by Dana Angelo White in Thanksgiving, November 9, 2012
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, August 26, 2012
Planning your turkey day menu? We’ve got something for every kind of sweet tooth, all filled with fall flavors.
A lower-fat cheesecake that’s not low on flavor. If you’ve never tried this combination before, now’s the time.
Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake
Cut the calories on apple pie with this lightened pastry.
Recipe: Apple Cranberry Phyllo Turnovers
A bite-sized treat, filled with pumpkin goodness.
Recipe: Pumpkin Caramels
by Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, June 17, 2012
This Berry Trifle with Amaretto is a crowd-pleaser at potluck picnics. Now here’s a little something for the chocolate lovers.
by Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, June 11, 2012
Hot days call for frozen pies. Cool, creamy and smooth — they’re like instant air conditioning for your mouth. When I was little, my grandmother lived in the Florida Keys and I visited every summer. The best memories I have include cooling off in the crystal clear Atlantic and taking heaping spoonfuls of her velvety key lime pie.
My grandma had key limes growing in her backyard, so making pies was a breeze (a very warm breeze, but a breeze nonetheless). For those of you without the green gems in your market, I’ve got the perfect solution. I’ve made the pie countless ways and discovered that you can make it with ANY citrus juice and zest. Pick your favorite – lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit – add a few simple ingredients, and you’re in frozen pie heaven.
by Dana Angelo White in Easter, March 30, 2012
- It's super awesome.
What’s not to love about chocolate cake? One of my most vivid childhood memories involves sneaking slivers of my mom’s rich chocolate layer cake iced with a killer fudge frosting. For some reason, the cake tasted better the second day, when I ate it directly off the serving plate (with the refrigerator door wide open).
In my opinion, there’s always room for decadence in a healthy diet. Enjoy what you love once in awhile and eat healthy most of the time. If you want to know why you should relegate chocolate cake to “once in awhile,” consider that one unfrosted slice, can have 650 calories and 33 grams of fat.
So what about those everyday chocolate cravings? I’ve developed a sinful-tasting chocolate cake – one that tastes naughty but is nice nutritionally. In fact, I wanted THIS cake for Mother’s Day this year (after considering all my store-bought options). I prepped the ingredients 2 days ahead (dry ingredients in one bowl, wet ingredients in another) and waited until Mother’s Day to mix and bake. Easy breezy. And so heavenly. I hope you love it too!
by Dana Angelo White in Meal Makeovers, January 26, 2012
- Make festive, portion controlled cupcakes for kids and grown-up kids.
Whenever a crowd gathers for a holiday celebration, there are bound to be guests with various dietary considerations or food allergies. Accommodate everyone on your Easter celebration guest list this year with these seasonal treats.
Creamy rice pudding is teamed up with sweet cherries for a magical (and gluten free) combination.
Recipe: Rice Pudding with Cherries (*see note)
Low in saturated fat and cholesterol, this down-sized classic will make your guests swoon.
Recipe: Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes
by Toby Amidor in 12 Days of Holiday Gifts, December 1, 2011
Soaked in sugar, eggs and half-and-half, bread pudding is decadent to say the least. Good news – it’s possible to cozy up with a tasty version of this comfort food for less calories.
Classic bread pudding recipes can have over 600 calories and 30 grams of fat per serving. If you’re using doughnuts and buttery croissants instead of bread, you’d be lucky to keep things under 1000 calories.
The basic recipe is simple, combine bread with custard and bake. To lighten things up, use smarter ingredients at each stage of the recipe and keep portions to about ½ cup per person.
by Dana Angelo White in Cookies & Other Desserts, Thanksgiving, November 10, 2011
We’re kicking off the holiday season with 12 Days of Holiday Gifts — gifts that are both homemade and gifts you can buy at the store for your loved ones this season. Day 1: Chocolate-Dipped Pretzel Sticks that you can make with your kids.
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, June 16, 2011
Cooking for a crowd this holiday? Stumped by how to accommodate family members with special dietary needs? We’ve got sweet ideas for everyone at your table.
Little fingers will love scooping up these tiny cupcakes. They’re portion controlled for the adults, too.
Recipe: Mini Carrot Cupcakes
by Toby Amidor in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, June 10, 2011
- The bars from our taste test. Read on to find out which one won out!
One of the best ways to beat the heat is with a frozen treat. But are all frozen fruit bars created equal? Or do they really even contain fruit? Not always — see what we discovered.
Get the frozen fruit bar taste test results »
- Learn the basic fruit crisp method, then use the recipe year-round!
If you’re a fruit crisp virgin, try baking this dessert classic using fresh seasonal fruit. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get started and some fun combinations to try.
Make a fruit crisp today »