In cultures around the world, dessert or pudding is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food. The word comes from the Old French "desservir", which means "to clear the table" and "to serve." Desserts include cakes, biscuits, gelatin dessert, pastries, ice cream, pies, pudding, and candies. Fruit may also be eaten with or as a dessert. DESSERT is happy food, but it often is the most banned part of the meal. Isn't desserts spelled "stressed" backwards after all? Truth is you can have dessert. Why fight a happy (if not the happiest) part of your meal? Eat while you can!!