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Old Fashioned Less-Sweet Pecan Macaroons

I listen to the Splendid Table on our local public radio station.
Love that show!
Anyhoo.
Awhile back I heard a segment that included a recipe for coconut macaroons, and decided to save it for the inevitable sweet-tooth-attack.
Well, this morning I wasn’t really having a sweets craving, but … I wanted to bake something in case anybody with a sweet tooth came into the gallery today.
These are a really easy treat to make — leave out the pecans, or substitute a different kind of nut if you want.
They’re low-fat too!

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Chevre Cheese Straws with Caraway and Red Chili

Okay. I admit to bribery. Well. Attempted bribery. I’m hoping that serving up some homemade goodies at our little downtown Helena gallery will entice folks to visit today. I wanted to make something sweet, but having just watched the trailer for the new anti-sugar documentary, “Fed Up,” I decided I also needed to make a savory treat. We had all the ingredients around for a cheesy decadent something-or-other. So, in typical Maureen-fashion, I tweaked a basic recipe and ended up with something I can write home about. These are SO easy — and they are positively addictive. Hope you try the recipe. Or, come visit me at 1+1=1 Gallery today or tomorrow.

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White Peach Pie

Sweet juicy peaches. Late summer lazy afternoons. Thunderheads building in the blue, blue sky. Perfect time for a peach pie. Especially if you are having a cooler-than-normal day when you can have the oven on and not bake yourself out of the house! Try this delicious peach pie and check out the Best Ever Pie Crust recipe too.

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Peach Raspberry Buckle … or is it a Cobbler?

Growing up I made this recipe for peach cobbler from the Gasparilla Cookbook. I think we (my family) were all so inured to sugar that my memory of the cobbler is warped. I’ve made it twice in the last couple of weeks trying to get back to that way I remembered it. In my memory, this “Prize Peach Cobbler was not as sweet as this one turned out. So, I made it again this time using less sugar and butter. I like my version better.

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No Nuts Granola

Homemade granola is one of those easy things you can make on a Saturday while you are doing household chores. You can make endless variations of granola if you make your own — and better still — you can make it many times healthier for you by adding just a minimal amount of oil or sweetener (or none at all) and leaving out the nuts if you have someone with a nut allergy.