Cherry Date Nut Balls

Cherry Date Nut Bites

I came across this recipe for cherry date nut balls recently in the Delicious Living magazine put out by Whole Foods. They were perfect because we were having friends and family over for dinner and I needed a gluten-free desert. These fit the bill and they can also be made vegan by using vegan chocolate… 

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Slow Cooker Breakfast Barley with Fruit

Slow Cooker Breakfast Barley

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 128) This slow cooker breakfast barley with orange juice and fruit was an unexpected surprise. The recipe caught my eye in Mable Hoffman’s Crockery Cookery, where it was listed with the vegetables and sides and suggested as a tasty accompaniment for ham. But, one taste told me it… 

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Low Fat Banana Bread with Dates & Apricots

Low Fat Banana Bread with dates and Apricots

Low fat banana bread jazzed up with dates and apricots. Have you ever added chopped dates and apricots to banana bread? I hadn’t until now. I got the idea for adding chopped dates and apricots to banana bread while thumbing through an older version of the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. I love both dates and… 

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What’s the PointsPlus Value of Maamoul Lebanese Semolina Date Cookies?

Lebanese Mamoul Date Cookies

Do you know what these are? I had no idea when they caught my eye last Saturday at my favorite Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli. As soon as I saw these beautifully patterned cookies, I knew I wanted to bring them home with me, even before I really knew what they were. The delightful shop… 

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Skinny Easy Healthy Banana Coconut Date Muffins Recipe

Skinny Healthy Banana Coconut Date Muffin

Skinny easy healthy banana coconut date muffins; Perfect as part of a light and healthy breakfast or snack. And a wonderful way to use up those very black over-ripe bananas that you end up with every now and again. There have been 3 over-ripe banana staring at me from the counter for several days, getting… 

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Low Fat Soft & Chewy Banana Date Coconut Cookies

Low-Fat Banana Date Coconut Cookies

Soft banana cookies with a generous amount of chopped dates and coconut and a little cornmeal for an interesting texture. Soft, chewy, and delicious. (And just a 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus value per cookie.) If you’re a fan of banana bread, cakes, and cookies, I think you are going to love these little gems. Ripe… 

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Date Bars

Old Fashioned Date Squares

Here’s an easy homemade date bars recipe from my Nana’s recipe file that’s scribbled on an old recipe card in her distinctive handwriting. Just holding it and reading it brings her back to me. I love classic simple homemade dessert recipes like this that have been passed down through the generations.  I’ll take these old-fashioned… 

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