By the way, you will hear me talking about my great-grandparents because I was blessed to know mine on my mother's mother's side and my mother's father's side. I was an adult when both of my great-grandmothers passed away and one of them lived until my own daughters were in high school.
If you are like me and have had trouble in the past remembering which is which - desert or dessert - my daughter once said, "The one you want more of has more s's in the word." I've never forgotten which is which ever since.
Lessons learned: Always be open to learning new things especially from those younger than you. Life is better with dessert in it. Everything in moderation and sometimes the sweet can be something healthy.
When I find myself reaching for something sweet, I ask myself (sometimes) do I want it because of a craving or because I'm feeling depressed and I'm trying to "sweeten" my mood. Sometimes I just don't care what the reason is, I just want the sweet.
As a grown woman I crave sweets frequently but I don't have a dessert after every meal anymore. But when I do... sometimes I try to make it at least a little healthy.
This is a healthier but oh so good dessert that I often have when it is warmer outside.
1 cup organic Greek yogurt - Or yogurt of your choice
1 tablespoon honey (or more to sweeten to your taste)
1/4 cup or more frozen organic blueberries
16 pieces (approximately) dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon or so chopped almonds, nuts, or cashews (optional)
I use the honey to sweeten the yogurt by dribbling it in, approximately a tablespoon and stirring until mixed. .
Add the blueberries in frozen because it makes it a little like ice cream. I have tried it with fresh blueberries but I prefer it with frozen.
Sprinkle in the dark chocolate chips and nuts.
Mix well and enjoy!
Did you grow up in a family that had dessert after most meals? What is your favorite sweet to eat?
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Morgan Dragonwillow is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo You can find her writing and dancing into a wild and juicy life at Playing with Words. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.You can also find her on Google+
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