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When you slice into this chocolate cake, there's a heart-shaped surprise inside! Plus - no artificial coloring; only beet juice.

Heart Surprise Cake for Valentine’s Day

Surprise cakes are popping up everywhere, whether they’re gender reveal cakes or cakes with flowers, letters, numbers, or symbols hidden inside. That’s why, for Valentine’s Day, you’ll be right on the cutting edge if you make a cake with a sweet surprise inside – a pink heart for your Valentine. To make one of these […]

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The Great Citrus Taste Test 2015

Back when we were kids, it seemed like there were just two choices of citrus fruit to eat: oranges or grapefruit. But now it seems like practically every other day there’s a new variety of citrus to try. What’s the difference? Which ones taste the best? And which ones your kids will actually eat? To […]

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4th Annual Stromboli Contest

It’s the Christmas holiday season, which means it’s time for family togetherness, special kindnesses, and of course, stromboli-making. Regular visitors know that our family has a stromboli contest each year in which participants both young and old come up with their best ideas for filling a stromboli and we face off against each other in […]

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Purple Snow Peas and Walnuts

We’re about to make your summer a little…purple-r. (Hey, that’s a good thing!) You know how there’s nothing like a crisp, tender, and sweet snow pea? Now imagine that same tasty veggie, but in real honest-to-goodness purple form, and you have these amazing Purple Snow Peas from Frieda’s Produce. The snow peas have deep purple […]

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Butternut Squash Soup Shooters

Is it too much to hope for a picky eater to love butternut squash soup? Sure, you can eventually get a kid to try something easy, like chicken noodle soup. But with a pureed soup, the picky eater is always suspicious that there’s something lurking in there. We stumbled upon a solution to this issue […]

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roasted kuri squash

Honey/Balsamic Kuri Squash

It’s autumn, which means that every time you go to a market, you’ll find squashes of all colors, shapes, and sizes. The other day, my sister-in-law mentioned that she has been enjoying a sweet little squash known as a red kuri squash, which I had never heard of before. Then, whaddya know, the next day […]

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