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Cranberry Applesauce

November 6th, 2013 · No Comments

My maple syrup and cider-sweetened cranberry sauce is a favorite on our Thanksgiving table, but for Thanksgivukkah I decided to give it a new twist, and make a cranberry applesauce to top those turkey and sweet potato (Thanksgiving leftover) latkes. I liked the cranberry so much that I may serve it as a latke topping [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · holiday · recipes

Kabocha Squash Apple Tacos with Chèvre {#MeatlessMonday}

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Did you know the Meatless Monday campaign celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall? To celebrate, I wanted to make some vegetarian tacos — and I just happened to have a beautiful Kabocha squash on hand. I spiced and roasted the squash for a warm, fall flavor and then added a sweet apple to balance the [...]

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Tags: at market · global flavors · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian

Pumpkin Granola Bars

November 30th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It may be the end of November, but I figure there’s still time to share one last pumpkin treat before the holiday baking begins in earnest. You need something healthy for those lunchboxes and after-school snacks to offset the Christmas cookies, right? These soft-baked granola bars are easy to put together (even with little helpers). [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · healthy snacks · kids cook monday · lunch box · recipes

Baked Explorations with Kids (and Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins)

November 4th, 2010 · 6 Comments

We had a spell of grey, rainy weather when we returned from Florida, which made me want to hunker down in the kitchen and do some serious baking. It was perfect timing to receive a review copy of Baked Explorations, the newest cookbook from famed Brooklyn bakers Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Its gorgeous pictures [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cookbook · cookbooks · cooking with kids · review · sweets

Fresh from the Pumpkin Patch (and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread)

October 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Fall is my favorite time of year, especially here in Virginia where we are blessed with beautiful weather and picturesque colors this time of year. After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, with those infernal evergreen trees, the brilliant shades of fall leaves here never fail to impress me. And of course it’s not truly [...]

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Tags: baking · breakfast · fresh from the... · recipe · recipes · whole grains