Carrot-Cake Thumbprint Cookies [RECIPE]

Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies

Does carrot cake get your mouth watering? Then these cookies are just what the doctor ordered! (Photo by Marcus Nilsson)

We’re always excited when we get to introduce you to great new cookbooks with out-of-this-world recipes. Since this is the time of year when lots of families get together to bake cookies, we knew you’d be thrilled to receive several new recipes this week, selected just for you, and all from the beautiful new volume, Martha Stewart’s Cookie Perfection. We’ve tested several recipes from this book already, and simply can’t say enough good things about it! So stay tuned all this week and discover recipes we know you won’t be able to wait to bake up in your own kitchen. To kick things off, here’s Martha’s Carrot-Cake Thumbprint Cookies. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

5 High-Fiber Foods To Keep You Full

Man looking into refrigerator for a midnight snack

If you’re always hungry, put down the cookies and reach for these filling foods instead. (Photo by Pete Markham, Flickr)

Are you always hungry? Then you might not be getting enough fiber in your diet. According to Everyday Health, men should get between 30 to 38 grams of fiber per day. Women between 18 and 50 should get 25 grams per day, and 21 grams per day if she is 51 and older. So what should you eat to banish that growling, demanding monster residing in your stomach? Here are 5 suggestions to keep you full. Read more of this post

Simple Granola

Simple Granola

Perfect as a stand-alone cereal, our Simple Granola is also great as a topping for your favorite snack or dessert.

This basic granola recipe is lightly sweetened with honey and contains heart-healthy oats, almonds and flax seed. Our recipe makes just enough cereal to pour on top of ice cream, yogurt, or our Banana Crunch Muffins.

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 15 minutes


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup flax seed or wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Mix oats, coconut, almonds, flax seed, oil and honey in a bowl. Pour mixture onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Allow to granola to cool. Store in an air-tight container at room temperature.

YIELDS: 1½ cups

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