Lately, I have been on this kick of playing with some of my mom’s old recipes. Because I am trying to eat a healthier diet, many of mom’s recipes needed an update. With a few simple changes, I was able to reduce the calories without changing the taste. I recently did this with mom’s Chocolate Chip Muffins. By adding zucchini and using a sugar substitute, I created these delicious Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Streusel Muffins.
My mom reserved making her apple pies for the holidays. As a kid, I never gave that much thought. It was just a sweet treat we looked forward to each year. And I know you may be thinking, “Ho Hum. An apple pie recipe”, but mom’s apple pie was superior to any I have ever had. I think she added ingredients that were not on her original recipe. She would never fess up to that accusation, so I could only guess on that one! I can say, no matter where we went, people always asked for mom’s recipe, to which she always declined. She kept that recipe close to the vest!
Now that mom has passed on, I have her treasured recipe box. This box, which is really a binder, is bulging with family favorite recipes. My husband does not like many sweets, but he loves mom’s apple pie recipe. Once she left us, I was free to make her pie whenever we had a hankering for it.
Do you have a favorite recipe you have made healthy swaps in? I would love to hear about it!