Pumpkin Pancakes

There is nothing better than coffee and pumpkin pancakes on a cool summer morning. With college just a week away, I felt that I needed a kick back into school mode. In a round about way, pumpkin reminds me of fall, and fall reminds me of back to school catalogs, and back to school catalogs center my mind around academia.

These pumpkin pancakes were truly lifesavers this morning. I had just said a goodbye to one of my very best friends after our last morning run with each other for a few months, and I needed some cheering up about this whole college thing. I came home to a fresh pot of coffee and a lone can of pumpkin staring at me from inside the cupboard. After doing a bit of researching, I had a plan of action.

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Warm Butternut Squash Salad with Savory Cottage Cheese Muffins

My poor mom has had a whirlwind of a summer, mostly due to all things centered around college. I have been feeling a bit guilty lately about, one, leaving her (what will she ever do without me?) and, two, the physical not to mention financial expenses that my recent life is costing. On a windy day last week, she was stuck at work late in the afternoon. With nothing else to do, I decided to help her out and make dinner.

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