Dessert 7 results

I love dessert but I’m not about fat free, sugar free yuck. I think it’s better to have a little of heaven and something fabulous than a lot of yuck. Therefore on my website, you won’t see too many “healthy” desserts. I’ll post great dessert recipes often in mini sizes or small portions with the ww points and calorie info so you can still track it and fit it into your week. My gourmet healthy website is about great taste as well as being healthy so often times moderation is the key when eating desserts.

Fresh Strawberry Scones with Meyer Lemon

These delightful easy mini strawberry lemon scones make the perfect dessert for a bridal, baby shower or even a Mother's day breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea. Super easy to make! Because they are mini scones, they are a bit more healthy and less calories than the big ones. Be sure and use fresh strawberries if at all possible. How I've lightened these scones: This recipe is the original recipe from my tea room in California - Afternoon To Remember. I have made a zillion (yes, ...

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I love good chewy and crispy chocolate chip cookies so if this is how you like them, then this recipe is for you!  I've had this chocolate chip cookie recipe for over 26 years. It originally came from a fellow teacher when I taught for USD #501 (yes that famous one - Brown vs the Topeka Board of Education-Supreme Court Case,) in Topeka, Kansas - my first year of teaching. I have made a few changes over the years but essentially it's pretty much the same. The original version did have nuts, but ...

Cinnamon Oodles – Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

These Cinnamon Oodles (Oatmeal Snickerdoodles) have to be one of my all-time favorite cookies. They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  If you love oatmeal cookies and snickerdoodles, you will really enjoy this scrumptious combination. Of course they have to go in the "Not so skinny, " category but it's the holidays so we all deserve a treat now and then. However if you make them with a small scoop (a little over an inch across), they are only 2 Freestyle Smart Points ...

Healthier Homemade Apple Dumplings

I love homemade apple dumplings! Recently I pulled out my mom's recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook, (some of you know the exact cookbook I'm talking about - the red checkered one with the torn edges, pictures of women in 1950's with their aprons. And the new "modern" kitchen? It makes me chuckle every time I look at it). On a whim, I decided to put their apple dumpling recipe into WW Recipe Builder - 28 points or 802 calories per apple dumpling! Really? Are you kidding me? That's way too ...

Cranberry Orange Scones

About this recipe These cranberry orange scones are definitely not your average English tea scone.  They are made with fresh cranberries and are light, fluffy, moist and delicious-more like biscuits. I do believe they are best the first day. Of course you can eat them the next day and even freeze them, (we'll talk about that later) but in my opinion, they are best right out of the oven! I modified my original recipe slightly to make them a bit more healthier. Decreasing the sugar, adding ...

Easy Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies with Cinnamon Cardamom Streusel

Great Skinny Pumpkin Pie Alternative! Looking for a great healthy alternative to heavy calorie-laden pumpkin pie? Try these Easy Healthy Mini Pumpkin Pies with Cinnamon Cardamom Streusel.  My kids actually love these lighter pumpkin pies better than the traditional pumpkin pie.  It's one of their favorite fall desserts! Plus I love them because they are easier to make and healthier for you than the traditional pumpkin pie.  They make a great fall dessert, Halloween party dessert as well as ...

Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel Bars

Of all the recipes I've done over the years, this Chocolate Caramel Bar dessert by far has been the most popular. I have sold a lot of afternoon tea room cookbooks, because of this basic recipe.  The one posted here is a newer version than any of the versions in my afternoon tea cookbooks. First there was chocolate, next came caramel and now - Sea Salt Caramel. How this original recipe came about: It all started out with the name, "Choc Bars." I received the original version from a ...