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Heirloom Apple Pizza

Thanks a lot, summer. You wowed us with your tomatoes and your basil, and then you left us. Is it any wonder we’re thinking about ditching the tomatoes and giving a fall makeover to our favorite foods like pizza? Don’t get us wrong – we loved every last bit of those summer flavors. But now [...]

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Purple German Potato Salad

There is nothing quite like the little thrill you get when you slice open a sweet potato and see…purple. These Stokes Purple Sweet Potatoes from Frieda’s are brilliant in color (the color intensifies when they are cooked) and they are not quite as sweet as a regular sweet potato so they’re versatile for both sweet [...]

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Warm Baby Kale-Leek Salad in Crispy Cups

Are your kids salad-eaters? Or do they turn up their noses at all things leafy and green? This is a question we’ve struggled with for a while because we have one kid in each camp (one greens, one no greens). The fact is, there are so many ways to enjoy leafy greens besides the traditional [...]

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Most Awesome Mushroom Polenta Bacon Bites

How does your family eat mushrooms? If you’re looking for more ways to get your kids interested in this versatile, tasty fungi, now’s your chance. March is National Nutrition Month, and the theme is, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” As part of National Nutrition Month, the Mushroom Council is promoting mushrooms as a way [...]

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Stromboli Bowl 2012

Most families have some sort of oddball food tradition, and the Jolly Tomato family is no exception. Our annual stromboli contest has it all: a wide-open field of ingredients, deep-seated rivalries, and unlimited deliciousness. What’s at stake? Bragging rights for a full year and these super-cool trophies. (Read here if you need a refresher on [...]

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Celebration Beer Rolls

Cooking with beer… for kids? Well, it’s not exactly as shocking as it sounds. Beer adds a hearty, yeast-y flavor  to many baked or stewed dishes. The alcohol content isn’t much of an issue because you don’t use that much beer in any given recipe, and most of it burns off in cooking.  And for many [...]

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