Royal Blues

BLUEBERRY COMPOTE There’ll come a time in your life when you neeeeeeeeed  this gorgeousness.   Blueberries, citrus, and a little vanilla…this is perfect as a sauce, jam, or when warmed, even a syrup.  Add to plain Greek yogurt, into ricotta,  a protein shake, over my Oatmeal cottage Cheese Pancakes, or rolled in my Crepes with a…

Just one Oatmeal Cookie…no flour!

“JUST ONE” OATMEAL COOKIE Snack attack?  Urgent Sweet tooth?  Need a quick cup-of-coffee-partner?  Whatever the need or whenever it rises here’s a fast treat that won’t have you battling a full cookie jar!   If oatmeal isn’t your thing, you’ll find my “Just One” Peanut Butter Cookie HERE!  (And if you want a larger batch…ingredient…

How I do love you…!

QUINOA PUDDING Well, well!  I’ve been thinking about trying to do this for a long time and have found a new favorite!  Made with quinoa, this dish has a nuttiness and a little more “chew” than traditional rice pudding where the rice gets very soft.   I’ve given a simple vanilla recipe here, but made…

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’s coming…thank goodness!

STRAWBERRY-RHUBARB SAUCE If you are blessed with your own – or a neighbor’s! – rhubarb plant you’ll need something to do with it.   How ’bout this ruby deliciousness?! Tart-sweet, spiced, and vanilla scented – perfect to stir into some plain yogurt or ricotta, over an Oatmeal-Cottage Cheese Pancake, inside a Crepe, or blended into…

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 Cinnamon Bliss…one of my favorite things on earth.  You can find it in this link at Amazon.com and a little goes a long way, so the jug will last awhile.  If you can’t find it…

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….

Take out? Not.

ORANGE CHICKEN In case you thought this was a thing of the past…think again!  No sugar added, high in protein, fill-you-up goodness that will stand up to the restaurant stuff any day of the week. A pot of Jasmine rice for your family and a crisp green salad with toasted almonds is all you need….

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…