I found this wonderful cookbook at the library- Cook Yourself Thin. Check out the website and recipes- they are easy, interesting, use normal ingredients, healthier, and colorful.
So far we have made 2 desserts from the book:
:::Brown Sugar Kisses::: 11 calories each!!!!!!!!
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
preheat oven to 225.
Grease 2 cookie sheets. Beat egg whites and salt on high until soft peaks form. Add the sugar slowly while beating (my little girl loved adding the sugar a spoonful at a time) until meringue is stiff and shiny, about 3-5 min. Add the vanilla and beat to combine. Cut the corner off a ziplock , fill with meringue, and squeeze out the kisses. Bake for 1 hour, 15 min. Turn oven off and keep the door ajar. let cool for 1 hour in the oven. Store in a tin or wrap loosely with foil- don't store in plastic or glass- cookies will get soggy.
***Everyone in our house loved these***
:::Dessert Pizza::: 168 calories per slice
1/2 pound pizza dough (we made some in our bread machine)
4 large peaches, sliced
2 pints berries (we used blueberries)
3 T. flour
1/2 c. plus 1 T. sugar
2 t. milk
preheat oven to 375
grease baking sheet
stretch the dough into a circle, directly onto the pan, pressing and gently stretching to fill as much of the pan as possible (about 11" in diameter)
in a bowl mix fruit + flour + 1/2 c. sugar. Place the fruit mix over the center of the crust and evenly arrange. Leave a 1" border of dough. pull the edges of the dough up against the fruit to form a rustic crust. Brush the outer crust with the milk and sprinkle with the 1T. of sugar. Bake for 30-40 min. Serve warm.
***This was so good- everyone loved it as well. Dave did get out the whip cream- but I thought it was good even without the whip cream. I feel so healthy!!!!!! I am so glad I found this book because I have a need for sweets :) And if you can have yummy lower fat sweets- all the better!
In the mood to sew- I guess, maybe b/c we are snowed in.....patchwork heart pillow for my baby girl :) I have to say red, orange, & pink is my current favorite color combo.
We did get snow! Dave couldn't get our car up the driveway....so there it sits. What about you? Any snow? And do you like snow? How about the bundling up of children and then unbundling and then bundling again? I have gotten soft- I know you northerners have been bundling your children up for months now! I applaud you!