Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

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I’m coming around to the idea of breakfast smoothies. And yes, I am arriving so late to this party. While everyone else has been blending their greens, juicing their beets, and sipping away for years, I’ve just been over here…chewing. Because in the past, whenever I considered the ingredients of a smoothie for breakfast, I…

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Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts

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I think it says a great deal about me that the word ‘doughnut’ appears in my memoir a whopping 28 times. My editor– bless her sweet literary heart–cringed at nearly every mention, noticing that I’d chosen to drop the ‘ugh’ and spell it more colloquially, ‘donut.’ It wasn’t until I’d read through all of her…

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Tomorroats

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I am obsessed. This bowl of oatmeal is purely, simply, delightful. It’s thick, creamy, and almost doughy in texture. Prepare for your life to be altered *significantly. *an average amount. Now, let’s begin this conversation with the acknowledgement that I have been eating oats for breakfast for a few years now. I adore them as…

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Chewy Cherry Almond Granola Bars

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Chewy Cherry Almond Granola Bars 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup chopped or sliced almonds 1 cup puffed brown rice cereal 1 cup dried cherries, chopped (or a mix of raisins and cherries) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 cup honey 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2…

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Healthier Morning Glory Muffins

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Healthier Morning Glory Muffins 2¼ cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup sugar 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup vegetable oil 3 large eggs 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple (including juices) 1½ cups shredded carrots (2-3 medium) ½ cup raisins ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut ½…

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Bacon Parmesan Cornmeal Pancakes

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I spent 25 years in pain and suffering. Pain and suffering and deprivation and denial and dark, dark sadness. Then I tried pure maple syrup. The world righted itself again. And happiness knocked on my door. I looked through the peephole, asked who it was, made sure I was wearing something (somewhat) publicly appropriate, and…

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