dessert

Tofu Castella Cheesecake

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I recently made a tofu cheesecake for dessert—a no-bake, lightened up version of cheesecake that uses tofu and powdered gelatin.  Usually when I make cheesecake, lightened up or not, I make it in some sort of cookie crust.  As I was whipping up the filling for this cheesecake, however, the process reminded me of a […]

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Pumpkin Pudding

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Pumpkin pudding—creamy and easy to make, full of holiday flavors without any fuss.  Sounds good right?  It is!  Pumpkin has got to be one of my favorite things to eat during this time of year.  Whether it’s used in a dessert or savory dish, I can’t get enough.  So when my Tiki Machine partners and […]

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Back-to-School Blueberry Yogurt Cookies

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Blueberry yogurt cookies with lemon cream cheese frosting—soft, moist cookies with juicy blueberries topped with a cream cheese frosting make a fun after-school treat! 

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Gold Medal Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Sticky toffee pudding.  Those three little words are enough to make me go weak in the knees.  This British dessert is one of my all-time favorites, and with the Olympics being the main attraction at our house right now, and the added excitement of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year, I was very excited when […]

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Chocolate Avocado Fudge + Scharffen Berger Chocolate Giveaway!

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Chocolate avocado fudge might sound a bit strange, but it’s actually a genius idea, but one I can’t take the credit for.  Pureed avocado is used in place of butter when making the fudge.  The result is a rich and extremely creamy chocolate fudge—and no, you would never guess there was any avocado in it! […]

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Mini Honey Pistachio Pies—Happy Pi(e) Day!

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Happy National Pi(e) Day! π, or pi, is an irrational number, which means it continues infinitely without repeating.  However it is approximately equal to 3.14.  Since today is March 14th, or 3.14, it’s Pi Day!  Because pi’s homophone is “pie,” today is also National Pi(e) Day, making pie the logical choice in celebration food.

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Enriched Apple Brown Betty

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I’m excited about a new project I’m working on.  I am one of the new guest bloggers for the Grain Foods Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of the important role grain-based foods play in a healthful diet. Since this month is National Birth Defections Prevention Month, the Grain […]

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Sassy Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

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Is it just me, or did November just smack us upside the head?  I’ve been sitting here scratching my head this morning trying to figure out how Thanksgiving is already next week.  Wait, wasn’t it just September yesterday?  While I try to catch up with my calendar, how about some chocolate?  Chocolate makes everything better.  […]

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Tart Apple Yogurt Pudding

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Tart Apple Yogurt Pudding Makes 2 servings 1 1/2 tablespoons warm water 1 1/2 teaspoons gelatin 1/2 medium Red Delicious apple (about 3.5 ounces) 1/3 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest 1/2 cup cream 1. Put the water in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin on top […]

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Fresh Apricots with Goat Cheese Mousse

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Fresh Apricots with Goat Cheese Mousse Makes approximately 6 servings Fresh apricots, sliced in half and pitted 5 ounces mild, creamy goat cheese 2/3 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon pure almond extract Pinch of salt 3/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream Honey, for drizzling 1. Beat together the goat cheese, powdered sugar, almond extract, and […]

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