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…

Cookie Emergency? Here’s your fix…

“JUST ONE” PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE Next time you are in the need for a quick – and I mean QUICK – dessert from the oven, but don’t want a dozen laying in wait, this will be perfect.  This is an old favorite…been around forever, but worth repeating. I’ll give the recipe for the whole batch…

A Holiday beauty!

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CAKE ROLL Chocolate and cake in the same dessert is wonderful.  Add in some cool, wintery peppermint-laced cream filling and let’s just swoon and get it over with, shall we?! So pretty! Your holiday table will love you for the effort you put forth to make this.  (And it’s not hard – don’t…

Blonde IS more fun…

PEANUT BRITTLE …when it’s in the form of this golden, peanut-studded and buttery candy! This is the recipe that was from the Steel’s Nature Sweet flyer (they called for pecans) that I received when I first became aware of this product…and if sugar alcohols don’t bother you, it is wonderful to use.  I can’t eat…

Hot Caramel Apple Cider – no sugar added

HOT CARAMEL APPLE CIDER Cold winter evening…Christmas tree lights…sleepy kitty on your lap…and a cup of buttery, hot apple cider laced with caramel – bring on Winter!! ~~~~     One tub sugar free apple-flavored drink mix (enough to make 2 quarts) Walmart has a really good one – house brand 1/4 cup sugar free…

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…

Ricotta-apple pancakes…just right for a lazy day breakfast

RICOTTA APPLE PANCAKES These little wonders are light and fluffy. They actually hold together like pancakes should! I’ve only used apples, but zucchini would work well, too.   Change up the spices or add some different extracts… ~~~~     3 eggs, separated 1 whole egg 1 cup part skin ricotta 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 1/4…