Orange Roll Baked Oatmeal

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My husband eats a banana and cereal with blueberries almost every morning. I need more variety. When I wrote this, it was Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Even I can’t do that, as much as I love ice cream. But because I love breakfast foods (and him), I do like to shake it up a bit now and then. Read more

Milk Chocolate Cookies

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I’m not really a fan of milk chocolate candy; it’s dark chocolate for me all the way. Even regular Hershey’s kisses (gasp) kind of bore me. Read more

Harry Potter’s Butterbeer Cookies

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The Harry Potter books and movies have a special place in my heart. The stories captured the imaginations of my sister’s sons. So when my nephews were just young Muggles, I made them wizard capes and an invisibility cloak. I was so tickled by the hours (and a few years) of fun they got out of them. While I love the young men they have become, and the adult conversations we now have, a part of me misses those days of pure play. Read more

Butterfinger Whoopie Pies

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This recipe from seemed like just the thing for my book club’s fall getaway to Hocking Hills. The weekend always includes games, hiking if the weather cooperates, lots of food and laughter, and, of course, some down time for reading. Read more