Desserts

Whole-Grain Cookies

Posting a cookie recipe on a healthy food blog in December may seem…nuttier than a fruitcake. However, there’s a method to my madness.  These cookies, while somewhat decadent, have a healthy bent to them. They’re made with white whole wheat flour and oatmeal, and they’re diminutive (aka small). But don’t confuse them with health-foodie fare. These are […]

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Oatmeal-Raisin Bites

Weight Watchers sent me an email today that said, “End summertime on a sweet note with cookies that are loaded with fiber and big granola taste!” Included was this recipe for oatmeal cookies. I looked over the recipe, yawned and thought to myself: well, they are loaded with good stuff — lots of oats and whole […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Bars

For reasons related to caloric self-defense, I’ve never been a big baker. When he was in high school our son Corbett had to rely on the generosity of my friend Marguerite to bake him cookies. One day as he munched one of her cookies he dreamily declared, “I wish Marguerite was my mother. She bakes.” […]

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Holiday Biscotti

For my birthday last week I asked good friend and excellent baker Suzi to make some of her biscotti.  I love biscotti because they’re crunchy and usually filled with nuts, which makes them healthy. Right? Suzi adapted a recipe from Epicurious, using dried cranberries instead of currants. The result? Cookies that look and taste like […]

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

My father-in-law loves chocolate chip cookies. (Who doesn’t?) So, for Father’s Day, I made him a batch from a new cookbook, “Good to the Grain,” which as I’ve written before won this year’s James Beard award for best baking book. It contains recipes using whole grains of all kinds. The author, Kim Boyce, really knows […]

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