Low Calorie Mini Lemon Cheesecake


Low Calorie Mini Lemon Cheesecake   If you are looking for something to cure your sweet tooth without undoing your whole day, then you will will love these low calorie mini lemon cheesecakes!  These little cups of yum are easy to make, and only 106 calories! With just a few simple food swaps, you can make (almost) any recipe better for you, and these cheesecake cups are no exception! Using vanilla greek yogurt helps cut out 1/2 the sugar! Here is how to make this Low Calorie Mini ...

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Boring Lunches Got You Down? Why Not Make It Your Michelina’s!


This post brought to you by This post brought to you by Michelina's. All opinions are 100% mine. Working outside the home entails thinking about what I"ll bring for lunch every day.  It"s too expensive and definitely not in our budget to order out every day.  The challenge is to create some variety in what I have to eat each day.  Tuna or ham sandwiches day after day just don"t cut it.  Leftovers are great once or twice a week but I prefer not to eat the same thing for lunch as I had for ...

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Healthy Dog Treats – Oatmeal Peach Cookies

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Every Dog Deserves Healthy Dog Treats   My dogs are always in the kitchen whenever I start cooking. They know that they usually don't get anything but when I make healthy dog treats, they know they will have delicious fresh snacks for the net few days. I have started making my own treats because buying the healthier dog treats adds up. With 3 dogs and foster dogs receiving treats, it can really add up. I also know that these oatmeal peach cookies have exactly what they need and none ...

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Leftover Ham Recipes: Harvest Salad

Leftover Ham Recipes

Leftover Ham Recipes Okay, So I am going to the store to buy a baked ham. I know I will need to reinvent it a couple of times to make it worth the cost. We have a craving for my sister's famous sandwich: brie, ham, raspberry jam, toasted on a baguette . So I figured might as well make dinner too. I am also going to make some quiche for a friend with a new baby. Then I am going to make the Rachel Ray's Ham sandwich with this yummy Apple Salad on top. We will eat the Apple salad with the ...

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Cooking with Kids – How to series 4


Cooking with Kids- How to series 4 What first? -Cooking with Kids The best way to get children interested in cooking is to give them easy recipes that they can have success with quickly.  Cooking with kids is really quite easy once you get the hang of it.  You just assess your child, their interests, and the recipe.  It is true that any recipe will have something a child can help you do to make an awesome dish.  However, we want to have the children learn the skills as well as experience ...

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Week of September 30th Menu Plan


Week of September 30th Menu Plan   Menu planning is a great way to make your week go by easier, and prevent impulse buying at the grocery store! This week I am focusing on quick, easy meals so I can prepare for our upcoming vacation without having to worry about what we are going to eat! I have included a Snack into my Menu Plan along with Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner. Check out my plan and find the recipes for these great dishes  Menu Plan ...

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Low Calorie Grilled Pesto Chicken and Pepper Kebabs


Low Calorie Grilled Pesto Chicken and Pepper Kebabs Just because it is fall doesn't mean you can't enjoy some yummy meals made on the grill right? These Low Calorie Grilled Pesto Chicken and Pepper Kebabs are SO good, and good for you, so it's a double win! Even my daughter loved these an said that she felt like I pirate because she was eating "Chicken on a sword" ha! These clock in at only 147 calories per kebab so they are a great light dinner that is still full of flavor! ...

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Recipes for Snacks for Kids: Dessert Brownie Mix in a Jar Recipe

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Recipes for Snacks for Kids - Dessert Brownie Mix in a Jar Recipe This Cooking With Kids- Dessert Brownie Mix in a Jar recipe is easily made ahead for a quick fix dessert or presented in a wide mouth quart jar for a great gift! Making your own Brownie Mix in a Jar (or ziploc) is much less expensive than buying a ready made mix.  When making the gift or ready mix this recipe is considered a Cooking With Kids- How to recipe level 1 a. However, when making the recipe due to the heat the ...

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Recipes Kids Can Make Dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie ‘Lasagna’

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Recipes Kids Can Make Dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie 'Lasagna'   This recipe kids can make - dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie 'lasagna' is considered a level 1 a Cooking with Kids- How to series recipe. There is no mixing or heat involved. This Chocolate chip cookie 'lasagna' makes storebought cookies taste homemade! I remember the first time I ever had this dessert recipe.  My sisters and I were shocked at how good it was because we knew who had brought it to the covered dish ...

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Top 10 Ways to Eat Cookie Butter

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Sweet Delicious Cookie Butter I had heard of the elusive Cookie Butter but have always avoided it. My reason was I LOVE Cookies and I LOVE Butter. What would happen if they both came together. Well with all the talk and  proclamations of love for Cookie Butter, I caved. Yesterday, I walked into Trader Joes and walked out with 4 jars. That may seem like a lot but let me tell you it is not enough. Now I was not selfish and 2 of the jars were promptly mailed to Rachelle (who doesn't have a ...

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