Apple Dumpling Dessert

Tweet This dessert is essentially a chunk of apple wrapped with a strip of pie crust. What made me decide to copy it was the use of a can of Mountain Dew. This one might be interesting to try. I modified the recipe to use Pillsbury dough. The original is from the Schwan’s website. Ingredients […]

Banana Boats

Tweet I don’t really need a recipe for Banana Boats. I’ve been making them at camp since I was a Junior Girl Scout. This recipe from the April 2011 issue of All You (original here), however, includes instructions for cooking the treat in the oven. An option for Banana Boats that doesn’t require me to […]

Pumpkin Mousse

Tweet From the Atkins website (original online), this low-carb dessert looks decadent but has only 5 carbs. Changing the heavy cream to a lighter, low-fat version would help keep the fat a bit lower—though as is, the recipe only has 17 grams of fat. Looks like a wonderful addition to the autumn recipes! Ingredients 1 […]

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Tweet From the October 2009 Real Simple (original online), these tasty cupcakes start with a cake mix, but folks will never know they’re not made from scratch! Ingredients 1 18.5-ounce box yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions) 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree 2 8-ounce […]

Scary Spiders

Tweet A recipe from the October 2009 issue of All You (original online). This no-cook party snack will “transform packaged snack cakes into creepy crawlers.” Ingredients Chocolate-covered cream-filled snack cakes (such as Ring Dings) Mini chocolate cream-filled snack cakes (such as 100-calorie packs of Hostess chocolate cupcakes) Black licorice laces M&M’s Chocolate and vanilla icing […]

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Tweet A recipe from the April 2010 issue of All You (original online). The article explains, “This lightened-up version of a classic crumb cake can save you almost 200 calories per serving (compared to Starbucks classic coffee cake).” Ingredients Topping: 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled 2 tablespoons […]

Microwave Baked Apple

Tweet A recipe from the September 2010 issue of All You (original here). The note with the recipe explains, “This delicious baked apple recipe only takes 10 minutes to make, eating healthy couldn’t be easier.” Ingredients 1 Fuji, Granny Smith, or Gala apple 1 teaspoon raisins 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon unsalted butter […]

S’mores Cookies Bars

Tweet A recipe from the May 2011 issue of All You (original here). The note with the recipe explains, “Graham cracker crumbs, marshmallow topping, and milk chocolate chips baked into a bar is a fun twist on this iconic graham cracker dessert.” Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon baking […]

Peanut Butter Oat Bites

Tweet A recipe from the April 2011 issue of All You (original here). The note with the recipe explains, “These delicious treats are best served with a tall glass of milk.” That’s true of most cookies though. Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2/3 cup creamy natural peanut butter 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons honey […]