I like cookbooks. I think they are a fascinating read. In the living room, on one bookshelf, two shelves are devoted just to cookbooks. Plus, I had a stack on top of the bookshelf.
I decided, last year, to go through the stack on the top, look through each one, and decide if I really wanted to keep it. Did it have things I would make or did I buy it just because it was interesting? The interesting but unusable ones would be given away. How is it working out? So far, I haven't found one I couldn't make something out of with an eye towards more cooking from that book.
One of the things I kept forgetting to do was sprinkle the chopped pecans over the top after pouring 1/4th cup of batter on the griddle. I would say half of the pancakes the recipe made, and it makes a lot, don't have pecans in them.
Still, when the sliced banana was added to cover the pancake and the whole thing drizzled with maple syrup, that's a breakfast.
No, whipped cream on this would be overkill and would ruin the flavors.