• Candied choco-walnut chip cookies and milk
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    Candied Choco-Walnut Chip Cookies

    I have a slight obsession with cookies. Chocolate chip cookies to be exact. I started making them from scratch when I was in elementary school, but refused to use a real recipe. I invented my own recipes, usually resulting in a puddle of under-baked dough. Over the years, I began to learn what each ingredient contributed and how much of each to add to make delicious cookies. During my pregnancy, I stopped baking (cooking at all, really – morning sickness is no joke) and just recently rediscovered it. One of the first things I made were these Candied Choco-Walnut Chip…

  • Pre-baby freezer meal on kitchen counter
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    5 Pre-Baby Freezer Meals to Keep Mama Fed

    One of the very best things I did for myself before giving birth was prepping a ton of food, popping it in the freezer, and reaping the glorious benefits of my actions. When I arrived home from the hospital, I was too sore/tired/delirious to even think about what my next meal was going to be. Because I had planned ahead, I was able to grab whatever sounded good to me at that moment from the freezer, throw it in the oven, and love that I barely had to move to enjoy a home cooked meal. I prepped about 10 different…