I read Lianne Moriarty's fun Big Little Lies a few months ago, but with a busy weekend and not enough time to tackle some of the more ambitious projects I had planned (Neapolitan pizza or cream puffs coming soon!), some easy apple pancakes were the perfect choice this weekend. I have read a few Moriarty books and she creates a really engaging "Real Housewives of Sydney" type of world, but with more depth and less trashiness (and plastic surgery). In Big Little Lies, Moriarty creates both characters and a story that are funny and slapstick one moment, and dark and sad the next. This juxtaposition makes the book a little more than the typical light read. As the title suggests, the book has some secrets that are eventually revealed, so I will be careful and keep the review short and sweet. The pancakes are inspired by the hunky neighborhood coffee shop guy, who always seems to be trotting out some delectable special pancakes when one of the books main characters, Jane, is sulkily hanging around. These were an improvisation, so hopefully the recipe will work for you.