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Maple Butternut Cream Cheese Bars

Another no-processed-sugar baking adventure with the 3yo using random ingredients in our kitchen! We had half a cooked butternut squash left over and a bar of cream cheese that had come out of the freezer with a wonky texture (won’t do … Continue reading

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Banana Donuts w/Maple Pecan Glaze

I’m not eating processed sugar right now, but I’m still indulging my sweet tooth (don’t judge) with maple syrup and honey  sweetened things. We had a bit of banana pulp left over in the fridge from the last time we … Continue reading

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Stupid Easy Orange Cardamom Sticky Buns

Why did it never occur to me to use pre-made pizza dough to make sticky buns? IT’S GENIUS. I first saw it in a Martha Stewart recipe, which this is based on. So, thanks, Martha! This version uses honey instead of sugar, … Continue reading

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The Threenager’s New Favorite Cookie

Based off of this chewy banana-PB cookie recipe. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup salted butter, softened 1/2 C Maple Syrup 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 large banana, mashed 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 C flour (I used 1C … Continue reading

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New Favorite Tea Cookies: Cranberry Citrus Cornmeal

Because who doesn’t want cookies with their tea? This is adapted from the Cook’s Illustrated Best Recipe series “Quick Recipe” book. An excellent cookbook investment. INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour 2/3rds cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar (add more for sweeter cookies; … Continue reading

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Lasagna Soup?

So this recipe from My Salty Kitchen popped up on the local news website. It reminded me a bit of minestrone soup, but looked like easy lasagna. I was intrigued, and moreover, had most of the ingredients, so decided to … Continue reading

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Toddler Cookies

There are a bunch of versions of these floating around. They are amazing, especially for those of us with picky toddlers. So fast. So easy. So freakin’ versatile. So, so simple. My next version might have chopped ham and scallions … Continue reading

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