Happiness Is…Recipe: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

100_1806 Happiness is a three-day weekend! Happiness is going through pictures and journals as I am working on Ethan's story birth-present. Happiness is having a sweet husband who took care of the whole family on Sunday while I spent the day in bed recovering from a brief illness. Happiness is a big brother who sweetly kisses his little sister good-bye before getting dressed for school. He has been giving her sweet kisses since the day she was born. Happiness is celebrating something Continue...

Saving Breakfast – Recipe: Chewy Granola Bars

100_1598 As I have mentioned before, my littles are not big breakfast eaters.  So, that leaves me always trying to find something that they will eat that has some nutritional value each morning.  After buying some granola bars for my husband last week, I decided that I could make them because they would likely be A) Better, B) Healthier, and C) More Inexpensive. We were all pleased with the results.  The first batch lasted one day.  So, I made another batch a few days later.  They are delicious Continue...

Momma’s Little Helpers – Recipe: Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes

100_7280 I have three amazing little helpers. Ethan loves to help me cook, especially bake.  He can smell chocolate a mile away, and he comes running whenever he knows that I am baking up something yummy.  And, he is quite insulted if I do not tell him the moment that it is ready.  The boy has a major sweet tooth, just like his momma. Gabriel helps me with the entertainment portion of our days.  He is great at coming up with creative games for the littles, play wrestling with them, reading Continue...