Pumpkin Scones

 Now that my eyes are open to the many things that can be done with pumpkin, I’m excited to try more and more recipes.  Unfortunately, many call for fresh ingredients.  Sometimes making them out of food storage works well (with a little tweeking); sometimes it doesn’t.  I was happy when I got this butter spread to work.  The sugar really enhances the cranberries, and it was spreadable and yummy.  

Pumpkin Oatmeal

 One cool, fall evening I was craving pumpkin.  Up until then I usually filled my pumpkin cravings by making pumpkin cookies or pumpkin roll.  A friend mentioned this healthier option for pumpkin, and I was hooked.  This recipe is a great way to fill your kitchen and your mornings with the smell of the fall season.  It also inspired me to look at pumpkin as a healthy food — not just dessert. 
From: Valerie

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

You really don’t need a lot of chocolate chips in these muffins to give you the chocolate you crave.  Mellyn taught me that if you reserve a few from the recipe to sprinkle on top it really makes a huge difference.  Not only do they look more chocolate packed, they actually taste it too!
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