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Candied Cucumber – This is No Pickle

Cucumbers are clean, crisp, and refreshing. Why do we often sour them, turning them into pickles? Although candied cucumbers resemble bread and butter pickles, I assure you that they taste nothing alike. Candied …

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Roasted Chickpeas

Sweet and Salty Crispy Roasted Chickpeas – Cheap, Easy, and Addictive

Prior to making sweet and salty crispy roasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans), chickpeas did not entice me at snack time. I always reached for chocolate, Graham crackers, and other snacks. Silly me! I now realize that …

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Gulab Jamun – Indian Syrup-Soaked Donut Holes

Gulab jamun is the Indian version of donut holes. But, unlike the donut holes that I would mooch off of my brother's soccer team while they were having halftime meetings, gulab jamun is not …

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Carrot Curls

Candied Carrot Curls

Why are carrot cakes and carrot cake cupcakes always topped with a piped carrot drawing? Apple cakes don't have apple drawings on them, nor do peach cakes have little piped peaches. Why …

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