Food & Beverage

Fruit Compote

Fruit is one of my all-time favorite desserts. I could probably only eat fruit-based desserts for the rest of my life and be okay with it. I love a good compote but the best compote has to be one that's pear-based. If you've never had warm pears before, it's something you have to try at some point in your life.

Cozy Warm Desserts

It's a great time of year to enjoy some warm, comforting desserts when you crave a sweet. Desserts don't often conjure ideas of warmth but we all know of some delicious, hot desserts that can be enjoyed on a wintery day. Do you enjoy lava cake with oozy chocolate? How about a warm cobbler with a tiny side of ice cream? Warm, fresh cake, croissants and other baked goods all come to mind.

Cheese Chips

When my mom was complaining about not being able to eat chips or crachers while she's on a low-carb diet, I told her she could make cheese crackers or chips. She scoffed that they'd still have carbs if they were crackers or chips. Maybe one carb per serving, depending on what you make!

Low-Carb Ice Cream

Whether you're hanging onto those New Year's resolutions or you just want to cut your sugar intake, you have to admit that doing so can be difficult--especially if you love dessert! Although I'm not a huge dessert eater I do enjoy some ice cream every now and then, and now I know about an ice cream brand that is low in sugar and carbs in general.

Peanut Butter Desserts

After jumping aboard the sugar-free train again this year, I haven't found myself craving junk all that much. I did ogle a sandwich yesterday while my daughter ate it, wanting the bread! Otherwise I've enjoyed a spoon of peanut butter once or twice when I craved a snack and found it to be very satisfying. I was wondering if others have great peanut butter ideas or recipes to use that work with low carb eating?

Marshmallow Moon is Here!

I have a love/hate thing with our Ben & Jerry's. We love the ice cream but we're not too keen on the staff. They do weird things, like not listening when we ask for something three times, drawing on my kid's artwork, commenting on her body and otherwise acting inappropriately. While I love the fresh stuff, these experiences have made us opt for ice cream elsewhere--and to buy our B&J's at the store. This works fine for the Marshmallow Moon special flavor that's available right now!

Flower Injected Cakes

You've probably seen those gorgeous flower teas that open up inside clear teapots, resulting in beautiful, full flowers blooming inside pots. Although these are visual treats, many tea drinkers say that they're not the most impressive in terms of taste. The eyes eat first, though, so it's always fun to see gorgeous treats made into art!

Pumpkin Spice Finds

Cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and cloves... together they make up one of the most highly coveted flavors of the year: Pumpkin spice! There is pumpkin spice all over the country right now and here is a rundown on many of the treats you may want to nab while it's in season.

Great American Cookies have pumpkin spice cookies.

Cheerios has pumpkin spice cereal.

There are pumpkin pie M&Ms.


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