Delicious Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

When I woke up Monday, I had but one thing on my mind: pumpkin pancakes. With leftover canned organic pumpkin puree from Trader Joe’s calling from my fridge, I knew I had to put it to use. What better way than a warm, fluffy pancake? With the pumpkin added and the accompanying spices, these delicious…

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Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

It’s been quite a while since I last baked. Baking takes precision, measuring, several bowls … all excesses that I just haven’t had time for recently. I’ve been working hard on writing, taking care of my children all the while. Life, it just keeps moving no matter how much you wish it would slow down…

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Roasted Artichoke Hearts

I was leafing through the November issue of Martha Stewart Living the other morning when I saw a recipe for baked artichoke hearts. It sounded interesting, and as luck would have it, I’d just purchased some frozen artichoke hearts and they were aching to be used. At first, the plan was to serve this to…

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Watermelon Granita

Mmm, what’s better than a cool, refreshing and fruity dessert? One that costs next to nothing to make! Get the watermelon on sale and whip up a batch of this. (This recipe is part of The $7 Dinner Challenge.) Watermelon Granita serves 8 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 3 lbs watermelon, cut into chunks…

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All-American Beef Cheddar Bacon Hand Pies

When I was a kid, my family had a tradition that we called Fun Friday. Each Friday, we’d eschew our regular eating habits in favor of fun, but not necessarily good for you, food. Sometimes we’d layer tacos with seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheddar and salsa. Other weeks, we’d make homemade pizzas with pre-formed…

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