Fruit

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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The only thing better than a slow cooker chicken dinner is one that's cooked on a bed of tender red potatoes, then tossed with a buttery lemon sauce that's punched up with briny capers. This piccata will win your heart not only for its bold layers of flavor, but also for how simple it is to pull together.

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Recipe: Fast and Fancy Lemon Biscuits — Quick and Easy Baking

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This play on classic cream biscuits gets a fresh upgrade with help from sunny citrus and a finishing touch of coarse sugar. They skew slightly sweet, making for tender, pillowy biscuits that instantly feel a little bit more fancy. I love them with a spread of jam in the morning, or piled high with fruit and cream for dessert.

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Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Muffins — Quick and Easy Baking

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It's hard to dispute the fact that banana muffins are irresistible all on their own. They hardly need a helping hand, but you should give them one anyway. When you stir a handful of chocolate chips into the batter and top each muffin with lots of buttery, cinnamon-spiced crumb topping, you'll pull a pan of banana crumb muffins from the oven that rival anything you'd buy at the bakery.

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Recipe: 4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies — Healthy Snack Recipes

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Are you ready to be a snack hero in four ingredients? These banana-based mini cookies taste like banana bread and coconut macaroons had a delicious chocolate-covered baby. These cookies come together quickly, are naturally gluten-free and nut-free, and can be made vegan with the right chocolate. And they will totally bust your 3 p.m. slump or make you the coolest mom ever for serving cookies after school.

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Do I Dare Eat a Peach? — Peachy Keen

I love food — cooking it, eating it, and sharing it with others. Sometimes, though, my enjoyment of food can feel like an act of defiance. With so many complex issues bundled up in the act of eating — from health to body image to gender — it can be intimidating to just sit down and really relish a meal.

When I started a food blog in 2011, I knew I wanted to infuse some of that chin-up attitude into my writing. Every food blog needs a snappy name, and I wanted mine to capture the joy I find in food even when it feels complicated.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fruit Dip — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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Here's the quickest and easiest way to jazz up fresh fruit. Whisk Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and the sweetener of your choice — be it honey, maple syrup, or agave — together and you've got a creamy dip for apple and banana slices, strawberries, and more. It's not only an extra-fun way to eat fresh fruit, but it also adds some protein to the snack, rounding it out and making it one that's sure to keep anybody's stomach from rumbling until the next meal rolls around.

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