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grilled greek yogurt banana split trio

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 16, 2013  |  5 Comments
Makes 3 servings: 1 banana split each The grilled banana provides an extra special touch in this reinvented banana split. It’s designed to be served as a petite dessert for three. Each person gets one of the flavors—strawberry, chocolate, or almond. Or, if you’re brave, mix-and-match if you don’t mind the double—or triple—dipping! There’s another option, too. If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, you can actually indulge in this dessert for a non-traditional dinner or a weekend breakfast for one. Seriously … dessert for breakfast! It’s good for you, after all. Though this grilled banana delight has a filling 500 calories if you eat all three of them. Any way you decide to enjoy it, this sweet treat is...
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caramelized onion greek yogurt dip

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 22, 2012  |  1 Comment
Makes 8 servings: 1/4 rounded cup each True confession … one of the snacks that I simply can’t have around me is potato chips and dip. I seriously can’t stop myself! So I made a personal pact that the only time I can eat the tempting duo is at parties—which luckily includes parties that I host. Nonetheless, the dips commonly found at the supermarket have labels that read like strange science experiments, including ingredients like partially hydrogenated oils, monosodium glutamate, artificial flavor, and artificial color. So I figure if I’m going to dish up dip with chips, I at least want to feel good about what goes into it. I finally found the chip dip that’s palate-worthy and full of...
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dark chocolate black forest torte

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 27, 2012  |  3 Comments
Makes 16 servings: 1 slice each My friend Mo sent me an overly decadent recipe to makeover for her husband’s birthday. Of course, she gives me a dessert recipe that seems quite intimidating. (I’m definitely a cook, not a baker!) But going outside my comfort zone often results in very good things. So baker or no baker, do give this inspired torte a try, too. Black Forest cake is named after Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser), a liquor distilled from tart cherries, that has origins in the Black Forest mountain range of southwestern Germany. It’s the most distinctive ingredient in the traditional cake. However, there were no cherries to be found in the “before” recipe; so I added in some cherry goodness …...
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