Strawberry Cream Popsicles

As hot days beckon, finding that perfect after dinner sweet that's light and refreshing is a must. Some prefer icy fruit popsicles while other savor a little cream action. Here's a sweet recipe that was added to the IC Chef Cookbook on the IC Network website by ICN member Carole that's a dream! Four ingredients, [...]

By | 2018-04-23T03:44:59+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Strawberry Cream Popsicles

The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are some of our favorite springtime fruits and you'll find plenty in your local supermarkets. Unfortunately, those beautiful fruits have a secret... many contain high levels of pesticides. Every year, the Environmental Working Group reviews the testing done by the USA Food and Drug Administration to determine which foods are [...]

By | 2018-04-23T04:17:11+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)

Lighter cheesecakes often combine cream cheese, yogurt and/or whip cream that are refrigerated and perfect for a late Spring or Summer treat! Ingredients Crust 2 cups graham crackers, crushed 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Kosher salt, to taste Filling 2 8oz packages of plain, full-fat cream cheese (softened) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp lemon juice [...]

By | 2018-04-23T02:18:57+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Fruit|Comments Off on Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)

Berry Topped Mini Cheesecakes

While bringing a large, rich cheesecake to a family gathering can create treasured memories, sometimes it's just too heavy and too much. Spring time needs lighter desserts that rely on fresh ingredients. Here's a recipe guaranteed to satisfied traditional cheesecake fans yet in a perfect, lighter calorie portion. Have fun with your toppings too! Ingredients [...]

By | 2018-04-23T02:03:20+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts|Comments Off on Berry Topped Mini Cheesecakes

Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Churros are in Mexico what doughnuts are in the U.S. But rather than being round, these are like long sticks. They are especially wonderful when freshly made and served warm. (I like dunking them in hot chamomile tea). CHURROS Ingredients 2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup water 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Breakfast, Desserts, Mexican|Comments Off on Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Did you know that you can make dessert in a slow cooker? Julie Beyer Rd, author of Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, shares a delightful recipe for a warm pumpkin pudding, a perfect way to end a cold winter's day work! Enjoy! 1 - 15 ounce can solid pack pumpkin 1 - 12 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Desserts, Fall Recipes|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you haven't had a pumpkin drop cookie, you've missed a very special autumn treat. Topped with cream cheese frosting, these cookies are served cool and are a perfect accompaniment to your favorite warm fall drink! Spices are optional for patients who are extra sensitive!  Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:36:37+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Baked Goods, Desserts|Comments Off on Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

I don’t know about you, but this last week before the holidays is usually a mixture of excitement, busy-ness, nostalgia, and fun…with a bit of anxiety thrown in for flavor. I usually want everything to be perfect: the perfect presents, the perfect gatherings, and the perfect food, all to help create the perfect memories. But [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Holidays, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Thanksgiving Tip 4: Dessert For our family, playing games Thanksgiving evening when everyone is ready to sit, relax and settle down is the perfect way to end the day. My mom, age 86, still loves to play Apples to Apples, The Train Game, Pictionary and even charades, causing much laughter and good times for every generation [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:37:39+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Holidays|Comments Off on Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Pumpkin Month Is Here – The Ubiquitous and Classic Flavor of Autumn

The kids are back in school, fall is in the air and it seems pumpkins are everywhere this month! Jack o’Lantern faces appear on all kinds of signs and merchandise from billboards to kids’ socks and, as we move closer to Halloween, the fat orange fruits also begin to occupy patios, porch steps and walkways. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Veggies|Comments Off on Pumpkin Month Is Here – The Ubiquitous and Classic Flavor of Autumn