Jalapeno Popper Chicken Empanadas

Flaky pastry crust wraps itself around shredded chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, corn and jalapeƱos to make these golden brown beauties.

A kind of play on jalapeƱo poppers. . .Only better ’cause there’s chicken, corn and pie crust involved. Where ever there’s buttery, tender pie crust you can find me.… 

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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 them is they don’t require any weird ingredients like you sometimes find with low calorie recipes, only wholesome ones you can feel good about eating and probably have on hand right now for an impromptu baking session…. 

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Cheesy Baked Artichokes and Spinach

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 water chestnuts in it. Water chestnuts are definitely underrated. … 

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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 layer of cream cheese frosting to top them off…. 

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Pizza Dough Pretzels with Cheesy Pizza Dip

Making soft pretzels at home has never been easier! Store bought or homemade pizza dough makes some of the best pretzels you will ever taste. They bake up golden and crusty with tender, chewy middles that are just as good if not better than traditional pretzels.

Where there’s pizza dough let there be cheese! Mozzarella, Parmesan and cream cheese plus pizza sauce equals a gooey dip made purely for your dipping pleasure…. 

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