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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

RCCM0Being confined to a small space has its benefits.  Right now, since we don’t trust our 4-month-old puppy with much more than the kitchen area, that is where the family has been each evening…all evening…and much of the weekend when it’s raining outside.  It’s great bonding time, but I think we’re all feeling a bit constrained and claustrophobic.

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While I was making these muffins last Saturday morning, my kids got on the topic of being married.  It’s quite funny listening to a conversation between a 6 and 4 year old.  Matthew told Grace she needs to marry someone she knows, so she said, “Well, I want to marry mommy.” (Bless her little heart.)  Matthew promptly told her that wouldn’t work.  Grace then asked, “Who are you going to marry?”  He said no one, because you have to kiss and that’s really gross.  “It’s like kissing a fish with slobber on its lips.”  (Where does he get this??) Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

IMG_3344My family and I just came back from camping–in 90 degree weather.  In the Pacific Northwest, we usually see temperatures this high late in July or early in August, and it normally lasts about a week.  Well, the heat spell here started towards the end of June and lasted almost 3 weeks.  I can’t remember a 4th of July watching the fireworks in shorts and a t-shirt.  We are usually in jeans and a sweatshirt!  I was planning on making chocolate chip cookies to snack on while camping, (and use to sandwich a s’more or two) but I didn’t for two reasons–one, we have no air-conditioner in our house, and two, I had no way to keep the cookies from melting once we arrived at our campsite, and for those of you who tent/cabin camp, you know how valuable cooler space is!  In fact, we only had a campfire twice because it was so hot.  The last night of camping we started the fire early so our kids could have s’mores.  My two-and-a-half year-old daughter had never had s’mores before and I was excited for her to try it.  I thought she’d love it as much as my son.  Unfortunately, the only thing she liked was the chocolate squares, as you can see in this picture. Continue reading

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