“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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Apple Cider Caramels

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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

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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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Simple Stovetop Applesauce

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So we’re 8 1/2 days into this thing called parenthood and honestly, it’s going really well. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, all I have to do is look at her, hear a coo, or give that baby soft head a little rub to bring me back to this little sliver of paradise called motherhood. And yes,… 

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