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Double Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

My granny always had so much leftover zucchini in her garden, it was a challenge to use it all. I invented this recipe when she gifted me a huge bag of zucchini one summer fresh from her garden. Zucchini is very high in water and fiber content. It’s the perfect way to moisten brownies without adding extra fat and get extra fiber in your diet.

Baked Tomatoes with Grapes

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I was recently leafing through Michele Scicolone’s cookbook “The Antipasto Table”, coming across a recipe that I tried over seven years ago… and yes, it sounds like a bizarre combo.

Mini Cashew Cookies

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Nut butters are great for making baked goods and sauces. I love the sweet mellow taste of cashews, but if cashew butter is not in your budget, replace it with peanut butter instead.

 

Lemony Fruit Cake

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Christmas fruitcakes are heavy and dense, but this tender lemon pound cake can be part of your new holiday tradition. It has the candied fruit that makes it festive without using red and green food coloring.

Gingerbread Cookies

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Sesame seeds add a delicate crunch to these spicy treats. I like it when the cookies soften up as they are stored, but my husband is a crisp cookie fan, so I reheat them for a few minutes in a warm oven before serving the second day.

Grapefruit Cupcakes with Chai Icing

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Grapefruit and buttermilk are both high in nutrition, but create a tender texture in baked goods. When I bake these for friends’ birthdays, no one guesses that they are made with grapefruit. Regardless, they disappear fast!

Irish Drop Cookies

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I call these cookies “Irish” because their green hue makes them perfect for St. Patty’s Day. Instead of using food coloring, I mix in anti-oxidant green tea powder that helps make these low-sugar cookies even healthier!

Rugelach

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This classic cookie makes a festive Hanukkah treat or a sweet gift. It’s more than just a cookie, it has an extra dose of antioxidants from the prunes and chocolate. The wheat germ adds fiber to the flaky topping.

Peppermint Biscotti

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These festive cookies are so sweet but low in fat. Crunchy cookies with a hard candy coating make the perfect treat for kids with a mean sweet tooth or even prancing reindeer!

Granny’s Stuffing

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My granny makes the moistest stuffing and here is the “skinny” version with all the flavor and less fat. Even though she calls it stuffing, Granny likes to bake this Thanksgiving classic outside the bird.

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