Category: Healthier

White Chocolate Pastry Cream Tart

Tiptoeing across the fine line of moderate indulgence often requires balance, a tad bit of willpower and quality ingredients. Hodgson Mill came along at the perfect time with an offer to use some of their whole grain products for a post. Hodgson Mill has also generously offered a coupon for a dollar off any 5…


The Feeding Frenzy is Upon Us

It’s that time of year again, On your mark, get set, EAT!!! According to research, the average American gobbles down between 2,000 and 4,000 calories during his or her Thanksgiving Day meal! That doesn’t include seconds either. This is the time of year when caution is thrown to the wind in regards to dietary choices….


Square One

So here I am again, pretty much where I’ve been since the end of July. I have re-injured my torn tendon and I’m back on crutches and wearing the boot. I was doing so well darn it! Wasn’t doing any aerobics, minimized my trips up and down the stairs and didn’t standing for too long…


Apple Crisp Re-do

A while back I made a couple of apple desserts and never got around to posting them. This one is a do over. Not that I thought the first time wasn’t great. I just made it again because it’s one of Charisse’s favorites. Aren’t I a sweet mommy? It’s a Weight Wathcers recipe and for…


Smoked Sausage and Gouda Mini Frittata

I had a chance to sample some Old Amsterdam precut gouda cheese. When it came I wasn’t sure what to do with it. This may have been only the second time I tried it and only the first time cooking with it. Yes, I’ve led a sheltered cheese life. When I first tasted Gouda I…


Chocolate Avocado Zucchini Bread

Last Tuesday when I set out for my morning walk I noticed a twinge in my heels. This happens from time to time so I didn’t pay much attention to it. I also thought it may be time for some new workout shoes. The next day the twinge moved into an annoying pain. However, I…


Apricot Pound Cake

To me the most sinful and decadent desserts are also high in cholesterol. Also, butter trumps any other type of fat when it comes to flavor and texture in baked goods. However, butter is super high in cholesterol. So in order to have my cake and eat it too, occasionally I have to make substitutions….


Now Hear This!

Rest period is over and I’m coming back!!!


Lowfat Granola

I’ve been trying to forgo the sweets since I forgot the meaning of moderation over the holidays. My birthday is coming up very soon also, and you know there will be a dessert table. To somewhat satisfy my sweet tooth I decided to make some granola. Not the healthiest thing in the world but at…


Chicken Parmesan

Sweet Sensations is primarily a dessert blog, but the Sweet Sensations family doesn’t live by sugar alone. Thankfully we have an affinity for veggies and protein as well. As a part of the Foodbuzz Taste Maker Program I received a sample of Birdseye Voila Chicken Parmesan. This was so simple to prepare. I heated the…