Little Venice Baker

A little bit sweet
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Wyatt’s nanny started with us today. I’m quite anxious about returning to work, so we’re doing a few days of training/easing into it over the next two weeks. She’s great, and I was comfortable enough to leave on two separate errands this afternoon. Yay using a grocery cart and getting a mani/pedi.
We debated between daycare vs home care vs nanny for a while. I called a few places to schedule visits and actually had a few laugh at the thought of me enrolling my 4 month old, two months in advance. Evidently, most have moms that aren’t even pregnant yet on their wait list. Mommy fail on my part.
So we’re doing the nanny bit for the next year and change. Goal is to have him in daycare around 18 months. I’m pumped for him to learn some Spanish and have some one-on-one learning 4 days a week. We’re nanny sharing on Fridays, so he’ll have a friend!

Adult Lunchable. #wheresthewine

My mother-in-law arranged these gourds in front of Wyatt for his pumpkin photo. Ummm, it looks like a big….

Pumpkin bites and a loaf. I was trying to double the pumpkin blossom recipe I’ve seen all over Pinterest, but read 1/2 can instead of 1/2 cup of pumpkin and about halfway through realized I needed to quadruple the recipe. I didn’t have enough eggs or coconut oil or sugar to do that. So here’s my new/majorly modified recipe. We’ll see how the loaf comes out, but the mini muffins are rich and dense, almost brownie-like in texture.

15 oz can pumpkin, not filling
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 cups AP flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix everything together at one time. Scoop into lined mini muffin pan and bake for 15 mins. Pull out and top with a kiss. Throw back in the oven for a min or two if you want. (I like the kiss to melt a bit).

PS, these bad boys are dairy free without the kiss. I used special dark kisses, which have just a smidge of milk fat in it. You could easily make them vegan by subbing in soft tofu or flax seeds for the eggs. (I don’t have either on hand).

(Puppy) Brotherly Love. #radardontcare

Billy goats! (at Homestead Farm)

Grand kids with grand babies.

Baby’s first ride on Tina with Aunt Brennie. #minihorse

Fall touring with @krute (at Strong Mansion @ Sugarloaf Mountian)

Cross Stitch and Monograms. #thatswhatJamiedoes #madewell #hardinglane