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Molasses vs. Maple Syrup

Molasses vs. Maple Syrup

There’s a lot to love about molasses and maple syrup (like the fact that they’re top-notch natural sweetener options) but what’s really the difference between these deeply hued nectars? Deciding be...

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Meet Autumn's Hottest Treat: Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Meet Autumn's Hottest Treat: Chocolate-Covered Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Plain old peanut brittle gets a flavor-forward update in this recipe. Here, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and cardamom elevate the simple candy while a dark chocolate and sea salt coating cranks up the...

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Homemade Quinoa Crunch Bars Beat Out The Store-Bought Alternative

Homemade Quinoa Crunch Bars Beat Out The Store-Bought Alternative

The classic chocolate-puffed rice crunch candy bar gets a makeover in this recipe. Here, we've made the sweet a bit healthier by subbing in quinoa for white rice and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate...

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Light, Crunchy, and Sweet: What's Not to Like About Honey Almond Popcorn Balls?

Light, Crunchy, and Sweet: What's Not to Like About Honey Almond Popcorn Balls?

Sweetened with honey instead of marshmallows and corn syrup, these almond popcorn balls are a lighter version of the traditional Halloween treat. Kids of all ages will go wild for these!

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Boo! These Halloween Candy Ingredients Are a Fright

Boo! These Halloween Candy Ingredients Are a Fright

Halloween, 1950: Children became ill after consuming candies with food coloring Orange No. 1, which became subsequently banned in the United States.

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Italian Plum Coffee Cake Makes The Sweetest Mid-Afternoon Treat

Italian Plum Coffee Cake Makes The Sweetest Mid-Afternoon Treat

Half the fun of coffee cake is the texture: a dense, moist cake with a crunchy layer of sweet crumb topping. Here, we've one-upped the classic by adding a layer of almost jam-like cooked plums. 

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Celebrate The Beginning of Fall With These Spiced Apple Oat Cookies

Celebrate The Beginning of Fall With These Spiced Apple Oat Cookies

With crisp, golden edges and a chewy middle, these spiced apple oat cookies go wonderfully with a mug of hot tea. Whip up a batch the next time you crave a comforting mid-afternoon treat!  

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Homemade Cherry Pop-Tarts Make Breakfast So Much Fun

Homemade Cherry Pop-Tarts Make Breakfast So Much Fun

Who needs store-bought toaster pastries when you can make these gluten-free, cherry Pop-Tarts at home?

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What Could Be Better Than Caramelized Banana Pudding?

What Could Be Better Than Caramelized Banana Pudding?

Old-fashioned banana pudding gets an update in this fresh take on the classic recipe. Instead of traditional vanilla wafers, we're using a gluten-free almond crunch, and caramelizing the bananas fo...

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Farmers Market Find: An Icy, Tangy Passion Fruit Treat

Farmers Market Find: An Icy, Tangy Passion Fruit Treat

Celebrate the last true weekend of summer with this Mexican-style snow cone flavored with a tangy and refined-sugar-free passion fruit syrup.

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This Carrot Cake Oatmeal Is What Breakfast Dreams Are Made Of

This Carrot Cake Oatmeal Is What Breakfast Dreams Are Made Of

Calling this recipe "oatmeal" really doesn't do it justice. Plain old oats are transformed into a lusciously thick spice pudding-cake, with carrots, apples, and raisins lending just enough sweetnes...

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A Twist on Classic Caramels Has Candy Lovers Rejoicing

A Twist on Classic Caramels Has Candy Lovers Rejoicing

You know you're onto something when Oprah calls your candy "transcendent."

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