Pumpkin Streusel MuffinsNothing says fall like the sweet, refined flavor of pumpkin baked into fragrant muffins. Our recipe ups the ante on ordinary pumpkin muffins with tart cranberries and crunchy pecans for a festive aroma. For a truly impressive finish, we top it all off with a mouthwatering pumpkin pie streusel topping. And the twist? You can make these muffins into loaves! Spoon batter into 2 greased 8- x 4-inch loaf pans, and bake 55 minutes.
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3/4 cup butter, softened
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pumpkin Pie Streusel (recipe below)
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1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with
Pumpkin Streusel MuffinsNothing says fall like the sweet, refined flavor of pumpkin baked into fragrant muffins. Our recipe ups the ante on ordinary pumpkin muffins with tart cranberries and crunchy pecans for a festive aroma. For a truly impressive finish, we top it all off with a mouthwatering pumpkin pie streusel topping. And the twist? You can make these muffins into loaves! Spoon batter into 2 greased 8- x 4-inch loaf pans, and bake 55 minutes.Read More »from Celebrate Fall with Pumpkin Muffins
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11 Love Lessons All Moms Must Teach Their DaughtersBy Jenna BirchRead More »from 11 Love Lessons All Moms Must Teach Their Daughters
There are certain lessons only a mother can teach. A grandmother may not be as relatable, and a sister may not have enough wisdom-which is why it's up to Mom to initiate a heart-to-heart about matters of the heart. Although it can be a difficult subject to broach, your greatest gift to your daughter might just be the knowledge to face tough times and come out stronger. Here are the 11 most important things young women need to know about love, and how to explain them. Photo by Getty Images.
1. You are enough. "If ever there were a message daughters need to hear from their moms, it's this," says self-esteem and confidence guru Jess Weiner, author of Life Doesn't Begin Five Pounds From Now. "Believing you are enough means remembering that nothing in you needs to change to be loved." Teach your daughter that anyone who tries to convince her otherwise isn't right for her, and someone who doesn't see her worth hasn't earned a place in her life.
2. You can't get respect unless you
TKSurvive the spooky season with these tips for 'fraidy cats.
By Marisa Cohen
Ghosts and goblins, grinning jack-o'-lanterns, scary skeletons... Some preschoolers love the spooky spectacle of this holiday (not to mention all the candy!), but others can get freaked out around creepy masks, costumes, and crowds of kids. "Halloween can present a challenge for parents of 3- and 4-year-olds because this is the age when children first truly show an interest in trick-or-treating, and yet they're still young enough to get frightened or overstimulated," says Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D., a psychologist in Rockville, Maryland, and author of Anxiety-Free Kids. It's hard to know how much your child will be up for on Halloween. But you can try to anticipate any potential problems before then so you can keep the day low-key and fun for everyone.
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Potty Training and Why I'm Not Stressing Over ItPotty training. Two words that can leave even veteran parents quaking in their boots. From what I know and have experienced, potty training isn't exactly the most fun you'll ever have in your life. It's messy and maybe stressful at times and it's cool when your kid ends up getting it, but in the interim…not so much. It seems like everyone I know is potty training their kids right now. Amongst friends and acquaintances it is a frequent topic of conversation. "Oh? Your daughter is almost two? Is she potty trained yet?" Actually, no. She is not. And also, I am not stressing over it. Here's why.Read More »from Why I Don't Stress Over Potty Training
1. Changing diapers is no big thing.
I've heard many parents talk about how much better life is sans diapers. "Oh my goodness! Potty training made my life so much easier! I hated changing diapers!" But I just don't share this sentiment. Changing diapers is no big thing in my opinion and it's not like I have to change all that many these days anyway.
2. Public restrooms aren't my favorite.
Pumpkin is the hottest flavor of the season, and chef Stuart O'Keeffe has some great no-bake recipes that are truly "easy as pie."
Looking for a fun seasonal dessert to make with your kids? Try these three-ingredient mini pumpkin pies, made simply by mixing pumpkin pie spice with Greek honey yogurt and pouring into mini graham cracker pie shells. Top with whipped cream and ground cinnamon for a perfect individual treat.
If you're in the mood for something a little more traditional, try Stuart's no-bake pumpkin pie, which uses gelatin to set the ingredients. Simply add condensed milk, eggs, gelatin, and spices into a saucepan and bring it up to a slow heat. Mix with pumpkin purée and vanilla, pour into a pie shell, and leave in the fridge to set. "It smells like fall," Stuart says.
To learn how to make these easy pumpkin pies, tune in to this episode of "Easy Does It," and check out the recipesRead More »from Three-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie
You may be happy to share your baby news with family and friends, but be leery of opening up to prospective employers.Interviewing for a new job can be daunting enough, but if you happen to be pregnant at the time, be prepared for a whole new set of job search jitters.
"The anxiety levels attending my employment and gestational statuses overwhelmed me," expectant mom Erin Keane Scott wrote in a post on The New York Times Motherlode blog. "Who would want to hire someone asking for at least six weeks of leave within a year of being hired?"
Scott, a journalist, said she followed others' advice about keeping her pregnancy under wraps during the first trimester and early in the second.
Was that a smart move? At least one career counselor says no.
"Let's assume you get hired," said Jean Baur, the author of "The Essential Job Interview Handbook." "At some point it's going to be obvious that you're expecting. The person who interviewed you and the person who is now your employer could really feel betrayed because you didn't mention it."
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