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Spotlight Recipes: Granita

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, August 9, 2010

Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.

The Veggie Table: Vegan Pumpkin-Banana Bread Pudding

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, The Veggie Table, Valentine's Day, February 13, 2010

This Valentine’s Day, I want to strike a balance between sweets and heart-healthy foods, so I’ll be making loved ones my Pumpkin Banana Bread Pudding. It’s made with fiber-filled whole-wheat bread, pumpkin and bananas, which are all heart healthy. Better still, this vegan recipe is free of saturated fat and cholesterol, which means it’s a treat for your ticker, too!

Spotlight Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, January 26, 2010

Turn clementine segments into dessert for a casual dinner party to serve with tea and espresso. A light sprinkle of coarse French sea salt heightens the flavor of the antioxidant-rich chocolate.

Spotlight Recipe: Crispy Rice Squares

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 5, 2009

Crispy Rice Treats are a year-round favorite, but a dash of food coloring and a little less butter make them a healthy, holiday treat.

Spotlight Recipe: Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 4, 2009

These crunchy oatmeal cookies combine vitamin E-rich nuts and high-fiber oatmeal with a touch of ginger — all for only 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat).

Spotlight Recipe: Holiday Sugar Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 3, 2009

In my family, Hanukkah is a favorite holiday where we light the menorah for eight days. This year, I”ll be hosting friends and family for three evenings of candle lighting and desserts. These Hanukkah-shaped cookies are on the menu, but you can create any holiday theme by using your favorite cookie cutters.

Spotlight Recipe: Gluten-Free Almond Drops

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, December 2, 2009

These gluten-free drop cookies are a soft holiday sweet that you can make now — or give as gifts — and be confident they’ll taste great. Sweet, spicy and fragrant right out of the oven, they still taste as fresh two weeks later. Store them in a tin for best keeping and beautiful presentation. –LindaRead more

Spotlight Recipe: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Biscotti

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 1, 2009

These peanut butter and chocolate biscotti pieces are bit time- and energy-intensive, but at a five-dozen yield, they are certainly worth the effort.

Spotlight Recipe: Orange-Chocolate Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, November 29, 2009

Now that Thanksgiving is over, let the holiday baking season begin! This week, we’re offering up a cookie a day to give you ideas for holiday parties, cookie swaps or simple, healthier choices to satisfy your sweet tooth. My mother-in-law discovered this recipe last year in a magazine, and these cookies became an instant familyRead more