Muffin Tin Granola Cups with Lemon Greek Yogurt and Berries

Today I’m delighted to be a part of a virtual baby shower for Sonja and Alex of A Couple Cooks.  They recently adopted their little baby boy, Larson, and my heart is filled with joy for them.  Even before starting my own blog, I’d been a long time reader of Sonja and Alex’s blog for their healthy and simple recipes, and many of our weeknight dinners have been inspired by them.  Over time as they’ve shared more about their journey to become parents, I’ve also come to deeply admire their faith to wait and trust in the midst of trials and uncertainty.  After all that they’ve been through, it’s especially sweet to see their little Larson finally at home with them.   To celebrate Larson and to honor Sonja and Alex, a group of bloggers (a big thank you to Melissa, Ashley, and Sarah for organizing!) have put together a “healthy snacks” themed shower, and I’m sharing these fun and easy muffin tin granola cups.  Sonja and Alex, I couldn’t be happier for you both.

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Chipotle Roasted Salmon Tacos

I’ve been craving fresh and simple lately, and these tacos are just that.  They come from Ina Garten’s latest book Cooking for Jeffrey, and I made just a few small changes to streamline the recipe even further.  There’s a wonderfully easy chipotle roasted salmon, a tangy cucumber and cabbage slaw, and avocado for a creamy balance.  Ina calls for mashing the avocado with lime and sriracha, but I preferred slicing avocado and squeezing on some fresh lime and sriracha separately.  One less bowl, and my youngest isn’t quite able to handle sriracha yet anyways.  This is fairly typical weeknight fare for us, and I thought you all might appreciate the simplicity as well.

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Berry Breakfast Cookies

We are back home again, finally.  After a several days skiing with my sister’s family out in Colorado, we managed to get ourselves stranded at the Denver airport for four long days as a result of the Delta chaos.   It was frustrating, stressful, and definitely inconvenient, but admittedly fun and bonding all at the same time.   The kids thought it was exciting to be stuck at the airport hotel, and we pretty much lived off of Einsteins Bagels and Jamba Juice for four days with airline vouchers.  Not exactly my favorites, but the kids loved it.

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