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Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

Traditional Amish food is very simple and something that we associate with the group today. We think of it as comfort food.  It usually has simple, plain ingredients. Where are Amish people living in the US? The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania, …

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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu – Only 6 Weight Watchers Points

This baked chicken cordon bleu is a lightened up version of the traditional Swiss favorite that is so popular in upscale restaurants. The chicken is wrapped around ham and melted cheese and then baked to perfection. April 4 is baked chicken cordon blue day. Find out more about the National Days in April here. Chicken …

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Buckeye Fudge – a Holiday Favorite

This tasty buckeye fudge is a wonderful mix of peanut butter fudge with a rich chocolate layer. It has all the flavor of Buckeye balls but is so much easier to make. The buckeye recipe is a decadent, delicious and holiday comfort food all rolled into one delicious bundle. They are a hit on any party dessert …

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Royal Icing For Gingerbread Houses with Just 3 Ingredients!

I love making Gingerbread houses for the holidays and a great starts with a recipe for the perfect Royal icing.  It makes the house easy to put together and tastes great, to boot. Gingerbread houses are so much fun to make.  We have a different one every year in our house. It is a tradition …

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Chocolate Cherry Macaroons – Only 4 WW Points!

These chocolate cherry macaroons have a light and crunchy coconut and egg white base that is topped with a maraschino cherry and drizzled with rich, dark chocolate. They are a great choice for any party dessert table. Chocolates and cherries – I can’t think of anything that goes better together.  If you love this taste …

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Holiday Kiss Cookies – A Festive Treat for Christmas

These holiday kiss cookies are an adaptation of a peanut butter version that my sister used to make for Christmas dessert but these are for those who don’t care for peanut butter. (WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY??) Many holiday gatherings include a party dessert table and these would be a hit for sure. During the normal part of …

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites (3 WW Freestyle Points!)

These no bake chocolate peanut butter energy bites are full of flavor and have only 3 WW Freestyle points in each bite. They are easy to make, low in sugar and have a rich creamy chocolate peanut butter taste.   I love making energy balls.  Their high fiber and protein ingredients help to keep you full and …

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Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Bundt Cake

This chocolate cherry cheesecake bundt cake has a rich cherry and cheesecake center surrounded by dark chocolate cake and topped with a rich chocolate and icing glaze. It is the best of worlds – cheesecake and chocolate cake – made in one pan. This dessert would be a good focal point on any party dessert table. …

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Crostini Recipes – Easy Crostini Party Appetizers – Crudites Topping Ideas

Entertaining this time of the year can make for a stressful few months if you don’t have a few easy appetizers in your arsenal. Lucky for me, (and you!) these Crostini Recipes come together in a flash and are perfect for those times when guests show up with little notice. Do you like 30 minute meals? …

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Skinny Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with a Healthy Chocolate Frosting

These skinny dark chocolate cupcakes have a rich chocolate taste that will thrill any chocoholic. They have only 139 calories and even have a dark chocolate frosting! When you are trying to cut calories, rich dessert recipes may seem like a thing of the past, but think again! With this healthy chocolate cupcakes recipe, you …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars – Easy No Bake Recipe

These delicious chocolate peanut butter oatmeal bars have a thick layer of peanut butter goodness between two layers of hearty rolled oats, all drizzled in deep, dark chocolate. These yummy no bake bars mean that they are super easy to make and there is no need to turn on the oven. The bars are the …

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Best Cookie Dough Brownies – Egg Free Cookie Dough Layer & Chocolate Glaze

These amazing cookie dough brownies have an egg free layer of cookie dough and a rich chocolate glaze. This recipe combines the best part of chocolate chip cookies and fudge brownies in one delicious bar. Who doesn’t love cookie dough? Kids have been lining up for generations to get a taste of it before it …

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Mini Cherry Cheesecake Cupcake Recipe

This recipe for mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes is a dessert that I love year round. It’s a great dessert to include on any party dessert table. It’s a long way away from the annual Cherry Blossom Festival.  That won’t happen until June 30 next year. I have recently discovered that one of my favorite fruits …

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Fresh Pumpkin Puree – How to Make this Fall Staple

Pumpkin puree is a staple in Halloween and Thanksgiving cooking. From pancakes to smoothies, to fudge and cookies, this creamy part of the pumpkin adds an earthy flavor to all your fall recipes.  You can buy it at the supermarket, of course, but here is one of my latest cooking tips – make your own fresh …

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One Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe – Easy Hearty Ground Beef Italian Soup

This one pot lasagna soup recipe is a meal in a bowl brimming over with bite sized lasagna noodles, and rich marinara sauce smothered with cheesy goodness. Onions, garlic and fresh Italian herbs give this mouth watering soup a delicious aroma and taste.  Once you have had this soup, you may never ask for normal lasagna …

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Mummy Brownies – Easy Homemade Fudge Brownie Recipe for Halloween

These yummy mummy brownies will be the first sweet treat to disappear from your Halloween party dessert table. They are fudgy and whimsical with an eerie kid friendly look. Halloween is a fun time of the year to make holiday themed desserts. Recipes like this are a hit with both the kids and fun loving adults …

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Box Mix Brownies with M&M add ins – Easy and Fun Dessert

Turn ordinary fudge brownies into a kid’s special treat dessert with these M&M box mix brownies.  The secret is adding MM mini baking bits over the top of the brownies for the last few minutes. This is another in my series of brownie add in recipes.  No long list of ingredients or hard to find …

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Summer Dessert Table – Tips for Sweets that Take the Heat

Outdoor entertaining is a fun way to gather with friends during the summer months.  And no party would be complete without a dessert table with all your favorite sweet treats. But how do you make sure that the desserts on the summer dessert table are those that melt IN your mouth and not on the …

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Light Seafood Chowder – Healthy Fish Stew for Summer

This light seafood chowder is brimming over with the flavors of white fish, succulent seafood and healthy vegetables for a summer time soup that reminds me of days on the coast of Maine. I spent my summers in Maine doing things that Mainers do when the temperatures get hot, even though it is only for …

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Lemon Pudding Bundt Cake Recipe with a Lemon Glaze Icing

This lemon pudding bundt cake recipe is made from scratch and has a light, bright taste.  The pudding gives the taste an extra richness and the light lemon glaze is sweet but not overly so. Summer is the time when I love to make desserts with lemonade or lemons.  They are so plentiful and fresh and …

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No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Always a hit at pot luck dinners and summer barbecues, these no bake peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies have been made more healthy with a few easy substitutes.  But don’t let that fool you – the flavor still rocks! No bake desserts are super easy to make, and come together in a flash without heating …

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Make Grilled Pineapple for an Awesome BBQ Side Dish

Grilled pineapple is always delicious, but this honey and cinmamon glaze with olive oil makes it extra special. I love to serve it with chicken dishes and it also makes a refreshing summertime dessert with ice cream. For me, no other fruit says summer in quite the same way as pineapple does.  There is a …

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