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Green Monster Pops

Green Monster Pops   Do you think of ice cream and frozen treats as indulgences that you shouldn’t be indulging in? Author Christine Chitnis has brought us an entire book of ice creams, ice pops and other frozen treats that not only taste great, but are good for us in her book Icy, Creamy, Healthy, […]

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Pomegranate Berry Smoothie Bowl

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie Bowl   When we saw this image we were inspired. We do first eat with our eyes, and this drew us in. You are looking at a Pomegranate Berry Smoothie Bowl from 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipesby Alison Lewis. It is not only gorgeous, but packed with nutrition as well – fiber, protein, […]

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Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl   Have you joined the smoothie bowl craze? If you have a blender, we invite you to jump right in – with this Peanut Butter Cup inspired, dessert worthy version. This recipe, as well as the Pomegranate Berry Bowl, are both from 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipesby Alison Lewis. Most smoothies are oriented towards breakfast […]

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Chocolate Cake

Healthful Chocolate Cake   Robyn Youkilis has brought us a book called Go With Your Gut where she gently and encouragingly takes us thought her journey to wellness. As someone who lives with IBS and related issues I found her approach refreshing and very relatable. Here is her version of  a healthful Chocolate Cake; it is gluten […]

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Good Gut Gummies

Natural Gummy Candies     I have a thing for gummy candy. In fact I take gummy vitamins, just so I can “cheat” and have my vitamins and candy everyday. This recipe for natural gummy candies from Robyn Youkilis and her book Go With Your Gutmeans we don’t have to sneak around with our gummy candy […]

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Grow Your Own Carrot Cake

Grow Your Own Carrot Cake     How’s this for a baking focused cookbook subtitle: “From Plot to Plate“? Love it. if you are a natural gardener and baker, or even if that first skill eludes you, read on. I have to state right here and now that I have long considered myself to have […]

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Green Tea Honeysuckle Cake

Matcha, Milk and Honey Make this Cake Unique What is green and bitter and that we find absolutely irresistible? Matcha, or powdered green tea! We love it brewed or used in baking. And since we are “thinking green” for St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we would re-visit this simple, lovely Bundt cake. By the way, […]

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Spiced Pear Hand Pie

Spiced Pear Hand Pie     February is Great American Pies Month and we’re celebrating this time-tested dessert with a Spiced Pear Hand Pie. Pears are a staple and don’t always get the attention they deserve. Full of flavor, juicy texture and nutrients, we tip our hat to the pear with this unique twist on the […]

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Choco Raspberry Dream (vegan)

A Decadent Vegan Cake When I first saw the picture of this cake titled Choco Raspberry Dream in Doron Petersan’s book, Sticky Fingers’ SweetsI couldn’t believe it was vegan. It looked incredibly decadent, which is not always the norm with vegan desserts. She has brilliantly combined coconut milk with cocoa and chocolate and fresh raspberries. This would make a […]

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Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake

Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake   When I received The Eli’s Cheesecake Cookbook, I had no idea what was in store. Sure, I figured there would be recipes, but I have to tell you that I was floored at the in-depth description of the art and science of making cheesecake presented in the beginning of the book. It […]

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White Chocolate Lemon Heart Cake Balls

These are cake “balls” in a heart shape – a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or even weddings. After you prepare the cake ball mixture, you press it into a pan and cut out the hearts with a cookie cutter, so really you could use any shaped cookie cutter you like (stars, dinosaurs, leaves, etc.) […]

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Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Red Velvet Rose

When is A Rose Not a Rose? Rose and I listen to our fans and so many of you loved reading the Bakepedia Test Kitchen’s experience with her Polish Princess and the Renée Fleming Golden Chiffon that Rose asked us if we could do the same for some Valentine’s Day offerings. Looking through her new […]

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Ina’s Heavenly Hots

Heavenly Hots     If you live in Chicago and have a penchant for breakfast then you know Ina Pinkney. She is known as the “Breakfast Queen” and fed Chicagoans and visitors for over 30 years, but she closed the doors to her place in 2013. Now we have her recipes – and stories; the gal’s got […]

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Best Ever Biscuits from Ina Pinkney

Best Ever Biscuits     Ina Pinkney has quite the following in Chicago where she fed eager diners for over 30 years at her restaurant where she excelled with breakfast, lunch and brunch oriented dishes. These are her baking powder biscuits, made extra light with buttermilk and baking soda as well. In her book, Ina’s Kitchen, she […]

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Paleo Marble Pancakes

Marble Pancakes   Eating paleo and hankering for pancakes? How about pancakes with a hint of cocoa and the ability to make them heart themed for Valentine’s Day? This is a recipe we can get behind. It’s a tad indulgent (chocolate for breakfast!) but allows paleo folks to have a pancake treat. And no need […]

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Paleo Cut-Out Cookies

Paleo Cut-Out Cookies   While the image shows a Christmasy theme with the trees and stars I had to bring these cookies to you now in time for Valentine’s Day. Decorated cookies are perfect for this upcoming holiday and for those of you following a paleo diet, here is the rolled sugar cookie recipe you […]

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Grain-Free Baking Powder

Grain-Free Baking Powder     This grain-free baking powder comes from Elizabeth Barbone’s World’s Easiest Paleo Baking. Use as you would for regular baking powder or in her paleo Marble Pancakes, shown above. Reprinted from World’s Easiest Paleo Baking by Elizabeth Barbone (Lake Isle Press, 2016). Recipes and photography copyright Elizabeth Barbone.     Most commercial baking […]

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Salted Caramel and Pear Pudding

Salted Caramel and Pear Pudding     Did the words “salted caramel” get you? I thought so. Us too. We just don’t get tired of this trend. We say it is here to stay as a standard flavor in our repertoire. Here Denise Smart has used a spiralizer to make long strands of tender but crisp […]

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