Monthly Archives: July 2013

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The Moldy Duck

The Moldy Duck

I was giving the boys their bath recently, and found some disturbing things floating in the water.

Based on previous experience (something all parents must deal with at some point, I’m sure), I made the assumption that one of them — presumably the youngest — had had a little accident in the water. Bath time promptly ended, much to their joint chagrin, and I scrubbed down the tub as my wife got them toweled off and into jammies. Neither would admit to having had even a tiny accident, but this is not really something new.

As it turns out, my assumption was wrong, and they were telling the truth.

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Foodie Friday: Puffins

Foodie Friday: Puffins

If you’re like me, breakfast with the kids can be pretty hit-or-miss. Some days they’ll eat whatever I set in front of them. Other days they’ll ask for something specific (and might not eat a bite of it). They’ll have favorites one day, that they hate the next.

So I am always happy when I find something that they (almost) always eat happily, are easy to put together, makes extras that store well, and are delicious to boot. This is how it was when I found out about “puffins,”

No, not the bird.

Puffins are, essentially, just muffins made with a pancake-like batter. It gives you this awesome pancake/muffin hybrid that doesn’t require a long time by the stove flipping anything. Maple-syrup is added right to the batter to make them sweet already (which, in our house at least, avoids some major mess) but if you’r adventurous I suppose you could make mini versions of these and dip ’em in all sorts of sweet goodness. As always, experiment, and enjoy!

Click here for a larger version of the recipe.

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