Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

My daughter Leigh has been on this huge health kick lately so we decided to make some better-for-you popsicles and came up with these Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles. We used vanilla Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries and honey to create an amazing tasting frozen fruit popsicle that has 16 grams of protein. These make a great after workout snack or dessert after dinner. And with only 3 ingredients? What more can you ask for? Happy summer!

Oreo Ice Cream

Oreo ice cream

I received an ice cream maker for one of my wedding presents, and the kids and I are obsessed with it! My husband’s mom makes homemade ice cream for every holiday, so I had to step up my non ice cream making abilities  and learn the craft. This Oreo Ice Cream recipe is one of my first creations. This recipe is so easy with only 10 minutes of preparation time, and it can be made several days in advance. Substitute your favorite chocolate chip cookie or candy bars for the Oreos if you wish. Happy Memorial Day!

7 Passover Dessert Recipes

Matzoh Bark

Passover is less than one week away. Every year I do a round-up of fabulous Passover dessert recipes including a few of my own (and most popular desserts at our Passover Sedar). Starting with Matzo Bark (above), you’ll find something for every dessert taste, from cheesecake to chocolate cookies. Please share or add links for your all-time favorite Passover recipes in the comments below. Happy Easter and Passover and enjoy these 7 Passover dessert recipes that I know you’ll love.

 Passover Granola via me and Ingredients, Inc.

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Passover Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread via Hungry Couple

passover chocolate chip mandel bread

Flourless Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies via Food.com

flourless dark chocolate cookies

Matzah Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Cake via Martha Stewart

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Passover Berry Crisp via me and Ingredients, Inc.

Matzah chocolate mint ice cream cake

 

Passover Lemon Cheesecake via Epicurous

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Pandoro Tiramisu

Fabio Tiramisu

Easter is fast-approaching (April 5th), and if you are looking to celebrate the holiday with something a little more innovative than the typical chocolate-filled Easter Basket. This Pandora Tiramisu is easy to prepare, 100% scrumptious, and will have your family and friends thinking you were slaving for hours in the kitchen. Use Il Pondoro Di Verona by Bauli to make this recipe so much simpler.  Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, and this recipe is show stopper!

Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

It’s back to school season, and we are trying to be super healthy! Treat your kids, their friends, the class, and/or  the teachers to a new cookie recipe from House Foods Tofu. These Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are made by combining House Foods Organic or Premium Tofu Soft with old fashion oats and raisins. If you are not a fan of raisins, you can substitute coconut (just substitute equal amounts of coconut for the raisins). You can also add chocolate chips if you like (just stir in chocolate chips after the batter is combined). America’s leading tofu purveyor since 1983, House Foods Tofu is my favorite tofu choice. This recipe helps make the transition of back-to-school simpler and so much healthier. Enjoy these cookies for dessert, after school snacks or even for breakfast.

Tofu Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

 

Easy Peach Crisp

Easy Peach Crisp

Over the weekend, my kids and I bought some amazing peaches and they begged for me to make a Peach Crisp. My son wanted to know the difference between a cobbler and a crisp, and found this recipe on Allrecipes.com. A crisp is typically a crumble topping similar to a streusel or granola that is sprinkled over the top. A cobbler is more of a biscuit-type crust which is typically spooned over the top. My son prepared the entire recipe on his own, so we called it “easy”. Also, my daughter styled and took the photo (pretty great for her first try). Enjoy this peach dessert while peaches are still at their peak. It’s perfect for Labor Day too!

Lemonade Poppyseed Cake

lemonade poppyseed cake

Today I am so excited to be on Talk of the Town Newschannel 5 in Nashville making this amazing recipe for Lemonade Poppyseed Cake perfect for this time of year. It is fabulous for breakfast, a snack and for dessert. It’s made with Milo’s new Lemonade that is all-natural with no preservatives. Milo’s Lemonade is a blend of fresh lemon juice, filtered water and is sweetened with pure cane sugar. Milo’s Lemonade was preferred in blind taste tests over leading national lemonade brands.

Milo’s Tea Company is a family owned, certified, woman-owned business located in Bessemer, AL. Milo’s was founded as a restaurant in 1946 by Milo and Bea Carlton after Milo returned from serving our country in World War II. Milo’s philosophy was simple – use high quality, fresh, natural ingredients, listen to your customers and never sacrifice taste. Milo and Bea’s vision still guides the company today as Milo’s continues to source only natural ingredients. Drink Milo’s and Taste the Difference.

In 1989, Milo’s began selling their fresh brewed Famous Sweet Tea to local Birmingham grocery stores, and now it can be found in thousands of retailers across the United States. Milo’s original products include Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea, Unsweet Tea and No Calorie Tea. These products can be purchased in stores across the country. These beverages meet the growing demand for all-natural products that are free from added preservatives. Most ready-to-drink teas are processed from instant or concentrate tea; however, Milo’s Tea is brewed fresh from high quality custom blended tea leaves.

Milo’s Tea Company has now introduced three new products to meet the growing demand of consumers for more Milo’s beverages just in time for summer and the 4th of July Holiday: Milo’s Decaf Sweet Tea, Milo’s Lemonade, and Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea and Lemonade. These are now available in multiple retail outlets. 

Individual Blueberry Cobbler

Individual Blueberry Cobblers

We are loving summer fruit, and we bought a ton of blueberries yesterday! Instead of making a large blueberry cobbler, we decided to make this Individual Blueberry Cobbler recipe. It’s super easy with only 15 minutes of prep time. Feel free to add frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream, if desired. Blueberries are great for brain health, cancer protection, digestion and constipation, and they are have the highest antioxidant capacity of all fresh fruit. Enjoy and have a fabulous week ahead!

Tofu Strawberry Shortcake

Tofu Berry Shortcake

It’s our last day of school today-YAY! I thought I would share this Tofu Strawberry Shortcake recipe for a healthy dessert to kick off the summer this Memorial Day Weekend using Organic Tofu to make a fabulous tofu cream (with pure vanilla, maple syrup and almond milk too). It’s SO good! What are your weekend plans? We are busy with my daughter, Leigh’s recital and hopefully I’ll get some outdoor downtime. Hope you have a wonderful start to summer and holiday weekend!

3 Ingredient Easter Bars

My daughter, Leigh, saw a version of this recipe for 3 Ingredient Easter Bars on the blog Chelsea’s Messy Apron, and she begged me to get all of the ingredients to make them. I had refrigerated cookie dough at home so we twisted Chelsea’s recipe for Confetti Bars into a creation of our own. I’ll admit that Leigh did most of it on her own, and with my suggestion only needed 3 ingredients.  They are a super sweet dessert just in time for Easter!