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Vanilla Pudding

  Here’s a sweet treat that you can whip up with stuff you probably have on hand.   1/4 cup sugar 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk (2% will work fine) 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract   Put sugar, cornstarch and salt in a medium size saucepan. Over medium heat, gradually whisk…

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berry parfait

Ricotta Mousse and Berry Parfait

  8 oz. light ricotta cheese 2 Tbs. orange liqueur ½ tsp. finely shredded orange peel 1 ½ cup berries – your choice 1 tsp. lemon juice ½ to 1 tsp. sugar, – or 2 tsp. honey   Whisk together cheese, 1 Tbs. orange liqueur, and orange peel. Cover and chill for at least one…

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Raspberry Cheesecake Float

    1 12-oz. package frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed 1 3-oz package low fat cream cheese, softened ¼ teaspoon almond extract 1 quart vanilla ice cream 2 12-oz. cans cream soda   In a blender, combine raspberries, cream cheese, almond extract, half the ice cream, and ½ cup cream soda. Cover and blend until smooth….

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Almond Crescents

    Even though we tend to make these for the holidays, they originally were a tea cookie. They are light, and just sweet enough. And they go fast!   1 cup butter, softened 1-1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 2 teaspoons almond extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour – minus 2…

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Basic Spritz Cookies (Butter Cookies)

  These are buttery little morsels that just melt in your mouth, and they’re not overly sweet.   1 cup butter, softened 1-1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour – minus 2 tablespoons GLAZE: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 to…

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