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Hope you're enjoying the glorious sunshine. With all the rain we've had, the crops look extra good this year. Summer goes quickly, so be sure to enjoy every single day.
Whewie! I can finally breathe normally again. My second cookbook is now going through the printing process and I hope to have it in my hands by the end of August. It's chocked full of simple and easy family-friendly recipes and I'm beside myself thinking of getting to share "Love at First Bite" with you soon.
From Better Homes & Gardens: Here are a few ways to make your laundry day(s) easier.
1 sm. pkg. (4-serv.) pistachio (sugar free) instant pudding mix
1 (8 ozs) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 (8 ozs) container vanilla lowfat yogurt
2 c. Cool Whip (Fat Free)
2 c. mini marshmallows, optional
In large bowl, combine pudding mix with pineapple; stir until smooth. Add yogurt; blend.Gently stir in Cool Whip and marshmallows. Chill until ready to serve.
GERMAN CHOCOLATE FLUFF
1 sm. pkg. (4-serv.) (sugar free) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 sm. pkg. (4-serv.) (sugar free) instant white chocolate pudding mix
2-1/2 c. skim milk
1 - 12 ozs. tub Cool Whip Free
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. chopped pecans
In large bowl, add both boxes of pudding, then add milk and whisk until thick. Fold in Cool Whip, then blend in coconut and pecans. Chill - or eat immediately - but be sure to save some for the rest of the family.
These frozen treats are simple to make and great for cooling off with in the heat.
FROZEN CHOCOLATE NUTTY BANANA POPS
2 Tb. toasted sliced almonds
1 medium banana
2 Tb. lite chocolate syrup
Coarsely chop the almonds; set aside. Peel banana, cut in half widthwise. Place a popsicle stick into the cut sides of each half of banana. Place on waxed paper -lined plate. Evenly drizzle banana halves with chocolate syrup and sprinkle with chopped almonds. (Using both sides of a spoon helped me) Gently roll banana halves in any excess syrup/nuts on the plate. Freeze for at least 1 hour. Enjoy! Yield: 2 servings