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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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Brian’s Pumpkin Mini-Muffins with Spiced Icing
October 28, 2017 – 10:10 am | No Comment
Brian’s Pumpkin Mini-Muffins with Spiced Icing

Halloween season brings forth the pumpkin-lovers in most people. Brian created these mini-muffins with a pumpkin spiced buttercream frosting, guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!

(Note: You can use any size muffin tin and adjust baking …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …