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cinnamon streusel muffins

cinnamon streusel muffins

I’m still here, just baking away and trying to be patient.  Really I’m not even 40 weeks yet, so I have no right to be impatient; but we are ready for the baby to be here, and I am beyond ready to not be pregnant anymore.  I know a lot of women love being pregnant/miss … more

rosemary focaccia (+ travel & money)

rosemary focaccia (+ travel & money)

I’ve really been missing Italy lately.  I suppose because it’s summer and because I’m reading Beautiful Ruins (which largely takes part it Italy and which I am just loving) and because this time last year we were counting down to our trip and learning bits of Italian and buying train tickets.  But really, the truth … more

citrus pull-apart bread (+ weekend baking thoughts)

citrus pull-apart bread (+ weekend baking thoughts)

I haven’t really read a lot of parenting books.  Part of this is because I really don’t want to get into the wars of different opinions about feeding and sleeping and attachment, etc. etc.; part of this is because I studied child development in college; and part of this is because gosh there are so … more

honey wheat bread

honey wheat bread

I have needed slow baking these days.  After the (fun) chaos of an Easter weekend bridal shower and family Easter dinner, I honestly wanted to swear off the kitchen for awhile.  My feet were hurting (and I even remembered not to stand barefoot all day, as I am prone to do).  My back was hurting. … more

chocolate orange muffins

chocolate orange muffins

I was going to write a post for you about Christmas and relate these muffins to how one always gets oranges in their stockings on Christmas morning.  It’s such a quaint tradition, straight out of the prairie days that my mother and I love.  But it’s after Christmas now and I missed that opportunity, so … more