Don’t Toss that Turkey! More than 20 recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers

I love leftovers! I love reheating them in their original incarnation. I love reconfiguring them into new dishes. I also love packing them up to be frozen and enjoyed a few months down the road. Leftovers make life easy and delicious.  So, imagine my shock when I heard the following statistic last weekend on Northwest Cable New: Americans will throw away…

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is one of our family’s favorite breakfasts for fall weekends. Compared to our usual stove-top breakfast oats, the extra step of baking the oats with a crumble topping makes pumpkin pie oatmeal feel really special. It is a warm cozy treat for shoppers who braved the chilly early morning sales. Or, enjoy a bowl while lounging in…

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Healthy Banana Muffins

It is not every day that I get to have a deep conversation with my 2 1/2-year-old, but yesterday he piped up with something that made my now healthy heart sing. We were hanging out in the kitchen – me, washing dishes; him quietly eating lunch. After a few minutes of comfortable silence, he sat back and told me “candy…

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Oatmeal Pancakes with nectarines

When the hungry people in your household want different foods for breakfast, oatmeal pancakes with nectarines and pumpkin spice are the perfect compromise. It was not particularly early in the morning but I was trying to sneak in just a few more minutes of dozing before leaving the comfort of my bed.  I was thinking dreamily about the perfectly ripe…

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Rhubarb-Oatmeal Waffles

There seems to be a hazy lull between waking and when my body is ready to be fully productive.  I am not an enthusiastic morning person but thanks to Mr. Second Helpings I almost always wake to the comforting smell of fresh coffee. Like a Folger’s commercial without the jingle, my eyes open a little wider and my mind gets…

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