Strawberry Pie

If you live in Florida, you have been pretty hot lately. This strawberry pie will cool you down. it is so refreshing and light that you will want a second piece. This is a great dessert for any day of the week. It is a very easy recipe and would …

Stuffed Shells

I have been doing a lot of sweet recipes lately so I wanted to try one that cannot be eaten for dessert or breakfast (or I guess these could be if that is what you are into). Being part Italian, pasta has always been a staple in my diet. I …

Cinnamon Rolls

If there is one breakfast food that I really love it is Cinnamon Rolls! I found an alternative version for those doing weight watchers and thought I would give it a try. If you aren’t on weight watchers, you might just end up eating all of them. They are so delicious!!

Ingredients:

8 ounces reduced-fat crescent rolls
4 teaspoons sugar-cinnamon (I did equal amounts, 2 teaspoons each)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons skim milk
Directions:
1. Unroll crescent dough; separate into 2 pieces. Press perforations together and sprinkle each with half of the sugar-cinnamon.
2. Roll up 1 section, starting on long side and press firmly to eliminate air pockets. Pinch seam to seal. Cut each roll into 10 slices (For a total of 20 slices)
3. Place rolls on baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
4. Once golden brown remove from oven. Whisk together powdered sugar and milk. Pour over warm rolls.
Cinnamon Rolls
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Each roll is only 1 points plus on Weight Watchers. Such an easy recipe, takes no time at all. They are so good, I dare you to just eat one!
Enjoy!

 

Chocolate Fudge

Don’t worry, I am back! I was on vacation last weekend. That actually brings me to the idea for this Sunday’s post. We were in a lot of stores selling fudge so since being back home that is all I could think about. I decided to make some on my own and this recipe is so simple I couldn’t pass it up.

Ingredients

3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

Directions

1. Line a square 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
2. Over low heat, in a medium sized pot, add the chocolate chips, condensed milk and salt, and stir with a wooden spoon until chips are melted.
3. Remove from heat and add the vanillas. (If you don’t have vanilla paste, just double up on the vanilla extract.)
4. Pour into the parchment lined baking pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 4 hours until firm.

The fudge is so good, who needs to buy it already made! I had some extra Heath Toffee pieces so I decided to throw them in when I was mixing in the vanilla extract. It gives the fudge a bit of a crunch and adds an extra flavor. I would say you could mix in anything you want before you pour it in the pan to let it set.

Enjoy!