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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Friday, December 20, 2019

Homemade Cooked Eggnog

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I have a recipe here today for you to convert any of your friends or family who "don't like eggnog". Apparently eggnog is a commonly disliked drink. To those people I must ask, do you not like the taste of a thick, creamy milkshake? Do you not like the taste of Christmas? Are you actually the Grinch himself? 

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Pumpkin Browned Butter Snickerdoodles

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Hello again! So, just after I made all those empty promises of posting regularly in my last post 3 months ago.... (heh heh), my computer went and stopped working. 

But, I FINALLY have it fixed and running again. Honestly, as much as I love giving you guys recipes, I was more scared that I had lost all of millions of photos I've taken of my kids. 

But don't worry. All my photos are here and accounted for on my new hard drive, so I can sit and show them to you for 5 hours straight if you feel like coming over to my house. I might even feed you pumpkin browned butter snickerdoodles. 
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Monday, August 12, 2019

The Best Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

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If you have been searching for a lemon poppyseed muffin recipe that is bursting with lemon flavor, tall and fluffy, with a tender moist crumb, then drop everything. It's here.

My sister has been begging me to come up with a perfect lemon poppyseed muffin recipe for a few centuries now, it seems like, and I'm finally here to save the day.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Welcome Baby Number 3!

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Finally, baby #3 has arrived!

I apologized to you for not announcing until two weeks after my first baby was born (see here). I apologized to you for not announcing until 3 weeks after my second baby was born (see here). Now here with number three, I'm tired of apologizing and I'm not even sure how many weeks old he is anyway. Ha!


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Monday, April 1, 2019

White Chicken Caprese Lasagna

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I've always been scared of making lasagna. Every time I've ever made it, it's either been too dry or too watery. Half the time the noodles don't get cooked. Even if it ever had turned out for me before this moment, I would have fully expected it to just look like a big, hot, sloppy mess when I tried to photograph it. 
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Friday, March 15, 2019

Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last week we had a horrible, deathly cold. Usually when you have a cold, you are lucky enough to be able to say, "oh, it's just a sniffle". 

Not so lucky this time. I will consider myself lucky if I get rid of this cough and get my voice back a month from now. 

I was the last victim the cold took, so while Samuel and the kids were suffering, I was making cookies. "Good thing I've been taking my prenatal vitamins! I think they're keeping me from getting sick at all this time!" I said to myself, whistling as I worked. 

Several days later, Samuel emerged from the couch and croaked, "Where are those cookies?"

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