Dessert

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Cookies–No added Sugar

Dessert

I appreciate trying to live within ones means. What does this have to do with cookies?  My nephew was married last week and, besides the wedding cake, the reception was cookies and punch, supplied by family and friends. I hope the trend away from the extravagant wedding that starts a couple off with debt or […]

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Callie’s Dessert

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My daughter’s invention. Bananas, smashed beyond recognition. A generous sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. A generous sprinkle of coconut. YUM! Incidentally, her other favorite dessert at grammy’s house is similar. Bananas, sliced. Peanut butter between ritz crackers, then crumbled. Drizzle of honey. She’s an evil genius. Ivory

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Banana Pudding

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My tweak on this classic? Less sugar in the custard. Don’t miss it AT ALL. To me, it’s a definite improvement. Banana Pudding 3 1/2 T. all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar pinch salt 3 eggs, separated 3 cups milk 1 tsp. vanilla 1 (12 0z.) package vanilla wafers 6 medium bananas 1/4 c. sugar 1 […]

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Moderately Sinful Chocolate Pecan Pie

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This isn’t a “diet” pie or a sugar-free pie. It’s a pie. It’s naughty. Just not as much as usual. Less than half the sugar of the typical pecan pie, no butter. Nothing particularly righteous about 2/3 of a cup of sugar, but it’s better than two cups. That’s what I keep telling myself anyway. […]

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Danish Coffee Cake Valentine

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Family Valentine’s Day brunch fare. Cranberry-Almond Danish Coffee Cake 1/3 cup milk2 T. sugar1/2 tsp. salt1/4 cup butter1 pkg. dry active yeast1/4 cup warm water3 cups all-purpose flour2 eggs1 tsp. almond extract1 tsp. grated orange peel3 T. softened butter Filling:1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1 tsp. cinnamon1/3 cup dried cranberries1/3 cup sliced almonds Glaze:3/4 cup […]

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