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..

Banana Chocolate Chunk Mini Muffins

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I have this problem.  When I bake stuff, I always want lots of people to tell me how amazing it is.  Because I’m vain.  My family has learned to accommodate me. When I made these banana muffins, I was pretty proud of myself.  I yelled thr..