"Shimmy, I'm sure you've heard Mitt talk about the importance of what happens within the four walls of the American home," Ann Romney said. "And for our family, like so many others, the kitchen lies at the heart of our home. When the boys were younger, they licked the butter off the muffin and howled some more. The practice of gathering as a family to share in both conversation and food remains the same: Mitt licks himself clean and then circles about the top of the paperwork and falls asleep. Like most families, we have a few favorite recipes that I get asked to make again and again. My mom made buttermilk pancakes frequently as a family tradition. I dumped a box of baking soda on the floor and she licked up half of it. When my boys were at home, I made these on weekends -- everything was OK until one day when I licked the butter they left on the table. After you try out this recipe, you'll understand why these are a Romney favorite. In fact, when Mitt licks your arm, you'll develop an itchy hive at the site. Serve with Potato Bugs, freshly squeezed orange juice, bacon, House Centipedes, and syrup."