Dates have been a staple of the Middle East for thousands of years. Their sweetness makes them good in desserts such as Date Bars, Black Walnut and Date Pudding Cake, and Date Pastry Rounds. But don't limit them to desserts, try dates in recipes such as salads, bread, and side dishes.See Popular Dates Recipes
This week marked the first of the month, and once again, I missed my opportunity to use some good coupons that just expired. Try as I might, each month I discover -- too late! -- some high-value coupon has expired when I finally dig it out to stack it on a sale.
A dusting of unsweetened cocoa adds an appealing bitterness to this simple one-bite dessert.
The crunchy, almondy topping for these clever bars is loaded with vitamin E. The filling is chewy like caramel and is full of vitamin C from the orange.
Sticky, dried dates are supersweet, so Maura Kilpatrick simmers them with espresso to make a thick paste, which she molds and freezes. When she slices the log to serve, she tops it with pistachios and tangy Greek yogurt.
Stop! Before you pour another half-full carton of milk down the drain or pitch those last two eggs because their "expiration" date has passed, read this. The simple (and shocking) truth of the matter is: those dates are pretty much bunk.
Nobody likes to waste food. But what about all that stuff in your fridge and at the supermarket that has reached its -- gasp! -- sell-by date.
On Boxing Day (the day after Christmas), the holiday shopping rush will continue at retailers, as people wait in line to return the gifts that their family members waited in line to purchase. And just like Black Friday, this is a good day to coupon at grocery stores. If you haven't used your coupons to stockpile the December sale items, do so now.
For a fun-to-eat anytime snack, make these bars with apricots, coconut, dates, oats, and pistachios.
The frosting for this fruity spice cake is a mixture of sour cream and whipping cream sweetened with sugar and a hint of almond extract.
The molasses and date pudding is served with a sweet sauce in this holiday dessert.
People won't jokes about this fruitcake. They'll love it's sweet taste and festive look that is so perfect during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, and New Year's.
Piecrust mix, plus a few quick steps, equals cookies that look fancy enough for any holiday gathering.
Dates and black walnuts blend to create the richness in this brown sugar cookie recipe.
This fruit-and-nut cake makes its own sauce right in the pan.
The carrot juice and dates lend sweetness to this Moroccan-inspired braise. Serve over couscous or rice.
These little chocolate pastries are nice to serve when entertaining.