Saturday, April 4, 2015


Today we did something I've been wanting/ meaning to do for just about forever. Making from scratch, home baked, hot, soft pretzels has been something like a dream of mine ever since my husband discovered some fabulous soft baked pretzels at a very good (very expensive) local bakery here. Now, I must ask myself, why in the world have I not looked up a recipe and attempted this before now? Why? Honestly, why?

I'm so glad I committed to baking more often this year and I'm so glad I included making more things from scratch on my April in Alaska goals. The pretzels just came out of the oven and they are SO tasty! I think they turned out perfect in fact. This long awaited experiment is a total successful mission accomplished. I actually kind of wish that the little guy wasn't napping right now so that he could enjoy the fruits of our labor sooner than later. But of course the pretzels will still be yummy when he wakes up from his nap.

The recipe I used is linked HERE for anyone else who's had a life long dream of baking pretzels at home but has yet to try it out. I highly recommend it!

In other news we've also taken one of our dog's for a walk around the block, played with both dogs in the backyard, spent a good 30 minutes doing yard work (digging in the dirt on little Abe's part), dyed some eggs silly colors, and finished our reading from Narnia today. We're 3 and 1/2 chapters in already. April in Alaska, so far so good! 


  1. What a wonderful day!!! Little Abe might be quite the baker - he looks quite professional :)

    We are starting on our homemade bagels right now.....I'll let you know how they turn out!

    1. He really loves baking.
      How awesome about the bagels! I'm going to have to try that next (as well as the pizza I'm determined to make).