Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts. Coincidence? Of course, but words to live by nevertheless. Nothing tops off a meal or brightens a day like dessert. Pick one night a week, like Friday night and make dinner a true celebration. It can be something as simple as jello or as involved as home-made apple pie. You really can’t go wrong. You don’t have to be a baker or even enjoy baking to make a simple, yet tasty dessert. Smiles across the board are sure to make it worth your time.
In our health conscience culture, desserts often get a bad rap. If you are concerned about sugar, cut sugar in other ways. Did you know that many cereals contain more sugar than candy, cookies, or cake. Dessert doesn’t have to be loaded in sugar. One of our family favorites is Fruit Pizza (see below.) The nutritional value more than makes up for the sugar. Add a little fun to your dinner and your life.
You can also use dessert as an excuse to hang out longer and visit at the dinner table. I know I’m not above bribery.
Makes 8 servings
Active Prep Time: 20 minutes Bake Time: 15 minutes Refrigerate Time: 1 hour
1 tube sugar cookies dough – softened
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1 13-ounce jar marshmallow creme
2 cups fresh fruit
1) On a large cookie sheet, flatten out 1 tube of softened sugar cookie dough into about a 12″ circle or big cookie. Bake according to package. Let cool.
2) In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and marshmallow cream.
3) Spread mixture on baked sugar cookie & add 2 cups of fresh fruit. I like to use strawberries, mandarin oranges, kiwi & grape halves.
4) Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.