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Butternut Squash Muffins with Mulling Spices

Sorry, kids – if Mom’s got a New Year’s resolution to eat better, you’re going to have to eat better too. But the good news is, you won’t have to suffer taste-wise. These butternut squash muffins with mulling spices have a nice cake-y texture, they’re moist but not too sweet, and they smell amazing when they’re [...]

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Mango Mini Muffins

Mmm…mangos. Who can resist a perfectly sweet ripe mango? No one in our house, that’s for sure. One of the reasons we love mangos so much is that you can use them to brighten up just about any dish, sweet or savory. We use them for smoothies, salsa, salads, sandwiches, cakes, and of course just [...]

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Fun Food Saturday: Scuffins

When is a muffin not a muffin? When it’s a scuffin, of course. A scuffin is defined as a cross between a scone and a muffin — and beyond that it’s wide open to interpretation. Some people like to make their scuffins like muffins (soft, cake-like texture) that are in scone shape. Others prefer their [...]

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Fun Food Saturday: French Toast

Good old French toast. It’s one of our favorite foods, and it’s so versatile it can either be a fancy treat for a holiday breakfast, or just  a way to use up old bread on a regular morning. This morning Jolly Tomato’s mom made some delicious French toast with thickly sliced challah bread (she swears it’s [...]

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Fun Food Saturday: Pumpkin

We love, love, love cooking with pumpkin (full disclosure: we usually use the canned pureed variety, not whole pumpkins) because it’s so tasty and nutritious, and because you can slip it into just about any kind of food for a creamy fall flavor. When Endless Simmer posted their “100 Ways to Cook A Pumpkin” feature they had [...]

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Got Millet?

A nutrition discussion in a parenting class the other day led several moms to ask this question: What the heck is millet? And is it really something that we should be eating? True, millet is most commonly known in this country as one of the staple ingredients of birdseed (it’s those round, pale yellow balls). [...]

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