Gingerbread Muffins 4

Gingerbread Muffins

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. As the holidays come to a close and the 2015 year quickly approaches…your pants may have shrunk. No, really…it’s the pants, not the indulgences. I understand. In the most innocent way possible, Mr. P asked me if my work clothes would be fitting post-baby and post-holidays….

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English Toffee 3

English Toffee…and How I Royally Ruined My Christmas Surprise

You guys know so many of my dirty little secrets. Like, the fact that donuts are my absolute most favorite food. And that I’m always late…always. And that I despise cleaning with every fiber in my being. You guys know my many flaws. Another flaw being that I can sometimes be…feisty. So that is my…

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Whole Wheat Peppermint Pancakes 2

Whole Wheat Peppermint Pancakes

  If you were a guest in my house over the holidays, the chances of your getting homemade cinnamon rolls are…nonexistent. I’m sorry, please forgive me. I just…can’t…do…it. I nearly caused a flare up of my plantar faciitis making sure everyone was fed plenty of Christmas cheer with an assortment of homemade goodies. I mean,…

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Peanut Blossoms 4

“Healthier” Peanut Blossoms

 Men. Can’t live with’em…can’t live without’em. The other night, I abandoned the kitchen immediately after dinner to get the bedtime routine started. I headed upstairs to bathe, feed, and put to sleep one overly tired, fussy baby. As I was sitting there nursing her, I thought to myself, “I wonder if Mark will put away the leftovers…

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Cheesy Broccoli Soup 3

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

 Tonight marks the beginning of the outdoor hockey season. The high here today is a whopping 31 degrees and by the time my blades hit the ice at 9:10pm, I imagine the wind chill will have it feeling in the low 20’s. But I really shouldn’t complain. Outdoor hockey is 5 minutes from my house…

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