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Pumpkin Bread

Maple Pumpkin Bread with Cousins

This year everyone came to our house for Christmas. I love hosting and hate driving in the snow, so this was perfect. “Everyone” included two cousins to my toddler and I thought that I would create a fun cooking project for the three of them. My toddler loves to dump and mix, the 10 year […]

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Mexican Slow Cooker Beans

I didn’t trust the slow cooker. Add ingredients and walk away? Wha? No hovering, no regular stirring? But what if it burned?What if it turned off? What if all the liquid evaporated, burned the dish, overheated the element, burst into flames, caught the curtains on fire, burned down the house and all the neighbor’s houses? […]

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Make your own Kombucha

Kombucha is the nectar of the gods, or, at the very least, the gods’ favorite fermented tea flavored with fruit. It’s delicious. Can you believe me? You can. I might be a weird mix of contradictions. Freshly manicured nails bring me joy, and so do my reusable pads. I’m not quite ready for family cloth, but I […]

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Banana Cookies – A Toddler Treat

These cookies are my toddler’s FAVORITE. I own a bakery and she will choose these cookies over my bakery cookies any day. In fact, she will only take a bakery cookie after she has first confirmed that no banana cookies are available. When I was on the GD diet while pregnant, I made these cookies […]

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Adventures in Bread Baking

Almost ten years ago, someone gave me a bread machine as a wedding gift. I had never used one before, but I followed the recipes in the little booklet that came with the machine and the bread turned out just fine. However, the loaf was a very strange, tall, and rectangular shape, which didn’t work […]

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My Experiment with Make Ahead Meals

My current work schedule is a four day work week. This means my work days are a little longer, but in exchange I get Fridays off to spend with my children plus an extended weekend. It’s pretty great! The only slight hitch I’ve run into so far with my new schedule relates to weeknight meals. […]

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An Abundance of Apple Recipes

My entire family loves to visit our local orchard to pick apples. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors as a family while also supporting a local business. However, I always get home from a trip to the orchard and realize that I now have an abundance of apples that I must use before […]

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T42 Iced Tea Review

{Disclaimer:: We have partnered with T42 Iced Tea to bring you this sponsored post and review. While we received compensation for this post, the views and opinions expressed are entirely our own!} I have always had a love for iced tea. In fact, before I entered into this wonderful world of parenting I took a […]

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