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Marsala-Poached Figs

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Fresh Figs, Poached in MarsalaServe 6 1/2 cup sweet Marsala1 cinnamon stick3 black peppercorns1 tablespoon honey6 Figs, stems removed and halvedWalnut halves for garnish Combine first four ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Bring to a boil. Cook 7 minutes or

Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fig, Wine

Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Fresh Figs

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Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Fresh FigsServes 4 4 fresh figs2 ounces very thinly sliced prosciutto (approximately 8 slices) Wrap each fig with the prosciutto, and secure with toothpicks. (If you can’t find prosciutto, you could try very thinly sliced bacon.) Preheat your

Posted in Delicious, Dessert, Easy, Fig, Grilled, Prosciutto

Grown Up S’Mores

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Grown Up S’Mores! Cookies (your preferred variety) or Graham Crackers (more traditional)Marshmallow CremeNocciolota Organic Hazelnut Spread I made these using soft sugar cookies. They would be delicious on almost any kind of cookie. I won’t give nutritional data (for a

Posted in Cookie, Dessert, Marshmallow, Nutella, Smores, Vegetarian

Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Upside Down CakeServes 8 To give credit where credit is due, this recipe is a lightly modified version of one found in one of my favorite periodicals, Eating Well, the June 2013 issue. However, my modifications make the recipe

Posted in Cake, Dessert, Healthy, Low Calorie, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Vegan, Vegetarian

Nutella Ice Cream

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Nutella Ice CreamServe 16 (1/2 cup portions) Watch me prepare this on Fox11 Good Day Wisconsin. 1 pint (500ml) heavy whipping cream2 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup (250g) Nutella, room tempGround hazelnuts for garnish Place mixing bowl in the freezer for several

Posted in Cream, Creamy, Dessert, Easy, Ice Cream, Nutella, Rich

Creme Brulee–a Delicious, Yet Low Calorie Version!

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Creme BruleeServes 6 This is a lower fat, lower calorie version of the classic creme brulee, but it still has the requisite caramelized sugar crust. 4 large eggs1 1/2 cup (12 ounce/360ml) evaporated 2% milk1/3 cup Splenda (or you can

Posted in Broiled, Caramilized, Creamy, Dessert, Easy, Eggs

Chocolate Crepes, Filled with Sweet Ricotta

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Chocolate Crepes, Filled with Sweet RicottaServes 8 1/2 cup flour2 tablespoons cocoa1 tablespoon Splenda (or you can use any other non-calorie sweetener, or table sugar)8 ounces (250g) low fat ricotta cheese (approximately 1 cup)2 tablespoons Splenda  (or you can use

Posted in Cheese, Chocolate, Crepes, Dessert

Another Fun Day Cooking on TV

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I was asked to cook on Green Bay’s WLUK Fox11’s “Good Day, Wisconsin!” this morning. I already told you that I was going to make Baked Eggs with Spinach and Feta, and a variety of Crepes on an earlier post.

Posted in Breakfast, Brunch, Crepes, Dessert, Easy, Eggs, Savory, Sweet, Television

Crepes and Baked Eggs with Spinach and Feta Cheese

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Crepes From left to right: strawberry, nutella-strawberry, and lemon Basic Crepe Recipe Makes 12 crepes 6 oz milk 5 oz beer 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs (room temperature) 1 cup all purpose flour 1/8 tsp salt 1.  Put first four

Posted in Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner, Eggs, Feta, Fruit, Spinach

Caramel Cashew Chex

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Caramel Cashew Chex Mix Make a lot! Assuming 1 ounce by weight, this will make about 50 portions 12-14 ounce box of Chex, Crispix or similar breakfast cereal 12 ounces cashews 2 sticks butter (unsalted is best) 2 cups brown

Posted in Cashew, Cereal, Dessert, Easy, Nuts, Snack