Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread with Walnuts

CREAM CHEESE SWIRL BANANA BREAD WITH WALNUTS! Who doesn’t love good old-fashioned banana bread? I’ve always loved it, but I decided to take it to another level by adding a luscious cheesecake swirl. Then it’s topped with some healthy crunchy walnuts that go perfectly with the nutritious bananas, white whole-wheat flour and local honey. Using natural sugar from the ripe bananas and the honey as the only sweeteners in … Continue reading Cream Cheese Swirl Banana Bread with Walnuts

Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

SMOOTH BAKED VANILLA CUSTARD WITH WARM FRAGRANT NUTMEG! One thing my mother and I have in common is we both love old-fashioned baked custard for a light dessert or for a pick-me-up snack rich in protein. I like it with pure vanilla and topped with nutmeg, because there’s something warm and comforting about the combination of eggs, vanilla and nutmeg. However, Mom loves it Brûléed. Custard is a slightly sweet dessert made with simple ingredients, just milk, … Continue reading Creamy Vanilla Custard with Aromatic Nutmeg

Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

EASY LUSCIOUS “COCONUT CREAM PIE” PUDDING! Coconut cream pie is one of my favorite desserts, but I don’t always want the crust. This pudding version of the pie provides all the comfort, rich flavor and chewiness of the coconut flakes without the carbs from the pie crust. Sometimes you just need something rich and luscious to satisfy that urge for comfort food. This homemade coconut pudding is made … Continue reading Rich “Coconut Cream Pie” Pudding

Fuji Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

FUJI APPLE CRISP WITH OATS AND PUMPKIN PIE SPICE! Apples are one of my favorite foods because they are so full of nutrients and are crunchy, tasty and satisfying. A few days ago, I found myself with a handful of apples that were a little more tart than I like and decided to bake something with them. Being short on time, the first thing that popped into my mind was … Continue reading Fuji Apple Crisp with Pumpkin Pie Spice

Triple Chocolate Eggless Pudding

RICH TRIPLE CHOCOLATE EGGLESS PUDDING WITH WHIPPED CREAM! Both my husband and my mother, who lives with us, are allergic to eggs, so I like to look for ways to make treats for them without using eggs. They both love chocolate and so do I, and that makes this rich creamy smooth chocolaty dessert the perfect solution. REAL TRIPLE CHOCOLATE INGREDIENTS In a saucepan over medium heat, add … Continue reading Triple Chocolate Eggless Pudding

Honey Yogurt with Strawberries, Pecans and Chocolate

HONEY YOGURT WITH FRESH STRAWBERRIES, RAW PECANS AND DARK CHOCOLATE! This beautiful little dish of “Real Food” ingredients is a great energizing snack. The last few months, I’ve been spending every available minute working on my novel and I’m constantly looking for a quick wholesome pick-me-up to keep me going. Plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit is satisfying and healthy. It’s versatile though and makes the perfect delicious dessert that tastes fantastic and doesn’t … Continue reading Honey Yogurt with Strawberries, Pecans and Chocolate

Chocolate, Coffee and Cream Tiramisu Cake

RICH AND CHOCOLATEY, COFFEE AND CREAM TIRAMISU CAKE! Tiramisu cake is a “cheer me up” coffee-flavored dessert that is a favorite for holidays or special occasions. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or just because. There are many variations of this popular dessert and I would like to share my delicious easy recipe with you. My version is eggless and alcohol-free, but is still just as luscious as the classic recipe invented in the 1960’s. Actually, … Continue reading Chocolate, Coffee and Cream Tiramisu Cake

Simple Strawberries and Coconut Cream Summer Dessert

DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY FRESH STRAWBERRIES WITH COCONUT CREAM! In season, organic fresh sweet strawberries make the perfect quick healthy dessert. Top the sliced berries with a generous dollop of non-dairy whipped coconut cream and then sprinkle them with a little aromatic cinnamon. I enjoy this dessert almost as much as cake and I’ve said many times that I love cake. Just slice about six or so cleaned and … Continue reading Simple Strawberries and Coconut Cream Summer Dessert

Red Raspberry, White Nectarine and Blueberry Icebox Cake

COOL NO-BAKE RED RASPBERRY, WHITE NECTARINE AND BLUEBERRY ICEBOX CAKE! The icebox cake became popular in the 1930’s because it was easily created from pre-made cookies and whipped cream. It required no baking and was just chilled in a refrigerator before serving. In my version of this creamy cakey delight there are layers of fresh fruit and the amount of sugar is drastically reduced to give it a healthy quality. There isn’t much skimping on the fat though, because after … Continue reading Red Raspberry, White Nectarine and Blueberry Icebox Cake

Creamy Coconut Stained Glass Bundt Cake

ELEGANT, DELECTABLE AND BEAUTIFUL!! THAT’S WHAT THIS CREAMY COCONUT BUNDT CAKE IS! My son surprised me with this artful Nordic Ware Stained Glass Bundt Cake Pan as a gift for my birthday this month. With the help of his father, he chose this very special gift and I will treasure it forever. I have to say, cake is one of my favorite foods and rather than deprive myself I like … Continue reading Creamy Coconut Stained Glass Bundt Cake

Velvety Eggnog Pudding

HAPPY NEW YEAR EGGNOG PUDDING!! What a delightfully creamy treat for a quiet New Years Eve at home with my husband and my Mom. We are all looking forward to 2016 with enthusiasm! ENJOY THIS CREAMY RICH PUDDING!! REAL SIMPLE INGREDIENTS In a sauce pan over medium heat, combine milk, eggnog and sugar. Whisk occasionally until sugar dissolves and mixture just begins to boil. While waiting, combine a little milk with cornstarch, and whisk until dissolved. … Continue reading Velvety Eggnog Pudding