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It is almost summer! You know what that means? Fresh, juicy, delicious strawberries are in season! It also means we can make large batches of citrus cheesecake stuffed strawberries again.
Strawberries are great on their own but why not stuff them with cheesecake?! This makes an awesome healthier dessert for those summer cookouts. Plus, it’s so easy! (more…)
On a beautiful Saturday in October, my family and I went to an apple orchard for the second time this fall. We went earlier in the fall, I think it was early September, and most apples were not ready to be picked yet. We had to make a second trip when most apples would be ready. Let me tell you, we came home with more apples than we knew what to do with, so I decided I would try (for the first time ever) to make apple desserts. I’m not calling this apple crisp a healthy apple crisp, but a healthier apple crisp because I cannot completely eliminate butter to have a proper crisp!
By far the best frosting is cream cheese frosting. I don’t think plain white frosting should ever be used in desserts, but maybe that’s just me. This sugar-free cream cheese frosting recipe is definitely much healthier than a regular cream cheese frosting. It avoids butter and sugar!
I did not grow up with Halloween since we do not celebrate it in Russia, but I love this holiday now! It’s so much fun to see little kids all dressed up and excited!
When I first moved here, we did not live in a neighborhood so my parents never had to give out candy. I usually went trick-or-treating in a friend’s neighborhood which made it more fun anyway!
Eventually, after I was too old to go trick-or-treating, my family moved to a neighborhood so then I actually got to give out candy and see the neighborhood kids all dressed up. And now I have my own house and neighborhood. This will be my first time giving out candy in my new neighborhood. Hopefully I won’t be left with too much candy or even worse – run out of candy!
Anyway, these pumpkin Rice Krispie treats are a perfect treat for Halloween. However, I do not recommend giving these out to your neighborhood kids – I’m no expert on Halloween rules but I’m pretty sure it’s only acceptable to give unopened, store-bought treats.
There are various ways of making French toast. You have those that use any bread they have on hand, those that use King’s Hawaiian sweet bread, and others only use Challah bread. My mom actually uses a French baguette to make smaller French toasts which don’t even require a fork for eating them. And I have my own way.