CALLING ALL DESSERT FANATICS: Get ready for an entire cookbook of decadent treats with under 200 calories each Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth with NONE of the guilt Only Hungry Girl could create delicious guilt-free recipes like...Read more...
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CALLING ALL DESSERT FANATICS: Get ready for an entire cookbook of decadent treats with under 200 calories each Now, you can indulge and satisfy your sweet tooth with NONE of the guilt Only Hungry Girl could create delicious guilt-free recipes like...
Gooey German Chocolate Cake Mug (194 calories )
PB Cheesecake Chocolate Cupcakes (154 calories )
Strawberry Snowball Cupcakes (135 calories )
Roarin' Red Velvet Cake Pops (93 calories )
Black Forest Brownies (141 calories )
Banana Cream Cutie Pies (108 calories )
Freezy Cookies 'n Cream Whoopie Pie (164 calories )
Cuckoo for Cannoli Crunchers (108 calories )
Strawberry Shortcake Cream Fluff Cups (95 calories )
Berry-Good Tropical Trifle (188 calories )
Baked Caramel 'n Coconut Apples (140 calories ) This is the first-ever ALL-DESSERT cookbook from Hungry Girl, and it's sure to please sweets-obsessed Hungry Girl fans everywhere
Publishers Weekly Reviews
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-06-10
- Reviewer: Staff
A case study in "just because you can doesn't mean you should," "Hungry Girl" Lillien continues her assault on common kitchen decency in this compilation of 200 desserts under 200 calories per serving. Favoring convenience over common sense, Lillien's unabashed endorsement of processed foods, boxed mixes, and bizarre combinations may well deliver on their promise, but at what cost? ("Candy Cane Brownies" for example, call for chocolate frosting, sugar-free pudding, devil's food cake mix, canned pumpkin, and candy canes also peppermint extract; "Fruity Caramel Crunchcakes" contain strawberries, strawberry preserves, rice cakes, caramel dip, chocolate chips, and Cool Whip.) As in her previous works, Lillien achieves low calorie counts by relying on fat-free and low-calorie ingredients (often pre-made), making her recipes more of an assembly operation than one that involves baking or other culinary skills. For those new to the kitchen, in a hurry, or simply interested in putting forth as little effort as possible, her Pineapple Bliss cake (literally yellow cake mix and canned pineapple ) or "S'mores Crunchettes"—baked fillo shells with various fillings—could be just the thing for a last-minute get-together. Those who can tell the difference between whipped cream and Cool Whip, however, will want to leave this one alone. (May)