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Cookie Monster: Date Pecan Caps

The last time I was at my parent's house, I decided to do a little search and rescue operation through my mother's old recipe hoard. I was in need of inspiration, and she needed someone to pull the trigger on Easy Microwave Cooking. Between a recipe for Dutch Apple Cake (keep) and Tricolor Bean Casserole (toss), I found a recipe for Baba Rum's Date Caps. More

Wake and Bake: Orange Honey Muffins with Dates

If something has dates in it, I'll probably buy it. It's kind of like Beyoncé and sequins: We just can't help ourselves. I love that dates are such concentrated flavor vehicles. They satisfy my sweet tooth while seeming relatively healthy. The one catch is that baked goods containing dates can unfortunately be hit or miss. Too often the dates inside my scone or muffin are hard little nuggets that give dried figs a run for their money in the "I so want you to be good but alas you taste like a rock" category. More

World Famous Date Shakes in Dateland, Arizona

Giant billboards herald "World Famous Date Shakes" for more than 60 miles along a lonely Interstate 8 between Yuma and Gila Bend, Arizona. Date shakes have been served at this popular pit stop since the 1920s. The recipe is simple: Fresh Medjool dates that are boiled then smashed and blended with vanilla ice cream. More

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