Friday, February 24, 2017

1 1/2 {jackson & brody}

we celebrated the boys 1/2 birthday today! in lieu of cake we had 1/2 donuts. we have been pretty good at limiting the boys sweets so i didnt want to do a regular cake this time. unglazed cake donuts seemed to do the trick though.

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stewed tomatos & shirred eggs with ham chips

we got some fresh eggs from friends last weekend so i wanted to make sure i cooked something worthy of fresh eggs. this recipe was another two parter. the stewed tomatos were so easy and yummy on their own. i think i will definitely be taking advantage of our fresh tomatos this summer. they would be great as a marinara type dip, on pasta, or even with rice.

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the shirred eggs in stewed tomatos with ham chips were good. i would have never tried them otherwise. however, i dont know if i used the right dish. we ate them with a side of grits but i think in the future i might make the grits, top them with stewed tomatos and a fried egg. i think i would like the texture of the fried egg more than what was produced in the dish. overall a winning flavor combination!

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recipe count: 12

mr. cuddles

in the last month (maybe two) brody has wanted to be held or cuddled constantly if we are at home. i am thankful for a big sister who will sit with him!

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jackson will sometimes fight naps but the nap always wins.

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after nap snuggles

i caught the boys on a rare afternoon where they both woke up at the same time and woke up happy. why is it so hard to wake up from naps?!

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on a roll

this beauty has lost her third tooth already.

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Monday, February 13, 2017

chocolate orange beet cake

glen requested this cake months ago when it was featured on one of the Chef's Life episodes. luckily the recipe was in the cookbook. i would never choose to make a cake with beets but it turned out well and i will definitely remake the chocolate cream cheese icing!

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recipe count: 10