Sorry that I have been away from the food bloggysphere, but I trust that my wonderful new and old readers are still following along here. It's been bit of struggle with food photography lately with the earlier nights and my two little foodie babies have been keeping me busy. Emilio is almost 7 months old and his two bottom teeth have already poked out. Elena didn't have her first teeth until she was 11 months old. I guess her little brother is trying to catch up fast. Too fast if you ask me.
December is usually a popular month of holiday baking of countless sweet treats or cooking up some scrumptious eats. I love baking up some winter cookie favorites - gingerbread cookies, pecan tarts, holiday biscotti, or peppermint bark. Elena had her first pecan tart this past Thanksgiving and like her mommy - she has one big sweet tooth. So with everything that I try to make - I try my best to sneak in extra veggies, or adding a little bit of wheat germ or wheat flour to the recipe to make it healthier. I joined up with Hodgson Mill because they "believe in living a great life and trying to make life better. That starts with making nutritious foods that are of the highest quality, because we think life's better when you take care of yourself and your health." I liked the fact that I can adapt any of my recipes with a healthy twist using nutritious Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Flour.