Pucker up…!

  LEMON CUSTARD CREAM PIE This is such a gorgeous, summery dessert!  Tart, creamy, and light, it’s made with Greek yogurt to make it a little more figure-friendly, but no one will ever guess it’s low sugar and not completely sinful.   A few fresh blueberries or blackberries folded into this would be absolutely delish! Cut…

If you love peanut butter like I love peanut butter…

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WOW.  This is one rich pie.  I made it into a PIE once, actually…since then I freeze it in slightly rounded 1/4 cup portions and stick it away for a frozen nap. (Out of sight, out of mind……  oh, who am I kidding?  I know it’s there, but it’s harder to binge…

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,…

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…

A change of pace from the standard pumpkin pie…

DOUBLE LAYER PUMPKIN PIE I found this recipe on the back of some package and can’t remember where.  I modified it to be no-sugar-added and it’s a winner.  Easy, and quick, just a little different and a great addition to your holiday table. ~~~~       First layer: One 8-ounce pkg reduced-fat cream cheese,…

Creamy, rich, and no sugar added…Pineapple Meringue Pie

PINEAPPLE MERINGUE PIE Might be a nice addition to your holiday dessert table…old-fashioned and homey – the kind of dessert Gramma would have made.  Except hers probably never came close to being no-sugar-added! If you make the pie ahead and wait until just before serving to do the meringue, it will be high and fluffy…

So easy it’s ridiculous…but looks like you’re talented!

LAYERED DESSERT PARFAIT Seriously…nothin’ to it!  The hardest part is waiting for it to set…and then waiting for it to set…and finally waiting for it to set.  That’s it! I used berry/cherry flavors in this, but any gelatin combo is wonderful.  If you can’t find fresh raspberries, do the mandarin oranges and citrus flavored gelatin….

Pineapple Crisp – no sugar added

PINEAPPLE CRISP The inspiration for this recipe came from that old favorite side dish Baked Pineapple…a sweet, bread cube-topped, butter drenched goodie that is scrumptious, yes…but not very figure-friendly! I turned it into a dessert, instead…and for those of you who love pineapple, this will be right up your alley. ~~~~     Vegetable Cooking…

Hello, morning!

PLUM CLAFOUTIS Silk pajamas, gauzy curtains, a sweet morning breeze through the window…a sleeping kitty, a captivating book, a cup of coffee laced with cream – and a gorgeous Clafouti studded with ruby jewels…sigh… I’m not sure if it’s supposed to be a dessert, but I like it for breakfast. With a little warm cream…

Sitting on an orange cloud!

ORANGE CHIFFON PIE I don’t know if you love soft, fluffy, airy, light, sweet, simple, gorgeous desserts…(!)…if not, this may change your mind. This pie is not heavy or dense, so after a protein meal it’s wonderfully wonderful! (If you don’t like the thought of using raw egg whites, the powdered meringue would work, also….