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Okotoks Food Bank Cookbook recipes for dads from dads

Pancakes ideal for dad before watching U.S. Open final round on Father's Day

As Father Day's approaches, the Okotoks Food Bank is submitting recipes from dads. The recipes are from the Food a simple connection, recipes to gather around a cookbook to celebrate the food bank's 25th anniversary.

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The first recipe is Brad Wygle's Grandma's Pancakes

"Brad submitted his Grandma’s Pancakes recipe for the Cookbook (found on page 50). Brad has been a dedicated volunteer here at the foodbank for many years, and he was instrumental in helping us move to our new facility during the first wave of the pandemic, giving us the use of his truck, trailer and son (and not necessarily in that order).

Pamela McLean, Okotoks Foodbank executive director

Born in Whitecourt and raised in Fort McMurray. son of Edwin and Sandra, brother to Kim, husband to Terry and father to Daniel, Jordan, Abby-Lynn and Ethan.

I am an avid outdoorsman, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting all which I love to do with my family and our dog Daxter.

Lived and worked in Alberta all my life. I started out my working career as a cook in Fort McMurray, which only lasted a couple years but those skills have been valuable throughout life.

I then went to NAIT for Instrumentation Engineering Technologist, after school got my journeyman certificate and worked around Alberta in oil and gas. In 2000 I transitioned from field work to engineering work and then moved into automation. Have been doing automation ever since, its like I was made for it.

I met Terry during my first summer from NAIT when I went back to Fort McMurray to paint handrails for the summer at Syncrude. We started having kids once I got my journeyman certificate and work was stable.

We moved to Okotoks in 2002, lived in Crystal Shores area. In 2010 we moved to an acreage just SW of town. We are probably going to stay local to this area on into retirement.

My grandmother’s recipe for pancakes. It is deceptively easy and will make you wonder why you ever bought pancake mix before.
Brad Wygle


15 mins. prep
15 mins. cook
18 yield

4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
2 cups flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
½ tsp salt
¼ cup melted butter


• In a medium bowl, mix eggs and milk together.

• Add flour, baking powder, sugar and salt, mixing thoroughly.
• Add melted butter and mix.
• Brush a large skillet or griddle with vegetable oil and heat over medium-low
• Using ¼ cupfuls of batter, pour onto skillet and cook until bubbles form
on top. Flip and cook until golden.
• Serve hot with your favourite toppings.