Oil-Free Granola

Now that our stomachs have expanded thanks to Thanksgiving dinner, here’s a lighter and yet still filling snack to help you get back on track. This Oil-Free Granola uses applesauce, or if you have any on hand, pumpkin, to bind the oats and nuts together.  Because this recipe does not call for oil, it lacks thatContinue reading “Oil-Free Granola”

Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I distinctly remember carving pumpkins as a child: the smell of the wet newspaper protecting the kitchen table, the rawness of your skin after hours digging around the orange goop, the sweet yet mild odor, the anticipation of putting a candle in the finished product, and the saltiness of baked pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin, like bananaContinue reading “Healthier Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

It is the first day of October, which means I can truly accept that it is autumn, ushering in spicy flavors, Halloween candy sugar-highs, and hearty soups. The grocery store is filled with Candy Corn (and Candy Corn Oreos), gourds, bags of Milky Ways to fill the entire milky way, and cans of the orangeContinue reading “Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting”

A Delayed Appreciation for Apples

When I was little, I hated apples for no good reason. I believe I even had a slight case of dyslexia when it came to the word “apple” because I always wanted to say “red” instead. Applesauce was okay, but eating a whole apple seemed strange. I loved apple pie, but only when it wasContinue reading “A Delayed Appreciation for Apples”