My wife is just spoiled, as am I. I have a great "from-scratch" pancake recipe that beats any boxed or packaged mix I've ever used. I can change the flavor profile to whatever strikes my fancy. I can make them taste like pumpkin pie, or chocolate, or blueberry pancakes, or buttermilk pankaces, or apple fritters, etc. I can even turn the basic recipe into cakes of various flavor. And the beauty of the recipe is that the basic version is soooooo easy. And the result is a light, fluffy, and moist pancake that is so tender, it melts in your mouth. Compare that with the rubbery version found in restaurants.
But I remember my first restaurant pancakes. They were as big as the plate. I was about ten years old, and I thought they were superb. It's not that I don't like restaurant pancakes, it's just that the texture is lacking. But they are edible, and do beat a sharp stick in the eye.
For those newer members, there are a few people around here (including me) that make great scratch pancakes, and who would never use a pre-made mix. We might make them a bit differently, but all agree, they sure beat the restaurant version. Anyone who doesn't have my recipe, just ask. And I have several testimonials about my recipe from fellow DC'rs.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North