All posts filed under: Dessert

Meal Replacement Smoothies

These smoothies taste great and leave you feeling satisfied. Banana Nut Bread Smoothie Ingredients 1 Cup Light Vanilla Soy Milk 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Ice 1 Small Banana 1/4 Cup Walnuts Directions In a blender, add milk, walnuts, and ice. Chop for a few seconds. Add in banana and vanilla. Blend. If too thick add more milk. For more sweetness add more vanilla. Approximate Calories: 374 Blueberry Banana Nut Bread Smoothie Ingredients 1 Cup Light Vanilla Soy Milk 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Ice 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries 1 Small Banana 1/4 Cup Walnuts Directions In a blender, add milk, walnuts, and ice. Chop for a few seconds. Add in banana, vanilla, and blueberries. Blend. If too thick add more milk. For more sweetness add more vanilla. Approximate Calories: 454

Tea With Milk

I know the English do it and many Americans (like my friend Carolyn) but the thought of putting milk or half and half in tea really confused me for years. However, I recently decided to give up coffee and drink all the tea I keep buying but never seem to drink. Here are a few teas I’ve been loving and a few others I tried. Teas With Half & Half or Milk Twinings English Breakfast Tea I learned from Anglophenia that English breakfast tea with half and half (or milk or whipping cream) is delicious. I of course use two Splendas. They refer to tea with sugar and cream as a “builder’s brew.” I also learned dunking a digestive biscuit is also amazing! You can also get those digestive biscuits at World Market. Republic of Tea Strawberry Chocolate You’ve probably seen this tea on a post or two before. However, add two Splendas and a little half and half, and you have a whole new experience. This is my dessert. I also drink this without sugar or …

My New Favorite Pie Crust

For Easter this year, I took sweet tea and pecan pies to a friend’s home full of Minnesota born folks. For the record, people in the upper mid-west love sugar too. I have been using a crust recipe that I love but the last time I made it, I somehow ended up with less dough. I decided to make two pies just in case (you always need a backup pie) so I searched for a pie recipe that yielded enough dough for two crusts. Ina Garten’s Perfect Pie Crust Recipe made the best crusts! They stayed together, tasted great, and I believe I have found my new favorite crust recipe. I made a few alternations. If you are not using Pyrex or glass pie plates you can disregard Direction #6 and you only need 9 tablespoons or 1 1/4 sticks of butter. Ingredients 12 tablespoons Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Spread or 1 1/2 sticks of Butter divided 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1/3 cup very cold vegetable shortening 6 to 8 tablespoons (about 1/2 …