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Finally, Beyond Plain (Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes)

I’ve been dealing with Postpartum Depression. You might remember, back in October, I was diagnosed with having symptoms of Postpartum Depression stemming from the birth of my sweet Leah last May. My symptoms presented themselves in a different way that I didn’t realize was PPD. I wasn’t sad or weepy… just very anxious, edgy and […]

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Blogging Mentors (Recipe – Chocolate Cocoa Pancakes)

My Grandma Sumner was an extremely charitable woman. Even though she had a pretty tough life, her attitude was one of positiveness and looking forward instead of behind. Her house always had bowls of dog and cat food outside for any stray animals that came around. She had numerous people in her neighborhood who considered […]

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The Supermom Myth (Recipe: Banana Pancakes)

I was visiting my sister this week, working on some articles I had due, when my niece whispered to her mom, “Aunt Kris is Supermom!”. I didn’t hear exactly what she said but my sister then repeated it to me. I quickly put my niece’s assumption that I was some kind of wonder woman to […]

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Insecurity (Recipe – Corn Flake Waffles)

(Check out the before/after for this food photo and learn some food photography tips by checking out Culinary Snapshot!) I am usually a fairly confident and secure person, but for some reason lately I have been hit with a dose of insecurity. I think part of it is starting the Culinary Snapshot blog. I feel […]

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Where’s the Crumb? (Recipe – New Jersey Crumb Cake)

When I was 12 years old, my mom let me loose in the kitchen to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies on my very own. I followed the classic recipe on the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chip bag. I mixed the wet ingredients together and as the directions said to do, I sifted […]

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Keeping it Sunny (Recipe: Blueberry Sunrise Muffins)

Would you like to know what happened to me while I was at church yesterday? I was sitting in mass when my 3 year old told me she needed to go potty. I took her back to the ladies restroom, she did her thing, I bent down to help her pull up her panties and […]

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Lazy Days (Recipe: Eggadilla)

I am typically an early riser. Not necessarily because I want to be but because I have been forced to be by a husband who chooses to go to work at 5:30am and kiddos who somehow inherited some insane early rising gene. Why is it that even when they go to bed late, they still […]

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Thoughts on Pregnancy (Recipe: DeLynn’s Cinnamon Rolls)

So, I have merely a handful of days left in this pregnancy. The be all end all of pregnancies for this human body because after little Leah comes, there will be no more baby baking happening in this belly. No more. I know that some of you can do this a thousand times over, but […]

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Ahh Dammit (and a Funnel Cake Recipe)

Ella, my 2 1/2 year old and I were in Target the other day, enjoying a rare morning where just the two of us get to hang out. We were leisurely shopping when Ella all of a sudden burst out in a very loud voice, “Ahhhh Dammit!” Shocked, I looked down to find her just […]

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Big City Living (Recipe: Bacon & Egg Cups)

I grew up in a town with a population of a whoppin’ 1,000 residents. As children, we would walk the streets freely after dark without our parents worrying about us being harmed. My friends and I would sit up on the curb of the local convenience store or on the bench outside of the post […]

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