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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Chewy Double Chocolate Coconut Blondies

    Dear Daniel, Remember a few nights ago when I woke both of us up at 3am, shouting, “I’m so thirsty I’m going to die!!”? Hard to forget.     Well, remember how you ran to the kitchen to fetch me a glass of water? How when you brought it to me I spit…

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Passion Cookies

Truthfully, I don’t quite understand why these are called Passion Cookies. If anything, they’re pecan pie meets frosted shortbread. But there are lots of things I don’t understand. Like why Paula Deen and I are all alone in pronouncing my favorite nut as PEE-cans, when all the rest of the world is onto pe-CAHNS. Or…

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Penne with Pancetta and Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’m really not one for pasta. And not for any reason in particular. I just don’t crave it like I do, say, potatoes and bread. And potato bread. But then, sometimes I’ll be thumbing through the glossy pages of a cookbook that I’ve received for review and I can’t help but stop squarely on spaghetti. …

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Apple Walnut Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

In all my years on the internet, I’ve received three unforgettable emails. Each were typed by my mother. I picture her sitting at the keyboard, perfectly positioned to type as though she were being tested for proficiency. Either full caps or none at all. Her nose turned slightly up at the computer because she can’t…

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Cranberry Walnut Pie

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I’m from New England. That means that I’m slightly cynical, a little rushed, and if you bite me, I taste like fall. For thirteen autumns, my mom has baked this pie. Officially, I think it’s “Nantucket Pie.” But because we’re so God blessed creative, we’ve always lovingly called it Cranberry Walnut Pie. The first fall…

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