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Is anyone baking? If so what are you making or planning to make? I thought that might be something to keep me busy while I am torturing myself wanting to go into labor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am DYING to bake. I have GD so I've been unable to do my usual baking. I used to be a professional pastry chef and I still love this time of year! I have been making lots of plans for carb-indulgence once this baby is out though: sticky buns! That's first! I have lots of cake-plans too!
 

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Well, I do bake all our breads, bagels, buns & crackers & such normally anyway but I'm not keeping up nearly was well as I should be. There's usually a whole supply of breads & muffins in the freezers but lately it's all I can do to bake a few loaves of bread a week. I'm just so tired & achey & lazy!<br><br>
I want to make some Christmas goodies. I'll probably go over to FamilyFun.com & check out their fun Christmas cookie ideas. I love making crazy-silly cookies & cupcakes.<br><br>
I cook most of our foods from scratch but I am getting lazier & lazier by the week. When I shopped last night I bought the makings for tacos & nachos & I bought white pasta. Crap I tell ya! But we won't all get tumors if we eat processed crap for only a few weeks, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
We have lots of family visiting in a few weeks. I really need a good stock of breads etc in the freezers! I really should get on that....
 

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I LOVE to bake, but lately it's just been things like bread or breadsticks for supper. I've been gradually baking more and more Christmas cookies.<br>
In fact, maybe I should bake some cookies today! I'm thinking sugar cookies with some yummy icing, in the shape of Christmas trees. I am way too easily tempted by sweets.
 

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I try to make everything by scratch, too.<br><br>
I made a TON of muffins last week for the freezer and breakfasts until baby is here. I made a bunch of bread (5 loaves) but it didn't turn out right. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I made cookies last night, but, uh....they're almost gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
I have the stuff to make a stollen, croissants, and a buche de noel and some other stuff. That's what I'm going to be working on whenever I have time just waiting for baby...
 

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I made cookies last night, but, uh....they're almost gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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The remedy for this is to freeze the dough in balls. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I have some in the freezer from my last batch. But dh will actually eat these (he doesn't like chocolate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: ), so I just made them all.
 

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I made cookies last night, but, uh....they're almost gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
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I think the remedy for this is MAKE MORE COOKIES!!! YUUUUUUMMMM!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"><br><br>
I'm baking a pecan pie for DH today. It's his favorite and he didn't have any for Thanksgiving. I'm kinda grumpy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: with him right now so I'm on MDC and procrastinating about the pie. I'll get to it soon though. He deserves it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I like your remedy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Does anyone have a good recipe for m&m cookies? I had some before and they were small and poofy. I like them big and chewy.
 

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I don't have a recipe for M&M cookies, but this is what I made tonight:<br><br>
Banana bread:<br><br>
4 overripe bananas, mashed<br>
2 eggs<br>
2 cups flour (I usually do one AP and one WW)<br>
1 tsp baking soda<br>
1 stick butter, softened/room temp<br>
1/2 cup brown sugar<br>
1/4 tsp salt<br><br>
Mix the flour, salt, and soda in one bowl.<br><br>
Mash the bananas and add the eggs to another bowl.<br><br>
Cream the butter and sugar in yet a third bowl, then add the bananas and eggs, then add the dry ingredients. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes, or til a toothpick comes out clean.<br><br>
I have successfully added cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chocolate chips to this recipe (all on separate occasions, of course). I also want to try adding Just Strawberries (probably paired with a liquid sweetener to keep things moist).<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Happy baking, and more importantly -- happy laboring soon!
 

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Mmmmmmm I made banana bread a couple of weeks ago and it was SO good. On Friday I made 4 mini-loaves of pumpkin bread with dried cranberries and pecans - we froze two loaves and just finished up the last of the two we kept out. I can't believe they lasted almost 3 days!! I seriously had to hide the bread so I wouldn't eat it all myself.
 

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I would love to bake but my oven broke! I cant even make x-mas cookies- so Im going to make x-mas fudge!
 

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We just had a baking day at my MIL's house. Her 2 daughters and me and our slew of children came, it was so much fun. We each brought 2 recipes and anything other than the basics that we needed for those recipes. I made Nutella cookies and Pignoli Nut cookes, my MIL made pecan tarts and my SIL made macaroons and some potato cookies that were super good. I also made some sugar cookies for the kids to decorate. It was fun and having a group of people made it a lot less work.
 

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I made chocolate chip zucchini cake yesterday and it was divine. I might make it again next week and bring it to a fellow preggo's house so we can eat the entire thing and complain. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I just made x-mas cut out cookies the other day and of course there gone<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> You don't chill the dough either (nor did I freeze xtra) so I don't have xtra to make. I would have to whip up a whole nother batch and that is just too much work. I stood on my feet for about 5 hours baking and it sure did take a lot out of me, but they sure were yummy<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think I will make some muffins though. Reading all these posts are making me hungry for bread and muffins.
 

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I'm no baker, but I just found a Rachael Ray recipe for orange corn bread muffins. I'm gonna try those some time this week. Mmmm....
 

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I've got the pantry stocked up for baking during labor, but other than that, I haven't really baked anything.<br><br>
I think I am in the mood for an apple crumble of some sort, though. That would be yummy!
 

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I ended up making the sugar cookies last night (Christmas cut-out cookies)... and ended up eating WAY too many before bed. Which probably explains why I had trouble falling asleep last night! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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