All posts tagged: dessert

Berry Cherry Pie

Pie makes me happy. But I do NOT like pies that require lots washing, peeling, and chopping, so I created this perfect fruit pie. As with all of my food inventions, it meets my criteria of easy, delicious, and nutritious….

Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies

I think you may all remember my sauerkraut fetish and how it actually helped to cure my gastritis. If you have been watching Graye Note Live, you may also have seen me “ask” my daughter, Andrea, to try my Sauerkraut Brownies. I thought it went over well. She said she couldn’t even taste the sauerkraut! What better way to have a tasty treat for Halloween than one that is actually good for you! Come on, get a little kooky spooky and “Trick or Treat” with our Halloween Sauerkraut Brownies…

Apple Impromptu Cake

It’s getting to be that cozy time of year. And, you know, I LOVE COZY! The best season of all (my FAVORITE) is here! FALL, AUTUMN, AUTUMNAL EQUINOX. However you look at it, it’s APPLE time! My most favorite apple recipe is my Mom’s, which I have tweaked. She knew how to make cozy come to life! It’s a piece of cake to make (literally). I think you will enjoy this Apple Impromptu….

Mom’s Golden Buttermilk Bake a Cake

When my son was in elementary school, his teacher had the children write a recipe. I’m not sure if it was a recipe the teacher had and they just wrote it down on a recipe card, or if it was something that was made up in class. However, that recipe that he brought home on a 3 x 5 index card was everyone’s birthday cake for years! Everyone loved Tom’s Bake a Cake. I found that recipe the other day and decided to do my “tweaking”. This is what I came up with…

Simple Vanilla Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

February may be the shortest month of the year (and one of the coldest in New York), but Valentine’s Day brings many out to shop for a special gift for their loved ones. This year consider baking something from the heart instead. Here is a quick and easy recipe that you can make to show your love…

Your New “Diet”

I HATE “fad” diets and all of the ridiculous “juice cleanses” we hear about celebrities doing. Our bodies need energy and energy comes from FOOD. With all of the confusing (and dangerous) information in the media, it can be impossible to know how to actually eat correctly. So, I’m here to help. I did not always eat well. But, through lots of health issues, I stopped seeing food as something that affected my weight, and started seeing it as fuel that my body needed for strength and good health. To my pleasant surprise, when I began eating with this new attitude and perspective I actually LOST weight and felt healthier than I ever had before. The following is exactly what to eat to make our bodies feel the best….

Kid Approved Healthy Dessert!

Our wellness contributor, Tara Felice, has two adorable children who she somehow gets to eat dairy free, gluten free, vegan, paleo-friendly foods that have NO fake or refined sugar. And they’re HAPPY about it! So, I decided we MUST share one of her easy, healthy recipes for the holidays…

Chocolate Cream Pie

Favorite pie….EVER….chocolate cream pie!!!! I know, I need say no more….but you know I will. So, this pie goes back to when my mother first made it. It was the most delicious! That’s when you used the pudding mix in a regular piecrust. From there, it went to mixing whipped cream in the pudding and putting it in a graham cracker crust…Well, you know I had to tweak it a bit to make it healthier…

1929 Chocolate Cake

I have a healthier version of the Chocolate Depression Cake (in addition to my total revamp of the ingredients, I also thought I would change the name of the recipe..a little more upbeat)! My recipe is dairy-free and oil-free. I love dairy-free recipes because you can treat yourself to the batter!…