Low Fat Brownies (That Actually Taste Good)

Low Fat Brownies (That Actually Taste Good)

We made this recipe in the second level cooking class during our “lighten-up” unit. I’d d take favorites like mac and cheese, pizza, brownies and cupcakes and make them lower in calories and total fat. This brownie recipe paved the way for the unit as they’d cringe during the intro but then devour every...

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

The interesting thing about being particular is that you more often get what you want. Case and point – my father. He hates sweets of all kind, preferring instead the really bland, old school, stale-seeming Italian cookies. He does like a good carrot cake, though, so every September he gets a carrot cake for...

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Ice Cream Sandwiches

You truly can’t beat an ice cream sandwich in the summer. You will find people who don’t like pie, cake, or candy, but you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t love this legendary treat. The old-school one with the cakey chocolate cookie is what I was going for here.

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Coconut Cake

I like homemaking things, as in, I like food that is homemade. I think it tastes better, and I like that I can pronounce and recognize all the ingredients used to make it. That being said, when a recipe has TOO much involved, I pass. If it’s full of arbitrary ingredients that are stupid...

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Light Cannoli Cheesecake

Learning how to cook will save you money, calories, and your life. Don’t scoff – cooking for yourself is almost always healthier than restaurant food and long life is an indirect result of a healthy diet. There is a downside to cooking; the mystery calorie curtain is lifted and your entire view of food...

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Cream Puffs

Choux pastry is a batter created with water, eggs, and flour. When it bakes, the water turns to steam and makes the batter rise with an airy space in the center… perfect to fill with pastry cream or ice cream. If you fill with pastry cream, it’s a cream puff. If you make them...

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