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Indulge your sweet tooth with these minty chocolate muffins made from good-for-you ingredients. These wonderful chocolate muffins are not made with flour but instead chickpeas! It might sound odd but many people cannot tell the difference – the muffins are light in texture and delicious! These can be made as 24 mini-muffins or 12 regular …

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This is a great time of year when the leaves are changing colors and a crispness comes into the air. It is a time when everyone wants to make apple pies, pumpkin pies and a lot of other good fall inspired dishes. Often we have pumpkin puree left over and it would be terrible to …

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While on vacation in New Hampshire we had some wonderful Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with a homemade Blueberry Topping while staying at Bear Mountain Lodge. They were so light and fluffy that I had to try them. If you can, use fresh lemon juice since both the lemon juice and ricotta cheese are key ingredients. Do …

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Friday ended with a thunderstorm raging through Saturday morning. The morning had sporadic downpours and was a bit dreary. We had plans to go play disc golf but that was not possible since Ellicott Creek course would be under water and the threatening storms made staying inside a good idea. So what to do besides …

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It is Saturday and I decided to try another pancake recipe – this time with fresh blueberries! The batter is thicker making a denser pancake, which means I could not stack all of the pancakes in the above picture. They made for a hardy breakfast especially if you add a side of eggs or other …

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This weekend we “spring forward” by moving our clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings. I do not care to change the clocks because in the fall I dislike the evening getting darker earlier and in spring I lose an hour of sleep! There is never enough time in the day so losing an hour …

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Last weekend I wanted to make Banana Pecan pancakes – but I was out of pecans! Instead I made Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes with a Chocolate Chip Surprise. This morning I was able to make my Whole Wheat Honey Banana Pecan Pancakes! These pancakes are packed with healthy ingredients and are delicious! When you make pancakes …

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I do not normally make pancakes but with Tuesday being Pancake Day (Or Shrove Tuesday) for the UK I saw a ton of pancake pictures on WordPress! So I decided why not make some pancakes. I wanted my favorite Banana Pecan – but we are out of pecans. Maybe I will make them next weekend. …

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Christmas morning is a wonderful time to treat yourself to a fun breakfast! We enjoy this french toast recipe because it is a nice break from our typical breakfast. Plus you can make it ahead of time and either bake it the night before or put it into the oven when you first get up. …

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