Monthly Archives: December 2012

  • Introducing Baby H Introducing Baby H

    Introducing Baby H

Introducing Baby H

You may have noticed my holiday-time baking has slowed down this year – but it’s for a good reason. It’s because of the latest addition to our family… Baby H was born on November 7 at 2:22 p.m., weighing 7 pounds 15 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. Unlike his older brother, he arrived after a scheduled C-section. Things are hectic in our household with a toddler and a newborn but we’ll keep churning out yummy treats to blog about! Stay tuned….  

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  • Christmas crack Christmas crack

    Christmas crack

Christmas crack

  This year, I delegated most of my Christmas traditions and responsibilities in advance, knowing that when Baby 2.0 was born in November, the holidays would be hectic. Thank goodness for family… My sister knocked off all the presents on my list, she helped me decorate the house, and we hired someone to put up the lights. And I told myself I wouldn’t do any Christmas baking. When my first son was born, I ambitiously decided to make Christmas tree cupcakes on Christmas Eve and this is what happened. But as the holidays rolled around this time, I was wistfully bookmarking recipes and scrolling through my older blog posts to see what I’d made in the past. And when my new baby wakes up for middle-of-the-night feedings, I find myself pinning holiday treats on the Pinterest app on my iPhone. One of the recipes that caught my eye was Christmas crack. Just […]

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  • Pumpkin bread with dark chocolate and pecans Pumpkin bread with dark chocolate and pecans

    Pumpkin bread with dark chocolate and pecans

Pumpkin bread with dark chocolate and pecans

  When I saw this recipe come across the wires at work from The Associated Press, it had me salivating. By the time the holidays have rolled around, I’ve usually made at least two or three pumpkin-based desserts so I had this high on my “To Do” list despite the fact I was heavily pregnant at the time I made it, and in no mood to tend to any housework. In any case, I figured this would be quick to whip up as it was a one-bowl recipe and I was right. If you’re like me and you always have a can or two of pumpkin puree, this should be a cinch to prepare. Within a few minutes of mixing (provided you have the ingredients measured out on your counter ahead of time), I had two loaves ready to bake. I froze one and served the other to some company. […]

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