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Magical Cupcakes for Halloween or Themed Birthday Parties

These simple but adorable cupcakes are perfect for your child’s Halloween party or themed birthday extravaganza. For all the How to Train Your Dragon movie fans, here is a fun Toothless cupcake. Kids reading The Magic Treehouse series will love…

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Vegetable and Ginger Soup with Spaghetti Squash Noodles

After my son broke his elbow, I began researching which foods help heal bones faster and numb pain.  Many articles state you need to triple your calorie intake to ensure your body does not “steal from Peter to pay Paul”…

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Tuscan Soup with Sweet Potato, Sausage and Wilted Greens

Here is a little taste of what is to come this March in Kevin Gillespie’s new cookbook.  It is a Tuscan style soup usually served with creamy yellow potatoes and kale but for the market he chose Burge Organic Farms…

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Creamy, Jasmine Rice and Turnip Gratin

With the change in the season, you are seeing more crisp apples, spicy greens, hearty squashes and vibrant root vegetables at the markets. Luckily, these foods are naturally rich in calcium, vitamin K and C and other antioxidants to keep…

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Raspberry Margarita Crumb Bars

The lime in these gooey Raspberry Margarita crumb bars perfectly balances the sweetness in the berries and brown sugar.  I tweaked the Smitten Kitchen/ Baked: New Frontiers in Baking recipe to include lime instead of lemon and added more protein by…

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Homemade Soft, Baked Pretzels

Not much is better than a warm, soft pretzel lightly coated in large salt crystals with a slightly crunchy crust and tender, chewy inside.  We always split one at a ball game or festival where they appeared everywhere in concession…

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Decadent Chocolate Pots

This Chocolate Pot recipe from Jamie Oliver will satisfy your chocolate cravings for a week. It is so rich and elegant yet surprisingly simple to make. You do not need to bake these custards like many other recipes or use…

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Fun Halloween Cupcakes

We had such a good time decorating these cupcakes for the school fundraiser. This year we wanted to serve cupcakes that are mostly organic and allergy free. I made eggless pumpkin cupcakes and my eggless UnBEETable chocolate cupcakes. Yes, they…

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Life-size Cat and Witch Lawn Decorations

I saw these silhouettes in a magazine last Halloween and have been waiting all year to make our own. I wish we had the life size witch holding the lantern and broom stick but we did not have a 4×8…