Retro Desserts You Should Bust Out for Christmas This Year

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
Retro Desserts You Should Bust Out for Christmas This Year Blog Post

This year Christmas will be a kind of old-meets-new tradition in my house. I’m hosting my in-laws. We’re going to wear ugly Christmas sweaters from the ’80s. We’ll probably listen to old records from my childhood—the Chipmunks, Fleetwood Mac, Bing Crosby. We’ll watch White Christmas and Elf (classics).

The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
The Difference Between Biscuits and Scones, Plus 6 Healthy Recipes  Blog Post

Growing up in the South, I was served biscuits at breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Each family and restaurant has their own specific way of making them. Some are skinny and tall, others flat and wide, and some come nestled together like Parker House rolls in cast-iron pans. Served with butter or jam, smothered with gravy or topped with ham and cheese or a piece of fried chicken, biscuits are as Southern as bourbon, collards and mac and cheese.

Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Apple Torte—A Healthy Remake Blog Post

I’m usually not much of a dessert person. In fact, I prefer a cheese course after dinner when I eat out. But if I see a good apple dessert on the menu, I may reconsider that choice.

While I love apple cake and apple pie, my apple dessert of choice is Apple Bavarian Torte. My mom has been making this tasty creation for more than 40 years. Since I’m not a huge pumpkin pie fan, she usually makes it for me on Thanksgiving.

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One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
One Can of Pumpkin, 6 Delicious Recipes Blog Post

As the leaves on the trees change from green to yellow and red, the cooling weather means one thing for me: it’s pumpkin time.

Starbucks rolls out the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Halloween pumpkins start bringing their glow to the farmers’ markets and gardening stores, and my Pinterest board lights up with pumpkin recipes.

Pumpkin and all types of winter squash have always been a favorite food of mine. So it’s a good thing they’re loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber, because I’m planning to eat my fair share as fall in Vermont is already settling in.

Low-Fat Ice Cream Sandwich vs. Fudge Pop: Which Dessert Is Healthier?

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Low-Fat Ice Cream Sandwich vs. Fudge Pop: Which Dessert Is Healthier? Blog Post

Picking healthy foods at the grocery store can feel pretty confusing. Among those thousands of foods, there’s a wide variety of frozen desserts to choose from. We put two creamy frozen snacks head to head to find out which kind is healthier: this or that?