Category Archives: snack + appetizer

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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Homemade Chocolate Candy Cane Granola Bars

I really love this time of year!  I derive enormous amounts of joy from sending out our annual holiday cards and I am giddy every time we receive a card in the mail.  I especially love making and sharing treats … Continue reading

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Chunky Apple Pie Granola

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  Unfortunately I’m rarely up early enough, and never coherent enough, to make great weekday breakfasts.  If I’m being really honest, most of our weekday breakfasts consist of muffins or waffles pulled from … 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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Letting Great Taste Shine {$150 Value GIVEAWAY}

Recently I caught myself complaining about the financial situation I find myself in as a single parent: if only I had more money, then I would be able to decorate my home, fix up my wardrobe, visit more local restaurants … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit Mousse

(I want to thank everyone who responded to my last post.  It can be hard for me to pull back the curtains on myself like that, but your encouraging responses have only bolstered my courage. Thank you, with all my … Continue reading

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