Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Sauce

Trying to incorporate more vegetables into your meals this year?  Two of our favorite attachments for vegetable prep are being featured this month.  First up is the blender with this roasted eggplant and red pepper sauce.  Sauce is a very familiar and easy food to use to introduce new or more vegetables into your life, especially if you are also cooking for kids.  This one goes well with pasta, as a dipping sauce for bread, or a sauce for meat.

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Linzer Cookie Bars

We are in full cookie baking mode over here, and every cookie platter needs a good cookie bar.  Linzer cookies are some of our favorite holiday cookies, and we’ve made them even better (and easier) by turning them into bars.  And did you know we test out most of our baking recipes to provide substitution instructions for whole grain baking as well as gluten free?  Because we think everyone should have cookies in their lives.

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Almond Anise Seed Biscotti

Continuing on with our month of holiday cookies.  If you missed our subscriber’s bonus recipe for this month (Chocolate Mint Meringues), subscribe to the blog for free to access that recipe and receive a subscriber’s only bonus recipe every month.  Biscotti is often overlooked when it comes to cookies.  But, we think this crunchy cookie that pairs perfectly with coffee or tea should have a place in the holiday baking line-up.  With a hint of licorice from the anise seed, a nutty flavor from almond meal and, (if desired) a drizzling of chocolate, this biscotti is ready to be noticed.

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