So Let’s Make Ice Cream!

Did you know how easy it is to make ice cream? Yes, we’re serious. Freeze a banana. Blend it in your Magic Bullet. Presto. Add chocolate chips, a tablespoon of peanut butter, even fresh mint leaves for all the classic ice cream flavors. Plus it’s healthy. What could be better?

Light Cheesecake Dip

This low-fat cheesecake dip is a great party appetizer or addition to the dessert spread. It is made of light cream cheese, sugar, milk (to create more of a dip consistency), lemon, vanilla and graham cracker crumbs. It tastes just like cheesecake, but as a dip! Try it with graham crackers and fresh fruit, like strawberries or raspberries. I like to use this dip as an alternative for a heavy baked cheesecake when I (or my guests) are more in the mood […]

Coconut Whipped Cream

Who doesn’t love whipped cream with strawberries? Add coconut into the mix (anything with “coconut” in front of it is a winner in my book), and you’ve got yourself a fun and tasty recipe that’s guaranteed to be a hit at any party or evening in. Homemade whipped cream also allows you the ability to regulate the amount of whipped cream you make – so often I’m forced to throw out a store-bought container after discovering the expired leftovers three […]

Grapefruit Sorbet

I am always looking for healthy dessert alternatives and the other day I made this grapefruit sorbet with a little sugar and lemon juice. It is really easy to make and you don’t need an ice cream maker. You can skip the sugar of course, but, as you know, grapefruits are on the bitter side without adding the additional sugar. I like to top these with fresh mint leaves to introduce a new, refreshing flavor to this dessert. A fun […]

Avocado Brownies

I was always scared of trying to make avocado brownies, because brownies are one of my favorite desserts and the thought of making them healthier did not sound very good! I bought way too many avocados that all became ripe at once, so after a few bowls of guacamole, I decided it was time to get adventurous. You might be surprised to know that you cannot taste the avocados at all in these brownies – they simply add to the […]

Gingersnap Cookies

1962… It was the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the birth of Jim Carrey, and Western Samoa’s independence (congratulations!). It was also the year that these gingersnaps were born, in the Better Homes & Garden cookbook. They’re still really good: soft and buttery like air, with a pleasantly warming spice flavor. Spooooooky! (Ten points for you if you get that reference.) If this recipe is retro, it’s retro in a good way, requiring only pantry ingredients that are inexpensive […]

Peanut Butter and Apple Smoothie

Is this bringing you back to your childhood days, when peanut butter apples were the best after-school snack ever? I thought so. I’ve always loved them as a healthy snack (and still do), and was thrilled when I came up with the idea of a peanut butter and apple smoothie! The apples add just the right amount of sweetness to this smoothie, which is loaded with rich peanut butter flavor. Enjoy! Peanut Butter and Apple Smoothie Ingredients 1/2 banana 1 […]

Berry Ganache

Whether breakfast is the most important meal of the day or not is up for debate; I think we can all agree, however, that whatever it is, it ought to be delicious. This berry ganache is easy, sweet and healthy, and is a great addition to countless breakfast dishes. I made this with mini-waffles, but feel free to add it to cereal, oatmeal, pancakes, French toast or most anything else you can think. Berry Ganache Ingredients Equal parts: Strawberries Blueberries […]

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter pie is one of my top favorite desserts, ever. It’s so quick and easy to make, too! Oreo cookie crumbs make a chocolatey crust, which is filled with a creamy, lightly sweetened peanut butter filling. The pie is frozen until ready to serve and then topped with crunchy chopped peanuts, drizzled with chocolate syrup and decorated with whipped cream. Make sure you remember to set it out about 30 minutes before you are ready to serve it to […]

Coffee Brownie Milkshake

Did you know that I used to work at an ice cream shop? My favorite part of working there was sipping on the leftover milkshakes we used to make for the customers. My absolute favorite milkshake was our coffee brownie milk shake. Whenever a customer ordered it, I was so excited to drink the delicious leftovers in the blender. After I stopped working there, I continued making my favorite milk shake at home. It is really easy to make at […]