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Carrot Cake Pops

Sunday, April 8, 2012

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Bite-sized carrot cake squares covered in white chocolate? Yes, please! Naturally-dyed cream cheese frosting carrots add the finishing touch. Happy Easter!

Carrot Cake

Friday, April 6, 2012

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Maybe it's the thought of Easter bunnies munching on carrots but carrot cake makes me think of spring and Easter. In reality, the warm, spicy flavors of ginger and cinnamon make this an equally satisfying treat during the fall and winter or any other time of year.

Easter Sugar Cookies with Naturally-Dyed Frosting

Friday, April 6, 2012

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The pastel colors of the naturally-dyed buttercream frosting are perfect for Easter. And my son loved yet another way to decorate Easter eggs.

Rainbow Cake with Natural Dyes for the DailyBuzz Moms 9×9

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Rainbow cakes are everywhere these days. I made one last summer and my family and guests loved the bright, vibrant colors. But in the back of my mind I couldn't help but think of the negative discussion and controversy surrounding chemical food coloring. My husband was actually the one to challenge me to make a rainbow cake with natural food dyes.

Candy Corn Cake

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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The ever-popular Halloween candy presented the perfect inspiration for a fondant layer cake. I knew that I could use basic food coloring and get perfectly colored candy corn layers. This time I wanted to see if I could achieve a similar result with natural dyes.

Natural Dyes for Buttercream Frosting

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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I know what you're thinking: spinach or beet juice in my buttercream frosting?! Yuck! But you will be amazed at how you don't even taste them, especially with the small quantities being used. As far as I'm concerned, I would much rather have my family consume a little spinach, beet or other natural dye than a chemically-produced version.

St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Casserole

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Color your breakfast casserole green with spinach juice for a festive St. Paddy's Day breakfast. Bake it in heart shapes and arrange the cooked green hearts into shamrocks, the symbol of Ireland.

Green Eggs and Ham

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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I made green eggs and ham again to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday which is tomorrow {March 2}. This time I used spinach juice instead of green food coloring to make the green eggs. The natural dye of the spinach turned the eggs a beautiful green and you won't even taste the spinach.

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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Appreciate the vivid colors and natural beauty of fruits, vegetables and spices: dye your Easter eggs with everyday foods rather than boxes of chemical colorings. This is a great family project and learning experience. Though it will take a little more planning than your basic Easter egg dye kit, I think you will find the extra time well worth it. Even though I'm a "grown-up," I felt a child-like excitement watching the eggs turn colors in bowls of cabbage, spinach, blueberries and more!

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