Tuesday, July 01, 2008

That deserves a triple snap...ginger snap, that is!

I've been a fan of Trader Joe's grocery stores for years. Not only do they have lots of yummy entrees and good, fresh produce, but I've thrown many a party that featured various TJ-brand apps and bottles of "Two Buck Chuck." One of my favorite Trader Joe's items is the uber-deelish Triple Ginger Snap Cookies. I always seem to have a tub of those bad boys lying around. They're especially yummy with a cup of hot herbal tea.

So where am I going with this story? Well, today would be National Gingersnap Day! According to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, gingersnaps are biscuit/cookies flavored with ginger, anise and other spices that date back to the Middle Ages. Oh, and apparently "Ginger Snaps" is also the name of a cultish "Canadian werewolf film" from 2000. Who knew?

Anyhow, for all my low-cal buddies out there, I'm attaching a sucralose-sweetened ginger snap recipe for y'all to try out tonight. I've also included a tasty ginger-pear lemonade recipe ideal for these hot, muggy days.

Don't worry kids. I'll be back later this week with several Fourth of July recipes that are easy on the waistline.

Ginger Snaps

Pear-Ginger Lemonade

More low calorie recipes here.


Anonymous said...

can I follow you on twitter?

Katie said...

Absolutely Becki! You can either follow me by clicking on the Twitter button on the home page of this blog or you can find me at http://twitter.com/sugarfreestyle. Thanks for following!