The Lighter Side: Cranberry, White Chocolate and Oat No Bake Cookies and Banana "Ice Cream"

It’s a brand new year, and what better time to hop back on the wagon and get in shape after all of that holiday binging? TRB has been on quite the health kick lately – a high cholesterol reading is usually enough to scare anyone “straight,” and TRB is no different! In general, cutting butter,… more »

The Heat is On! No Bake Cookies

Okay, so it’s official: Summer is finally here! With temperatures rising into the 90s in New York these days, TRB cannot even think about turning on the oven! So, what to do when that craving for a sweet treat hits while the mercury continues to rise? How about a “no bake” cookie recipe? Yes, that’s… more »

Quick and Easy (and *Healthy*): Grilled Pineapple with Honey Glaze


Now that grilling season — and TRB‘s quest for *healthy* sweet treats — have “officially” begun, our focus is turning away from the oven in favor of some great grill recipes. And, in light of health concerns expressed by TRB readers, we’re also looking for recipes that are heart healthy, low in sugar and dairy-free…. more »

TRB Reader Poll Results


TRB Readers indicated that the following health concerns often limit their choices when it comes to making sweet treats: Dairy-free High cholesterol Diabetes TRB will keep these in mind when bringing you Quick and Easy recipes. Don’t forget – there’s still time to submit your *Healthy* Baker recipes – those that use substitutes for butter,… more »

The *Healthy* Baker?


Looking at photos from some family celebrations over the past few weekends has me thinking that it’s time to modify my diet and exercise plan to lose about 20lbs – to be more “healthy,” of course. I realize that committing to a diet is going to put a real damper on one of my greatest… more »