Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins // The Haas Machine

This past weekend, we made the trek north to lovely Duluth, MN. It was January’s first trip anywhere longer than 40 minutes, so I was a bit nervous when we first started making plans. As an infant & baby, Ruby had an extremely difficult time traveling (as in, she would cry the entire ride anywhere), so I was really hoping that January wouldn’t follow in her sister’s footsteps. We really wanted to meet with some of our favorite people, so we decided to just go for it. Continue reading

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Posted in Muffins, Sweeties.

Peanut Butter Granola

Peanut Butter Granola // The Haas Machine

Foods I have been eating binging on lately:

  1. Oatmeal (made in the crockpot overnight)
  2. Egg burritos (scrambled eggs + shredded cheese + spinach + tortilla)
  3. Handfuls of almonds (while simultaneously trying to avoid eye contact with the Nutella in our cupboard)
  4. Toasted English muffins with crunchy peanut butter & banana slices
  5. Yogurt & granola, yogurt & granola, & yogurt & granola

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Posted in Breakfast, Snacks, Sweeties.

20 Quiet Activities For Toddlers

20 Quiet Activities For Toddlers // The Haas Machine

Before January was born, I prepared  in all the usual ways. I cleaned everything in our house from top to bottom, we tackled projects that needed finishing, & I made tons of freezer meals so we wouldn’t have to think about cooking or a lot of grocery shopping. A few weeks before she arrived, I came up with the brilliant idea of creating a “quiet box” filled with activities for Ruby to do, either on her own or sitting next to John or myself. When John had time off of work, we really didn’t need these, but when I was on my own (especially the first week!) & wasn’t really able to be up walking around, these little projects saved us!

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Posted in Hatching a Haas, Kid projects.

Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Soup // The Haas Machine

Winter is officially here in the Northland! Snow is on the ground, I’m battling my toddler’s feet to get them into her boots, & everyone on Facebook is complaining about it. I know people can get crabby about the weather & I can definitely get on that bus at times, but dear Lord it is November & we’ve got a whole lotta winter to get through here people. Pace yourselves!

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Posted in Meat, Soups.

Espresso Brownies

Espresso Brownies //The Haas Machine

My dear friend Jamie is simultaneously one of the most talented bakers & genuine friends I know ( I think those two things should always go hand-in-hand, don’t you?). I sure hope you have a friend like her, because not only does her cheerful & peaceful disposition immediately calm you when you are in her presence, her baked goods send you to this little happy place that I’ve seldom experienced with other friends. You know how some of your friends enjoy baking, but it’s not like you’re going to be blown out of the water over their muffins? Jamie is not that kind of baker. Now even though I am 100% convinced that she’s just got some mad skills in the kitchen, I also believe that her products are so lovely because of the heart, attention, & seriousness she puts into her baking. Does she substitute margarine for butter or skimp & use low quality chocolates? Never. She’s the real deal, people. Continue reading

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Posted in Sweeties.