Jennifer Lyon


Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Let’s Talk Desserts!

I’ll find out today how good or bad I’m doing on Weight Watchers.  I’ve been following the program pretty well. I’ve always gone to the gym when my RA isn’t flaring, and I’ve been working out even harder since I’m not living in deadline hell at the moment.

But I believe I’m going to declare Sunday (Father’s Day) an All The Points I Can Eat Day.  And I’ve been PLANNING.

Breakfast at a restaurant: Belgium waffles with blueberry compote topping. Wizard can order whatever he wants (it’ll involve his favorite hash browns)

Lunch and Dinner–whatever the rest of the family wants.  But my real focus is on DESSERT! The trouble is, I can’t decide what dessert to buy or make.  I’m leaning against chocolate cake since I’ll have that on my birthday later in the summer.  So what should I make?

Suggestions?

18 comments to “Let’s Talk Desserts!”

  1. Dawn
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 2:45 am · Link

    Well, other than chocolate, I’ve always been partial to cheesecake. My grandma always made the best cheesecake. I also found this awesome recipe on Epicurious.com a few years ago for a lemon layer cake. It’s kind of a pain to make, but soooooo worth it. If you’re interested in checking it out, here’s the link:
    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Lemon-Layer-Cake-with-Lemon-Curd-and-Mascarpone-107898

    Pecan pie is alway good too. Damn, now I’m hungry for dessert.



  2. Viki S.
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 2:52 am · Link

    Chocolate cake sounds yummy. I make a mocha cake for my son every year on his birthday. Lots of espresso within :wink: You could try something like that so you get the chocolate with a little twist.



  3. Kat
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 7:54 am · Link

    Cheese Cake or Pumpkin Pie There are some great low cal-maybe low points even- recipies at the web site for the American Diabeties Association. No one every asks for cake for a birthday at my house. Pie is the standard- Cherry- Berry-Pumpkin- or my personal favorite Boston Cream- a combination of pie and cake with a chocolate sauce. Or the favorite at the office here is my giant chocolate chip cookie- a cookie the size of a medium pizza. Where is the flour and sugar?



  4. alyssa
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 9:17 am · Link

    A delicious coconut custard pie!! It’s sweet and yummy with a flavor of summer :wink: !!! Ohhh gotta make one now!!! Also a pumpkin cheesecake pie is fantastic!! Both these receipes can be found on cooks.com one of my favorite receipe sites!!! :-D



  5. Silver James
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 9:34 am · Link

    This time of year, it would have to be my Ice Cream Sundae dessert. Oreo cookie crust, mint chocolate chip ice cream layered on top, and then home-made fudge sauce: powdered sugar, melted chocolate chips, condensed milk, and pecans. It goes in the freezer and you get the best of all dessert worlds in the summer time! It’s like cake, pie, and ice cream all in one.

    Now, the good thing? You can use low-fat/no-fat ice cream and or sugar-free (doesn’t have to mint chocolate chip, that’s just our favorite), low-fat condensed milk (Carnation makes a 2% version), and the butter in the crust can be a low-fat version.



  6. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 9:59 am · Link

    Dawn, that’s an amazing cake! I’m hoping I don’t gain weight before my weigh in from just looking at it!



  7. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 10:00 am · Link

    Viki, that sounds awesome! Mocha is a mix of my two fave things; coffee and chocolate in one cake!



  8. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am · Link

    Kat, oh good idea, I’ll check out those low cal/point recipes!

    I know some people don’t like cake, but it still confuses my inner child :-)

    LOVE the giant chocolate chip cookie. I’ve also made Brownie and chocolate chip cookie layered one. That was back in the day when I burned calories by breathing.



  9. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 10:02 am · Link

    Alyssa, coconut doesn’t do it for me, but pumpkin cheesecake sounds good!



  10. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 10:03 am · Link

    Silver, I still have that recipe you sent me! I’ve planned to make it for my oldest son–still have to do that. He will love it! I would love it too but he’d love it more :-)



  11. zoe
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 2:05 pm · Link

    Strawberry or Vanilla Chesse cake is always a good one or Lemon Meringue pie is my favorite and failing that chocolate is always winner :D



  12. ban
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 3:14 pm · Link

    I’m with Silver – go with something cool. Maybe a nice jello/whipcream pie in graham cracker crust with fresh fruit on top ?!?



  13. Lindsey
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 7:36 pm · Link

    My vote is a Chantel Cheese cake with Chocolate syrup, carmel topping and roasted pecans. mmmm Thinking my husband needs one of these for Father’s Day. Lucky for me there is enough for me to get a bit or to also.



  14. B.E Sanderson
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 8:02 pm · Link

    I’m voting for cheesecake. Loves me some cheesecake. I have a great recipe for really light, creamy cheesecake if you want it. (Light tasting, not light calories.)



  15. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 8:12 pm · Link

    Zoe, Wizard loves strawberry cheesecake, I could make it for him…it is Father’s Day after all.



  16. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 8:12 pm · Link

    Ban, light and cool does sound good, except I’m craving chocolate!



  17. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm · Link

    Lindsey, wow that is decadent!



  18. Jen Lyon
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      · June 16th, 2011 at 8:13 pm · Link

    B.E., cheese cake seems to be the popular choice! I have some recipes, but thanks anyway!







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