Hi Roni — if you feel like you’ve gotten a few questions from Kathleen lately, well that’s because you have. ha! Lots of questions lately — I’m in the Weight Watchers, breastfeeding, working out ZONE right now…if only my 4-month-old could be in the sleeping thru the night zone…oh well…
so here’s a question about temptation and baked goods. I love your GLB recipes — [had Southwestern Turkey Burgers for dinner tonight!] I especially love the recipes for sweet treats. Cookies, bites, etc. my husband is not a ‘dessert guy’ – my 2 yr old has well, a 2 year old’s appetite. this is going to sound funny but I’m almost afraid to make GLB cookies/bites/muffins for fear that I will eat them all. I’m wondering if you have any tips — thinking maybe I should half the recipes or just freeze a bunch? baked good temptation….any experiences/tips/tricks welcome!
So so SO sorry for my late response. You’re 4 month old is now, what? 18 months?!? Geesh.. I’m behind. Anyway, it’s funny that you ask this question because I go through stages were I don’t want to bake/experiment for the same exact reason! Thankfully my 2 year old is now a 4 year old so he helps a bit but my hubby, like yours is just not a baked goods guy unless it comes in a prepackaged individually sealed bag. It’s sad. lol
The one thing about my ideas, especially the baked/treat ideas, is that they are generally low in portions because I am only baking for myself. I’ll be honest I haven’t tried freezing everything I’ve baked. Normally what I do is give things away. My more traditional cookie ideas like, Chocolate Cookie Crisps, Whole Wheat Dried Fruit and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies, and Chocolate Oatmeal Walnut Cookies can easily be made for others without thier knowledge of them being "lighter".
One thing I have froze with great success was my Honey Almond Bites but there’s one problem. I liked them so much I tried one frozen and then all bets were off. ;)
I do have some treat ideas that involve won ton wrappers that you can specifically make only what you want to eat (always a safe bet) like Chocolate Peanut Butter Sticks, Chocolate Ricotta Rolls, and the Black and Blue Dessert Cups. I’ve also been known to make a whole batch of Quick Chocolate Kettle Corn just for myself when I want something sweet. Although that’s probably not recommended.
I hope that helps a little and again, please accept my apologese for the late response.
Since I haven’t been too helpful let’s ask if anyone else has ideas for keeping the baked goods in check. Anyone have any tips?