Celebrate your birthday with a homemade chocolate cake.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Celebrate Valentine's Day with this recipe for truffles.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Take a look at this recipe for 7-Up cake, and be sure to check back tomorrow for another recipe.
Friday, February 8, 2013
This Valentine's Day share something sweet with your loved one. Try this Chocolate Pecan Turtles recipe, and share your recipes with us.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Here is a good dessert that tastes good and can be made quickly.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Enjoy a healthy lunch box treat for all ages.
Schools make attempts to balance their lunch offerings. However, budgets and other parameters often drive what is being served. So, cafeterias can only do so much. Unfortunately, many try to draw in students by offering not-so-healthy choices. Foods like cookies and ice cream doom the students from the start. How could a child walk away from a delicious dessert when it’s so tempting? The best scenario is to avoid the temptation altogether with “brown bag” lunches. Actually, insulated lunchboxes work best because they preserve the food better, hold ice packs well, and save money in the long run. Even so, it’s possible. Healthy lunches are feasible. Everyone can find 15 minutes to make appropriate food intake decisions. Filling the …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
A surprisingly American treat.
Many people don’t know this, but German chocolate cake is an American creation. In 1952, General Foods distributed a recipe found in a Dallas, TX newspaper to boost sales of Baker’s Chocolate. In fact, the name is a tribute to 19th century chocolate maker Sam German (the cake was originally named German’s Chocolate Cake). The cake combines chocolate with coconut and pecans and is typically layered. However, cake isn’t always the best option when having a Fourth of July party. Therefore, I have devised a way to make German chocolate cake into a handheld treat…German…I mean German’s Chocolate Cookies. Ingredients 9 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 1 baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1/3 …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Bring sunshine to your plate and palate with sweet mangoes.
There is something about mangoes. Despite the hustle and bustle of everyday life, eating a mango transports me to a tropical paradise, even if for just a moment. Mangoes, sweet fruits that emulate sunshine, have been tied to myths and legends that span thousands of years and throughout multiple religions and cultures. Their sustainability is a testament to their vitality. They range in color, texture and flavor, and varieties available throughout the states. Even so, mangoes are typically produced in tropical climates and exported from places such as India, the Caribbean, Haiti, and South America (This explains my dreamy, escape -from-reality daydreams). Whether eaten raw or cooked, as snack, an accompaniment with a protein or in a dessert…
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Either warm or cooled, Annie Mae’s puffs are a Southern treat.
Southern cooking is without doubt a part of our heritage here in Acworth. Some of the most endearing memories families create take place around the dinner table. But sometimes with the hustle of life there isn’t always time to create a five-course meal from scratch. That’s hardly a reason not to put on a spread grandma would be proud to sit down to. One of the best things I remember about my Great-Grandmother Annie Mae is seeing her dance around her beautiful kitchen with what seemed like effortless ease, only to produce some of the most unusual and tasty meals I’ve ever eaten. Southern cooking is nothing less than an art, but it’s the finest cooks who will tell you, some of the best things in life are simple. So here’s a unique and …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Here's a tasty after school snack you can feel good about serving your kids!
These peanut butter balls have a lot going for them; they’re a nutritionally balanced snack and decadent dessert all in one. This dish is simpe to prepare and involves no baking; it's a fun recipe to make with the kids! PEANUT BUTTER BALLS Serves 16 INGREDIENTS 1 cup reduced fat creamy peanut butter 1 cup honey 3 cups quick oats 2 ½ cups nonfat dry milk 2 Tbs. wheat germ (optional) ½ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS: Per serving (about 3 balls): 291 calories, 9g fat, 175mg sodium, 45g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 29g sugar and 10g protein What healthy after school snacks do your kids love?