Buckwheat Crepes with Whipped Ricotta Goat Cheese and Strawberry Preserves

When I think of favorite childhood desserts, my mom’s chocolate pudding crepes immediately come to mind.  Vanilla crepes filled with the silkiest chocolate pudding under a cloud of whipped cream-  messy for sure, but truly scrumptious.  She bought me my first crepe pan, and even now we almost weekly make some sort of crepes.  Because crepes so fondly remind me of my own mother,  I made these savory buckwheat crepes to celebrate Mother’s Day and hopefully bring some breakfast inspiration to your home as well.

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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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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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