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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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Gluten-Free Cheddar Heart Crackers

Seriously, who has time to make homemade crackers?!? And why would you, if it’s so easy to buy them in a nice little box? Trust me when I say, I hear you. Us working moms practically have no time to go to the grocery store, let alone make our own crackers. BUT – There’s something […]

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Valentine’s Day Appetizer

It’s nearly that time of year again, when almost all food is colored red and/or shaped like hearts. We’re no different here at Jolly Tomato – we’re happy to make heart-shaped food when the occasion calls for it – but we try to keep food colorings out of the picture whenever possible. When the SoCal Lady […]

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Valentines’ Day WITHOUT Food Coloring

As we wrote back in October (Halloween WITHOUT food coloring), it’s possible to have a fun and festive celebration for your favorite holiday without using all sorts of fake food colors.  After all, artificial food colorings and food dyes aren’t all that great for your kids, and in some cases food dyes have even been associated with […]

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Love from the Kitchen: This One’s For You, Mom

Here in Jolly Tomato-land we consider ourselves fortunate to have a mom who is a great cook and who served us a full variety of healthy, tasty foods while we were growing up. Now that we have our own home and family, we’ve spent plenty of time calling Mom on the phone and asking for […]

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