Papa’s Holiday Fudge

Nonna Joann • November 19th, 2009 • Sweets

I know what you’re thinking, ”Nonna Joann NEVER posts recipes with sugar.” So, what’s this?
Okay, we all eat sugar from time to time. My message is that it should be seldom and on purpose. You can’t make fudge without sugar, now can you?
This is my dad’s recipe. I’ve never tasted anything as good as this and it’s so [...]

Fabulous Frozen Fluff

Nonna Joann • November 17th, 2009 • Sweets

This refreshing dessert is a colorful and tasty way to avoid artifically colored and flavored holiday dessert. It’s delicious, simple and is made in advance, which is a plus when you’re preparing a multi-course holiday meal for a crowd.
Fabulous Frozen Fluff
Serves a dozen (small servings). May be served in foil cupcake liners or pretty dessert cups.
2 egg [...]

Banana-Orange Yogies

Nonna Joann • June 17th, 2009 • Sweets

Banana-Orange Yogies
1¾ cup yogurt (If you don’t want a tangy flavor use whole milk)
2 peeled bananas (frozen bananas may be used)
¾ cup frozen orange concentrate
¼ cup honey (babies under 12 months should not eat honey, substitute agave nectar or other sweetener)
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
Too [...]

Pumpkin Pudding

Nonna Joann • April 1st, 2008 • Sweets

This blender pudding not only contains super-nutritious pumpkin, but it’s sweetened with natural sweeteners–NO white sugars!
2 cups pumpkin puree (one 15 ounce can)
1 teaspoon/two packets stevia (purchase in a whole foods store)
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 cup whole milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Whipped cream (optional topping)
Preheat oven to 425 [...]

Vanilla Pudding

Nonna Joann • April 1st, 2008 • Sweets

Yummy Vanilla Pudding
Puddings are available in a couple of methods. There’s the boxed variety of pudding, which you add few ingredients and actually cook. Then, there’s the product that’s been processed to the max with no cooking required at all. As you would imagine, the more processed the item, the more you can be assured [...]

Peanut Butter Apple Bars

Nonna Joann • April 1st, 2008 • Sweets

These Peanut Butter Apple Bars are as easy as counting “1-2-3″
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
(1) In a food processor, blend together ¾ cup peanut butter, ½ cup coconut oil or other cold-pressed oil, ½ cup honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 2 eggs.
(2) Then spoon the processed peanut butter mixture into a bowl with ¾ [...]

Brownie Surprise

Nonna Joann • April 1st, 2008 • Sweets

Brownie Surprise
Your family will never (never in a million years) guess there are black beans in these brownies!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 stick (½ cup) butter
½ cup cocoa (without sugar)
2/3 cup honey or agave nectar
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
or oat flour
2 eggs
½ to 1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ [...]

Hot Cocoa

Nonna Joann • February 1st, 2008 • Sweets

Hot Cocoa…
without sugar
When you need warming from a spring shower, an autumn storm, or a winter blizzard, you can enjoy an occasional hot cocoa without the worries of added processed white sugar.
My recipe uses Stevia as a sweetener. Stevia is a naturally sweet herbal plant from the Chrysanthemum family and it pairs nicely with chocolate. [...]