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…

Hello, Lover!

RED VELVET WAFFLES Cream Cheese Whipped Cream “Frosting” Valentine’s Breakfast for a special someone?  Perfect.  Lazy Sunday morning for those you love all year?  Amazing gesture! These are gorgeous and have the familiar red velvet flavor that’s coveted.  A hint of cocoa, slightly sweet…and a fun deep red that makes them seem more work than…

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…

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…

Like eating a beautiful pumpkin cloud…

PUMPKIN MOUSSE Made with whipping cream, this is not a low-fat dessert.  But a few spoonfuls of this is Heavenly after a big meal or with some coffee in the evening of a special day. Here it’s simply made into no-sugar-added and we’ll let the Fat Fairy deal with the extra calories the day after!…

Holiday Gorgeousness!

PUMPKIN ROLL This is my version of the famous orange-label recipe.  It’s low-sugar, completely moist and spicy.  I took out the butter from the filling and added whipped cream.  It’s easier than it looks and always gets rave reviews. (Don’t be scared of a cake roll.  Even if it cracks or breaks it still tastes…

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….

Mi Amore!

CASSATA CAKE What a lovely way to end a meal! An Italian dessert full of sweet ricotta cream between layers of light sponge cake soaked, in this case, in sugar free raspberry syrup.  So glorious! I’ve seen them un-iced, or completely covered with cream – either way it’s a wonderful thing.  Don’t be discouraged with…

Delicious deep freeze!

FROZEN FRUIT SALAD (Some of my photos go way back – before I knew what I was doing with a camera!  Disregard that…just know that this is much more gorgeous tasting than it looks!!) This is an old favorite that my mom used to make for special meals. She served it as a salad, but…

Pretty in Pink!

FLUFFY CRANBERRY SALAD Light, sweet-tart, and creamy…another way to enjoy those gorgeous cranberries! This salad has been on my Holiday tables for years and it’s always a hit. My mom made it one Thanksgiving and I fell in love.  She got it from her neighbor who had submitted it to their hometown cookbook – you…

Beautiful inside and out!

PECAN CHOCOLATE TORTE Cake: Vegetable Cooking Spray 1 cup broken pecans or walnuts 2 tablespoons flour Pinch of salt 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 4 eggs 3/4 cup Nature Sweet Crystals 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup sugar free hazelnut syrup Frosting: 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon…