Posts By Mommyland

MommylandI'm a mom, a wife and I cook for a living. I'm 26 years old and just found out I'm expecting our second baby. I love to be at home hanging out with my family and getting crafty whenever I can fine the time.

When did I get so crunchy?

If you’re not familiar with the term “crunchy”, I’m referring to my new-found hippieness.  Somewhere between growing up in small town suburbia, my rebellious stint living in the big city, becoming a mom and moving back to suburbia, I found my hippie side.  If I had my way, we’d buy a modest house on a…
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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

I was in the mood for something sweet and didn’t want to make a big batch of something.  I created yet another new recipe.  Go me! 1 banana, mashed 2 tbsp butter flavor shortening (I probably would have just used softened butter, but I was impatient) 3/4 cup flour 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 tsp baking…
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Quick couscous dinner

We had a big wind storm here today that caused our power to go out for about 2 hours this afternoon.  Go figure, it came right back on at dinner time, so I had to whip something up pretty quickly.  Even Junior liked it, so I think this one is going to pop up again…
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Homemade granola

I love granola, but the darn stuff is pricey.  I was reminded recently of a delicious recipe for homemade granola. 1.5 cups brown sugar .5 cup water 1 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla 8 cups old fashioned oats Nuts (1-2 cups of any assortment you like), coarsely chopped Dried fruit (1-2 cups of any assortment…
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Stay posted!

I’m in the process of talking to some cloth diaper companies.  I’m hoping to get to do some reviews.  My primary goal is to show the more economical side of cloth diapering.  I know a lot of people, myself included, are a little put off by the high prices of some of the big diaper…
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Rich, Creamy, Fabulous Oatmeal!

I’m not a huge oatmeal fan, but I decided since it’s good for breastmilk production, I’d give it another go.  I’m hooked!  The amount I made was enough for me and Junior, or just myself if I was SUPER hungry. 2 TBSP Butter 1/3 cup Brown Sugar (I used 1/2 cup and it’s a little…
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Deuce is here!

One of my big concerns with the pregnancy was the thought of going into labor. How would I know it was time? What would it really be like? Given that I was induced with Junior, I didn’t know what to expect this time around. On Monday (at 36w2d pregnant), I had an OB appt. I…
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I know, I suck!

I totally fell off the blogging bandwagon, but working, having a three year old, and being preggo keeps me so busy.  I just haven’t made the time to sit down and write about my life.  I’m now just over 32 weeks pregnant and I’m starting to feel like a beached whale.  I have actually been…
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I make a mean meatball calzone!

We had some leftover meatballs from my brother’s birthday party the other day and decided to use them up in some calzones.  Oh man, they were good! Crust 3 cups flour (I used half all purpose and half whole wheat) 1 Tbsp rapid rise yeast 1 tsp olive oil 2 Tbsp sugar (I like a…
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The perfect winter drink!

We’re having a total winter blast here in the northwest.  Junior and I have been housebound today, and we needed a fabulous, warm beverage.  I’m digging what I came up with. First of all, you NEED this tea.  Celestial Seasonings’ Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride is amazing.  I bought two boxes last year.  Even though I…
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