Spotlight Recipe: Lemon Angel Food Cake
With only 179 calories and no fat per slice, this light cake is a definite pleaser. Try fresh berries with a touch of whipped cream on top or serve with grilled pineapple or peaches on the side.
Dig in to these delicious frozen treats that are reminiscent of Italian ices. Granita’s are harder in texture than sorbets and contain less sugar. To make a granita, cook up a simple sugar (combo of sugar and water) and add flavors such as coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. Once the mixture has begun to freeze (it takes about 3 hours), scrape the ice crystals every so often as they start to form. Once frozen, scoop and serve.
Banana pudding is a classic, creamy, indulgent dessert, but Food Network Kitchen's came up with an easy-to-make lighter version.
These crunchy oatmeal cookies combine vitamin E-rich nuts and high-fiber oatmeal with a touch of ginger -- all for only 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat).
Add some zing to your spring berries with this delicate blend of ricotta, honey and balsamic vinegar. Mix it up with blackberries, blueberries or raspberries. This works for breakfast, a snack or just a light dessert.
Apples desserts top my list of favorite indulgences (besides chocolate). But many (especially pastries) pack in loads of fat and calories. Here are some apple goodies that are less than 250 calories per serving and packed with fiber and the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamin C.
The treats are perfect to bring to a tailgate in the stadium parking lot or serve at home while watching the game on television. They're easy to make, easy to eat and you won't have any plates to tidy up after.
With chocolate crust, graham cracker crust, ice cream or cream cheese-peanut butter filling? (There's no wrong answer, really.)
When thickening a fruit pie filling, there are several options to consider. Very often flour or cornstarch is used, but in certain instances tapioca, arrowroot and potato starch can also help achieve the desired consistency.
Enjoy more time with your guests this Labor Day weekend by making these whoopie pies ahead of time.
Melissa's take on the classic French cherry tart cuts down on time and the cost of pricey cherries by using good-quality cherry jam.