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Pumpkin Spice Lactation Cookies

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Having a baby is certainly a feat… but breastfeeding is another feat all on its own. I had read prior to giving birth that breastfeeding was going to be difficult at first, but sticking with it would be rewarding in the end. This statement is absolutely true, at least for me. It was extremely painful, we had a bad latch, Lachlyn was losing weight and there was concern that I wasn’t producing enough milk.

Now, being told that maybe my milk supply was low was really disheartening. It didn’t matter how many stories I had read or people had reassured me that you can make enough milk for your baby, I still felt like I was failing and starving my baby. After days… weeks even, of pumping and recording my output, I realized I did not in fact have a low milk supply. It was definitely an emotional time and caused me a lot of stress.

In an effort to increase my (supposedly low) milk supply, I searched recipes for lactation cookies. I honestly don’t know if they increased my supply or not, but they are really tasty! In the spirit of October… Halloween… my birthday… and fall weather, I wanted to create a Pumpkin Spice Lactation Cookie. Here is my recipe:

Pumpkin Spice Lactation Cookies (adapted from this recipe)

  • 2 tbsp Flaxseed Meal
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tbsp brewer’s yeast (I bought from Amazon, but you can find it in health food stores)
  • 4 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1-2 cups Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses, chopped in a food processor (I found these at my local grocery store with the Halloween candy)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.

In a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar until creamed. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in thoroughly after each egg. Add the flaxseed meal/water mixture and the vanilla and mix. Add in the pumpkin puree and mix until incorporated.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and brewer’s yeast. Stir the flour mix into the wet ingredients on low until completely blended. Add the oats, mixing well. Finally stir in the chopped pumpkin spice Hershey Kisses.

Use non-stick cookie sheets or a silpat on your cookie sheets. Spoon cookie dough onto cookie sheets (approx 1 tbsp dough per cookie) about 2″ apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool cookies on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack for final cooling. Enjoy!

Recipe Roundup!

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Husby + I have been intrigued by the cookbook Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way by Francis Mallmann. What we wouldn’t give to have a large backyard to build a fire pit in + grill a whole pig, or half a cow. One of the recipes from this week was taken from this book + even without the backyard grilling pit, it turned out excellent. I highly recommend this book!

On to the recipes:

Pork Tenderloin with Burnt Brown Sugar, Orange Confit, + Thyme via Seven Fires

 

Root Beer Float Cookies via Six Sisters’ Stuff

 

Perfect French Toast via Food Network

 

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats via Gimme Some Oven!

 

Enjoy!

~Katie

Recipe Roundup

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Woah, I’m way behind on posting recipes! Here are some from over the last few weeks:

Tangy Pork Sandwiches via Food Network

 

Blueberry Muffins via  Food Network

 

Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Breakfast Bars via TheKitchn.com

 

M & M Blondies via Your Homebased Mom ~ I made these for the 4th of July + substituted peanut butter m&m’s for regular ones.

 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

~Katie

Recipe Roundup!

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The recipes this week have turned out to be some of my new favorites! I’ve never had Eggplant Parmesan before + was really surprised how much I liked it…. even though the recipe misrepresented the cooking time. Not to leave out the cookies this week… they are really tasty! They turned out really light + fluffy even though the picture made them look more like a chewy cookie. Without further adieu… here they are:

 

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes via Food Network ~ we added about a 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese to these as well. They were also a huge hit at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner.

 

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies via Tasty Kitchen ~ mmmm I want one now!

 

Herb Omelet with Cherry Tomatoes via Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetite

 

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins via Gordon Ramsay’s Healthy Appetitie

 

Eggplant Parmesan via Food Network ~ be forewarned, the recipe states 1 hr + 20 mins total time, but it will take you more like 2 hours.

 

Enjoy!

~katie

Recipe Roundup!

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I’ve only tried a few recipes this past week. With Husby being out of town, I just have no motivation to cook. It is really putting  a damper on my kitchen time!

Grilled Balsamic Pork Kebabs via Rachael Ray Magazine ~ the recipe only calls for onions on the kebabs with the pork, but we added zucchini to get some extra veggies

 

Buttermilk Pancakes via The Pancake Handbook ~ we added a handful or two of blueberries + they came out fantastic!

 

Bizcochitos via Food Network Magazine ~ I’ve never even heard of this type of cookie before, but is apparently New Mexico’s signature shortbread cookie. You can really taste the star anise to give it a unique flavor. Great with some passion tea!

 

Coming up this next week I’m going to try my first ever ice cream cake + a new pasta dish with chicken sausage! What are your favorite recipes?

~katie