Petite Berry Cheesecakes

Cheesecake—sweet, creamy, delicious and fattening. Our solution? Miniature lower-fat versions. While these aren’t healthy, they’re certainly healthier. And they’re still decadent. You’ll need cupcake liners but if you don’t have any you can make your own from parchment paper like we did here. Yield: 12 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 1/4 C crushed…

Banana Chocolate Muffins

When your bananas are starting to brown and you have a chocolate craving, there’s a semi-healthy solution to it. Banana Chocolate Muffins! These are so good that you’ll probably even end up setting aside bananas regularly just so you can make ’em. But remember: the riper the banana, the sweeter it tastes (since the starch converts to…

When In Venice

Between getting lost in the labyrinth, fighting seagulls in St. Mark’s Square, hearing “Ciao, Venezia” from a crooning gondolier, stopping for an Aperol spritz and marveling at the architecture, a trip to Venice, Italy, is always a good time. If you find yourself sick of buying Venetian masks (don’t be fooled into buying the cheap made-from-China version!), suddenly…