Get your caramel on.

CARAMEL LAYER COOKIE BARS No such thing as too many cookies…so here ya’ go. These were created to use with a commercial caramel sauce…one of my favorite things on earth.  You can find it in this link at Torani and a little goes a long way, so the jug will last awhile.   If you can’t…

Kiss, kiss, love, love…

RED VELVET CAKE Hello, Beautiful! Sometimes being bad is really very good…and with this cake, on a special Valentine’s Day (with someone or alone!) it’s even better. I’ve cut the original recipe in half to give you a single layer, but split it and stacked the gorgeousness into an impressive little number that will get…

Holiday Cookies! My favorite Molasses-Spice one…ever.

GINGER-MOLASSES COOKIES If you want crispy, crinkly, snappy ginger cookies, these aren’t them.  But soft, chewy-cakey, velvety?  Gotcha covered. This is my favorite spice cookie and it gets BETTER as it ‘ages’.  Make these a couple days ahead of when you want to serve them, wrap tightly, and put away for a sweet nap.  So…

Summer Berries Star Again

LEMON RASPBERRY PARFAITS It’s time to take advantage of nature’s gorgeous jewels and this is the perfect light ending to a hot summer day.  Strawberries, blackberries, peaches, nectarines, cherries…anything fresh is wonderful in this. This is another recipe where adding in a scoop or so of unflavored, or vanilla, protein powder would be wonderful…and unnoticable,…

Not your Gramma’s rice pudding…

“RICE” PUDDING Okay…so it’s not rice by ANY stretch of the imagination.  But it’s for sure pudding! I love the flavor of a gorgeous rice pudding, but those white carbs will gettcha quick. I got this idea from a message board (thank you McNee) and added a touch or two of my own.  It has…

Bakery-beautiful from your own oven..

RASPBERRY CRUMB BARS I adore these bars! Sweet jam baked until bubbly on an almond-pecan shortbread crust and topped with spicy crumbs…what’s not to love?! Raspberry is wonderful, but you could make several different flavors and present them on a gorgeous platter for parties or tea…or gorgeously boxed for a friend. ~~~~     Vegetable…

Spring Green!

KEY LIME MOUSSE You know the taste…that fresh Key Lime Pie, tart and tangy, yet so sweet it makes your teeth hurt! Well, here’s the filling and you’ll never miss the crust OR the sugar. It’s one of my older recipes and starts with no-sugar-added Sweetened Condensed Milk – and the rest practically makes itself….

Sunday Brunch never had it so good!

CHEESE BLINTZES My low-carb crepes are good for so many things, but this is the original use I had in mind.  Sweet, rich, yet light and fluffy – an indulgent treat that will make you feel very special! Add any flavoring or extract you like to the cheesecake filling and top with berries, sliced fresh…

In case your day’s not lovely enough…!

RASPBERRY CREAM CHEESECAKE PIE Love, love, love this pie.  It’s rich enough that a sliver will do just fine as a wonderful ending to your special dinner. ~~~~ . . 1 1/2 cups sugar-free chocolate cookie or chocolate graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons butter, melted Two 8-ounce pkgs. reduced-fat cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup Splenda…

No-Bake cookie…with added pro? Hmmm…

NO-BAKE CHOCOLATE-OATMEAL PROTEIN COOKIE This is that old standard, no-bake cookie recipe that’s been around for a 100-some years – too yummy to pass up, full of complex whole-grains, and I’ve added a big scoop of protein powder to squash the guilt a bit! Adding some chopped nuts, or unsweetened coconut…even a bit of wheat…