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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti

These Chocolate Chocolate Chip Biscotti are easy to prepare yet seem so elegant. Bake a batch for now and freeze a batch for later. As you know, our freezer is bursting with Christmas cookies. Every few days I pull out a box and we munch to our heart’s content. The kids and I had a great […]

Chocolate Minty Melts

Chocolate Mint Kiss

We made a wonderful discovery this  month when we were baking our Christmas Cookies. Oh my! What a happy accident! Years ago I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies. It was basically a chocolate crackle gone minty. I tweaked the original in altering the form of baking chocolate used. But, I’ve been […]

Double Chocolate Magic Bars

Double Chocolate Magic Bars

Know what’s better than those Magic Bars with the coconut and chocolate? Making Double Chocolate Magic Bars with chocolate cookie crumbs! I love Magic Bars. When I was pregnant with FishChick2, I ate half a pan all by myself — in one sitting. Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling too well that afternoon when I […]

How to Make 12 Different Christmas Cookies Without Going Insane (An Ultimate Recipe Swap)

12Days

I love the tradition of Christmas Cookies. There are so many memories attached to cookies. Whether it was baking them with your gramma or mom or decorating them with your siblings, my guess is that most of us have some sweet recollection of cookies, especially at the holidays. And I bet you can’t stop at […]

A Tangled Birthday Cake Idea

Tangled Cake

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long hair…. When I was a young girl, I had long, blondish hair that my mom would brush daily. And my mom would call me Rapunzel. I wasn’t really a princess, but in my eyes — and hers — I was. (Thanks, Mom.) It’s no different with my own girls. […]

Fun Fall Learning Activities for Children

sunflower and mums cupcakes

Fall has always been a favorite season of mine. Pumpkin patches, apple picking and crunching leaves work together to create an atmosphere of fun and exploration for children. Over the years we’ve collected acorns, gone on hay rides, and gone apple tasting. I’ve even broken some rules and climbed apple trees that weren’t supposed to […]

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Apples)

Apple Muffins

Apples are a year-round staple at our house. They are a quick-prep snack and easily portable. And, apples in Fall, fresh from a local tree, are the best. Last year I bought 3 huge boxes of apples on killer sale and then processed them in different ways: Nanna’s Apple Pie, Slab Apple Pie, Crockpot Applesauce, […]

A Very Dora Birthday Cake

Dora 2

FishBaby turned two last week. Can you believe it?! She was born just a few months after LifeasMOM: The Blog and so many of you have known her even before she was born. This little girl is a hoot, that is for sure. She looks a lot like her grandmother who passed away when she […]