New with the Old

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*Reposting this recipe from the archives (April, 2014) because I just made these recently and remembered how amazing they are. Enjoy!

I like to live a life that mixes the new and the old.

New adventures mixed with the old standards.

Nature walks (which I’ve always loved) in new neighborhoods.

Eating at new restaurants while still visiting the all-time favorites.

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The Pumpkin Party Starts Here

coconut oil pumpkin bread

We all know it. We’ve all seen it.

Pumpkin is all over the grocery store/everywhere…and I LOVE it!

Living near Trader Joe’s has amped up my love of pumpkin things to a whole new level: pumpkin cornbread, pumpkin soup. I can’t get enough.

I’m all about the more traditional recipes for which you keep pumpkin puree on hand (btw: I love TJ’s organic version). You know, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, etc.

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Healthy Baking is Back

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Get excited, because today I have an another amazing healthy baking recipe for you.

I’m talking coconut oil to the max along with shredded coconut, oats, just a bit of sugar, cinnamon and a few chocolate chips.

These little Coconut Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are packed with flavor and health and you won’t miss the butter.

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The Cake Stands Alone

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I was talking to my mom the other day about how we agree that good cake needs no icing.

Not that I’m one to deny myself icing, but I really love cakes that can be eaten on their own and shine on their own.

I feel this way about scones, too. I rarely ever go to the extra trouble of making a glaze or icing for my scones because I like the pure cakey-ness of a tasty, buttery scone.

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Healthy Baking Tips

Let’s talk healthy baking.

That may sound like an oxymoron to you, but it isn’t!

I used to think for something to be delicious and heartwarming it had to contain lots of butter and sugar. And of course there are many things that I still love and bake that do contain those things.

But I’m learning there are ways to bake with no guilt!