Best Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Hot Cocoa

Cook's notes: I scaled this recipe down to fit a 16-oz travel mug, but left the amount of cinnamon the same. It's delicious, warming, and quite filling and just lightly sweetened, whether you use brown sugar or maple syrup. It's already in heavy rotation at our house. This wonderful drink makes a long morning commute …

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Thai-Style Soft Chicken Tacos

Cook's notes: Use a cut-up rotisserie chicken for an even faster weeknight meal. I reduced the sugar by a great deal and switched out soy sauce for coconut aminos to bring down the sodium. Serves 6. Sauce 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 3 Tablespoons coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce) 2 to …

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Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes Redux

Cook's notes: I keep reworking my recipe for small batch pancakes. This simple recipe makes 8 pancakes. If you don't eat eggs, it should work just fine without the egg (or try one of these substitutes). Dry ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 Tablespoon double-acting baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1.5 teaspoons Pie Spice (Penzeys brand) Wet …

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Best Recipe: Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

Cook's notes: These are similar to the Best Recipe: Dark Cocoa Brownies but the preparation method is different (and flour reduced with cocoa increased). I was out of chocolate chips and wanted to make decadent brownies for a party. These are amazing and very rich. They bake at a slightly lower temperature. Beating the eggs vigorously is the …

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Review: Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes

Cook's notes: There's a reason this recipe on allrecipes has more than 8,300 positive reviews. Follow the recipe as written, but reduce the sugar to 1 Tablespoon. Then, following advice from King Arthur Flour, add 1 Tablespoon frozen blueberries to each pancake after you pour the batter on the hot skillet. Flip gently. Updated 31-Jul-2016: We had a …

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