Count Your Blessings

Dear Reader,

For years I struggled with postpartum depression and anxiety, and that horrific hormonal funk caused me to pick up some nasty mental habits that have taken an equal number of years to begin to break.¬†We humans seem to create habits much more easily than we can break them. Recent studies have shown that it usually takes a life changing event to occur for us to more easily introduce new habits into our lifestyles. So what do I do when I find myself in a mind funk that I can’t seem to break? Something life changing. I count my blessings.

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Sugar & Spice

I love everything about these cookies. The aroma while I am baking them. The simplicity of the recipe, and of course how wonderful they taste with a cup of coffee or milk.

Behold! Sugar & Spice (and everything nice, of course).

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Meet the Girls

Dear Reader,

We have kept chickens for three years now. We enjoy their company, personalities, low maintenance, and especially the fresh, flavorful eggs. There are so many benefits to keeping your own chickens. (Who wouldn’t want a pet who also feeds you)? So without further ado, I am pleased to introduce the girls…

Belle, Blondie, Priss, and Saffron.

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Pina Colada Cake

Gluten free baking is usually quite tricky. No matter how hard you try its rare that you get that wonderful, gutenous texture in a cake. That being said, this is a gluten free cake. But believe me, the yummy rumminess is more than adequate compensation. This cake was the perfect addition to a warm summer evening. It just screams summer holiday!

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Why’s the rum gone?

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