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Blueberries, rhubarb in season; Tater tot casserole a favorite of the young


Last updated 5/19/2017 at 4:45pm

Recipes that include ingredients used in an unexpected or non-traditional way intrigue me. Maybe necessity was the mother of invention or, as is often the case now, dietary needs create new ingredient combinations.

Charlene Kagele served Blueberry Squares at a recent quilters gathering. The recipe calls for a can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) which replace some of the fat one would expect to find in crumb crust. She found the recipe on

Blueberry Squares


1 can (14 oz.) chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup brown sug...

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