Entries Tagged as 'desserts'
Want to know the easiest, healthiest way to eat a popsicle? Make it out of applesauce!
After moving this weekend, I wasn’t up to cooking anything complicated, but I still wanted fun things on hand for all the friends and family who came by our house this weekend! Enter: the popsicle molds that I’d totally forgotten I’d even bought, a few tablespoons of chocolate chips, and the amazing GoGo squeeZ applesauce packets! Super healthy and absolutely delicious. Even better? You could make these out of any of GoGo squeeZ’s flavors (I think the new AppleCherry flavor would be perfect as a chocolate-dipped variation, yum)!
Before you forget, make sure you sign up for your GoGo squeeZ kickball at PassthePlay.com, and be sure to tweet #passtheplay for GoGo squeeZ to donate $1 to the Fresh Air Fund! An amazing cause from an awesome company — I know you guys will want to support them as much as I do!
GoGo squeeZ Pops
3 GoGo squeeZ applesauce packets
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Layer GoGo squeeZ applesauce and chocolate chips in Popsicle molds. Allow to freeze for at least four hours. Run Popsicle molds under warm water to release from molds, and serve! Preferably outdoors, with your new Pass the Play kickball!
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So, it’s summer here — serious, full on summer with long hot days, light till 8 o’clock, and wearing shorts is practically mandatory on the weekends. And I LOVE it.
I love it so much that I’ve created this recipe for you would-be barbeque-ers out there! I did these in a grill pan in our kitchen, but I cannot WAIT until we’re living in a house with a a real outdoors grill! It’s no fun setting off the smoke detectors every time I try this.
Coco hides under the bed when I get the grill pan out. (Smart dog.)
You could easily serve this as a light appetizer or mix it into a salad, but these would also make an excellent healthy dessert! There’s nothing better than fresh summer watermelon, is there?
honey-glazed grilled watermelon
8 slices seedless watermelon
2 tablespoons honey
Fresh ground pepper
Lightly sprinkle the watermelon wedges on both sides with the salt. Stand the watermelon wedges on their edges on a rack over a sink or pan and let them drain for half an hour.
Preheat the grill to high. After the watermelon has drained, rinse each piece under cold running water. Place each piece between two folded paper towels and gently but firmly press to remove excess water.
Brush the watermelon lightly on both sides with the honey. Grill over high heat until grill marks have formed and the melon is slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from grill and sprinkle with sea salt and a little fresh ground pepper.
Tags: appetizers · desserts · food
This dish was tumbling around in my head after I saw an inspiration photo on Pinterest — and then combined it with the flavors in this recipe and this recipe, to come up with this tart! I love the strawberry-balsamic combo, and this felt like the perfect way to make it into something a little prettier!
There’s something so beautiful about a tart like this — it only takes a few minutes to pull it together, but it looks like you put a ton if time and effort into it! I also love that this could double as an appetizer or a healthy dessert!
Strawberry Balsamic Tart
1 puff pastry crust (I used Pepperidge Farm)
1/3 cup strawberry preserves
1 pint strawberries, greens removed, sliced
10 small basil leaves
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Defrost puff pastry and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees in a preheated oven. Microwave the strawberry jam with 1 tsp of water for 30 seconds. When the puff pastry comes out of the oven, brush it with the warm jam, leaving about 1 inch around the edges of the tart. Layer the strawberries over the jam and add basil leaves as desired. Drizzle 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar over the tart, and serve.
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