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Breakfast Re-Imagined: 20 Ways to Serve Oatmeal! + Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Whether you realize it or not, January is National Oatmeal Month! (I found that out when I was researching for my January Holidays post.) Since I was already planning to write about oatmeal this month, it works in my favor . . . hopefully lots of people will be searching for oatmeal recipes and new ways to serve oatmeal. […]

Squash Muffins: Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

  These squash muffins are simple, un-spiced and not too sweet.  They make a great addition to breakfast or mid-morning tea snack. My mom used to make them for breakfast any time of year, so I never really thought of them as Thanksgiving fare. They came to mind right away, though, when Carissa at All in All announced that she […]

Clown Pancakes – A Birthday Tradition

Are the birthdays in your family spread throughout the year or clustered within just a couple months? We’re coming to the end of nearly six months without any birthdays in our family. If you ask my kids, its been a long dry spell! There have been many discussions over the last month or so regarding how […]

Slightly Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

Do your kids like to eat food with dip?  Or would they rather just eat the dip? That usually makes me crazy, but I let them finish off a bowl of this Cinnamon Yogurt Dip with just a spoon. Its yummy on apples and graham crackers . . . or straight off the spoon.  Fingers work too! […]

Applesauce Muffins {with Gluten-Free Options}

Summer is winding down and apple picking season is just around the corner.  Apple picking means applesauce making!  I haven’t used up last year’s applesauce though, so applesauce muffins (cupcakes?) are showing up a lot at our house these days.     I’ve had a fondness for these since childhood.   My mom used to make […]