Creamy Cauliflower Shells and Cheese

 Creamy Cauliflower Shells and Cheese via The Baker Chick

I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted a new recipe on here. I feel both sad and guilty about it, knowing that while this is my own space to do with as I choose, feeling like my cooking mojo has been on vacation and I just would like it to come back please. I think this is partially due to long warm summer days where turning the oven on feels like a chore, and an energetic little boy who prefers to be at the playground all day than playing at home while I bake. Sometimes I really wonder how so many Moms keep up their food blogs so much better than I do. If there is a secret to this please let me know. More on this subject in a future post, but I am optimistic that with the crisp fall air will come my excitement about being in my kitchen again. I am always the most inspired by pumpkin, apples, pears and all the warm cozy food that brings people together. Stick with me friends- I’m on the up and up I promise.

Ok, now for the present moment and this simple dinner I whipped up for Hugo the other day. I wasn’t originally planning to photograph or share it, as I’ve already made Pumpkin Mac & Cheese and Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese, but I figured the more toddler friendly meals the better, plus it’s super delicious and Andy & I loved it too. Any time I can eat a cruciferous veggie without sacrificing my creamy mac & cheese texture is a win win for me….

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Apple Collage

25 Apple Recipes!

August is almost over which means my brain is already on Fall and nothing means fall baking is truly upon us like Apple Season! You know I’m a fall girl through and through and I just cannot wait for crisp autumn days with crunchy leaves under my feet. (Plus I bought Hugo the cutest wellies…

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Sling Diaries- Laughter

You know what’s funny? Trying to get pictures of a squirmy toddler 30 minutes before nap time on the beach in the wind storm. Anyone want to see the outtakes from this photo shoot? Haha. This is my 5th entry of the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries. Check out my first four entries here, here, here…

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Vanilla Bean Peach Bellinis

I recently heard the most bittersweet headline. It went something like “30 activities for the last 30 days of summer!” Already? How does summer just whiz by? Now I always admit that I’m a Fall girl through and through, but this summer has been pretty great. We’ve only had a handful of awful “too-hot to-do-anything”…

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Southern Peach Cobbler

Gosh I’m sorry it’s been so dead over here lately. I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting a recipe since my blog started back in 2011. The thing is- I can’t force recipes and words and photos and inspiration you know? I just have had an overwhelming desire to take a break…

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Sling Diaries- Community

This is my 4th post as part of the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries. Check out my first 3 posts here, here and here. When Hugo was about 6 months old, my greatest NYC subway nightmare came true. It was rush hour, the train was packed, and out of nowhere he started screaming. I don’t mean…

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Five Minute Pita Pizzas

You know I am all about making your lives easier. When I share dinner ideas on the blog- they are usually easy, fast, and delicious meals that are family friendly and did I say easy? I don’t have time or energy for anything else most nights, and if I can make something that all three…

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Cherry Vanilla Crisp

As I mentioned in an early post I joined a fruit CSA this summer and it is a-mazing. Every week I get to pick up 2 big cartons of farm fresh fruit picked that day from a nearby farm. I love that it’s a surprise what I’ll get and I really love finding ways to…

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Berry Cherry Custard Pie

I’m sorry things have been a bit slow around here lately. I realize that with the warm summer weather and a toddler who loves to play outside, I’m pulled away from the kitchen. I used to prefer the comforts of the indoor air conditioner on a warm day, but not nothing brings me more joy…

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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve never been much of an outdoorsy gal. What can I say? I mean Ok, don’t get me wrong I love the ocean. And beautiful scenery makes my heart flutter. I loved my honeymoon to Costa Rica, and the mountains are magical. All of that being said- at the end of the day I’m used…

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Sling Diaries- Ambition

9 years ago, with 2 large suitcases and little else to my name, I moved to New York City. I was a girl with a big dream and I couldn’t wait to dive into the craze of the city, feeling so excited and giddy from my intense drive, passion, and faith that I’d succeed. Man…

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