Mother’s Day

Oven-Baked Pancake for Mother’s Day Breakfast

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This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase using a link. Five more days until we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives.  Have you thought about breakfast yet?  Well if you haven’t, I’ve got a solution for you.  This oven-baked pancake […]

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Chunky Monkey Scones Revisited

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There are some recipes that deserve a second look, and this is one of them.  I posted this recipe on Savvy Sassy Moms 3 years ago this month.  When I was brainstorming what I wanted to do for my Studio 5 segment this month, this recipe popped into my head.  These scones are perfect for […]

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Jam Sessions

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When I was in the fourth grade, my family moved into a new house across town.  The house had a steep slope that started at the far edge of the backyard and dropped down to another street.  Dirt trails switched back and forth across the hill, making it possible to reach different sections of the […]

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Seed, Fruit & Nut Bread

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A couple of months ago my mom and I ran a 5k in Irvine. This was the first 5k I had run in almost 12 years, and my mom’s first ever 5k. Needless to say, we were a bit proud of ourselves. We celebrated afterwards with a visit to my favorite bakery, 85°C Bakery Cafe. […]

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Chunky Monkey Scones for Mommy

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As a stay-at-home mom, I’m usually the one baking cakes, cookies, etc. for special occasions, and it’s not unheard of that a mom bakes her own birthday cake.  That’s just the way it is sometimes, and personally, I’m okay with that!  If baking my own chocolate cake means that it will turn out exactly how […]

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“Oooh Mommy!”—A Zojirushi Giveaway for Mother’s Day

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With Mother’s Day right around the corner I’ve been reflecting on my own motherhood experience and how incredibly blessed I am to have the mother that I have.  She and I share a favorite quote from author Elizabeth Stone: “Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have […]

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Orange Blossom Sablés for Mother’s Day

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Orange Blossom Sablés Makes about 36 cookies 2 sticks (8 ounces, 1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 teaspoons orange blossom water 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4  cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature 1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup […]

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