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brownies and beets

Blackberry Beet Brownies

I’m just going to come out and say it – These Blackberry Beet Brownies are among the best brownies I’ve ever had. (At the very least, they’re right up there with the Kale Brownies and the Lentil Brownies.) But I want to make one other thing clear: I don’t seek out ways to hide vegetables […]

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Blueberry-Banana Gingersnap S’Mores

Want to put a little “pop” into your holiday baking? Instead of traditional reds or greens, go for blue…as in blueberries.   Even though we generally associate fresh blueberries with the summertime, you can actually find them year-round in the supermarket. From April through October, they’re grown in North America, and from November to March […]

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baked apples

Baked Baby Apples

Ever notice how food is a lot more fun in miniature? That’s how we feel about these Melissa’s organic crimson gold apples. They’re about the size of a golf ball, good for approximately four quick bites of fall apple deliciousness. Plus, they’re just so darned cute. These apples, descendents of the Newtown and Spitzenburg heirloom […]

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sweet dumpling tray

Sweet Dumpling Squash Bars

A sweet dumpling squash is an adorable fall vegetable; round and petite with a creamy yellow-gold flesh. But if you attempt to make a dessert like Sweet Dumpling Squash Bars, will it appeal to kids? Well…here’s a true story: I made these bars yesterday and started taking pictures of them next to some whole sweet […]

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lentil brownie

Lentil Brownies

You’ve gotta love brownies. You can put just about anything into them and as long as you have enough chocolate and sweetener in them, they’ll still make a gooey and satisfying dessert. Case in point: The kale brownies we made a few months ago, and now these lentil brownies. We wouldn’t have necessarily thought of […]

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Return of the Snack Cake

Given the childhood obesity epidemic, there’s plenty of debate right now about the role of dessert in kids’ lives. But one problem we have with the central question (Let them eat cake?) is that it assumes that the dessert in question is some ooey-gooey, over-the-top, triple-chocolate-fudge, Oreo-frosted creation. That led us to ask: Whatever happened […]

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