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Final Pregnancy Update!*

I can’t believe it, but we are finally here! We have a little over 2 weeks left to go, if Ellie & Lyla don’t decide to come earlier on their own. The doctors are scheduling my c-section (or induction if the girls finally decide to both flip into position) for...
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The Best Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies*

I don’t call things “The Best” all that often, but when I do…I mean it. I have had a love affair with Peanut Butter Cookies for a very, very long time. In fact, I have over 7 Peanut Butter Cookie recipes already on this blog! However, I didn’t have...
HoeCakes (Pancakes made with cornmeal & buttermilk)

Thoughts too long for Twitter.*

1. Jorge and I spent all day Sunday relaxing. We slept in, I made hoecakes for the 50th time, and we watched a fair amount of television. It was glorious. 2. I have been craving P.F. Changs every day, all day. There are much more authentic local restaurants in Tampa...
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Apple Pie Cookies*

I guess it’s time to confess. I am an ugly pie maker. Don’t get me wrong, my pies taste amazing. I even make beautiful flaky homemade pie crust, but they look like a 5th grader made them. I can never get the crust to do that pretty ripple thing...