Sinful Sourdough Pretzels

Sourdough Soft Pretzels

Today we had some alligator tears from one of my daycare kiddos.  She was missing her Momma pretty bad.  And the nice thing about having an in home daycare is that we are just that.

A home.

I have the time and atmosphere to be able to give the love and attention that the kids would receive in their own homes!  Plans can change, and I can do what I need to make their day better.

So how did we turn our day around?  We got to baking of course!

Italian Stromboli ~ From Dough To Dinner

Italian Stromboli ~ A Make Ahead Meal

Yum

For as long as I’ve know Nick, I’ve been searching for a good pizza dough recipe and just haven’t found one that I loved.  Until now!

Trying recipe after recipe was getting pretty exhausting and I was ready to just give up and (enter gasp here) buy store bought!!  Then I found Mama’s Best Pizza Dough and I was saved from that shameful idea!

Besides being absolutely delicious, it makes a ton!  Like four huge pizzas or two hug pizzas and two loaves of bread.

In A Pinch Pizza Pockets

In A Pinch Pizza Pockets

“Ms. Staci, what’s for lunch??”  Hmmmmm, that’s a great question!

So today I was a little unprepared.  (I know, shocking.)  It’s Friday, I need to go grocery shopping, and it got down to 3°F last night.  I wasn’t feeling it.

Grilled cheese! That’s perfect! Except I used up the cheese in hubby’s lunch.  Breakfast for lunch?  Did that already this week.

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I was a strict chocolate chip girl, until I tried these!

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

My husband is a lover of oatmeal cookies!  Unfortunately for him, I never have been.

So for the past 6 years I have been stingy and selfish, sticking to my favorite chocolate chip.  I know I’m an awful wife!  I’m sorry!!

But I had never had an oatmeal cookie that just made me say Wow!  I don’t like the roughness of them and would prefer the soft gooey chocolate chip cookie any day!

This week I think I’ve found the perfect solution to our oatmeal vs. chocolate chip battle, with these Chewy Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.  Let the battle cease!

Banana Bread "so good , you don't need butter!"

Melt In Your Mouth Banana Bread

Melt In Your Mouth Banana Bread

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I started making this banana bread when I moved away from home 10 years ago and haven’t strayed once!  If you ask my brother, his response is, “It’s so good you don’t need butter!”

Of course I still love butter on my banana bread but really, he is right.  You really don’t need it!