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 [...]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Snack Cake with Coconut Topping

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Weekends are so much better now that I’m back at work. ¬†I appreciate them about a million times more than I did when every day was pretty much the same. ¬†Obviously it was great having Mike home all day on the weekends, but now there’s even more of a [...]

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

So, I have a one-week-old already. WHAT?! The first few days were a complete blur of feeding, changing, and very sporadic sleeping. My parents were here all week, and Mike was home from work, so I really didn’t have to do anything other than hang out with the cutest [...]

Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Granola

This was supposed to be granola bars…but they failed. Well, they failed as granola bars, but were an EPIC win as granola. This stuff is relatively healthy, great for breakfast, and is infinitely adaptable to whatever you like. I think I’m going to bake another big batch this weekend [...]

Cranberry-Almond Granola

I’ve been trying to eat healthier breakfasts lately, which explains why we’ve been going through about a whole lot more spinach than we normally do. I blend it into smoothies, which totally grosses Mike out, but you honestly can’t taste it! Because he likes his breakfasts a little more [...]

Brown Butter Toasted Oat Cookies

I don’t know if I’ve just been living under a rock, but the whole brown butter concept is still relatively new to me. The idea of keeping butter on the stove just until the milk solids begin to brown to add a nutty flavor is definitely intriguing, but I [...]

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

I have high standards when it comes to pancakes. When I was younger, my mom always used James Beard’s recipe, often with blueberries, and always incredibly good (particularly when drenched with maple syrup). I used to order pancakes when we went out for breakfast but now I don’t even [...]

No-bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I want to preface this post with an acknowledgement. Yes, I realize I WAY over-edited that photo. My new camera and my recently downloaded copy of GIMP 2.0 have been so much fun to play with, I haven’t really figured out when to cut myself off. The good news [...]

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