Category Archives: baking

Cranberry Orange Muffins with Pine Nuts

So many things are hard. Parenting is hard. Taking care of sick kids is hard. Keeping the living room rug toy free for more than 10 minutes is hard. Putting clean sheets on the top bunk bed is hard. Sleeping … Continue reading

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Apple Slab Pie: Dessert for a Holiday Crowd

Last year I made Dutch Apple Mini Pies to feed our Thanksgiving crowd and they were delicious.  I think this year I will add my favorite Pumpkin Pie Bars onto the dessert menu as well because everyone loves some good … Continue reading

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Maple Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Wednesday is the only day of the week that I don’t have to run all over town.  It’s not my turn to carpool, we don’t have any lessons or sports, and I do my very best not to schedule anything … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies

We had out-of-town guests last week so our schedule was busy and fun all week long.  In addition to our normal routines, ballet and soccer and school and church, we added a trip to Santa Fe for a day at … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Bars

I am obsessed with pumpkin, and all the members of the winter squash family for that matter.  As soon as I wake up to a chill in the air, a few rainy days, and the first appearance of a yellow … Continue reading

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Glazed Lavender Scones

While I was at the Lavender Festival, I was able to sit in on a few classes about cooking with lavender.  I had never thought about using lavender in the kitchen, but having put the plant to good use in … Continue reading

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Strawberry Ginger Muffins

My favorite blog, the first site I go to when I sign on to the computer each day, is Soulemama.  I’ve been reading Amanda Soule’s blog for years now and it has changed my life.  I am grateful for the … Continue reading

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