Category Archives: Dessert

Creamy Vanilla Pudding

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Simply the tastiest healthy homemade vanilla pudding you’ll ever meet! Yield:  about 7 cups of pudding (12-14 small servings) Ingredients:  1 cup sugar (or vanilla sugar*)6 tablespoons corn starchdash of salt6 cups whole milk6 (large) egg yolks OR 3 whole (large) eggs**4-6 tablespoons butter***1-2 tablespoons vanilla extract Instructions:  1. In… Read more »

Quinoa Pudding

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A flavorful vanilla quinoa pudding, reminiscent of tapioca pudding with a nutty twist! Yield:  4-5 cups of pudding Ingredients:  1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained*1 cup water1/2 cup sugar1/8 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon corn starch**1 egg3 cups milk2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions:  1. Place quinoa and water in… Read more »

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

A flavorful moist carrot cake with sweet cream cheese frosting Yield:  18 servings Ingredients:  Cake Ingredients: 2 cups sugar1 1/4 cup vegetable oil4 eggs1 tablespoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons lemon juice2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder3 cups finely grated carrots*1/4 cup well-drained… Read more »

Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (baked)

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A rich, creamy cheesecake bursting with dark, rich semi-sweet chocolate Yield:  16 Ingredients:  Crust1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs*6 Tablespoons butter, melted3 Tablespoons sugar Filling6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate12 Tablespoons cocoa powder (baking cocoa)4 Tablespoons butter28 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (4 1/2 8 oz. packages)1 cup sugar**2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 eggs,… Read more »

Vanilla Raspberry Cheesecake

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A smooth creamy cheesecake with a pink raspberry layer hiding inside Yield:  12 servings Ingredients:  Crust Ingredients: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs4 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons sugar Cheesecake Ingredients: 24 ounces cream cheese, softened1 1/4 cups sugar3 eggs, at room temperature1/2 tablespoon cornstarch1/2 tablespoon cold water1/2 tablespoon vanilla1/2 cup sour cream1… Read more »

Foolproof Pie Crust

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Flaky pie crust that complements any kind of pie Yield:  3 pies with tops* Ingredients:  2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour**1 3/4 cup butter or shortening (shortening will make the flakiest crust)1 tablespoon sugar2 teaspoons salt1 tablespoon vinegar1 egg1/2 cup cold water Instructions:  1. In a… Read more »