National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day: 5 Perfectly Peanut Buttery Recipes

March 1, 2017 Beverages
National Peanut Butter Lover's Day - juggling with julia

March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.  Can I get a HUZZAH?! Being a lifelong peanut butter lover myself, I’ve done my fair share of experimenting in the kitchen. Oatmeal, cookies, cakes, muffins – even savory dishes -have featured this, the most beloved of smashed legumes. Oh, wait, you didn’t know? Yep, your favorite […]

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Pumpkin Monster Bars

October 23, 2016 Appetizers & Snacks
Pumpkin Monster Bars - Juggling with Julia

All Things Pumpkin Crispy leaves underfoot, cool sunny days, and soccer, soccer, soccer? That can only mean one thing – autumn is in full swing, and Halloween isn’t far away! Pumpkin Monster Bars embrace everything I love about this time of year, like cozy evenings, my favorite sweatshirt, baking, and all things pumpkin. Make these […]

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Real Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

March 31, 2016 Dessert

Hello, my dear ones! As we approach the final day of National Nutrition Month, I encourage you, as always, to enjoy your food. Enjoy every bite, every morsel, every crumb, and every calorie…fruits that sweeten your day, vegetables that fill you up, energizing grains, and power-packed proteins. And when it’s time to indulge? GO BIG. […]

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Mini Lemon Poppyseed Cupcakes

January 18, 2016 Dessert

Desserts in miniature are some of my favorite treats. These mini lemon poppyseed cupcakes, here modeled by Georgia, were 100% her call. Much inspired by her love of Cupcake Wars and The Great British Baking Show, she was just dying to bake something. She researched flavor combinations and recipes before settling on lemon, one of her […]

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Skillet Candy Bar Cookies

December 8, 2015 Cookies

We are still swimming in Halloween candy here.  You too? I created these Skillet Candy Bar Cookies  solely in defense. Despite the fact that we have just the one kid still young enough to get away with candy panhandling (is that candypandling?) , we’ve no shortage of chocolate, chewies, and gummies a full five weeks […]

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Dark Chocolate

October 18, 2015 Appetizers & Snacks

NIt’s hard to know what to say about these Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Dark Chocolate. It’s hard to say because they were gone in a flash. I did manage to get my mouth around one of them, though – the notorious and ornery pumpkin spice cookie known as Grumpy Pumpy: All I remember is a […]

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7 Pumpkin Treats to Pump You Up for Autumn

September 7, 2015 Appetizers & Snacks

It’s coming and we can’t stop it…cooler night, shorter days, and crisp leaves under our feet. WAHHHHH! We could grump around and mourn the loss of summer all month long. But, I thought – this year – maybe we could try to make the best of it with 7 pumpkin treats to pump you up […]

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Coconut Banana Bread with Nutella Swirl

March 12, 2015 Breads/Quick Breads

My favorite banana bread recipe, a sweet, delicate loaf with the tiniest bit of a crisp on the edges, just got an upgrade. Coconut flakes add a hint of coconut flavor, and the Nutella swirl – well, really, there’s no need to explain the echelon of excellence that brings. If this banana bread was your […]

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Quinoa Breakfast Bars

February 17, 2015 Breakfast/Brunch

Sugar, that insipid invader of everyday foods, is slowly retreating from my family’s diet. As you know, I’m not ANTI-sugar.  Lordy, no! I’m just against it being EVERYWHERE from our sandwiches to breakfast cereal to our grab-n-go snacks. We’ve done a decent job on the peanut butter and cereal fronts. We’re now 100% into natural […]

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Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

January 25, 2015 Breads/Quick Breads

It’s true I am a huge sucker for anything that puts oatmeal and peanut butter together, especially at breakfast. Chocolate is a frequent accomplice. These Chewy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars fit right in with this obsession. Am I bordering on insanity? Let’s review the evidence. ♦  I smother my bowl of oatmeal in peanut butter […]

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