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Since I’ve gotten into food photography, I’ve been obsessed with tall stacks of fluffy pancakes. I have a fantasy of tucking a napkin in my shirt, shutting my phone off, taking my best fork and digging into my own personal tower of pancakes with syrup oozing down the sides.

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I have attempted to assemble a stack of pancakes many times before. Usually my pancake towers are frankly frightening. Misshapen and wobbly pancake towers no more because I am happy to announce I finally found a recipe that makes the most deliciously fluffy and moist pancake that is perfect for stacking. 

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Baked Zucchini Sticks

February 12, 2015

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Today was one of those mornings I sleepily crawled back in my bed when Maya went down for her nap. Most often I use that time to work or clean myself and the house but today the sheets looked perfectly and comfortably crumpled as the sunlight peeked through my blinds, beautifully lighting up my pillow calling my head to that sunny place. I fell asleep instantly and was in that zone when you come in and out of the nap but blissfully fall back to sleep as you snuggle deeper into the bed.

A nap can be a beautiful thing.

Zucchini can be a beautiful thing.

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Breaded and baked and paired with a delicious dipping sauce zucchini can take on a whole new identity. 

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Easy Cheesy Potato Soup

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A couple days ago we had a blizzard and I spent the day doing a little relaxing, a lot of cooking and a tiny bit of shoveling. Being snowed in during a blizzard just begs for a bowlful of soup. And nothing is more comforting than a bowl of creamy, cheesy potato soup. Except if you eat the […]

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Singapore Noodles

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So far in this short year of just 20 days, we’ve battled 2 stomach bugs, a flu and a cold. I kicked the fun off on New Year’s Day by laying motionless in bed all day trying to avoid vomiting. Even though I watched the ball drop through burning tired eyes in bed while Marc snored […]

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Cream Filled Chocolate Cake Cookie Sandwiches

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So I am cramming in a blog post while sitting between piles of unwrapped gifts and with a small shopping list staring at me from the coffee table. I can just never seem to get all my shopping down without having to run to a mall in the couple days before Christmas. No matter how early I […]

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Homemade Whipped Cream

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What’s your biggest indulgence during the holiday season? I have so many but one of my favorites is whipped cream. I love adding whipped cream to my food and drinks. I think it makes everything so festive. I add it to hot chocolate, kahlua/baileys and my coffee. I put it on cookies/cakes, fruits and I occassionally just spoon the cream […]

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Beer Glazed Carrots

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I’m less than two days away from hosting my fourth Thanksgiving. It’s probably the most grown up thing I do.  It also means I’m two days away from being panicked running around my kitchen cursing lack of counter space and decent serving bowls. But this year will be different because I promised myself I would simplify.  No one should have to experience kitchen […]

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Sloppy Joe Cheddar Pie

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For a long time, particularly in my school days, sloppy joes conjured up images of mysterious ground meat drowning in a sauce. At some point between college and now I began to love them. One night, to my horror, my dad announced he was making sloppy joes. I reluctantly tried them and was surprised when I thought they were delicious.  That […]

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Pear Pineapple Smoothie

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Just sitting here drinking my pear smoothie and mourning the loss of fall. Since when did the Christmas season begin on November 1? I saw three Christmas commercials the last half hour and my hometown  has lights and wreaths hung in the town center.  Is everyone skipping right over Thanksgiving, the biggest food holiday of the year?  It’s very […]

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Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Muffins have never been my choice as far as baked goods go. I usually prefer a donut or a brownie or anything extremely chocolatey.  But strangely muffins were one of my major pregnancy cravings. One cold, snowy morning I was woken out of my sleep with an enormously overpowering desire for chocolate chip muffins. I could not shake it […]

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