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Cheater’s Frozen Yogurt

This is much less of a recipe than it is an idea. It is, however, an idea that I use all the time. It’s the perfect thing when I want a really quick and easy snack or a light dessert. It is particularly practical during the summer, since it is so simple and much lighter than any ice cream. What am I taking about? It’s ... Read More »

Slice and Bake Coconut Cookies

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Slice and bake cookies get their name from the fact that you simply slice the cookies off a pre-formed (and usually frozen) log of dough before baking. The supermarket cookies come packaged this way, but it’s really nothing that shouldn’t be done at home. You can make the dough well in advance, wrap it up into a log and keep it in the freezer for ... Read More »

Salsa Fresca

I love salsa. It’s one of my favorite foods, though I suppose that it is actually classified as a condiment. The difference between a condiment and an actual “food” is that a condiment is rarely eaten on it’s own. Consider that ketchup – the condiment displaced by salsa as America’s most eaten – is never eaten by the spoonful unless by 7 year olds who ... Read More »

Blue Corn Blueberry Muffins

Blue cornmeal is just like yellow cornmeal, except (of course) that it is made from blue corn. What I really mean to say is that it tastes pretty much the same. The main benefit of using it is that is lends an interesting and unusual color to baked goods and other cornmeal-coated foods. This inspiration for these muffins came when I had a version at ... Read More »

Individual Baked French Toasts

I know that this looks like bread pudding, but it’s not. Generally, bread puddings have a higher milk-to-egg ratio than french toast does and while I do make a good bread pudding, it’s just not my favorite thing to eat. So this, for all that it looks like bread pudding, is actually french toast is disguised as a pudding. Believe it or not, there is ... Read More »

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns

Everybody is interested in whole grain everything these days. While I am interested in having plenty of whole grains in my diet, I’m not that interested in having things that are enriched with whole grains, like a cereal that has 5% whole wheat flour or something. I like my grains to be either soft and white or totally wheaty. This isn’t to say that I ... Read More »

Chocolate Marble Yogurt Pound Cake

Looking at the picture of Rorie‘s recently baked marble bundt cake inspired me to pull out my copy of Alice Medrich’s Chocolate and the Art of Low Fat Desserts to make the very same recipe. I won’t go on about how much I love this cookbook (again), but I will say that this is an excellent cake and all the better because it’s actually quite ... Read More »

Cinnamon Raisin Bran Muffins

I have mentioned before that I am wary of bran muffins, because more often than not they just aren’t that good. They are overly bran-y, with a coarse, rough texture or they are practically dripping with oil, which neither improves the look or the taste of the muffin. I want bran muffins to be healthy and hearty, the sort of thing that you want to ... Read More »

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