first day of school 2014

September 2nd, 2014

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lemon poppyseed muffins

August 17th, 2014

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins By Chloe Coscarelli
Makes 14 muffins
Make-Ahead Tip:
Muffins can be made in advance and frozen for up to 1 month. Thaw and apply icing before serving.

Muffin Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour*
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut milk
½ cup canola oil
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons lemon zest (about 2 lemons)
1 tablespoon pure lemon extract
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
*For a gluten-free alternative, substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour plus 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

Icing Ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar
3 to 4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lemon zest
To make the muffins: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12-cup cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut milk, oil, lemon juice, zest, and lemon extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until just combined. Fold in poppy seeds. Do not over mix.
Fill the cupcake liners about two-thirds full with batter. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out dry with a few crumbs clinging to it. Cool the muffins completely before icing.
To make the icing: Whisk the powdered sugar, lemon juice, water, and zest in a small bowl until smooth.
Spread a thin layer of icing over each muffin.

Recipe courtesy of Kimberly. As found here.

(more) beach week 2014

July 30th, 2014

Beach reading, binoculars, crab catching and (sea) kayaking.

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beach week 2014

July 29th, 2014

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going for gold

July 26th, 2014

It’s been a whirlwind summer (I’m planning on an end-of-summer post), but our family was initiated in the swim team family this year. Haven was just in the advanced juniors, so she didn’t compete, but she really loved being a part of a team and getting better at swimming. So much so that last weekend she swam 13 laps (650 meters) all by herself one Sunday. When I asked what she was going to do now that swim team was over she said “practice laps”.

Tonight was the end of year party…we didn’t stay long…but were there long enough for her to score her trophy.

I see more swim team in our future.

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last day of school

June 13th, 2014

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birthday boy

June 12th, 2014

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Surprise. He’s 40!

this girl. graduated.

June 2nd, 2014

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summer is here!

May 26th, 2014

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happy mother’s day 2014

May 11th, 2014

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Sleeping in.
Sunshine and open windows.
Racing daddy in the driveway.
Family brunch.
Flowers.
Saturday date night.
Summer beach house reserved.
A new Le Creuset.
Reading the Sunday paper. On Sunday.
Sushi.
Hugs and kisses.
An early shower.
Movie.


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