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25 Days of Christmas Books!

Photo by Torsten Dettlaff on Pexels.com   It' almost time to change the calendar and gather Advent materials. (And I should probably consider removing the rotting pumpkins from the front porch.) As we count down to Christmas, we will pull out a new book from our December book stack. Im actually thinking about wrapping them… Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas Books!

My Kitchen

Blender Mini Muffins (gluten + dairy free)

We made these mini muffins twice this weekend! They are definitely a family favorite and are quick to whip up! This recipe makes about 48 mini muffins. They are yummy fresh out of the oven but can also be stored in a plastic bag for the next day. Ingredients: 2 Ripe Bananas 1 Cup of… Continue reading Blender Mini Muffins (gluten + dairy free)

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Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Serves: about 36 Ingredients: 2 whole eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1tsp salt 1tsp baking soda 3 cups blanched almond flour (Costco's is great!) 1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick) (or melted coconut oil for paleo cookies) 1 to 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (we like… Continue reading Our Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies! (Gluten-Free)

My Kitchen · Seasons & Holidays

Father’s Day Waffles with Bananas and Chocolate Chips (gluten-free)

Father's Day 2019 We celebrated our favorite guy yesterday! We updated his DAD picture frame with new pictures. Scroll below to see our DAD pictures from the past. We also whipped together some homemade waffles in our mini waffle maker. I used a recipe very similar to this one but omitted the pumpkin and cinnamon… Continue reading Father’s Day Waffles with Bananas and Chocolate Chips (gluten-free)

My Kitchen · Soup is my love language!

Garlic + Herb Chicken and Dumplings (or Noodles!)

Chicken and Dumplings is a family favorite during the cold winter season. Here is my favorite version adapted from Pioneer Woman! I love that I can make both Chicken and Noodle Soup or Chicken and Dumplings off the same recipe.   Chicken and Dumplings/Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients: 1/2 stick butter 1/2  sweet onion, diced 2… Continue reading Garlic + Herb Chicken and Dumplings (or Noodles!)

My Kitchen · Seasons & Holidays

Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles (Gluten Free)

For Valentines Day, I bought the kids a mini waffle maker! We made some semi-homemade waffles inspired by the Paleo Waffles Nesting With Grace posted recently. I had some Gluten Free Pancake Mix from Trader Joe's on hand so we subbed it in for the dry ingredients. The recipe on the box only makes 2 waffles! By… Continue reading Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles (Gluten Free)

My Kitchen · Soup is my love language!

Creamy veggie gnocci soup (Olive Garden Style)

Fall has arrived in Tennessee! That means Soup Season is here! Sundays in the Fall are perfect for snuggling and soup! Here's what we made this rainy, cold weekend. Creamy Veggie Gnocci Soup Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 1 onion diced (1 cup) 3 carrots diced (1 cup) 3 celery stalks diced (1/2 cup) 2… Continue reading Creamy veggie gnocci soup (Olive Garden Style)

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Cloudy Day Pooh Bear Cookies! (Vanilla Sugar Cutouts with Honey Icing)

"Tut-tut, it looks like rain." We baked up some cloudy day cookies as we countdown to see the movie. We were inspired by one of our favorite chapters during our summer read-aloud. We used The Winnie the Pooh Cookie Book for the recipe.   We first gathered up all our ingredients for the batter: butter,… Continue reading Cloudy Day Pooh Bear Cookies! (Vanilla Sugar Cutouts with Honey Icing)