Asparagus, Fennel, and Pea Risotto

This is actually from the meal we had for Easter. I decided since we would be staying in to make a more complicated dinner. It ended up being really tasty and everyone was a fan. I will share the chicken recipe soon. For now, enjoy this risotto with lots of vegetables and warm weather flavors. If you are anxious about the fennel, well, I was, too. I have never cooked with it before, or even bought it before. I was worried it would be a strong flavor that we wouldn’t like, but we all did! On its own I think I would not be a big fan, but in the dish it worked perfectly. As for how to prepare it, read ahead.

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I like that this dish is both a starchy course and full of our vegetables all in one. The Fudgelet did well picking up the little pieces to feed himself (he still prefers fingers mostly over utensils).

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As I type this, it is barely after 10 pm and I am exhausted. The Fudgelet has not slept well ALL WEEK. Naps have been so-so, so I have been trying to get some naps in when he sleeps, but it’s still not enough. It’s all of the bad stuff…he has gone to bed late, woken up a lot, and gets up early (bad for naps, and not enough total sleep for either of us). Ugh ugh. I hope we are moving on from this phase soon. Usually he gives me at least one decent night a week, but not a one. Maybe he is gearing up with a couple weeks of bad sleep followed by AMAZING sleep forever and ever and ever? A mom can dream. Anyway…excuse any sleep-deprived nonsense. Thanks for stopping by, as always 🙂

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Fudgelet is 22 Months Old!

This is the last post where I use months to refer to the Fudgelet. Can you believe it? The next post he will be 24 months old, or better known as 2 years old! At that point, I stop using months. I know some people still do them, but let’s be honest…asking people to understand “22 months” is enough math for most. Especially for fellow moms that are tired from 22 month olds running around and not sleeping well, haha!

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Orange Ice Cream, Version 1

I am titling this “Version 1” because everything was great…except the ice cream isn’t a perfect smooth texture, so I would like to try to improve that for next time.

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Chocolate Truffle Pie

Even though I shared a recipe for Pi Day, this was the actual pie I made for this year’s Pi Day. I mean, really, you can’t have too many pies, especially when I tend to go for the chocolate kind.

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Peanut Butter Whipped Cream

When I made this to go with a pie you will see later this week, some people were immediately on board and some were leery. Not sure why, but they weren’t positive it was a great idea. But, after sampling it, they kept coming back. This recipe makes a LOT, so feel free to scale it down. I wasn’t sure how much people would use, and wanted to have enough. It even kept for a few days in the refrigerator, which surprised me.

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Pizza Rolls

I’m feeling in the mood for pie, I guess. First ham and cheese pie, and now a pizza pie…except this dish is not a normal pizza, so not a pie at all. Alas. Maybe next week I will share a chocolate pie I’ve been holding onto for awhile now.

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