Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Homemade Butterfinger Candy Bar Homemade Butterfinger Candy Bar

    Homemade Butterfinger Candy Bar

Homemade Butterfinger Candy Bar

Did you know, that there is a use for all that candy corn that’s left over after Halloween? Yup, and you just might want to buy extra, after reading this blog post, just to make this recipe. And if you don’t have any pantry like I do, I’m sure a bulk food store will stock some. Once you have it in hand, you’re halfway there. You’ll need some candy corn, chocolate or dipping chocolate and peanut butter. I must admit that I wish I took greater care when dipping the candy bars in the chocolate or that I made a greater effort to cut them all to the same size, but I was somewhat rushed because my kids were around and probably demanding something – urgently. I must admit, it did cross my mind, that if I tried too hard to make them look perfect, I was defeating the purpose […]

  • Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

    Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests

Maybe for the first time in years, I am blogging about something mere minutes after I finished making it. After all, Easter weekend is fast approaching and if I want to be of any inspiration, I should hit “publish” on this post before the grocery stores are closed. Am I right? So, here we are. I figured this would be something I could make with the kids as an Easter activity. My 5-and-a-half year old helped me mix the ingredients for the coconut macaroons and then both he and my 2-year-old helped me decorate the nests with the candy eggs. Even if you don’t make it to the grocery store in time, there’s a good chance you have these ingredients on hand if you are an amateur baker. Here’s the recipe, it’s a good one. As I started writing this blog post, I was reminded that I had made something […]

  • Skinnytaste’s Coconut Panna Cotta Skinnytaste’s Coconut Panna Cotta

    Skinnytaste’s Coconut Panna Cotta

Skinnytaste’s Coconut Panna Cotta

I spend a lot of time looking for Weight Watchers-friendly recipes, but I often draw the line at desserts. After all, that’s why I’m a believer in Weight Watchers, I have whatever I want, but smaller portions. After all, what is a dessert without butter and sugar? Fruit for dessert? Blasphemy! Sorbet? Blyach. Still, the recipe for Skinnytaste’s panna cotta caught my eye the other day and I was compelled to immediately buy the ingredients to try my hand at making it. The recipe I’ve linked to is the vanilla panna cotta version whereas I made Skinnytaste’s coconut version instead. But it’s not so different. Substitutions: Instead of the milk, I used 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage. Instead of the cream, I used 2 cups canned light coconut milk. Also, 1/4 cup honey in place of the sugar. I skipped the lime zest suggestion entirely and topped my panna […]