Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread to Acknowledge That Autumn has Truly Arrived

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“No. I don’t want you. Get back in your closet. I don’t care if you used to be my favorite. I’m not ready for you!!” I heard myself wailing those words last week, like a toddler having a tantrum. With a sigh, I said good-bye to the sun and braced myself for the 7 straight […]

Pumpkin Pie to Mark Some Firsts…and Some Lasts.

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“Mom! Mom! Wait for me!” His shoes slip ever so slightly on the gravel. His backpack, almost half his size, swings from side to side. Up the hill he scrambles. “Mom, wait! I have a treasure for you.” In his tightly closed fist he holds four dandelions. All in various stages of blooming. He gallantly […]

Nourished by a Spicy Pumpkin Soup and So Much More

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Although out-of-breath and with quivering legs, I managed to brace myself against the wind. I had made it to the top of the dune, aptly named, “8-minutes of Hell.” I have to admit that with the sand packed down by the winter rains, it wasn’t nearly as trying of a climb as in the summer […]