kitchen helper

Day 1: Cupcakes!

Last night my daughters and I kick started our 25 days of sweets! It was a ton of fun because of how eager and excited my girls were at the mention of making cupcakes. Olivia danced around squealing for a while before she ran off to get the apron I have been working on for her.
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Our "owl" cupcakes!

It was super fun making the owl cupcakes depicted on the cover of the November issue for Family Circle. It was so simple and fun to do with two and three year olds.  I loved most watching Olivia get a super excited face when she twisted a cookie just right so the cream filling was
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Hot Cocoa & Baking

Yesterday*, I had hoped to do a little bit of baking with the girls. They however were feeling a little bit bleh and didn’t want to. So we enjoyed doing other things instead. I gave them the option of baking today and they decided to go for it! So I made us some hot cocoa
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I love, love roasted pumpkin seeds!

My daughters and I got to pick through all the pumpkin bits to pull out all of the seeds once my husband finished carving our pumpkin today. It was giant!!! It also had soooo many seeds inside. There was over 5 cups of them when I measured them after washing and before I prepped them
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mini shopping carts

the grocery store my family went to most recently had super cute, mini shopping carts. they were inside by the entrance. I asked the girls if either wanted to push one. Olivia and Abigail both said yes. After a partial trip down an aisle, she wanted back in the big cart to continue her slumber
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I have been really missing having an oven to bake in. My stove and most of my families house hold items are in storage. 🙁 I found a Black & Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven on sale for almost 50% off the near 40 dollar price tag. I had over 15 dollars in gift cards for
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milk-free no-bake cookies

Today was my family’s first attempt at making no-bake cookies with soymilk! Since Abigail’s tests came back she is allergic to milk its been a fun adventure to learn about cooking family meals and snacks milk free. So much has milk or whey that I never thought had it. My husband halved his normal no-bake cookie recipe
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