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Holiday Morning Baked French Toast

This fall, I joined a local MOPs group. This was my first time to ever spend 2 hours away from my children each week. These ladies were so sweet and despite our different backgrounds, we had a lot of sleepless nights in common.

Every Thursday morning, I always enjoyed the fact that no matter

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy birthday to me!

Last year, for Selah’s birthday, I suggested we make a gingerbread cake since her birthday is so close to Christmas. Really, I just wanted gingerbread cake and homemade eggnog ice cream. It was delicious!

So this year for my birthday, I decided to forgo the usual deep dark chocolate cake.

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Strawberry Pie

Believe it or not, but December beings strawberry season in southwest China. Apparently, they will stay around through March.

Who are we to be so blessed?

All the kids love to have a big bowl of strawberries for snack time.

Early in the morning, Hubs would venture to the market and buy

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Spiced Doughnut Muffins

On a Friday afternoon with nothing to rush off to, I decided to make spiced doughnut muffins for the girls afternoon snack.

Selah patiently waited for the muffins to rise.

Love her.

Munch. Munch.

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 2

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Gingerbread Cake

For Selah’s 2nd birthday, we decided to make a gingerbread cake and homemade eggnog ice cream.

The recipe makes an 8×8 which was enough for a little snowman.

And those leftover corners…

were munched on by the birthday girl herself.

After some simple decorating, we were ready to party.

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Dark Chocolate Bacon Bark

One of the more unusual combinations I’ve seen in recent years that seems to work out great is Bacon Bark.

Now, dark chocolate bacon bark brings a twinkle to any mountain man’s eye.

Hello bacon. Hello dark chocolate. Hello almond crunch.

Even Selah was ready to help break up the Bacon

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