Cranberry Bliss Bars

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I made a promise to myself I’d take this entire week off running. I woke up this morning and wanted nothing more than to go for a run, but since I’m about to start half Ironman training, I’m sticking with my original plan.  I know my legs will appreciate […]

Pumpkin Roll Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

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A couple thoughts: 1. I used to get SO irritated with my mom because she had a “No Christmas Music until December 10th” rule. DECEMBER TENTH.  Now I totally get it.  Mike put on Christmas music the other night and I was SO not ready for it. 2. Of […]

Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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There’s no crazy like 8th-grade-with-7-days-of-school-left crazy.  These kids are wired.  I wish I could share their enthusiasm, but it’s hard to get excited about summer when it never gets above 65 degrees, and summer means thick fog all day and every day.  I’m soooo over it. Fortunately, I have […]

Oatmeal Raisin Whoopie Pies

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Ellie’s rapidly closing in on five months old and there have been some big changes! We quit swaddling her cold turkey and so far things are going great. We also got the OK from her pediatrician to introduce solid food, and we decided to start with bananas. After a […]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

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I hate pumpkin pie. It’s not the flavor I have problems with, it’s the texture. Custards just completely gross me out. Fortunately these bars taste like pumpkin pie, but have more of a cheesecake texture, which I love! I also like graham cracker crust about a hundred times more […]

Cinnamon Rolls

I’m slightly starting to freak out that my Mom’s leaving on Tuesday. I have gotten completely spoiled and I’m kind of in denial that I have to do this baby thing all by myself from 9-5 on the weekdays now. We took Ellie for a walk in Golden Gate […]

Blueberry Cheesecake Tart

I’ve been on summer break almost a week now. I mentioned to my friend the other day that I was a little bored, and she told me I should enjoy this boredom now because after the kid comes, I’ll probably never be bored again. Good point, I should probably […]

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is my favorite cake. Last year out of nowhere I decided I wanted carrot cake with cream cheese frosting as my birthday cake, which was a serious departure from the chocolate-on-chocolate birthday cakes of the years before. Now I’m pretty sure it’s my favorite cake ever. I just […]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Thanks to Veterans Day, I did not have to be at school today. I decided it would be a great opportunity to try my hand at being a housewife! First I packed a nutritions lunch for my hard-working husband. Then I went to Target and bought some new boots […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

You know those articles about people who find their dream job and get to spend every day doing what they love? I thought it was all just a bunch of crap, until I got this job. Yes, teaching middle school definitely has its moments, but I honestly feel like […]

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