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butternut squash muffins

Butternut Squash Muffins with Mulling Spices

So many boring muffins out there… When you are ready for a muffin that’s truly different and flavorful, it’s time to try these butternut squash muffins with mulling spices. They have a nice cake-y texture and they’re moist but not too sweet. Plus, they smell amazing when they’re fresh out of the oven. We used whole […]

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sliced watermelon cake

No-Bake Summer Watermelon Cake

Imagine a cake that has only two ingredients, requires no cooking, is gluten-free and sugar-free (if you want it that way), is ready in about 30 minutes, and makes an impressive “pow” of an appearance at any summer barbeque or picnic. Yes, it’s possible… in the form of this no-bake summer watermelon cake. If you’re […]

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lemonade salads

Family Comfort Food at Lemonade Restaurant

When Lemonade restaurant opened up near us last year in Manhattan Beach, we were immediately drawn in by the vast array of brightly colored salads and entrees. There’s a salad for just about everyone, and the salad choices change seasonally. That means there’s something new and tasty just about every time you go in. But […]

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strawberry blackberry cups

A Healthier Birthday Party

It’s time to plan that next birthday party. Do you really want more chips, candy, and cake? This year, promise yourself you’re going to strive for a healthier birthday party. So…what’s on the menu? Our top five tips include: 1) Lots of crunch Fresh fruits, veggies, popcorn, whole-grain crackers, favorite cereals, and even nuts (but […]

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The ingredients that the chefs had to choose from

How Well Does Your Mayor Cook?

Most likely your town’s mayor is not a gourmet chef. But would he or she be willing to be put to the test – if it meant demonstrating the value to the community of healthy, local eating? We had a chance to ask that question recently while serving as a judge of a mayoral cook-off […]

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cereals

Vacation Food for Kids

Headed out on vacation for spring break? Lucky you! If you’re traveling, you might get a much-needed break from cooking, packing lunches, and washing dishes. But it can also mean that your kids are headed for a weeks’ worth of hamburger-and-fries kids’ meals. How can you keep the food reasonably healthy for your kids while you’re on the road? Depending […]

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