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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S’mores Snickerdoodles

Two much-loved favorites collide in one cookie! Snickerdoodles meet s’mores and fall in love.

Milk chocolate chips and mini marshmallows are mixed into sweet sugar cookie dough then formed into balls and rolled in cinnamon graham cracker crumbs. The crumbs form a crispy coating on the outside that gives way to soft, chewy insides.

They’re an unforgettable combination of chocolate chip cookie, sugar cookie and s’more…. 

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Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

Luxurious baked risotto with cubes of roasted butternut squash and Parmesan cheese. No need to stand at the stove babysitting your risotto! This baked version cooks up just as creamy if not creamier than it’s stove-top counterpart. Pinky swear…. 

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Butterscotch Pie

Old-fashioned, straightforward butterscotch pie baked over a flaky pastry crust with a whipped cream topping to satisfy the most urgent sweet tooth.

Is is just me or is butterscotch outdated? Practically obsolete. I rarely see anyone baking up butterscotch-flavored goodies anymore. Pretty soon butterscotch will just be a memory from the good old days. A cryin’ shame if you ask me because butterscotch is its own brand of unique deliciousness…. 

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Cheesy Skillet Tex-Mex Rice

Skillet Tex-Mex rice with black olives, red bell peppers, corn, chili powder and sharp cheddar cheese. The moment I set eyes on this I had to have it but the technique, at first, totally scared me off. I kept coming back to it until I finally caved from wanton food lust.

The original recipe from the Kitchn tells you to crank the heat up to medium so the cheese can caramelize a.k.a. burn so you have charred black bits of cheddar cheese floating throughout your rice. Which, by the way they swear is “this side of heaven”. … 

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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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