Whole Wheat Peppermint Pancakes

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  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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“Healthier” Peanut Blossoms

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 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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Pan Seared Salmon with Creamy Sriracha

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 I remember the first few weeks of motherhood. I was living in a constant state of “oh my gosh, now what?” and always prepping for the worst. I certainly couldn’t go fold laundry while the baby napped, because what if she woke up? Or, I better not start on a project because her nap may… 

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Pomegranate, Pear, and Pistachio Salad with Creamy Pomegranate Dressing + Weekly Menu

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In recent years, the USDA replaced the very well-known “food guide pyramid” with the almost-insulting, super simple “plate method”. In brief, half of your (9 inch) plate should be filled with fruits and vegetables, 1/4 of the plate should be filled with lean protein, and the remaining 1/4 of the plate with a starch/carbohydrate. At… 

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Blackened Salmon Tacos with Corn Salsa and Cilantro-Lime Ranch

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About a week ago, my breast milk supply plummeted. I was devastated and could only correlate the reduction in supply to the absence of lactation cookies in my diet. While I don’t that lactation cookies are 100% to thank for good milk supply (though I’d be okay with that – I have modified the recipe… 

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