Lemon Pancakes with Lemon Syrup

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Pancakes are such a fantastic dinner choice. There's no chicken or bacon or cheese to make the dog crazy, and the kids love having pancakes. The adults are mostly focused on the lemon syrup...

Chocolate Buttermilk Muffins

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The cash diet forced me to part with my beloved chocolate muffins, but I figured there was no reason on earth I couldn't recreate them with ingredients I already had on hand at home. Happy Dessert-Breakfast to me...

Coconut White Chocolate Buttermilk Scones

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Scones are one of my favorite breakfast foods. This scone recipe uses coconut, white chocolate, and buttermilk...

Pumpkin Chip Oat Muffins

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I made these pumpkin muffins for breakfast on Christmas Day. Robb took a bite, and promptly gave me a thumbs-up. That's code for, "Make these again."..

Banana Pomegranate Oat Muffins

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When I looked at this gorgeous bowl of pomegranate arils, I just knew I had to make banana pomegranate muffins, and I couldn't wait 4-5 days for the bananas to ripen. SO... I didn't. I just took a couple fresh, almost green bananas, and diced them..

Glazed Muffin Bites

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All that changed when I found myself in possession of a brand new cake pop maker, courtesy of an awesome friend who has known me since the dawn of time. ..

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Turnovers

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Remember when, in another recent pumpkin post, I told a story about my nephew trying to decide whether or not he should be a dog?  This one little story has spawned a myriad of conversations in my life. My mother tells me that it is a very real thin..

Breakfast Bars with Plum Filling

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The charter school my kids go to has many fine qualities, but NOT among them is close proximity to my house.  In fact, the school is a good 8 miles away. So we carpool. Which can be boring.  I would never admit this out loud, though, especially not..

Chunky Homemade Applesauce

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The thing that has probably given me the most confidence in the kitchen has been understanding that food does not have to be complicated.  Fresh foods prepared simply are generally the best tasting.  This is why there is no comparison between, say,..

Vanilla Coconut Granola

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Every year we take this ridiculous camping trip. Well, it must not be that ridiculous, because we love it enough to do it every year.  It’s mostly ridiculous because it takes us more than 9 hours to drive there (one way!), a drive that normall..