lighter pumpkin pie with cinnamon walnut streusel

I’m a big fan of moderation in all areas of my life. But I especially like to practice moderation in my cooking and eating. I think life is too short to eat kale and flaxseed for every meal and, conversely, life is (hopefully) too long to eat deep-fried Twinkies everyday. So I try to make… 

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monday motivation: optimism

lincoln quoteI already posted this quote on my Facebook page last week, but I loved it so much I had to share it here, too. That Lincoln guy? Kinda awesome. And this quote? Totally amazing. There are so many powerful sentiments wrapped up in those 15 words—the pointlessness of negativity, the lesson of being thankful for what we have, the impressive power of flipping our mindset. Whenever I find myself plummeting into a negativity spiral, I always try to bring myself. . .
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