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Hello to all you gentle readers. Silver Blue, Jonathan Everyday, The Wannabe Gourmet…all in one wrapper, John Barker. After a far-too-long sabbatical, I have returned…hoping to share lower fat, taste enhanced recipes with you.

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Eating Lighter – even with dessert!
July 7, 2011 – 10:31 am | No Comment
Eating Lighter – even with dessert!

Swap out your “French Fries” for oven roasted sweet potatoes, steam up some carrots, asparagus, zucchini and squash, grill a London Broil to perfect pinky medium rare, slice fresh tomatoes and cucumbers for a refreshingly …

Boiled Custard with Blueberries
March 11, 2010 – 11:31 am | No Comment
Boiled Custard with Blueberries

Boiled Custard with Blueberries
2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp cold water
1 tsp real vanilla extract
2 cups wild blueberries (if frozen, allow to thaw in a colander to prevent …

Gingerbread with citrus sauce
March 8, 2010 – 8:37 pm | No Comment
Gingerbread with citrus sauce

Gingerbread (sauce recipe below)
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cloves
Cream the …

Mini-Carrot Cakes
October 15, 2008 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
Mini-Carrot Cakes

Mini Carrot Cakelettes
2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or real vanilla extract)
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
3 cups finely grated carrots
Preheat …

Crème Brulée
October 10, 2008 – 10:53 am | No Comment
Crème Brulée

Crème Brulée
6 large egg yolks
6 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy (whipping) cream or 18% coffee cream
1/2 tsp. good-quality vanilla (I used Madagascar vanilla bean paste, in which you can see the teeny seeds from the …

Pavlovas
October 9, 2008 – 10:40 am | No Comment
Pavlovas

Pavlovas
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
6 large egg whites
1 tsp. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup whipping cream
Fresh raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and/or sliced strawberries, peaches, plums, apricots, kiwi or whatever fruit you like
Additional sugar for …

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
October 7, 2008 – 8:38 am | No Comment
Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons good quality brandy
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup …

Strawberry Mousse Chocolat
October 6, 2008 – 9:21 am | No Comment
Strawberry Mousse Chocolat

Strawberry Mousse Chocolat
Chocolate Base:
1/2 cup Regular Shortening
3 squares Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Topping:
1 pkg (425 g) frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, …

Homemade Chocolate Pudding
October 5, 2008 – 1:02 pm | No Comment
Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding
5 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch salt
2 cups skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined, put in a saucepan …

Butterscotch Custards
October 4, 2008 – 1:56 pm | No Comment
Butterscotch Custards

Individual Butterscotch Custards
6 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp light corn syrup
3 tbsp water
1 cup whipping cream, divided
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups whole milk
3 large eggs plus 3 large egg yolks, well …

Pecan Pie Bars
October 4, 2008 – 1:53 pm | No Comment
Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Pie Bars
“Crust”:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup chopped pecans
“Filling/Topping”:
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 large …

The Ulitmate Peanut Butter Cookie
October 4, 2008 – 1:51 pm | No Comment
The Ulitmate Peanut Butter Cookie

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie
1 1/2 cp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1 cp creamy peanut butter (optionally: use chunky, or add 1/4 cup minced peanuts)
1/2 cp butter (1 stick), …

Blueberry Buckle
October 4, 2008 – 1:49 pm | No Comment
Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry Buckle
Base:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (I find the …

Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites
October 4, 2008 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites

Choco-Kissed Key Lime Bundt Bites
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tsp softened unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp grated lime zest
1 tbsp Key Lime juice
2/3 cup buttermilk
4 …

“Just Right” Chocolate Brownies
October 3, 2008 – 11:40 pm | 2 Comments
“Just Right” Chocolate Brownies

“Just Right” Chocolate Brownie
8 one oz squares of unsweetened chocolate
2 sticks of unsalted butter
5 large eggs
2 cps granulated white sugar
1 cp light brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
(Optional: add 1 tbsp …