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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 have to admit, this is one of my favorite cookies – especially right out of the oven. The cookie is warm so the caramel is creamy and gooey – does not get much better than this! I have made this recipe for many years and it never disappoints. Most people will be pleasantly surprised …

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Most people think about sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving. However, sweet potatoes make a wonderful side dish throughout the year. This easy to make recipe can be made any time in your slow-cooker or you could bake it in your oven. Ingredients 2 ½ pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and sliced or cubed 1 to …

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This is a special treat that can be made for St. Patrick’s Day or any occasion when you want a special cake! Your guests will enjoy the wonderful blend of spices, cocoa, and nuts. I prefer this cake without an icing, but you could make a simple icing or use a whipped topping. Ingredients 2/3 …

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