Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars 4

Quinoa Coconut Granola Bars

We made it 15 weeks of life and 3 weeks of daycare before Shea’s first illness. It just doesn’t seem fair that babies get sick. The only thing more helpless than a baby…is a sick baby. Add to the list of things you roll your eyes at before you actually experience it: kids grow up in…

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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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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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Apple Cider Caramels 2

Apple Cider Caramels

One of the things I love most about our location in Michigan is the plentiful and diverse fruit picking options. Our sandy soil generally produces abundant crops of fruit throughout the warmer months of the year. We start with strawberries and raspberries, move into cherries, blueberries, and then apples and grapes. It’s something we look…

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Maple-Pumpkin Baked Donuts 3

Maple-Pumpkin Baked Donuts

There’s still 9 days until Halloween and it seems everyone is so “over” pumpkin. Not I, not I. Firstly, I didn’t start indulging in anything and everything pumpkin prematurely. Bloggers pride themselves in beating readership to the seasonal trends, but I enjoy the seasons way too much to jump the gun. Sorry, not sorry! It’s…

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