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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

Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake #FBS4Sandy

November 8th, 2012 · 3 Comments

What do food bloggers do when a hurricane is approaching? Cook and bake, of course. With school and work cancelled and hours to go before the serious part of the storm arrived, I hunkered down in my kitchen cooking down the contents of my refrigerator. All the while following along with those on twitter doing [...]

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Tags: baking · cooking for a cause · food benefits · recipes

Jack O’ Lantern Grilled Cheese #KidsCookMonday

October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

This was intended to be a quick post about a healthy and fun pre-Halloween lunch, but of course my six-year-old had other plans. Oh, he was amused enough by the first sandwich, but then he asked for a second. And then he said it wasn’t scary enough. So I told him the jack o’ lantern [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · fall · holiday · kids cook monday · meatless monday · recipes · sandwich

Pumpkin and Onion Macaroni and Cheese

February 1st, 2012 · 3 Comments

I’m a firm believer that comfort food can also be healthy when made with wholesome ingredients and slight tweaks. Take this pumpkin and caramelized onion mac-and-cheese, which doesn’t hide the vegetable addition but celebrates it. Pumpkin or butternut squash puree is a natural addition to macaroni as its creaminess blends right in to a rich [...]

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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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