Recipe: Sweet Baked Apples with Crunchy Granola

It’s rare that you’ll find a dessert in my house that doesn’t contain fruit.

In most cases it’ll be apples and berries. But on the rare occasion that I want to shake things up, you’ll find mangos or strawberries on your dessert plate.

Mango Mousse with Yogurt Cheese

Mango Mousse with Yogurt Cheese

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Recipe: No Bake Cookies with Peanut Butter and Jelly

You’d be hard put to find anyone who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Something about the combination of creamy peanuts (with a little crunch in my house), and a fruity jam or jelly brings back memories of childhood days and school lunches packed with a PB & J sandwich and piece of fruit. At least that’s how it was growing up in my family.

No Bake Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies

Back in the day, we ate our peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on soft, fluffy white bread. In fact, the bread was so soft that we could take a slice and squish it into a tiny ball. If you’re over 50, you might recall those Wonder Bread days.

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Recipe: Low Calorie Orange Creamsicle Pudding with Cara Cara Oranges

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’ve designated February sweet treat month here at Mother Rimmy’s.

Orange PuddingEarlier in the week when we served up fruity muffins with a steaming cup of coffee for breakfast, I told you that I wasn’t much on sweets – salty foods were my indulgence of choice.

But there are a few sweet treats that stop me in my tracks, and a silky smooth pudding with a dollop of whipped cream is one of them.

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Baked Apples with Cranberries and Cashews

Before we talk about today’s recipe, I have an announcement to make.

My news isn’t life changing. I didn’t win the lottery, so I can’t quit my job, and no one in my family is getting married or having babies – at least not yet.

So what’s the big announcement you ask?

Yesterday I pushed the send button to deliver my first newsletter. It was a challenge becoming familiar with the software and working out the kinks, but worth every hair-pulling minute when I clicked that button.

Chicken and Barley Salad

Leftover Makeover Chicken and Barley Salad

Sharing recipes on this blog has been a terrific tool to help me stick (most of the time) to my healthy eating plan, but I wanted more. I wanted to share everything I’ve learned about healthy cooking over the past 15+ years in a weekly newsletter.

My favorite section is “Leftover Makeovers.” I don’t know about you, but I always have containers of food from previous meals. Transforming leftovers into a healthy lunch, or simple dinner is a very valuable dieter’s tool.

This was such a fun project that I’m already plugging way on next Saturday’s edition. I hope you’ll subscribe and give me your feedback so I can produce news and information that’s useful for you. Just enter your email address under the subscription section on the right.

Enough about the newsletter, it’s time to talk about today’s recipe.
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Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Pudding

I find it interesting the foods that people won’t eat.

I don’t like mushrooms. I think fruit of most varieties is not in the least bit tasty, and I’m not a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it?

Foods that many people say they must-have (Reese’s being my husband’s go-to treat), I can completely do without.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pudding

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pudding

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Citrus and Berry Fruit Salad with O Clementine Olive Oil Vinaigrette

Recently Dave at eRecipeCards  suggested I enter O Olive Oil’s recipe contest where I was to review their products and create an original recipe.

Naturally, my contest entry has to be as healthy as possible, and O Olive Oil with their uniquely infused citrus oils make that task incredibly easy.

After all, olive oil is a healthful staple for any pantry!

O Olive Oil Fruit Salad

O Olive Oil Fruit Salad

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Cranberry Upside Down Cake

It could be that my homemade cranberry sauce wasn’t edible, or I made far too much of it. Whatever the case might have been, I had enough left to freeze for another day.

Cranberry Sauce

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