Dessert

Desserts are a once-in-while course but I am a firm believer in balancing healthy meals with delightful dishes and delicious desserts.

UPDATED – Baked Alaska – An elegant dessert for a celebration

New Year's eve is coming soon and to celebrate the day, I thought it would be fun ...
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Cheesecake

Individual Cheesecakes for Dessert

Cheesecake is a favorite dessert for many people. It is traditionally made with full fat regular cream ...
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berry pavlova with mint

Red White and Blue Berry Pavlova

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and can get some time ...
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peach berry cobbler

Peach Berry Cobbler with Oatmeal Streusel Topping

With the chilly weather outside, I start to think about warm peach berry cobbler for dessert.  I ...
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pierogies strawberry

Pierogies With Love

Pierogies With Love by Renata Elghriany         Several years ago my friend Renata Elghriany showed ...
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pumpkin halwa plated

Pumpkin Halwa

A few years ago I had a wonderful trip to southern India with a group of amazing people, ...
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coconut pecan double chocolate brownie bars

Coconut Pecan Double Chocolate Brownie Bars

Sometimes you just want something chocolate like these coconut pecan double chocolate brownie bars.  I believe that ...
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Zucchini Corn Muffins

The great zucchini challenge of 2015 is on!  It's that time of year when the zucchini seem ...
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Happy Thanksgiving! Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Pudding

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you enjoy a wonderful day with friends and family! And, don’t forget to ...
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Baked Alaska — Happy Anniversary Second Act Kitchen!

Today marks one year for secondactkitchen.com. To celebrate the day, I thought it would be fun to ...
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Barbara Spalding RDN Culinary Dietitian

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Barbara Spalding MS, RDN, Culinary Dietitian

As a dietitian and world traveler, I love bold flavors — in food and in life. 14 years ago, I fell down the rabbit hole into Breast Cancer Wonderland. Since then, I’ve learned to cook differently while savoring the pleasures of food and companionship. I’ve built a resilient new life and a bold new kitchen. Let me show you the flavors of the world.
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