Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

So the time has finally come that I own a cell phone. Which means you can ask me if you want my number, or you can just follow me on Instagram, where I’m most excited to be back so I can take selfies with flamingos. I suppose it was really only a matter of time […]

Strawberry & Cream Shortbread

Shortbread with strawberries and whipped cream - simple and perfect!

The credit for today’s shortbread goes entirely to Gemma, and my nephew Lucas, who convinced me making roll-and-bake cookies was an excellent idea on a rainy day at home with eight children aged nine and under. Believe it or not, they were right – it was a good idea. I always love shortbread, and this […]

Lemon Crumble Oat Bars

Lemon Crumble Oat Bars | www.hiddenponies.com

Sometimes it seems like it’ll be really easy to get what you want, until you actually try. When we moved into our new house, we knew that we wanted chairs for a small seating area in our kitchen/family room area. There isn’t a lot of space, so I don’t want anything huge, just a couple armchairs. […]

Funfetti Sugar Cookies

Soft & Chewy Funfetti Sugar Cookie

Last weekend we went out for nachos and dessert because, well, healthy, and something shocking happened. I couldn’t finish everything, Didn’t even want to finish everything. Couldn’t have eaten more if I tried. I’ve officially transitioned Gavin onto bottles and, with the loss of breastfeeding, I get full again. I literally haven’t felt really, truly full for the […]

Marshmallow Pops

Remember that amazing surprise party we talked about on Monday? Well, I was happy to be left with the extra toppings from the apple fondue bar and couldn’t wait to put them to good use!For Theo’s birthday, since Carl was gone and vanilla cupcakes are my weakness, I decided to forego the cake and let […]

Strawberry Oat Bars (with Strawberry Chia Jam)

strawberry oat bars with strawberry chia jam

While I’m still just as obsessed with chocolate as ever, I’m eating berries in at least equal amounts while the gettin’s good. But fresh berries don’t last forever, and sometimes you need to use a bunch quickly or risk crossing that fine line between sooooo juicy and sweet and ewwww gross my finger just went […]

Saturday Sweets: Granola Bars

Do you have a food that you just like best store bought?  A packaged-good-weakness you never plan to give up? I have a couple. 1) Oreos.  Mind you, I haven’t tried these homemade Oreos yet…I’ll report back. 2) Wheat Thins.  Although I think I could challenge that with this recipe, but I know I won’t […]

Saturday Sweets: Peach Almond Bars

Almond Peach Squares

This week was peachy around here! Chelsea showed up mid-week with 40 lbs of peaches and we over-ambitiously flash-boiled every single one of them to make for easy peeling so we could make them into a variety of recipes for the freezer. Well, we ran out of steam mid-peeling (read: the kids ran out of […]

Saturday Sweets: Homemade Fudgesicles

I have to thank my BFF Alyssa for even giving me the idea to make homemade fudgesicles!  I can’t remember the last time I had a fudgesicle – elementary school sports days come to mind, when we got a treat to celebrate the end of a sweaty, competitive day.  I always loved the soft, chewy, […]

Saturday Sweets: PECAN PIE COOKIES

I have a brand new nephew! Best-laid plans for a scheduled Caesarean section didn’t pan out and sweet little Joshua made an early appearance into the world this weekend for my sister and brother-in-law.  This means another little boy for Theo to play with when they get a little bigger…now we just have to wait […]