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Dragon Fruit Dessert

Colorful Dragon Fruit Dessert

The dragon fruit, in case you haven’t ever sliced into one, is a real show-stopper. Once it flashes its deep magenta flesh, the other fruits might as well give up. The intense purple coloring has that “I can’t believe there’s no filter” quality to it – and there’s a little part of your brain that […]

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quince tart

Quince Tart Recipe and Preparing a Quince

If you’ve never tried a quince before, one of the first introductions you should have is with a quince tart. With hearty autumnal flavors, it’s an iconic fall treat. What’s a Quince But first – if you’ve never tried a quince, it’s time to learn more. This round yellow pear-like fall fruit has a wonderful […]

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mini rhubarb kuchens

Mini Rhubarb Kuchens

Did you ever have that moment as a kid, when you suddenly realize that a food that you assume everyone eats is something that is particular to your family? I had that moment with rhubarb kuchens. As I recall, I was with friends talking about our favorite desserts that we would choose for our birthdays, […]

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sweet dumpling squash

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. As long as you have enough chocolate and sweetener in them, they’ll still make a gooey and satisfying dessert. Case in point: Our kale brownies, and now these lentil brownies. We hadn’t ever thought of adding lentils to brownies, until we met up […]

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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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