What I did on my maternity leave (Part 2)


Cinnamon Rolls

Why yes, that IS a cafe au lait! I started making them at home so I can always enjoy my freshly baked pastry with the best coffee drink around.

Morning Buns

Left = lazy Naureen. Right = patient Naureen

“If dough gets too warm or sticky to work with, slide (with parchment) onto a baking sheet and chill until firm, then proceed.”


French Strawberry Cake

My little helper. Beautiful, right? The cake, not the toddler. Okay, the toddler too.

Chocolate Babka

Captions made via Instagram Stories. Have you noticed we collect black mugs from random coffee shops yet?

Mini Chocolate Cream Pies

Amazingly, baby #2 slept through this entire process.

Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

I’ve been really into beef bacon lately.

NY-Style Pizza Dough




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