It’s actually supposed to be kinda nice in NYC today you guys! 60 and sunny which feels like a dream after this winter that we have had. Andy and I are seriously considering what it will take to relocate somewhere warmer after yet another snow storm is supposedly on it’s way later this week. So I’m planning to enjoy today as much as possible and be outside as much as Hugo will allow. (Just when I thought I had a baby who always loved been outdoors, he’s had a few unnerving meltdowns the last few days when we attempt to go out. I hope that changes with the warmer weather!)
You guys are in it for the pictures and recipe right? I mean I’m sure some people read what I write, but I don’t blame you for skimming my actual post and just checking out the goods- I’m guilty of it sometimes too. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m exhausted from a little nugget who got up at 4 AM today and I’m a bit brain dead- for that reason I’m going to keep this brief. :)
Last week something miraculous happened. Both my little sisters who live in my neighborhood came over, offering to hold and entertain Hugo so I could get things done. It was amazing. I changed the sheets, answered so many emails, vacuumed, and baked this cake. I had nothing in mind at the time but when I knew my sisters were on Aunty Patrol I had a frantic “what can I bake?” moment. I didn’t want to go to the store, so I perused my pantry to figure out what I could make. Luckily I had all the baking basics and thought a skillet cake would be fun. This one-bowl recipe soon came to be and man oh man was it good.
I’m so delighted to welcome another lovely guest post today as I get back into the swing of things! (One month old babies sleep more eventually right?) The sweet Stephanie from Girl Versus Dough is here to share a breakfast I cannot wait to try. My pancake craving from pregnancy has stayed with me postpartum and these sound absolutely amazing. Thanks so much Steph!
Hi there, The Baker Chick readers! My name is Stephanie and I blog about baking bread and other adventures at Girl Versus Dough. I’m so honored to be posting on Audra’s lovely site so she can spend more time cuddling with her new little man. Hearing about Audra’s journey through pregnancy and reading her amazing birth story are extra special and encouraging to me – for one, because I first met Audra in person last July when her bump was but wee, and two, because I’m expecting my own little one in May.
Last week when my sweet mother-in-law was visiting, I expressed my wish to get back into the kitchen while I had an extra set of hands around to hold the baby if need be. The problem though was that after 3 weeks of nothing but baby love, I didn’t really have any ideas or inspiration. Luckily, she mentioned having made a version of this recipe a few weeks ago and said it was outstanding and easy so I had to give it a try! (It went perfectly with the dozens of meatballs she was making that night for our dinner and freezer!)
Hey guys guess what? This is my first post of something that I baked after having a baby! I’m pretty darn proud of myself. (Though I really can thank my Mother-in-law whose visit last week is likely how I managed this.) Anyway- I’m a mom now (!!!) and finding time to bake things usually entails crossing my fingers that Hugo stays sleeping in his little chair while I try to make things happen in the kitchen. So far I think *maybe* I can actually keep up this baking/blogging thing- but every day brings new changes and challenges so you never know.