I’m still here! I had no idea I’d take such a hiatus from blogging, but moving into a house under construction was all-consuming. We are just now finishing up the last touches (or are we???) and even my kitchen is still being finished. It’s been operational since right after Thanksgiving, but it’s almost, almost done now!
Right now, I’m feeling in a bit of a personal rut. It seems the work on the house, toddler mom life and some other personal challenges have (hopefully temporarily) shut down my creativity. So rather than dive back into recipe creating and forced posts, I’m going to post when I’m really inspired. When I share a recipe, you will know that I love it and am excited about it!
In the mean time, I’ve been keeping busy in the kitchen with some friends’ recipes and some of my own. Here are some recipes that I’ve made and enjoyed:
Mini Chocolate Cupcakes from Dessert for Two (L had been requesting cupcakes and this was the perfect quick recipe!)
Soft Almond Flour Sugar Cookies from Ambitious Kitchen (they had amazing texture, especially for a gluten-free cookie)
Big Cranberry Crumb Cake from Keep It Sweet Desserts (I wanted to have something special in the freezer for holiday entertaining)
Chocolate and Pistachio Cookies from Keep It Sweet Desserts (always a hit!)
(Fresh) Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Brown Butter Cookies from Keep It Sweet Desserts (a great gift)
On a much more positive note regarding our move, we’ve been having a great time meeting people and making friends in a new town. L’s school has been a great place for me to meet other moms and I’ve already found a circle of other women that I look forward to seeing regularly. It’s been really nice and L is very happy with pre-school (he adores his teachers).
Very excited to play in the snow!
First adventure snowman building adventure!
I hope you have some fun and fulfilling holiday plans. I’m looking forward to visiting with family and friends and settling into our home.
Now for the regular updates….
New recipe/blog posts:
Big Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keep It Sweet Thanksgiving Favorites
Six Peppermint Chocolate Desserts You Need To Try
This week’s most popular recipe/blog post:
Chocolate Covered Oreos Three Ways
Five favorite things I pinned all week:
Peppermint Mocha Layer Cake from Baker by Nature
Peppermint Bark White Chocolate Cheesecake from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Chocolate Tiramisu from Dessert for Two
Chocolate and Pumpkin Self-Saucing Pudding Cake from The Flavor Bender
Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse Cake from Sugar Hero
I hope that you all are having a wonderful week!
oh man I can only imagine how crazy it must be!!! Definitely don’t blame you!! But that’s so nice that you’ve already met people!! I so want to make friends in our neighborhood but..it’s hard? I’m hoping when the weather gets nicer and when we have kids we’ll get to make more friends (or at least acquaintances :P)
Having kids makes it SO much easier to make friends!! Other than that, taking workout classes around town helps too. You will feel at home with lots of friends before you know it!
I <3 you!! And miss you!! I can totally understand having no motivation with all that going on around you. It's just too much! Hopefully things start to slow down and look up soon!