Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers

 Whole Wheat Cheddar Crackers via The Baker Chick

Most Moms of toddlers would agree that there are usually snacks in your house that I like to refer to as “money snacks.” You know the thing that no matter where or when or what situation your child will happily gobble up as many as you give them? We have three over here. Raisins, cucumber slices, and cheddar bunnies. Dang those crispy little things are actually pretty good and addictive! I’ve found myself mindlessly dipping my hand back into the box on more than one occasion. I don’t mind Hugo eating processed snacks on occasion, but since he loves them so much, (and would seriously eat a handful every day if I let him,) I figured it was time to figure out a healthier homemade version. …

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One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

You guys there isn’t much to say about this meal. It is simple. It is easy. It can be thrown together in no time and it is good. Like most comfort food, it is cozy and homey and delicious. Best of all- the whole family will love it. I’m basing this statement on how quickly…

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Fudgy Chocolate Bundt Cake

I think it’s time for some chocolate around these parts don’t you? Between traveling to Wisconsin and wrangling my crazy active toddler (how is he a toddler!?,) I feel like this page has been needing something rich, decadent, gooey and scrumptious- so here you go! This cake is all of those things. So rich, with…

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Mini Raspberry Rhubarb Pavlovas

Ladies and Gents I think Spring may actually be here. I wore a dress today with bare legs and I saw people having lunch al fresco.  Little buds are forming on the trees and most importantly rhubarb is popping up in the produce department of the grocery store. To me, seeing the cheerful stalks amongst all…

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Cornmeal Griddle Cakes with Honey Butter Syrup

The inspiration behind every recipe I post come from super random places. A few weeks ago, a corn biscuit with the most luscious honey butter made me realize that I needed to represent this flavor combo somewhere on the old blog. How did I forget how good it is? The meld of crunchy cornmeal in…

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Easter in Wisconsin

Hello from the Midwest! I’m in Wisconsin this week, celebrating Easter with my family and giving my parents some quality time with little Hugo. Holidays are just so fun as a parent and Easter was no exception. We hosted a big brunch, (I made Cinnamon Rolls of course,) and I got to have fun with…

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Oatmeal Creme Pies

I woke up the other day craving a Little Debbie’s Oatmeal Creme Pie. This is kinda weird because it’s not like I had these a lot growing up. In fact I’ve probably had about 10 of them ever in my life, but earlier this week I just had to have one. I was craving that…

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Triple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Would you like to join me for a cup of coffee? We’ll probably be sitting on the floor of my living room, as we had to get rid of the coffee table after Hugo learned to climb onto it and then sit precariously on the edge almost giving me a heart attack. We’ll have to keep…

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Spicy Bacon Egg and Cheese Strata

When it comes to entertaining for Easter (or any holiday really,) the key to smooth day-of prep is making as many dishes that can be prepped in advance as possible. For Hugo’s 1st Birthday Brunch, where my menu consisted mostly of Savory Egg-Bakes like this one and Cinnamon Rolls, I prepped all of those the…

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Classic Carrot Layer Cake

I find the Carrot Cake for Easter connection to be one of the most adorable things ever. Easter >Bunnies >Carrots. I mean it makes perfect sense right? (Though those big Easter Bunnies are totally weird but I’m totally still taking Hugo to meet one!) Somehow even without the bunny thing, Carrot Cake always brings to mind…

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