Lemon Blueberry Bread

I really do enjoy baking. This morning Ben took my eldest to school which left we about an hour to work on chores I’ve ignored for a few days, primarily due to the incredible sunshine we’ve been getting but also simply because I really loath dishes and laundry. I mean come on, they are never […]

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Irish Soda Bread: A traditional recipe

Our family is Irish and the beautiful land and people of Ireland hold a very special place in our hearts. I mean all three of our boys were named for places in Ireland! We hope to someday take them to their namesake locations and travel the gorgeous countryside as a family. Cashel was named for […]

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Chicken Parmesan and Trying New Things

Chicken Parmesan is not new to the grownups of the house, but cooking it is new to me and eating it is new to my kids! I’ve included a brief video showing me putting together this recipe last night with my kids playing at my feet.   I provide a few tips and a general overview […]

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Baking from scratch!

I posed a request on Facebook, hit up Pinterest, and found a whole slew of “from scratch” cake recipes I’m planning to try. Baking from scratch is so much easier then it seems and also SO much more of an art…. Or a science…. Maybe both! I found this recipe for The Perfect Vanilla Cupcake […]

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Honeymoon Hotcakes

In honor of this wonderful honeymoon phase… 🙂 We are now a family of five! Sharing the recipe today on the blog because it truly is my boys’ favorite. We just greeted our third boy Corban Hawk and are having some slow mornings at home. Well I guess “slow” might be relative. But for us […]

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Fall tutorial: a wee craft and an easy gift

  Okay so first things first. I must give credit where credit is due. Both of these two “activities” were inspired by my sisters. The first by my sister-in-law Emily. I recently moved into a temporary home, all our own… For now…. and we feel so blessed. But when we moved in we agreed to […]

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Cooking with the C's

Inspiration.recipe and book review rolled into one. Not to mention an afternoon activity during “the witching hour” that is a favorite past time for me and the C’s…. I’m reviewing “Seven Spoons” by Tara O’Brady. And dove right into my first recipe the day I got it in the mail. 🙂 I can tell you […]

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Chicken Basil Stir Fry

This recipe is a win! Even my little 13 month old liked it. I particularly liked it because it is fresh, semi-healthy and tasty. Through this year-long meal plan experiment the really cool thing that has transpired is our family trying so many new foods and having access stop some tried and true recipes – […]

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