Backporch Banter

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola

Over the holidays, I discovered Whole Foods 365 Pumpkin Spice Granola. It was deliciously yummy, but sadly only available during the winter holidays. So, I decided to experiment with Tara's Homemade Granola to see if I could make my own Pumpkin Granola...

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Carrot Muffins with Raisins, Walnuts, and Maca Powder

Carrot Muffins with Raisins, Walnuts, and Maca Powder

These Carrot Muffins with Raisins, Walnuts, and Maca Powder are delicious and packed full of healthy ingredients. The recipe is based on one from Laila Ali in her new cookbook, Food for Life, which I found in the February 2018 issue of Oprah magazine. To...

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AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery

AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery

Bright and early this morning, my groceries were delivered to my front door. At 7:20 AM, the deliveryman from AmazonFresh rang my doorbell. Just barely out of bed, I greeted him in my pajamas. He dropped off three large bags filled with fresh produce and...

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Italian Bean and Pasta Soup

Italian Bean and Pasta Soup

The temperatures have been up and down a lot this winter, and I feel like we’ve had more cold weather than normal for north Texas. When the temperatures dip, I like to make a pot of homemade soup to warm me up. One of my favorites is this Italian Bean and...

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Walnuts & Raisins

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Walnuts & Raisins

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Walnuts & Raisins are delicious and overflowing with autumn flavors. As an added bonus, the cookies are vegan and packed with healthy ingredients. I've listed many of the health benefits below. Pumpkin Pie Spice is a...

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Maple Oat Banana Walnut Bread

Maple Oat Banana Walnut Bread

I always buy more bananas than Izzie and I can eat. So I made banana bread again. This banana bread doesn’t have any refined sugar. Its mild sweetness is drawn from the maple syrup along with the bananas. Oat flour made from rolled oats and walnuts make...

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Sarah’s No Bake Energy Balls

Sarah’s No Bake Energy Balls

My niece, Sarah, made these wonderful No Bake Energy Balls when I visited her in Chicago last year. We were out early every morning walking around the city and along the lake shore, going to the farmers markets and museums, and shopping. These No Bake Energy Balls...

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