Sunday, June 7, 2009

Guilt Free Indulgence ...Mosaic Monday...

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I have a quick and easy little fun dessert to share with you.

We decided to stop for lunch at Seasons 52. If you have not had the pleasure of eating there you should try it. They serve food that is highly flavored and better for you and your waistline. The menu changes along with the freshest ingredients of the current season. I am a big fan of their flatbread along with their soups and salads.

For dessert they carry over a little stand that holds a few shot glasses full of the most incredible looking and tasting desserts.
• Key Lime Pie • Mocha Macchiato
• Old Fashioned Carrot Cake • Rocky Road
• Pecan Pie with Vanilla Mousse • Fresh Fruit Cheesecake
• Market Fresh Fruit • Caramel Banana Pie

There is enough in the glass to taste 3-4 bites. Just enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.

What a fun idea to serve these to your guests, bring them to a party or a picnic. This is a great way to use up the extra layers you have baked. Freeze a layer for a future date. Place a piece of cake, or a crumbled graham cracker in the bottom of a shot glass, add a layer of instant pudding or lite cool whip and repeat. Top it all off with a dollop of non fat whip cream. You can add chips, nuts, raisins and fruit. The sky is the limit. Present them on a pretty tray with some little demitasse spoons and I am sure these little fun treats will be the hit of your next party.

To see more fun Mosaic Monday photos please head on over to http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com hosted by Mary. Mary has the most delightful blog with amazing photos.

37 comments:

  1. you are killing me with the food .. I am SO hungry I may bite the monitor!

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  2. Those are so adorable! Perfect size for a little treat!

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  3. What a fantastic idea - I think I'd several Mocha Macchiatos. :)

    I feel your pantry pain, I really do! One of my last houses had a huge 6x12 walk in pantry - I even had a freezer in there! Then we moved and I had to settle for a "step-in" pantry - smaller, but doable. Then the broom closet pantry in this house... no way!

    Take care,
    ButterYum

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  4. I need to go grab a fat free pudding right now with some fat free whipped topping as well! Great ideas!! Perfect little size!

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  5. Nice idea! They all look so scrumptious! Which one(s) did you try? I think I'd be most tempted by the Mocha Macchiato and the Caramel Banana pie.

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  6. Hang on a minute... I have to go wipe the drool off my chin!

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  7. I love this idea of a stand with these little glasses. The fresh fruit cheesecake looks so healthy!

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  8. I wish all restaurants did that instead of torturing us with lovely real portions of decadent desserts!

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  9. Oh my goodness...meet me there in half an hour. Gotta get out of my sweatpants first. Hee-hee!

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  10. so enjoyed...
    i'm a georgia girl too!

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  11. We have a local restaurant that offers desserts that way, too! That is a great idea to do at home. Never thought of that, glad you shared!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind comments! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

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  12. Well this collage is calling to my taste buds!! Very nice and a great idea!!

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  13. Love the mosiac, could we have a class on making them/ha

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  14. I can't remember the restaraunt we had these little shot desserts in...but I thought it was a great idea when you wanted something sweet but were to full to eat a whole dessert. They would be fun to make at home...well that is if I ever cooked!

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  15. Wow, what a terrific idea! Often I'm way too full for dessert at a restaurant, but need just a little something sweet. Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing this very delicious mosaic at Mosaic Monday! :)

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  16. Hey - no fair - that's torture! Yummy! Linda

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  17. This is really making me hungry. Beautiful mosaic..Christine

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  18. That sounds like a great restaurant..
    Yummy mosaic..
    Loved your watermelon story too! Do you remember Bungalow Bar? :) Duggan's ?

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  19. I have never heard of Season 52 but I hope I find one~it sounds incredible. It is so hard to find fresh, healthy ingredients in a restaurant. I love the idea of theses shots!! I am sure there are a lot of ways to incorporate them into parties and desserts. I am wondering if clear little candleholders might be thriftier...

    Thanks!!! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  20. Girlfriend !.. your so funny...You thought I had the measels. I see a few of those precious POLKA DOTS on your blog too...All I can say about all those BEAUTIFUL desserts is ...MMMMMMMMmmmmmmmm.....xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  21. That's the way to have dessert without feeling guilty!! Cute mosaic to show it off...

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  22. What a great idea, and I think I'll go make seven of them right now! Enough to last me for the entire week :-) I love the mosiac!

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  23. What a great idea, I love the desserts, great presentation, and I'd still feel guilty because I'd have to have more than a few of them :) Great mosaic! Great post!

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  24. I am so hungry looking at all this food and it's almost 11:00 pm here. I could go for one of each of these! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Yummy!!! This is the best way to share desert...no calories!!! Just kidding...I'l take a bite of each...please!!!

    Enjoy the day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  26. I've tried this at the Dodger Clubhouse. I'll eat a little of everything without feeling guilty. Pretty mosaic!

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  27. Marvelous idea! I think PF Chang's has mini deserts like this too. Methinks I need a snack ... seriously!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  28. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it. I am your 100th follower!

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  29. Those desserts look fabulous!

    It is a very creamy ice cream; almost custard ice cream style. I do have an ice cream machine which I usually use. However, with the gelato I was very impatient and put it in the maker before it was completely cooled. The motor on the maker has an automatic shut off so it doesn't overheat.... well it shut off before the ice cream was firm enough. So I just pour into a tupperware container, stuck it in the freezer and in a couple hours it was perfectly fine! Still creamy! Hope this helps, if you have anymore questions don't hesitate to email me: frommytinykitchen@yahoo.com

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  32. Oh, YUM! What a great idea and a fun mosaic.

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  33. Oh my goodness! Do they ever look yummy!
    great post!

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