Coconut Cloud Fruit Dip

February 23, 2014

Coconut Cloud Fruit Dip I’m a middle school teacher and I’ve had a somewhat, ah, turbulent life, so I’ve dealt with plenty of conflicts. You’d think I’d be a pro. Despite all my practice, I still feel kinda clueless. I regularly navigate tricky conversations that don’t work out loud like they worked in my head. […]

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Sassy Sausage Breakfast Pie

February 17, 2014

Sassy Sausage Breakfast Pie Snow days apparently lead to binge-watching trashy television. Okay, if I’m being honest, I had a Toddlers & Tiaras thing going on even before the winter storm arrived. I feel like I’m settling in with popcorn to watch some sort of quasi-ethical sociology experiment every time I hit “play” on another […]

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Coconut Pudding Spoon Cake

February 10, 2014

Coconut Pudding Spoon Cake: Hard to Photograph, So Easy to Eat I love to share recipes, but if that were my main reason for hanging out on this blog, I could certainly do so without all these irritating WORRRRDS. You know, all these ridiculous, worthless THOUGHTS. I could just post photos, ingredients, directions, THE END. […]

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The BEST Valentine’s Day Recipes from Willow Bird Baking

February 3, 2014

Thanks, Foodie, for sponsoring this post showcasing the BEST Valentine’s Day Recipes from Willow Bird Baking. Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite food holidays. Everything’s so CUTE and CHOCOLATE and CUTE and PINK. Since it’s my fave, I go all out on heart day recipes. See the caption under each recipe for a description […]

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Insane Chili Cheese Dip (with an emergency quick adaptation!)

February 2, 2014

Insane Chili Cheese Dip I think I’ve finally figured out how marriage works. I asked Mike in November to please get a cable to hook up the TV my parents gave us. Don’t be like my mom here: As you can see, she lost chili cheese dip privileges. Yes, I have legs, but this was […]

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Gooey Turtle Brownie Sticky Buns

January 27, 2014

Gooey Turtle Brownie Sticky Buns Sometimes you know you’ve gone too far. Sometimes you’re unwrapping another stick of butter and cracking another couple of eggs and you realize you’re only making a half-batch of the recipe and – You have two options. You can stop right where you are, go to Zumba, and repent. Or […]

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Fantastic Mimosa Recipe

January 23, 2014

Fantastic Mimosa Recipe Facebook is driving me up the wall (pun intended). In the past, Willow Bird Baking’s Facebook page has been sort of a “home base” for us to chat about all sorts of topics. I share new posts, sure, but we also discuss everything from which way you put your toilet paper on […]

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Skinny Mini Coconut Cakes (and 5 beauty tips for lazy girls)

January 20, 2014

Skinny Mini Coconut Cakes Besides my dance recital in first grade, I didn’t wear mascara until college. Taking a shower feels like a huge pain to me. I skip legitimate clothing and wear a nightgown whenever I can get away with it. I exclusively wore pajama pants for the entire duration of high school and […]

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Easy, Healthy Couscous Tabbouleh (and the #happymoments2014 challenge)

January 15, 2014

Easy, Healthy Couscous Tabbouleh Thanks, Foodie, for sponsoring this post. My green cutting board rapped against the countertop, followed by the metallic thud of the knife. Leaving these two faithful friends for a moment, I held each vegetable under the open faucet — the cold skinned cucumber, each plump tomato, the clingy herbs — and […]

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Raspberry Cheesecake Morning Buns

January 12, 2014

          Raspberry Cheesecake Morning Buns I WENT INTO TARGET FOR ONE THING. See, Target has a new line of products, Simply Balanced, and I was excited to pick one or two items from it to try. The line is designed to “take the guesswork out of eating well” by including only foods that meet these basic […]

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