Friday, May 22, 2020

Blueberry Almond Smoothie

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I'm picky about smoothies. I don't like them too sweet. I don't like them too tart. They must be super creamy, smooth, and thick. I also don't like bananas in them. Maybe I'm weird. Usually I don't even make smoothies because I'm so ridiculously hard to please that I can't even please myself. But now that I have discovered this smoothie recipe, everything has changed. 

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bourbon Salted Caramel Cheesecake

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Hello, friends. Today I am giving you a recipe for the actual best cheesecake you'll ever eat. The base cheesecake here is as basic as you can get, but if you know me, you know basic vanilla is not my thing. So I had no choice but to add some homemade bourbon salted caramel sauce. 

And if you need something even less basic than this, I must suggest my Caramel Toffee Crunch Cheesecake. Doesn't get better than that.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Chewy Carrot Cake Cookies

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Hello! How are all of you doing during this strange time of our lives? I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and have plenty of toilet paper.

 I have a super simple Easter dessert recipe here that you can make, probably completely with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Big, Fat, Chewy Oatmeal Cookie

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If you have been searching for the perfect chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe, drop everything now.  This is it. 

We are big, fat, chewy, crispy edged, dark chocolate oozing, oatmeal cookie people around here. Samuel especially considers himself a connoisseur. And even when I use gluten free flour in these he asks me to "please never make any other cookies besides these ever again".   

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Monday, February 10, 2020

The Best Double Chocolate Muffins

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If you follow me on my Instagram, you have probably been eagerly anticipating this recipe! I asked in my stories if you guys would rather have greek yogurt muffins with chocolate chips or chocolate muffins with chocolate chips. Of course, you guys voted pretty much exactly 50-50, so greek yogurt chocolate chip muffins will be coming soon too! For now I, personally, wanted a double chocolate muffin, so I broke the tie. I also made the first batch with this gluten free all-purpose mix (so I could eat them, of course) and they turned out great! 



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Monday, February 3, 2020

How to Easily Remove the Tray from your Ikea Antilop High Chair with a Simple Hack!

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Hello everyone! I must take a quick break from posting recipes to tell you about this life changing IKEA hack! If you have ever seen the Ikea Antilop high chair in person, you know that the tray is nearly impossible to take off. Well, I have a simple hack to make the tray pop off easily every time! I even made a Youtube video (see below), because I NEED to get the word out to all the moms in the world. With this simple modification, the Ikea Antilop high chair is hands down the best (and cheapest!) high chair in the world! Enjoy!


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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Grandma's Famous Sour Cream Scones {with gluten free option!}

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Today I bring you yet another one of my grandma's famous recipes. Not only is she a great baker, but she is one of the most experienced gluten free bakers out there. My grandpa was diagnosed with celiac many decades ago before celiac was even really a thing (they called it "sprue" back then), so she was a lone pioneer in the gluten free baking world. Now the combination of her great recipes and the new and improved gluten free flour these days is an unstoppable force of yumminess for us poor celiacs of the world.

But don't let this celiac talk scare you, these scones are awesome with regular wheat flour too!



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Friday, January 3, 2020

The Top 10 Posts of 2019

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Happy New Year! 

Sorry this post is a little late. We rang in the new year with a bout of the stomach flu. We seem to be recovering well, but it just still seems really 2019-ish around here to me since I passed out on the couch at 8 PM on New Year's Eve. I would like a redo.

2019 was a busy year for us. We welcomed our third baby in April (see post here). We spent our first full year in our new home and accomplished a decent number of "fixer upper" projects (you can see some of our house projects on my Instagram stories).

Maybe this year wasn't adventurous as years past. We didn't travel the world, and we now live in the middle of rural America. But to me, this has been one of my most adventurous years so far. I spent most of the year just enjoying motherhood and watching my three kids learn and grow and trying to cook the quickest and easiest meals I could think of. I DID manage to post ten new recipes though (see them here).

Despite my low volume of new content this year, Google Analytics tells me I had 11,961,712 pageviews this year. I keep having to count the digits there because I think it's too big of a number to be true. Is that really 11 MILLION??? You guys are truly so awesome for wanting to use my recipes and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


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