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 [...]

Quinoa and Pistachio Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Today, Ellie is four months old. ¬† She’s only been in our lives a short time, but I can’t believe how much has changed. ¬†Getting up at 5 AM is easier than I ever imagined it would be (she still hasn’t mastered sleeping through the night, so I’ve seen [...]

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 [...]

Cinnamon-Raisin Bagels

I’d been meaning to make bagels for years, and then last weekend, spontaneously, it just happened Saturday afternoon. I don’t know why I was so intimidated, because honestly it’s not that hard, it’s just kind of time consuming. Not really active, hands-on time, but wait-around-while-they-sit-in-the-fridge-overnight time, which can be [...]

Bread and Butter Pudding

This is kind of a tricky post for me to write, because I really don’t like bread pudding (or rice pudding, or most custards). I’m really not a picky eater, but there’s something about the texture of bread pudding that just bothers me. It’s not quite creamy, it’s not [...]

Hot Cross Buns

I have probably only had hot cross buns once or twice in my life, and I don’t remember thinking they were all that great. For a large portion of my childhood, no baked good was worth eating unless it had chocolate or frosting, so the idea of a bun [...]

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