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BLW Banana Pancakes

BLW Banana Pancakes

This recipe is so quick and easy, for BLW (Baby Led Weaning) Banana Pancakes. This recipe is from the following book: Recipe for 1 serving: 1 Banana (ripe, with some black spots) 1 Egg Dash of Cinnamon Cook in a pan, on medium/low. Serve! I…

Baby Linens | What I have and How many I have

Baby Linens | What I have and How many I have

Below are links to baby linen products that I talk about in my YouTube Vlog. Three (3) Muslin Blankets: Three (3) Receiving Blankets: MY FAVORITE Burts Bees Cable Knit baby blanket: Twelve (12) Burp Clothes: Two (2) Changing Table ‘Sheets’: Six (6) Waterproof Changing Pad…

My favorite books for my baby

My favorite books for my baby

Good Night Moon
Quack Quack Sensory Book
Touch and Feel Sensory Books
Dear Zoo Book
Babies Love Halloween book
Babies in the Forest book
The Best Story Book Every
Brown Bear book
Time for Bed book
Goodnight construction site book
I love you to the moon and back book
The pout pout fish book
I love you stinky face book
The very hungry caterpillar book
Rocket science for babies books
Giraffes Can’t Dance book
The tail of peter rabbit book
I love you dad book
The giving tree book
Charlie Brown christmas book

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My Breastfeeding Journey Thus far …

My Breastfeeding Journey Thus far …

In my Vlog I discuss my breastfeeding journey so far as a first time mom with a 7 1/2 month old. Below are links to products and resources I talk about: A great ‘Breastfeeding basics’ article to check out: https://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/breastfeeding/basics/ Some of my favorite resources…

My Favorite Baby Gear | Birth to Six Months

My Favorite Baby Gear | Birth to Six Months

The Hatch sound machine Baby monitor Teething necklace Poop chair Baby tub Alexa Baby wraps Lazy boy Stroller Diaper bin; ubbi Check out my YouTube channel and watch my Vlog on all the products listed above! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMy2vnUHMFBNjbNun1mJvA/

Baby Led Weaning (Feeding)

Baby Led Weaning (Feeding)

Below is all the BLW gear and resources I talked about in my VLOG, which is also linked below 🙂

The book I use and love!
I have NOT yet read this book, but this is the second BLW book I mentioned that I plan on reading soon….
I use this to make easy to grab foods for baby, like carrots and sweet potatoes

https://www.misfitsmarket.com/

Join Misfits Market with my code COOKWME-GK0SGU

The drinking glasses we are using for water with Paul’s meals
This is the chair we use for Paul in our kitchen. We also have the IKEA high chair as well.
Paul’s bibs

Jenna Helwig’s website, author of “Baby-Led Feeding”: https://www.jennahelwig.com/


American Red Cross’ online class information for baby and infant CPR: https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/classes/child-and-baby-first-aid%2Fcpr%2Faed-online/a6R0V0000015FV5.html


Watch my VLOG that I filmed discussing our journey with Baby Led Weaning with our son Paul:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMy2vnUHMFBNjbNun1mJvA/


My Cloth Diaper Adventures | 6 Months In

My Cloth Diaper Adventures | 6 Months In

I knew before my son was born that I wanted to do cloth diapers. You can argue they are more affordable in the long run versus disposable diapers. Also all the chemicals that can be found in diapers is almost horrifying. Just google it. You…

Weeding the Gardens | Part 2

Weeding the Gardens | Part 2

If you follow me on YouTube, you might have seen my first attempt at weeding all of our gardens. I started small as my time away from the baby and inside is very limited these days, but I was not able to get back to…

Our Lazy Sunday Traditions | Coffee, Eggs, & Sourdough Biscuitsi

Our Lazy Sunday Traditions | Coffee, Eggs, & Sourdough Biscuitsi

Sundays are special in our family. It is either the start of the week or the end of a week, depending on how you look at it. In our house we are usually always home on sundays, with no morning errands or appointments.

I like to take some time, preferably outside on the deck, with my coffee and the local sunday paper. Unwind. Recharge. Though, with a baby in the mix I don’t always get the same relaxation quiet time that I used to, but I do have the joy of sharing the time with my baby.

Our sundays usually, hopefully, start with a later than normal wakeup time, and a large sunday breakfast. The large CrackerBarrel kind of breakfast, that makes you want to skip lunch. Usually these breakfasts always involve eggs, a meat of some kind, and of course CARBS. This week I wanted to try out a new Sourdough discard recipe in the form of biscuits.

I have seen a lot of people on Pinterest using sourdough discards in their biscuits and loving the results. The sourdough being sour would logically be a replacement for something else sour like buttermilk, and everyone loves a good buttermilk biscuits. I found a lot of recipes for sourdough biscuits but opted to go with a King Arthur recipe because I have had good success with their recipe and they provide weight measurements of ingredients which I prefer

Below is a link to the original recipe I used:

https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/buttery-sourdough-sandwich-biscuits-recipe

Of course I couldn’t follow the recipe to a T, I rarely do, and I made the following “tweaks”. This recipe is pretty basic but calls for AP flour, baking powder, and salt. Any time I see those three ingredients in a baked good my mind instantly wants to use Self Rising Flour as a substitute, because;

  1. Its a great use for Self Rising Flour
  2. Less steps
  3. Less measuring
  4. Less measuring cups/spoons to wash
  5. [I am lazy]

So, I replaced the flour one for one with Self Rising flour. I then added 1 teaspoon of baking powder just to make sure there was enough lift. And in hindsight I wish I had added just a pinch of salt as well.

The other change I did was I cut my biscuits into squares using my bench scraper, rather than cut them with 2 inch biscuit cutters as the recipe states. I find this method just easier frankly, and then there is no rerolling of scraps.

After the biscuits were cut, I placed them on a silicon baking sheet but parchment would work as well, and then I covered each with an egg wash. This step is not necessary but the egg will give your biscuits that shiny sheen on top that I enjoy, as well as a more golden color than if left out. Again totally optional.

These biscuits were great! Super easy. Fast. I have already added the recipe to my collection and will definitely be making them again. You can do so many things with this basic recipe, such as a savory version with cheddar cheese and green onions. Or adding a tablespoon or so of sugar and using them for strawberry short cakes. Yum and Yum!

Watch my sunday morning Vlog, where I take you along with me:

 

My Natural Birth Plan

My Natural Birth Plan

I share my two birth plans I created in the event I would have to transfer to a hospital.