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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

Pumpkin season treats: Recipes families can craft together

Pumpkin once was known almost exclusively as a pie for Thanksgiving. Today, this multi-tasking squash with its dense, sweet flesh defines the flavor of fall. Pumpkin and its aromatic companion spices show up in smoothies, soups, granola, cookies, donuts and stews. “Pumpkin is to Thanksgiving what peppermint is to Christmas. It’s everywhere because, frankly, people […]

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Holiday baking with kids makes delicious tradition

It’s easy to understand why time-crunched holiday bakers shoo kids out of the kitchen. Who has the time to teach a 7-year-old how to measure flour? You do. Baking with children is more than a time-honored rite for Christmas or Hanukkah. Spending time with flour, sugar and butter offers an antidote to shopping, wrapping, decorating, […]

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Plan a kid-friendly cookie exchange

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‘Tis the season for baking cookies! If you don’t already have a cookie exchange on your calendar, now is the time to consider hosting one. It’s simple to host a kid-friendly event that involves everyone. While adults are chatting and cookie swapping, keep the kids busy with an easy winter craft. (See our milk bottle […]

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Edible witch fingers

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Adults cringe in pretend horror and kids squeal with delight when they see this Halloween display. But look closely—those witch fingers (and the eyeballs) are edible! Ingredients: 1 package crescent roll dough (the kind without perforations, or smush the perforations together) Sugar Cinnamon 1 egg white Slivered almonds Directions: Cut the dough into strips about […]

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Grilled Figs

Fig season in Arizona begins in June and continues through October, according to the Arizona Farm Bureau’s “Fill Your Plate” blog. Figs are high in potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium and fiber — a “nearly perfect fruit,” according to the L.A. Times.  This dessert recipe is both easy and elegant. 12 fresh figs, sliced in half […]

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Fruit Skillet Cake

This recipe holds its own for any occasion. Serve it for a special breakfast or brunch — or top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it’s a gorgeous dessert. Ingredients: 1½ cups flour ¾ tsp baking powder ¾ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ¾ cup butter, at room temperature ¾ cup brown […]

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