Hi, 2SS readers! Today we have a special treat for you because we have Linda guest-posting for us, and she is bringing you not one, not two, but three yummy dessert/snack recipes! Linda is from housekeeping.org. She is a Texas-based writer who loves to write on the topics of housekeeping, green living, home décor, and more. She welcomes your comments which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take it away, Linda!
3 healthy desserts you can make with kids
I love to cook with my children and since we all have a bit of a sweet tooth we all love to cook desserts. Some desserts can be a little overwhelming for kids however. Others can be too full of fat and sugar to be a healthy way to end the day. These three recipes offer the best solution for my family. Fast, easy, tasty and somewhat healthy my children and I go back to these recipes again and again:
Easy Pineapple Angel Food Cake
1 (20 oz) can of undrained pineapple, crushed or tidbits
1 box angel food cake mix
Simply stir together the two ingredients in a large mixing bowl until smooth and then pour into a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve with whipped cream and berries for a tasty treat. You can also use two 8 inch cake pans and bake for around 15 minutes.
Red, White, and Blueberry Dessert
1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
1 pint fresh raspberries
2 pints fresh blueberries
1 (16 oz) container of light Cool Whip
Using a tall glass, like a parfait glass, put in a layer of around a dozen blueberries. Then about an inch of Cool Whip.Then another layer of raspberries. Then more Cool Whip. Then blueberries again, then Cool Whip again, and then top with sliced strawberries. You get a really cool patriotic flag effect that is perfect for the Fourth of July. You can also make your own whipped cream if you prefer that flavor.
Chocolate Crackle Cookies
For this easy recipe I use a few substitutions to make it lighter. The cookies still taste great. For deeper chocolate flavor use a dark chocolate cake mix. You can also make these cookies lemon by using lemon cake mix. For even stronger lemon flavor you can use half a teaspoon of vanilla and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. If you don’t mind the extra calories, these cookies also taste great iced!
1 box of chocolate cake mix
2 large eggs (or egg substitute)
1/3 cup oil (or applesauce)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar (for rolling)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together all ingredients except confectioner’s sugar. Blend well. The batter will be thick. Form into large balls (1 ½ tablespoon approx.). Roll the balls in powdered sugar and place on parchment paper about two inches apart. Bake for 7 to 12 minutes or until middles look slightly undercooked. Let cool for five minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Wow! These recipes all look delicious! Thank you so much, Linda, for guest-posting for us today. We hope you all enjoy her recipes, and we hope you all head over to housekeeping.org and pay her a visit!
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