(Ginger puts the truck deposit in jeopardy)
One time a friend of Steve's gave him a whole bushel of apples. In his zeal to use them he began baking them in the evening and eating one for breakfast. This is not just dessert. Try a warm one with Vanilla Nut Cream.
(Cynthia considers gas)
Ooo la la. Watch Steve groan with pleasure as it savors a mouthful of sweet apple pie. Traditional, all-American, no-frills, just-apples dessert.
(Steve lives long and prospers)
Scones are a snap. These have fiber (whole grain pastry flour) and are not too sweet. Just right with a cup of tea or coffee.
(See Jane run)
Amazingly easy, crazy delicious and easy-to-pack (unless you're carrying the whole machine). Fresh dates, orange zest and toasted pecans do the trick.
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You can feel good about eating sweets that are made from whole foods. These beauties are filled with whole dates and raisins to give them natural sweetness and ample fiber. They take a little time – but don't most good things?
(Cynthia mixes it up in her new kitchen)
Fresh ginger root and molasses give these chewy cookies many flavor tones. Maybe all that iron, calcium and B vitamins will help Jane get her voice back.
(Why have just one?)
Lots of people are sensitive to wheat or have a Celiac disease diagnosis Jane shows you how to make a very simple gluten-free flour mix that can be used to make baked goods. Tip on where to get the products in the recipe.
(Jane pulls one out of the oven)
Rolled oats, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds coated with maple syrup, butter and sweet spices makes the most heavenly granola. Friends squeal for a big jar of this for a birthday present.
(Joaquin knows when to hold 'em)
If you enjoy the deep flavor of kalamata olives, you will savor this traditional Provencal dish. It is a popular food in the south of France, where it is generally eaten as an hors d'œuvre, spread on bread. A total flavor burst served with White Bean and Kale Minestrone or Rosemary Red Soup.
For a scrumptious post play snack
This is real food you should pack
When feeding your body, aim for the stars:
Peanut Butter Cranberry Zoom Zoom Bars
(Ward's no Einstein)
Molasses and honey and cinnamon and nutmeg and butter made into muffins entice some love bites from your family. Pack them in the lunchbox, serve them for breakfast.
Find out how to entice kids to eat more vegetables.
(Is Robert Plant organic?)
Strawberry and rhubarb together make a stairway to heaven. Watch and you'll see what we mean. The oat nut topping is quite versatile; it can also be pressed into a crust.
(Steve horses around)
(Steve & Darrell schedule a play date)
We have to have these around. We need them for a quick, satisfying snack (try jumbling them with raisins and chocolate chips). People ask me to make them as a gift because they believe they are hard to make. Shhh - it's so easy.