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Thursday, June 26, 2008

In the Mood for the Tropics

This week I've been in the mood for the feel of the Tropics!

I sent an email out to my co-workers this morning planning a Tropical Luncheon scheduled for July 3!

Now I've been searching the recipe blogs. One I plan to try out this weekend is a weight watcher favorite!

Mini Coconut Cream Pies (serves 6)

1 (1 oz) pkg sugar free vanilla instant pudding
2 cups milk
3 oz FF cream cheese8 oz
Lite Cool Whip
6 T. Toasted coconut, divided
1 teaspoon coconut extract
6 mini graham cracker crusts

Prepare pudding mix according to package directions using 2 cups milk. Blend in cream cheese and 3/4 cup Cool Whip. Stir in 1/4 cup coconut and coconut extract. Spoon about 1/3 cup pudding mixture into each crust. Top with a dollop of Cool Whip and the rest of the toasted coconut just before serving. 252 calories

This next recipe I found from Pegs on JUG

One Step Tropical Coffee Cake

1 1/2 c flour
1 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c oil
2 eggs
1 c (8 oz) sour cream or yogurt (pineapple, apricot or orange)

1 c coconut or chopped nuts
1/3 c sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat to 350.Grease a 9 inch square pan or an 11x7 pan. Combine the flour, sugar,baking powder and sat. Add oil, eggs and sour cream (or yogurt).Stir until just moistened. Pour into prepared pan.Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter. Bake for 35 to45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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