French Cheese Puffs (Gougères)

French Laundry Gougeres

Gougères are classic French cheese puffs made from pâte à choux. Think cream puffs. Only savory with cheese in the batter. Light and eggy with rounded, crackly tops and hollow centers that are perfect for filling. These are stuffed with cream cheese, tomato and fresh thyme. Insanely and crazily delicious. Two-bites per puff will leave…

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Jalapeño Cream Cheese Meatballs w/ Ranch Dipping Sauce

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Cocktail Meatballs

Disclosure: I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for PHILADELPHIA cream cheese. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own. Spicy, little cocktail meatballs seasoned with PHILADELPHIA’s new spicy jalapeño cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon and spices like chile powder and oregano with a homemade ranch…

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Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Tricky little things these skinny strawberry cheesecake brownies are being only 115 calories and 4 grams of fat each. I’ll let that sink in. Packed with all the richness of a full fat brownie they don’t taste the least bit low-calorie or low-fat. That’s the tricky part. One of the many things I love about…

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Cheesy Baked Artichokes and Spinach

Spinach Artichoke Cream Cheese Casserole

Artichoke hearts, chopped spinach and water chestnuts come together in this mouth-watering side dish with a creamy sauce made of cream cheese and heavy cream plus a generous dusting of parmesan cheese on top. This dreamy casserole combines two of my favorite dips! Spinach artichoke and the spinach dip my Mom used to make with…

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Cinnamon Red Hot Sugar Cookie Bars

Cinnamon Red Hot Sugar Cookie Bars

I wanted to make you an early Valentine treat. Something to say I appreciate you from the bottom of my heart. So. . . I did. With cinnamon red hots. Remember them? Nothing says I love you better. Sugar cookie bars with zingy candy red hots baked into the batter with a more than generous…

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