Fresh Apple Muffins

I made a batch of apple muffins because I was wallowing. I thought about lying and telling you I made them because the air is crisp and the leaves are changing. Perhaps I should say the smoke from my neighbor’s fireplace was tickling my nose and making me think about cable knit sweaters and baking. Those reasons get me feeling all…

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Molasses Banana-Oat Bread

This winter I have been changing up the flavor of our breakfast foods by using molasses in place of other forms of sugar. I used to keep a bottle of the thick dark syrup in the back of the cabinet (where it always seems sticky) for the very occasional batch of gingerbread. Now in the front of the pantry, this…

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Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Peanut butter oat cookies are sweet, peanut buttery, and soft in the middle with just a hint of crispness around the edge. You can’t go wrong pairing a couple of these dainty peanut butter oat cookies with a cup of tea or a frosty glass of milk. Healthy ingredients make these the perfect anytime treat. Your kids are certain to run…

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Blackberry-Peach Muffins

We bought our home late in the fall and moved in early winter. Many months passed before we had our first glimpses of the plants hibernating in the yard. For the most part our house was flanked by low maintenance greenery interrupted by sparse hints of color. The simplicity of the yard came as a dull relief. On one hand…

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Whole Wheat Weekend Waffles

This month we have settled into a comfortable weekend-morning routine. Mr. Second Helpings and the Little Helping wake up and work together on preparing coffee and smoothies. I indulge in a few additional minutes of head-on-pillow time before following them into the kitchen to make pancakes or waffles. There was no discussion leading to this arrangement it just came about…

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