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Banana Cream Dessert

Banana Cream Dessert

I have never been one for sweet treatsy pies and gooey gooey chocolately delights.  Have I lost you?!  Okay okay, so I'm not going to pick the chocolate pie out of Perkins window case, but I HAVE always loved banana cream pie.....

but I REALLY didn't like how I felt afterwards....ugh the sugar made me feel so sick and sluggish.  

Over time I gave up on the idea of trying to find a healthier way to make it as it seemed impossible without using pudding mix.  But for some reason I got a wild hair and decided to pull on...


Magic Illusion Bars

Magic Illusion Bars

 I used to not be a huge ooey gooey chocolate baked goods person even as a kid (I didn't even like chocolate chip cookies! I know, right!)  But there was one treat my grandma made that Oh My Nelly... yummo!  The Magic Cookie Bar.

So I called this variation on an old favorite the "Magic Illusion Bar" because it's an "Illusion" get it?  It's not the real thing and thank GOD because it's oh so good and you don't have to worry so much about the sugar intake. 


Not Your Grandma's Fruit Salad - Basil Fruit with Pistachio

Not Your Grandma's Fruit Salad - Basil Fruit with Pistachio

Yum!

I love all the fresh fruits of summer! Fresh off the tree or vine would be even better, but we take it where we can get it. 

We took a long jaunty bike ride in the sunny humidity, and once you get my boy going, there's no stopping him!  So when we picnic or return home to break and fuel up, I like something that's sweet, cool and powerful to replace what we just expended.  The fruits are nature's candy and their function give a quick burst of energy.  Combined with the protein of the pistachios, the sugar in...