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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Have your cake & eat your veggies!

Do you have difficulty getting your kids to eat their vegetables? What about yourself...not a veggie eater? There are ways around what one might consider the ordinary vegetables. All you need is a good recipe or a great imagination. The veggie for today's celebration is the carrot paired with spices, such as cinnamon or nutmeg, raisins and nuts. Carrots add natural sweetness to recipes so you'll be surprised at all the different ways these little beauties can be incorporated.

February 3 is...
National Carrot Cake Day

Carrot Cake has been made since the Middle Ages, when sugar & other sweeteners were rare & very expensive. So, people used sweet vegetables to flavor puddings. This technique became practically obsolete for several hundred years resurfacing in the 20th century. During WWII, the British government rationed many luxury foods and household staples including sugar. To appease the nation's sweet tooth, the Ministry of Food promoted recipes for carrot puddings, carrot-filled pies, & carrot cakes.

Carrot Cake is not not limited simply to the layer cake of which we are most accustomed. The varieties and possibilities are endless. Watch out kiddies, Mom's about to slip you some veggies...carrots, that is...incognito!
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake (Recipe)

 Carrot Cake Pancakes (Recipe)

Carrot Cake Donuts (Recipe)

Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies (Recipe)

 Carrot Cake Jam (Recipe)

4-Minute Carrot Cake in a Jar (Video & Recipe)

Nothing much better than your own individual little carrot cake...cupcake, that is!

 Carrot Cupcakes + DIY Topper (Recipe)

Carrot Cake Cupcakes (Recipe)

Inside-Out Carrot Cake Muffins (Recipe)

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting & Candied Walnuts (Recipe)

Whatever you do, do not forget the chocolate...

Chocolate Carrot Cake (Recipe)


 Is your mouth watering yet?



yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!