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Candied Walnut Banana Bread

Candied Walnut Banana Bread
        

We’re celebrating National Banana Bread Day!  One of our favorite combinations is banana and candied walnut (if you haven’t tried banana chips with our candied walnuts yet – we highly recommend it!) and what better way to bring them together than in a beautiful banana bread. Try making in pie pan and ringing the outer edge with fresh banana for a fun play on a pie shape!

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Homemade Candied Pecan Granola

Candied Pecan Granola
      

There are few things as versatile as granola – it can be a heart-healthy start to the day for breakfast, rolled together with peanut butter for a high-energy snack or topped upon yogurt or ice cream – just to name a few!  This candied pecan maple granola is crunchy, perfectly sweet and you can make the recipe your own by adding dried fruits, nuts, flax seed and more! Check out the recipe here!

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Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Zesty Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry is one of our favorite holiday flavors....we really can't get enough of it!  Here we've made a zesty orange pecan cranberry sauce that is incredibly versatile! Try it as a twist on the traditional side dish, as an addition to your cheese board or on top of a some creamy cheesecake.

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The SWEET Life

Black Bow Sweets The Sweet Life
       
We are BEYOND thrilled to have an incredible write up in Santa Barbara Life & Style magazine!  I sat down with Kara Thompson at Lucky Llama coffee shop in Carpinteria, CA to talk about the inspiration behind Black Bow Sweets, the courage needed to get started and what we are looking forward to next.  In this post, you'll find the link to the full article along with revelations about the true strength one can gain from starting a business and how that strength extends far beyond the parameters of business. 

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We Are Giving Back!

Lisa Wojcik Cancer Survivor
     
I'm back! I've been off the blog for a little while taking care of some major business, but now I'm cancer free and Black Bow Sweets just got a little sweeter.  In this blog post, you'll read about the first foundation in our Give Back campaign and a few of the fun things we'll be focusing on this holiday season.   

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Candied Pecan Rice Pudding

Candied Pecan Rice Pudding
       
We're celebrating another fantastic food holiday today - National Rice Pudding Day!  We went straight for the candied pecans to add a rich, nutty flavor and some essential healthy fats and fiber to keep us full.  Not to mention the 19+ vitamins and minerals we get from the candied pecans.  One of the easiest recipes on our blog by far.  Give it our candied pecan pudding a try!

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