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Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

March 21, 2017

Now that the days are getting longer, they are also starting to feel busier!  I think I am trying to cram too many things into the daylight hours.  Perhaps I should dial it back a bit on all my Spring to-do lists. I love the feeling of new possibilities that come with Spring, but for some reason it’s an anxious time for me; even as a child I remember feeling butterflies in my stomach when the sun started to feel…

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Chocolate Dipped Irish Cream Cookies

March 13, 2017

So it’s the week of St. Patrick’s Day and I vote we drink Guinness everyday! Whatever your heritage there is something about celebrating St. Patrick that brings out a little Irish in all of us.  I have always been told that I am 100% Scottish but I’m certain there is some Irish in the mix somewhere!  I would be really interested to try DNA genetic testing to learn more about myself.  If anyone has tried it let me know.  I’ve…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter “Superfood” Granola Bars

March 8, 2017

Granola bars are one of the easiest snacks to have on the go but with all that added sugar they don’t exactly fall into the health food category.  Even the ones that cost almost $8 a box! With Aaron’s long shifts sometimes I struggle to find enough variety of foods to have in for his lunches that he can eat on the fly (they work them to the bone!).  I bake lots of goodies for him to take but there…

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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

March 1, 2017

Well I was right, the cookies didn’t last a minute and that’s how apple cinnamon muffins happened. Earlier today I attempted french hot chocolate which sounded easy enough but it didn’t really turn out.  But I drank it anyway and gave myself a stomach ache.  What am I six years old?  I’ll never learn.  But in my defense I used the good chocolate and I wasn’t letting it go to waste! So to redeem myself I baked a batch of…

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Cookies

February 27, 2017

Well these cookies were a nice little surprise!  After back to back birthday parties this weekend on top of the usual rigmarole, Sunday evening left me scrambling to throw something together for Aaron to take in his lunch.  We both love oatmeal cookies but the great debate is raisins or no raisins (I say lots and lots, he says EWWWW!)  But whatever you choose these brown butter oatmeal cookies are particularly delicious.  I have a feeling they aren’t going to…

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Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

February 22, 2017

Well, I’ve got a recipe for you today that falls into the top 10 of my all-time favorites. This is no exaggeration, these lemon poppy seed scones are so so delicious!  I baked some on Saturday and they were gone by Sunday.  I baked another batch for Aaron to take in his lunch on Monday but was mad when he took too many because I wanted them to last.  They are that good! I find the scones have the perfect amount…

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Roasted Beet & Tomato Pizza with Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese and Arugula

February 20, 2017

It’s the Family Day holiday here this weekend and for probably the first time in 4 years we were able to spend it together!  Aaron misses a lot of holidays with us due to work so the ones where he gets to take part are extra great.  We didn’t do anything over the top; it’s been nice just living the simple life lately and enjoying our little family all together. We spent the afternoon at a local greenhouse hosting a…

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The Best Chocolate Cake with Real Strawberry Buttercream Icing

February 12, 2017

So, I’ve turned another year older since you last heard from me.  We tamely celebrated my birthday this weekend and although my celebrations may not be to the level of intensity they once were, I was showered in gifts and most certainly spoiled rotten! Unfortunately Aaron had to work (shocker) which threw a wrench in our plans but Mairead and I had no problem taking over the cake situation. One dessert was a turtle ice cream cake and the other…

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No-Chill Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

February 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day was one holiday I often frowned upon in previous years but since becoming a Mama I’m all for celebrating this new found love.  Mairead has had a lot of questions lately about Valentine’s Day and why we celebrate it.  I had no idea but Google revealed that Saint Valentine was quite the romantic.  And as for Cupid, I prefer Mai’s definition as “the little man who shoots people when they fall in love.” She had me out of…

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Chocolate Macaroons

January 31, 2017

Chocolate macaroons, haystacks, no-bake cookies or as we called them as kids “un-baked,” whatever the name everyone knows these cookies.  Chocolate macaroons were a staple in our house growing up except the only difference was that Mom never added coconut to hers.  HOW COULD YOU DEPRIVE US LIKE THAT MOM?!!  Oh, how we suffered. I love trying new recipes and if I could eat new foods everyday I would!  But sometimes you can’t pass up old favorites that have withstood the test…

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