Desserts

A Healthier Carrot Cake

DESSERT Adapted from allrecipes.com You Never Know Where You’ll Find the Best Cake Recipes! Who knew I would get so many compliments from a cake recipe that I snagged from my stepson-in-law Kenny! It is his secret “sauce” that truly makes this carrot cake so delish. As you will see, the secret is to pulverize the…

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Watermelon and mint – have your bowl and eat it too!

Before the watermelon season is over, try this creative serving idea with peaches and mint. Watermelon is, as you would assume, mostly … water, and weighs in at only 46 calories per cup, which is mostly sugar. A good sweet watermelon doesn’t necessarily need anything to improve it, but this combination with peaches, berries and…

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Sahlab for dessert

Sahlab This is a Middle Eastern dessert that is very simple to prepare, and almost addictive, in its subtle taste. Made without a crust, it’s a great gluten-free option for dessert. The texture is like pudding. Ingredients: 4 cups milk (I have used 2% or skim, vanilla soy, almond or vanilla soy and plan to…

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Baked Bananas and Blueberries

Adapted from Quick and Easy, Fresh and From Scratch, edited by Shelley Melvin, Triad Publishing Company, 1984. I made this with freshly picked blueberries. The baked bananas were actually the best part. I only used 4 bananas since they were quite big, but next time I’ll use more, possibly layering under and over the berries, since…

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Berry Tart With Honey – Yogurt Filling

Here’s a perfect red, white and blue dessert for 4th of July weekend, adapted from the Washington Post!. I rarely bake, so on the few occasions I’ve needed a graham cracker crust, I’ve always grabbed Keebler right off the supermarket shelf. Well, the crust in this recipe takes about 5 minutes to prep and is delicious!…

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Fall Fruit Salad

Adapted from www.passthechallah.com I made this for Thanksgivingand New Years Day and everyone loved it! It’s a good change from the usual fruit salads. The lemon in the dressing keeps the apples from turning brown. It’s best, though, if used the same day as it is prepared because the pears start to get soft overnight. Ingredients:⅔…

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Blueberry Banana Bread – including a gluten-free option

From foodnetwork.com Here’s one more recipe that we found in an attempt to use our freshly picked blueberries. It came out so moist, mostly thanks to our plump berries and ripe bananas. We took this as an opportunity to experiment with gluten-free baking. Many people are choosing to be gluten-free – some because they truly…

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