Thursday, October 4, 2012

My name is Sarah and I'm a...

My name is Sarah and I'm a Bake-aholic.

When I told people that I was planning to take a year long maternity leave, some of them asked, "What are you going to do with your time?"  Obviously, they weren't parents if they were asking this.  But my answer was that besides getting to be a full time mom that I'd have more time to create and do things that I didn't previously have the time for.

Knox is 8 weeks old.  So, I've been on maternity leave for 10 weeks.  I didn't do much of anything in the 2 weeks before Knox was born. And the first 2 weeks after was a little chaotic.  But in the past 6 weeks, I've gone through over 20 lbs of flour.  Not to mention the sugar, yeast, and baking powder.  You could say that I've been a little obsessed with baking. {And maybe that explains why I haven't been able to lose those extra 10 lbs of baby weight.  I do mix everything by hand...so at least I'm working on my saggy arms :)}

I've made at least 8 loaves of bread and several batches of biscuits.  I've found recipes that I love for both and won't likely be trying any other recipes for baguettes or biscuits for a while.



I've made cookies.  Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Peanut Butter Cookies with Sunbutter instead of Peanut Butter.  Wowbutter cookies that I wouldn't waste my time on again.  Sprinkle Cake Batter Cookies.

I've made these delicious chocolate chip cookie cheesecake bars.  And these Almost Reese Cup Bars {with Sunbutter}.  I will be making both again.

I've made chocolate chip banana muffins.  Pumpkin Spice muffins.

I'll get around to blogging about my successes that I definitely have to share at some point.  But that means that I actually have to keep my creations around long enough to get pictures before I do that.  Bare with me as recipes and food takes over the blog.

In the meantime, I better run.  I've got to get my Cinnamon Doughnut muffins out of the oven.

2 comments:

  1. mmm, I think I should bake something today too!

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  2. There is something so therapeutic about baking. I LOVE it :)

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