Posts in category "desserts"

Think of these no-sugar cookies as Methadone for sugar junkies

Think of these no-sugar cookies as Methadone for sugar junkies
Sugar is supposed to be just as addictive as heroin and I (whose Twitter handle happens to be sugarbuzzjudy) believe it. That’s why I think of these delicious little babies as Methadone for sugar junkies like me. When I’m craving something sweet and dessert-y but don’t want to give in to my inner sugar demon, these... Read more »

You won't believe what makes this Flourless Chocolate Cake healthier

You won't believe what makes this Flourless Chocolate Cake healthier
Are you ready for this? Black beans are the secret to what makes this luscious Flourless Chocolate Cake healthier! Yep, the same stuff that goes into making burritos and dips and spicy soups is used to make this fabulous chocolaty dessert. The first time that I made a version of this recipe, it was kind of... Read more »

The perfect chocolate cookie for Christmas

The perfect chocolate cookie for Christmas
I love this perfect chocolate cookie on so many levels. First of all, it’s ultra-choocolaty, delivering a double wallop of the dark, divine stuff in every rich bite. Secondly, the cookies are soft and chewey, not crispy. Just the way I like them. But best of all, the cookies are quick and easy to make,... Read more »
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The healthy dessert that tastes exactly like ice cream

No lie. This healthy, frozen treat tastes exactly like ice cream. The secret to its rich, creamy texture is–get this–the AVOCADO! Yes, the nutritionally dense avocado! By the way, we’re not talking about a dessert that tastes similar to ice cream. Or kinda sorta like ice cream. This baby has the taste and looks and mouth-feel... Read more »

The one dessert that's delicious, healthy and can be whipped up in no time flat

The one dessert that's delicious, healthy and can be whipped up in no time flat
These No-Bake Energy Bites are what’s missing from your life.  They’re easy-breezy to make,  absolutely delicious, and get this–they’re healthy! What more could you possibly ask for in a dessert recipe? (OK, they could be slightly more attractive, but that could be said for a lot of us.) The recipe came courtesy of Pamela Adler,... Read more »

The Magic Cake: The cake to make with the kiddies!

The Magic Cake: The cake to make with the kiddies!
The Magic Cake is the coolest. You make one simple batter, pour it into into a pan,  and it “magically” bakes up into a lovely three layer cake, which includes a delicious custard in the middle. After I baked the cake and cut out a piece, I could hardly believe the results.  All I could... Read more »
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Valentine's Day Cookies : Prairie Grass chef shares a great recipe

Valentine's Day Cookies : Prairie Grass chef shares a great recipe
Chef/co-owner Sarah Stegner of Northbrook’s Prairie Grass Cafe is sharing her grandmother’s recipe for heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Cookies. Stegner is known for her support of Chicago’s Green City Market, local, sustainable farms and using seasonal, fresh ingredients in her restaurant. Her grandma’s cookies feature an all-natural icing with no food dye. A beet turns the icing... Read more »