How to Cut the Fat of Almost ANY Baking Recipe In Half

I grew up in a very health-conscious home: my mom carefully planned our meals to include lots of fruits and vegetables, we ate a lot of whole-grain stuff before it became super popular, and our meals followed the USDA’s “My Plate” recommendations long before the official nutritional guidelines were released. So, you’d better believe that …

Sometimes I Make Cookies When I’m Cutting Down on Sugar

  No, this is not a post about me making “faux” cookies with healthy ingredients like dates and spelt-or-whatever-you-call-it flour. This is a post about how for three days over the past week, I succeeded in going without sugar, and how on the other four days, I ate cookies whose recipe called for a whole …

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Beating Back Stay-At-Home Boredom

  There have been a lot of things that have surprised me since bringing Raven home just over five weeks ago–my maternal instincts kicking in, the sheer amount of excess skin around my middle, how many hours a day I can spend just looking at my baby, the delirium that seems to come with the …

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Strawberry Shortcake + Anticipation of the Future

Today my Sunday schedule was totally thrown off (thanks to my calling, or volunteer work, at my church). Instead of attending choir practice in the morning and church for 3 hours in the afternoon, I went to church meetings from 9-12 and spent the afternoon at home while my husband was attending our regular meetings …

Here’s What’s Cooking . . . Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

So I just had to share this with you–I mean, it’s only the most delicious pumpkin bread recipe ever, and you know I love you, right? Plus, there’s just nothing that makes a frosty autumn afternoon better than a hot loaf of pumpkin bread with a cold mug of milk. You’re welcome. And enjoy 🙂 Pumpkin …

Here’s What’s Cooking…Golden Honey Pan Rolls

I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect roll recipe and while I haven’t quite found my goes-with-everything bit of fluffy roll perfection, I sure have had fun trying! I think that Matt secretly hopes that I’ll never quite find it so that we can keep trying out all sorts of yummy new rolls. One …