Category Archives: Kid-Friendly

Winter Squash Carbonara With Pancetta and Sage (Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Friendly)

winter squash carbonara

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a bit of an extra nudge to eat more veggies. Roasting them to coax out their natural sweetness is defnitely my usual approach, but you can’t beat it when they masquerade as something even more luscious. A tall order? Sure. But boy does this winter squash carbonara ever achieve it… and well.

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Banana Everything Cookies (Gluten-Free, Naturally Vegan)

Banana Everything Cookies (Gluten-Free)

When I first came across this recipe, I had no idea where the title came from. How can they be everything if they’re dairy- and egg-free, and made without a pantry’s worth of ingredients? These are no everything-but-the-kitchen-sink creations. But it all made sense after I bit into the first one, still warm and a touch gooey from the oven. They’re everything you want in a chocolate chip cookie — chewy, studded with the perfect amount of semi-sweet morsels, and made with enough wholesome ingredients that you can snitch a few for breakfast guilt-free.

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Marble Crumb Cake

Marble Crumb Cake (Gluten-free)

You’re gonna want to add this moist, chocolate-ribboned coffee cake to your to-bake list, like, now. Much like its crumb cake counterparts, a square of this tasty marble cake is a welcome — and totally indulgent — way to start the day. Wash a slice down with your favorite cup of joe, hot or iced, and a smile is sure to spread across your face!

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Chewy, No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars (Gluten-Free)

Chewy Peanut Butter Granola Bars - No Bake! (Gluten-free)

Who knew that re-creating Quaker’s classic chewy granola bars could be so simple? Not me, or you better believe I would have whipped up a batch much, much sooner! No baking required, we’re talking maybe ten minutes of prep, plus a bit of chilling, before you’ll be nibbling away at these tasty, peanut-butter-chip-studded snacks.

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Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

Peanut Butter Crunch Balls (Gluten-free)

Growing up, every year around the holidays my family exchanged a plate of assorted homemade cookies with our next door neighbor, Mrs. Nigro. Hers always included these peanut butter crunch balls which quickly became a favorite that we looked forward to year after year.

A terrific cookie to inspire the kiddos to get in the kitchen, the batter doesn’t need to be baked, so there’s no worries if a few scoops “go missing” in the process — though you may be a bit shy of seven dozen cookies when all’s said and done!

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