Prickly Pear Fruit Smoothie

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Prickly pear fruit can appear intimidating, but it is sweet, delicious, and full of nutrients. This smoothie is made with ripe mango and well-hidden parsley, offering a tasty, colorful and healthful snack your little one will love. It can also be frozen into popsicle molds. Yield: 24 ounces, 6 (4-ounce) smoothies Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 5 fresh prickly pear …


Spicy Sweet Potato & Pear/Toasted Almond Mini-Muffins

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In preparing for my voyage home to Texas, I decided to work on a couple of holiday sweets this week to share when I arrive. Nana has a tried-and-true repertoire of annual cookies (including Saltine Brittle, Hello Dollies and traditional Kolaczki) but it’s always nice to add something new and different (and that she didn’t have to make!) to the …


G-Free Berry Pancakes with Guava Piloncillo Syrup

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Isn’t there something just downright warm and cozy about great pancakes? After Hurricane Rina blew through town last week, the soggy, dreary aftermath of the storm had me craving the buttery comfort of some hotcakes. I love throwing in fruits and flavors, and will almost always order an enticing flavored pancake over (albeit also beloved) buttermilk. Banana used to be my childhood favorite. …