dessert

6-Ingredient Pie Goes From Vintage to Viral

Posted on 08/5/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s salty and sweet, crunchy and creamy, cool and tangy. It’s a vintage lemon pie hugely popular in North Carolina, but thanks to food blogs, a cookbook author and a national radio show, people across the country are now loving it as well. Cookbook author Katie Workman remembers taking her first bite. “It was like a scene out of When Harry Met Sally. All I could say was, ‘Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God.’” >> Slideshow: America’s …

Still Cool After 84 Years: The 2-Ingredient No-Bake Cake

Posted on 07/10/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin TodayMy mother made it in the ’50s. My grandmother made it in the ’30s. And as it enters its eighth decade, food bloggers and home cooks are still touting this no-bake dessert’s simplicity and great taste. I’m talking about the chocolate wafer icebox cake or zebra cake or whatever you might call the cookies-and-whipped-cream confection that’s been around since Nabisco introduced it in 1929. >> Slideshow: Top 15 Superfoods for People Over 50 Back in 1924, Uneeda Bakers (now part …

Make National Pie Day Last All Week

Posted on 01/23/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin TodayThe American Pie Council declared January 23 National Pie Day in honor of the centuries-old tradition first crafted by the ancient Egyptians. While the APC website details a brief history of pie, it also provides a list of events nation-wide so that you can find a celebratory event in your area. If you would prefer to pay tribute to pie in your own kitchen, look no further than AARP’s recipe for a delicious lemon meringue, sure to bring some sweetness …

Secret to Weight Loss? No Cake After Menopause

Posted on 08/30/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAs if the hot flashes and all the other annoying menopausal symptoms weren’t bad enough, according to new research the real secret to losing those stubborn postmenopausal pounds is to avoid dessert. All dessert. For. Ever. (Pausing now for mass sobbing.) Here’s the latest sad, but telling, research: Women’s metabolism declines after menopause, which makes it difficult to keep from gaining weight no matter how careful you are. Even previously slim women start battling muffin tops and poochy tummies — …

Cherry-Berry Cobbler – A Presidential Salute

Posted on 02/21/2012 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & Savings“This is delicious! You didn’t make it yourself, did you?” Last February when we were snowed in, we hosted an impromptu dinner party for a handful of neighbors who were brave – and tall – enough to wade through the snowdrifts and reach our front door. The dinner fare was pretty basic, prepared entirely from food we had on hand in the pantry and freezer, which is actually a pretty fun way to cook. But it was the dessert – a …

My Good-Enough-For-Company Cheapskate Dessert

Posted on 10/13/2011 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsSince we’re in the midst of the October Savings Challenge—where I’ve vowed to try to pay less than full price for everything I buy this month—I was nervous about our plans to have another couple over for dinner this weekend. I managed to put together a pretty tasty menu for our little dinner party using ingredients I either had on hand or bought on sale. It really wasn’t that hard. But since National Dessert Day is upon us—and this week’s Savings …