready when a few drops of water sprinkled on it dance and disappear.)

Stir all ingredients until blended. Pour by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle.

Cook until edges are dry. Turn; cook until golden.

Expert Tips

Cook these cakes on a true cast-iron griddle or in a large cast-iron skillet. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to scoop the batter onto the hot pan (it’s ready when a drop of water sizzles on the surface), then don’t turn them until they puff up and bubbles form on top. Flip them just once, cooking until just golden brown.

Don’t flip ’em more than once! Repeated cooking on both sides toughens rather than browns the pancakes.

Keep pancakes warm until ready to serve by placing them uncovered in a single layer on a paper towel-lined cookie sheet in a 200°F oven.

Serve pancakes topped with sliced banana, raspberries, blueberries, or grated chocolate for a delicious way to start your day.

Freeze leftover pancakes stacked between sheets of waxed paper, then wrapped in foil or a plastic freezer bag. To reheat, unwrap pancakes and remove waxed paper. Place 1 pancake at a time on microwaveable safe plate and microwave on High for 30 to 60 seconds or until heated through. Top with peanut butter mixed with maple syrup to make them on-the-go friendly.

Mix pancake batter in a measuring cup or bowl with handle and spout. Then you can easily pour batter onto a griddle.

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The patent for Nylon is obtained today by Wallace Hume Carothers. According to, he was born 1896, died 1937 and was an American chemist who developed the synthetic material nylon, which was patented in 1937. He had been lured away from his post at Harvard University in 1927 by Dupont by being promised a free hand in pure research. Dupont was interested in producing other synthetics, after they had obtained the French technology for rayon, or artificial silk. By the early 1930’s, Carothers’ research group had already produced neoprene, or artificial rubber.


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