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Baking For Babies: Very Berry Oatmeal Cookies

I received a bunch of samples in the mail this week of Enfagrow A+, which is labelled as a ‘toddler nutritional drink.’ Since my kiddo won’t drink anything except water or breastmilk (not even juice! Crazy kid!), I didn’t want these samples to go to waste. I’ve heard only good things about the importance of [...]

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A Cake for All Seasons

I love chocolate cake. I don’t care if it’s store-bought, from a box, or lovingly homemade…there’s just something about chocolate cake that gets me. Every year on my birthday growing up, I requested a Duncan Hines fudge cake with fudge frosting. Now that I’m the resident cake-baker, I love to try new recipes. I’m constantly [...]

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Brown Butter Toffee Blondies

Summer means barbecues, potlucks and parties. And accompanying invitations to all of these is usually a request to bring along a dish; in my case, it’s always dessert. But there are two little problems with the outdoor dinners of summer: transportation and no refrigeration. I can’t bring along a cake, because the frosting will slide [...]

Banana Coffee Cake with Chia, Hemp and Flax

Why is coffee cake so delicious? Is it because it comes alongside a mug of coffee or cup of tea? Is it the light, fluffy cake, or the crunchy sugary topping? Is it subtle spice, or sticky glaze? Yes. Yes to all of those. Coffee cake is one of those treats that is always good, [...]

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Lactogenic banana bread

I adapted my low fat banana bread recipe to be a little more lactogenic based on what I’ve learned about possible substitutions, and I was really surprised that it was moist, and that it actually baked through (I’ve often made disaster quickbreads where the center never sets and remains gooey, especially when I’ve substituted applesauce [...]

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Tropical Yogurt Pops

It’s beyond hot outside, and what’s a better way to beat the heat when the temps are high than to nibble on frozen popsicles?! Instead of buying a box out of the freezer section, I decided to start making our own; that way I can continue shopping the perimeter of the grocery store and control [...]

Breakfast-Inspired Popsicles

‘ When I saw these raspberry, yogurt, and muesli pops on Lush Loves, I was eager to experiment with other variations on a breakfast popsicle. With mornings getting warmer and muggier (I am so jealous if you live somewhere with low humidity), the idea of a frozen meal first thing in the morning is becoming [...]

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