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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread

Since it's National Pumpkin Cheesecake this Saturday, Oct. 21, I wanted to share one of our all-time favorite pumpkin recipes with you. My kids are CRAZY about this bread. I mean, I'm lucky if the loaf lasts a full 24 hrs. They eat it fresh out of the oven, again for breakfast, after-school snack and… Continue reading Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread

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Black Bean Brownies by Chocolate Covered Katie

I have a new goal for this year - to make my kids' school lunches a little more creative (I tend to go strong at the beginning of the year, but then I lose steam and fall back on the more predictable lunches as the weeks go by). So, I baked a batch of these… Continue reading Black Bean Brownies by Chocolate Covered Katie

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (vegan)

It's August, which means "birthday month" for us because so many in our family are born in August. For a birthday tradition, I always make my husband his favorite dessert: carrot cake. Carrots, nuts, spices, and raisins in a moist cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting - This recipe is fantastic! It's a… Continue reading Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (vegan)

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Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try

Late summer is a beautiful time in California, so we took advantage of the last week of summer vacation and traveled north. The days are still warm with cooler nights, the grapes are almost ready for crush, and the pears are ready for picking. And, just a few more weeks until the official start of… Continue reading Pear Picking and 10 Recipes to Try

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and Father’s Day Crafts

Since softball season is in full swing (pun intended!), we will be celebrating Father's Day with my father and husband a few days early this year. So, I asked my children this morning to make a craft and choose a homemade treat for their Dad and Nonno (Spoiler alert you two!). Adrienne found these adorable… Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and Father’s Day Crafts

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Blueberry Puff Pastries

I always have frozen berries for smoothies and a few packages of Puff Pastry on hand in my freezer because you just never know when you might need pastries! Here is a simple recipe for fruit pastries using blueberries, but almost any other frozen fruit filling should work great. Fruit filling variations (Substitute the following… Continue reading Blueberry Puff Pastries