The Monkey Bread saga – part 2

The continuation of the Monkey Bread saga continues…click here for part 1 from yesterday.

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My tween girl and I were baking bread (me) and Monkey Bread (her).  While the doughs were rising, and the dishes piling up, and I had my back turned for a moment, she disappeared.

Because, kids. 🙃

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The Monkey Bread saga – part 1

“Let’s make Monkey Bread,” she said.

“I wanna bake,” she said.

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Girl children are so amazing, you know that? My kid amazes me.

So she’s supposed to bake cookies for Valentine’s Day to fundraise for something, but some idiotic rule that baking at home at teacher’s request is *unsafe* has the kids planning a baking event at school, instead.

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The moose (cake) that looks like an owl with rabbit ears

Given how much I had to do to get this cake figured out on behalf of little Miss Slime-Maker (aka too busy to bake), the cake turned out looking a little…

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Food, baking and eating: sometimes you need cake

Once in a blue moon, the baking urge smacks me upside the head with a wooden spoon. Doesn’t happen often, but it did the other day. Especially after I saw this recipe on Smitten Kitchen.

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Uninspired in the kitchen: flourless peanut butter cookies

Lately I have not felt very creative in the kitchen. Cooking has been more of a ‘they gotta eat before activity’ than ‘let’s try this out, it looks fun to make’. Baking is on the back-burner anyway what with all the sweets in the house from Easter still. Beside, I have a kid who likes to bake, so usually I pawn that off on her…

However.

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January weather in April? Let’s bake and eat cake

So I’ve been feeling under the weather…which is ironic given we’re stuck indoors while ice storms pellet us without remorse. What is this, January?

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