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How to Make Sugar Free Applesauce Cookies

Published August 24, 2011        by Nicole

shutterstock 185243444 1000 150x150 How to Make Sugar Free Applesauce Cookies If you are diabetic or on a sugar-restricted diet, you don’t have to miss out on all the treats. Here are some recipes for sugar free applesauce cookies that taste delicious and are healthy. You won’t miss the sugar at all! Sugar-Free Applesauce Cookies (Courtesy of Yield: 24 cookies 1-3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of kosher salt 1/2 cup of butter 1 tablespoon sugar substitute 1 large egg 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup of raisins 1 cup bran cereal (any type you have around) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment. Mix the ingredients together until they are well combined. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet depending on the size of cookie you Read more

Summer Fruits Salad

Published July 16, 2010        by Rae Ann

shutterstock 142514650 1000 150x150 Summer Fruits SaladFruit salad is such a "must have" for any summer gathering!  You could make a fruit salad to go along with your patriotic cookies for the big fourth of July celebration. Take advantage of the abundant summer fruits by creating a delicious summer fruit salad.   Below we combine a variety of delicious fruits with some rhubarb sauce for a scrumptious summer treat. Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 2/3 cup sugar 3 cups thinly sliced rhubarb 15 seedless grapes, halved 1/2 orange, sectioned 10 fresh strawberries, hulled and halved 1 apple, cored and diced 1 peach, sliced 1 plum, pitted and sliced 15 pitted Bing cherries 1/4 cup fresh blueberries Directions: Bring water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Read more

Summer Fruit Trifle Recipe

Published July 02, 2010        by Rae Ann

shutterstock 141488371 150x150 Summer Fruit Trifle Recipe This creamy and refreshing dessert looks as good as it tastes!  Use a trifle bowl or a 4 quart clear mixing bowl to layer berries, cake and creamy pudding. This recipe works great for a Sunday brunch, family reunion or just for patriotic desserts - everyone will be amazed so be ready to share the recipe! Ingredients: 1 package (3.4-ounce) instant vanilla pudding 4 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries), washed and hulled, plus extra for garnish 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 24 to 36 ladyfingers Directions: To make the fillings, prepare the pudding according to the package directions and Let it chill. Slice strawberries then toss Read more

Berry-Topped Cookie Stars Recipe

Published May 28, 2010        by Rae Ann

4TH OF JULY STAR COOKIES 150x150 Berry Topped Cookie Stars Recipe Did you receive a fruit basket for any occasion? You might be itching to use the fruit before it goes bad! Well you are in luck here, just 6 ingredients make up this sweet treat!  Fruit added to star-shaped decorated cookies make this the perfect snack to serve at your summer outings. Ingredients: 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 package (8 ounces) 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar 24 small fresh strawberries, thinly sliced large kiwifruit, peeled and sliced or 1 cup fresh blueberries Directions: In a small bowl, combine cookie dough and flour until combined. Roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Read more

Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bowl

Published April 10, 2010        by Rae Ann

9178595470 0b6ef4d465 b 150x150 Layered Strawberry Cheesecake Bowl Everyone has been on the receiving end of cookie baskets, but how many times have you received a cheesecake bowl? A trifle bowl or glass dish lets you see the delicious layers of this sweet and fruity dessert!  Perfect for a Sunday brunch or after-dinner treat, the pudding and layers of strawberries will make this an instant favorite! Ingredients: 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries 3 Tbsp. sugar 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Neufchatel Cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups cold milk 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding 2 cups thawed Lite Cool Whip, divided 2 cups frozen pound cake cubes (1 inch) 1 square BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Directions: 1. Combine berries and sugar; refrigerate until ready to use. Beat Neufchatel cheese with mixer until creamy. Gradually beat Read more