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…

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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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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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I’m in the mood for something…Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Call me crazy but I enjoy cravings.  Not the sudden got-to-have-it-now feelings that happen from time to time.  I like the quiet rolling around in the back of my mind sort of cravings.  These are the little seeds getting ready to sprout an idea for a recipe or an excuse to try a new restaurant.  Cravings present an opportunity for…

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Pomegranates – Super Delicious Super Food

Maybe it is just me but, I find it hard to get excited about the fresh fruit that is available this time of year.  I feel limited to a rotation of cold storage apples, oranges, or bananas.  This is precisely why I was so motivated to pick and freeze fruit during the summer.  I enjoy having a variety of frozen…

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