This week, my SBC church tried to launch a Holy Yoga class and I almost lost it. Before last September, I had honestly never given much attention to Yoga’s roots. I just started doing it during high school as one form of exercise. The DVDs & mats were pretty inexpensive and it worked to tone my lower body (win-win, right). However, my husband and I were flabbergasted to discover in September just how nefarious yoga actually was.

The other day at Sunday school, my toddler scarfed down three full-sized pumpkin muffins. With shock, horror, and excitement, I knew exactly what I needed to do next. I needed to make a batch of my own, famous pumpkin muffins to add to her breakfast rotation. The flavor profile of these muffins truly is worthy of the “bomb-dot-com” label. They are unlike any other pumpkin muffin/bread product that I have ever tasted. They have a rich depth provided by maple syrup; a perfectly balanced spice; a beautiful amaretto surprise note; and are great with/without chocolate chips. Guten appetit!

My mother-in-law was up reading Consumer Reports articles in the middle of the night and came across one that she thought I needed to read. (Praise the Lord for her and her thoughtfulness!) The article she sent me detailed how Consumer Reports had tested a wide variety of jarred baby foods, baby meal pouches, package baby snacks, etc. and discovered that about two-thirds (68 percent) of the store-bought baby food sampled had worrisome levels of at least one heavy metal–even the organic products!