Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – Revisited

Revamping the blog presented quite the opportunity to skip down memory lane.  I found the earliest posts particularly rough – I had a lot to learn about writing recipes and taking pictures. During Our Lady of Second Helpings’s first November I was so excited to share my own version of Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. They were stuffed full of Autumnal goodies. I…

Read More→

Maple-Cranberry Granola

I use the word granola is a loose sense with this recipe. It contains neither oats nor nuts. It does have a generous helping of dried cranberries and some very hearty cereal flakes. Erewhon Buckwheat & Hemp cereal provides the base for this alternative granola. This fiber and protein filled cereal is gluten free making this recipe a potential alternative…

Read More→

Lighter than Air Chicken Nuggets with Cranberry BBQ Sauce

Okay, okay not literally lighter than air. I don’t want to upset the physicists in the audience. However, I have to tell you about these Savory Herb Chicken Nuggets. I spent weeks working on the recipe. I was on a mission and did not stop until I could say with confidence that I had reached crisp-savory nugget near perfection. I fussed with the ingredients, cooking method,…

Read More→

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread Pudding

The shortest day of the year is less than a month away. On days when the sun makes an appearance it will turn brassy by mid-afternoon.  Children scamper home from school trailing long shadows the sidewalk. Our house is still adorned for fall. I can’t bring myself to shove all the lovely rusty colored decorations into the closet just yet. I…

Read More→

Savory Pear & Walnut Pizza

This pizza is beyond good. The magnitude of its deliciousness puts it squarely in the territory of “Whoops! I just ate half a dozen pieces” and “Get-your-own-blankety-blank-pizza”! So good, it may take all your willpower to save the remaining pieces for another meal. But, do save those pieces. This pizza makes fantastic leftovers. These pictures are proof, they were the…

Read More→