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The Baby Food Rig

| February 16, 2014


Our experience with feeding solid foods has been very different from Nolan to Theo. Nolan had no real interest in trying to get to our food before we started introducing solids at 6 months, but once we did, he was an awesome little eater who seemed to like everything I fed him–all the same foods […]

A Pair of Breakfast Custards

| October 30, 2013


I like the idea of oatmeal for breakfast, especially on cool cloudy mornings, but I don’t think I have ever experienced its so-called “stick-to-your-ribs” qualities. It’s still a big bowl of carbohydrates, and I am hungry again after about 2 hours, no matter how big a bowl I have. But since the weather is starting […]

*taps microphone

| February 1, 2013

A recap of 2012, a big announcement, and a trio of molasses-based beverages.

The Right Foot

| February 27, 2012


The Daring Bakers Challenge for February 2012 was quick breads in either loaf or muffin format. I went with muffins, making them progressively casein- and then gluten-free to mirror the changes to Nolan’s diet.


| December 19, 2011


Banana graham crackers, homemade marshmallows, and dark chocolate = an equation for everything from oatmeal to bread pudding!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Banana Bread

| July 2, 2011


A new favorite spin on banana bread, chock-full of oatmeal and chocolate chips for a moist, hearty loaf (or two!).

Dual (Duel?) Mamas

| May 8, 2011


Celebrating Mother’s Day with wrens and sparrows, tulips, and banana blueberry oatmeal muffins.

Maple Mousse in Edible Cups

| April 27, 2011


The April 2011 Daring Bakers challenge was maple mousse served up in edible cups. I made almond-banana cups edged with chocolate, and made maple-bacon s’mores just for fun!

I Love It When a Plan Comes Together

| April 24, 2011


In celebration of spring and resurrection–fiddlehead fern quiche with ramps and blueberry betty nests with banana custard.

Six Words

| September 23, 2010


Peanut butter provides a twist to the otherwise familiar chocolate chip banana muffins, with great effect.

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