Light & Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

One of the best fall flavors around is pumpkin.  At this time of year, pumpkins abound and can be found in everything from baked goods to coffee flavors.  One of my favorite pumpkin dishes is pumpkin pancakes.  To me, there’s nothing better than sitting down to a plate full of these warm, fluffy treats on a Sunday morning.  Toss in some of that pumpkin spice coffee and it’s a match made in heaven.  Here is a quick and easy pumpkin pancake recipe that will bring the flavors of fall into your kitchen.  Enjoy!

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Flu Shot 411

It’s that time of year again.  No, not fall, flu season.  It’s that three letter F-bomb that literally gives us chills.  We all know that flu shots are available to help protect us from coming down with the flu and yet not everyone gets one.  It seems that there may be some unanswered questions that we have pertaining to flu shots or we’ve heard one too many myths about them that scare us into avoiding the vaccine.  So should we get the vaccine?  Will the vaccine actually keep you well this flu season?  Is the vaccine dangerous?  Here’s the 411 on flu shots:

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Halloween Happenings

With just under two weeks to go until Halloween, there’s still plenty of time to visit some of the local Halloween attractions.  There’s plenty to do and see this fall in Bensalem and the greater Bucks County area.  Whether you’re looking for some family oriented activities, something a little more bone chilling for the teenagers or even some adult’s only fun, there’s definitely something out there for everyone.  Here is just a small sampling of some frightfully fun, spectacularly spooky and terrifyingly terrific Halloween happenings.

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Retail Rules Our World

As someone who works in retail, I’m subjected to holiday shopping mayhem almost on a daily basis.  This year, I’ve heard nothing but complaints from customers and retail employees alike about how retail has taken charge over the holidays and our enjoyment (or lack thereof) of them.  It seems that consumers and employees no longer have a say in what holidays are important to us, when we want to start preparing for them or when and if we can even have the time to enjoy them.  Here are just a few of the complaints that I’ve heard so far:

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Top Halloween Costumes for Kids and Adults

Gone are the days of little kids dressed up as ghosts and witches parading up and down the street in costumes made by their mothers. Traditional and homemade costumes are out the window and have been replaced by store bought costumes ranging from cartoon characters to celebrities. This Halloween, it has been estimated that American parents will spend a total of 1 billion dollars on costumes for their children. And if you thought dressing up for Halloween was an activity for the kids, think again. Adult costumes are more popular than ever with sales expected to reach 1.2 billion dollars this year.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Should Shift Focus To Breast Cancer Prevention

As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Just about everyone you talk to has a story that links them to breast cancer in some way.  So many women have been diagnosed with breast cancer that it seems everyone knows someone who has battled this terrible disease.  With all of the knowledge we have gained about breast cancer from doctors and researchers, why is it that there are still so many women being diagnosed?

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