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Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothies

The inspiration for this recipe comes from our friends at the National Peanut Board. Their peanut butter/blueberry smoothie (which we tweaked a tad) can be found on their Peanut Butter 4 Breakfast Facebook page. It’s featured as part of a... Read More

Sweet Pumpkin Dip

Ingredients 1 can pumpkin puree (not pie filling) 1 cup low-fat cream cheese (softened) 1/4 cup powdered sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg Directions Using an electric mixer or blender, mix all ingredients together until smooth. Serve with whole... Read More

Peach and Watermelon Sorbet

Simple summer flavors make a healthy summer dessert that the whole family will love. Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 25 mins Yield: 8-10 Ingredients 3 cups very ripe peaches (may peel if desired) 3 cups... Read More

Ichiban Asian Melon Cooler

Ichiban means 'first' in Japanese. The Japanese Language has numerous numeric suffixes that are used depending on the subject matter;"-ban" is only one of many ways to turn "ichi" ("one") into "first." Ingredients 1 small melon of your choice juice... Read More

Frozen Watermelon Pomegranate Pops

Yield: 4 servings Ingredients 1½ cups cubed seedless watermelon ½ cup 100% Pomegranate blueberry juice.  * We like Minute Maid Enhanced Pomegranate Blueberry juice. Directions Combine the watermelon and juice in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into four... Read More

Chocolate Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Ingredients For the Cakes: 1 cup all-purpose flour ¾ whole-wheat flour ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree 2 tablespoons canola... Read More

Chewy Cherry Almond Macaroons

Yield: Approximately 36 cookies Ingredients 1 14-oz. package sweetened flaked coconut  1/3 c. sugar  6 Tbsp. flour  ¼ tsp. salt  4 egg whites  1 tsp. almond extract  ½ cup chopped dried cherries  1/3 cup chopped raw almonds Directions Heat oven to... Read More

Carrot Patch Cupcakes

Carrot cake always sounds so "healthy," but that’s not necessarily the case — especially when the cake is made with a stick of butter and there's a thick layer of cream cheese frosting on top. For our carrot cake makeover,... Read More

Banana Crumble

Yield: 6, 1/6 of crumble per serving Ingredients 5 Tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, divided 4 large bananas 2 cups of mixed berries (frozen or fresh) ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1... Read More

Apple Crisp

Yield: 9, 1 piece (1/9 of crisp) per serving Ingredients 5 medium apples ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1½ cups quick oats ½cup all-purpose flour, divided ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed and divided ½ stick (2 ounces) cold, unsalted butter Optional... Read More