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Peanut Butter Date Snacking Bars

Self-checkouts are all the rage these days in grocery stores near me, and I always wonder how they manage to prevent major loss this way since it is would be so easy to bag two things at once, or just skip the bagging process altogether and walk on out with your belongings.  The attendants never […]


Monday Moments: The Help

I’m so behind at life right now, I don’t even care that my kids are in pajamas in 90% of the pictures you’re about to see.  At least they’re IN pajamas, I say. Despite the chaos and confusion they’re in the middle of (but what does moving MEAN, Mom? Where will our stuff be?), I […]


Monday Moments: Big Brother

This little man has been giving me some serious attituuuude of late. He has definitely reached the point of being ready for Kindergarten, despite his adamant claim that he is “not going”, and we’ve been fighting a little.  He would love nothing more than for me to play and craft and read and bake and generally […]

Chocolate Wedding Cupcakes with Fudgy Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Wedding Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

We’re off to spend part of our day at Children’s Hospital today getting little Gavin’s kidneys tested and I’m very much not looking forward to it. Although we’ve known from before birth that one kidney was larger than the other and this is decidedly not normal, it hasn’t bothered him in the least, and I’d […]

Crispy Baked Buttermilk Chicken

Crispy Baked Buttermilk Chicken

Have you ever seen that Seinfeld episode where Jerry and George dare Elaine to grab food from another customer’s plate at a restaurant and carry on walking as though nothing was out of the ordinary? She can’t work up the courage despite being ravenous, but that courage comes easily to our independent 2-year-old. After a […]