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  • Have a Spooky Halloween!

    Cheddar Witches Fingers - Cheese straws in the shape of fingers, complete with a black almond "finger nail." Delicious and totally spooky.

    Candy Apples - You don't need to go to the fair to get my favorite treat because you can make these at home. Black food coloring gives them a festive touch.

    Pumpkin Caramel Sauce - Having a not-so-scary Halloween party? Serve ice cream with this pumpkin infused caramel sauce on top.

Introducing Baby C!

I’m thrilled to announce the arrival of Clara Jane Champion. Our sweet little girl was born last Monday, March 5, at 3:50pm. She weighed 7lbs. 5oz. at birth and is 21 inches long. We are quickly adjusting to life as a family of three and are so happy to have her home. She is a beautiful girl with a head full of dark brown hair. She’s been eating like a champ…no surprise there. ;) Eric and I are completely enamored by her and can’t get over how adorable she is.

We’ve been living off meals I made and froze in advance (so glad I did that!), but I can promise you we’ll be back in the kitchen soon. Until then, I’ve updated my featured recipes with a few of my favorites for spring.

  • Jaime Szajna

    She’s adorable. I love the name, but have to ask, what was your inspiration? I’ve thought of naming a girl after my grandmother, but worried that Clara was too old fashioned, I’m now reconsidering.

    • Courtney

      Jaime, we like old fashioned stuff, so the name was kind of perfect. :) Jane is after Jane Austen, and we decided that before we ever picked Clara.

  • Kayla

    She is so gorgeous and I love, love, love her name! Clara Jane was on our short list too. :) Congrats!

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  • Melissa

    Congratulations! She is absolutely adorable!

  • Charul Ajmera

    Awww! Congratulations you guys. And take care. All the best for days ahead. :)

  • Tracey

    Congratulations!! She’s beautiful :)

  • Emily

    Congratuations! She’s so beautiful! Love the animals checkin her out. :)

  • Carrie

    Congrats she is adorable. When you have time can you share what kind of meals your prepped in advance?

  • Abby

    She is beautiful!!! Congratulations!

  • Helena

    She is so precious…Congrats! Happy for you guys:) Take care!

  • ErinCroutons

    Wow, she is beautiful and I LOVE that name. :)

  • Courtney Jones

    Congrats!!! She is absolutely gorgeous!!!! :) What a beautiful family. xoxo
    All the best :)

  • Ana

    What a precious little girl- love the name! Congratulations! :)

  • Heather

    Congratulations!!–She is beautiful! Love the name :)

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

    Congratulations! She is beautiful! Hope you are feeling great too!

  • brandi

    congratulations! she’s gorgeous!

  • Chrissy

    Congrats! She is beautiful!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes

    Congrats, Courtney and Eric!

  • Ryan

    Congrats Courtney! She’s beautiful and I LOVE her name! So happy for you all and that picture of the doggy and kitty checking her out is precious. :)

  • Danielle

    Precious! Congrats!!

  • Krissy@DaintyChef

    She is adorable, congrats to both of you! Love the name :)

  • Krissy’s Creations

    She’s absolutely beautiful! So perfect! And wow, you look gorgeous in the hospital. Most woman look all crazed and tired, but you look truly happy. Beautiful family Courtney!

  • Courtney

    Awwww, she is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Congrats!!! Enjoy this time.

  • Laura

    Congratulations! She is so precious.

  • Stephanie

    Congratulations! Enjoy this stage and being a new family of three!

  • Jessica

    Hello Champions!

    So sweet and tender little girl. Congratulations!
    Here we say every little boy/girl born with a bread under his arm, your little girl is really fortunate to have cook ‘lovers’ parents. We wish you a happy new road all three together.


  • Sophia

    Congratulations! She is such a beautiful baby! You look great too! Take care and enjoy your bundle of joy!

  • Caroline

    Congratulations! She is so precious. I am so happy for you!

  • ErinsFoodFiles

    She’s totally adorable! Congrats!

  • Joelen

    Congratulations! Clara is absolutely precious! Enjoy motherhood – you’ll be great!

  • Jen @

    Congrats! She’s adorable.

  • Jessica @ Sunny Side Up

    She is beautiful! I absolutely love her name. Congratulations!

  • Ellie R.

    yay! shes so cute!

  • branny

    So happy I share a birthday with such a beautiful angel.!

  • cluttercafe

    Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. She is precious. Good luck and lots of blessings.

  • Laura

    Congrats! She’s beautiful!

  • Aimee @ Simple Bites

    Congratulations! She is truly adorable. Our little Claras are blog cousins! ;)

    Happy to have discovered your lovely site. I’m adding it to my reader!

    (sorry if this is a duplicate comment. I left one before and it vanished)