Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread Pudding

The shortest day of the year is less than a month away. On days when the sun makes an appearance it will turn brassy by mid-afternoon.  Children scamper home from school trailing long shadows the sidewalk. Our house is still adorned for fall. I can’t bring myself to shove all the lovely rusty colored decorations into the closet just yet. I…

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Savory Pear & Walnut Pizza

This pizza is beyond good. The magnitude of its deliciousness puts it squarely in the territory of “Whoops! I just ate half a dozen pieces” and “Get-your-own-blankety-blank-pizza”! So good, it may take all your willpower to save the remaining pieces for another meal. But, do save those pieces. This pizza makes fantastic leftovers. These pictures are proof, they were the…

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Don’t Toss that Turkey! More than 20 recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers

I love leftovers! I love reheating them in their original incarnation. I love reconfiguring them into new dishes. I also love packing them up to be frozen and enjoyed a few months down the road. Leftovers make life easy and delicious.  So, imagine my shock when I heard the following statistic last weekend on Northwest Cable New: Americans will throw away…

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is one of our family’s favorite breakfasts for fall weekends. Compared to our usual stove-top breakfast oats, the extra step of baking the oats with a crumble topping makes pumpkin pie oatmeal feel really special. It is a warm cozy treat for shoppers who braved the chilly early morning sales. Or, enjoy a bowl while lounging in…

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Simple Holiday Sides: Light & Buttery Drop Biscuits

This week there are thousands of people planning menus with sleek modern foods for Thanksgiving. I am not one of them. I like the cozy comfort of traditional favorites. However, honoring tradition doesn’t have to be done to the letter. Take these biscuits, for example. Mr. Second Helpings asked to have some form of bread included in our Thanksgiving feast….

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