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Baked pumpkin and sour cream puddings. Sunday night, I emailed off 497 pages containing 80,392 words to my editor (846 photos had been sent over before the weekend), went to bed at 2 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m. and a few hours later came home to a completely empty apartment and two entire hours to myself — two hours to nap or just stare slack-jawed at the ceiling fan and think about nothing for a while — and decided instead that I’d had enough of this pumpkin-free November I’d been having and went back into the kitchen to make pudding.

baked pumpkin and sour cream puddings

That’s normal right? That’s what normal people do, right? Wait, don’t tell me. SugarBlog - Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. What? Yes! Um... ok.

SugarBlog - Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. What? Yes!

Why didn't I think of this?!?!?! Of course you can hollow out a strawberry and stuff it full of cheesecake. Of course you can!!! One-Ingredient Ice Cream. One-ingredient banana "ice cream" and assorted toppings.

One-Ingredient Ice Cream

There’s been quite a buzz over this frozen treat, so we tried our hand at the one-ingredient wonder – homemade banana “ice cream.” Go BananasBanana muffins and banana bread are classic go-to recipes for over-ripe bananas, but there are some cooler options. When you’ve got more bananas than you know what to do with, slice them into large pieces and place in freezer-safe bag in the freezer for at least 4 hours (overnight is better). These frozen fruit chunks make creamy and frothy smoothies and a surprisingly similar dairy-free alternative to ice cream.

Skinny Strawberry Fool. Fresh strawberries cooked with agave get folded into Greek yogurt and whipped topping to create pretty swirls of fruit and cream.

Skinny Strawberry Fool

Serving this in a clear glass cup or champagne flute allows the pretty ribbons of red and white to show through. For those of you that may be unfamiliar with a fool, a fool is a quick and easy dessert that is made with fresh fruit that has been simmered with sugar and folded with fresh whipped cream. This skinny version tastes just as good as the full fat version, making it a perfect summer treat. I have yet to figure out how to make a low fat whipped cream from scratch, but I recently found an all natural whipped topping at my organic market called truwhip. It contains neither high fructose corn syrup nor hydrogenated oil, and is delicious! World's Easiest Pie : Ruth Reichl. This is not only the fastest pie I know how to put together (it's even faster if you use a frozen pie shell), it is also the most satisfying.

World's Easiest Pie : Ruth Reichl

Served with a little whipped cream, or some vanilla ice cream, it is summer on a plate. The recipe is from Comfort Me With Apples. Apricot Pie 1 recipe pie dough (for a single crust pie) 2 pounds apricots. Healthy Recipe Essentials: Fruit Crisp. Learn the basic fruit crisp method, then use the recipe year-round!

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Fruit Crisp

If you’re a fruit crisp virgin, try baking this dessert classic using fresh seasonal fruit. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get started and some fun combinations to try. Pick Your FruitThe first step is to choose your favorite fruit. Spring and summer fruits that make a mean crisp include peaches, plums, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie. This isn’t a pie for Cinco de Mayo.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pie

Or the Kentucky Derby. Or Mother’s Day. It’s for those times when it feels like the holidays are jumping directly up your butt, and you’re wondering what sadist put Cinco de Mayo, the Derby and Mother’s Day IN THE SAME WEEK. Apple latkes. A couple years ago, I became determined to make apple latkes.

apple latkes

I mean, why not carry the deliciousness of latkes over to dessert? Why should potatoes have all of pan-fried-until-crunchy fun? Not confident in my ability to shred apples and stir in eggs and flour without an established recipe’s guidance, I found about 75 matching recipes online, each attributed to some other place, and all parading under the title “apple latkes”. I made them (and peace with my cast-iron skillet at the same time, hooray) and declared them pancakes, not latkes. Sweet Potato Pie. Gingersnap-Pear Cheesecake. Applesauce Spice Cake. Indian Pudding. Easy Chocolate Croissants. Pumpkin Cheesecake. Frozen Yogurt Sundae With Bananas and Chocolate Sauce. Raspberry Pinwheels. Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding. Easy Key Lime Pie. Chocolate-peanut spread. People, I’m no good.

chocolate-peanut spread

I’m terrible news, a bad influence and possibly everything that your nutritionists, cardiologists and mamas warn you about. There I was, like most people with a pulse, enjoying the heck out of some Nutella on a slice of bread at my in-laws last weekend and I thought, you know what would make this even better? Peanut butter. I mean, is there any question that the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is at the very center of American hearts, gullets and junk food aisles? And then I thought, But it’s January. Peach Crisp. Dessert Napoleon. Fruit Danish. Butter, Sugar, and Strawberry Sandwiches. Raspberry S'mores. Blueberry Cobbler. Hot Chocolate Cake. Esther Fox's Bread Pudding. Chocolate Bread Pudding. Easy Ice Cream Cake. Maple Baked Apples. Apple Cake With Caramel Glaze. Apple Pan Charlotte. Apple Kuchen. Cinnamon and Sugar Tortilla Strips. Baked Apple with Crisp Topping Recipe : Sunny Anderson.