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Easy Instant Pot Cheesecake

Since about two years ago it seems as though the Instant Pot has been welcome into the homes of great cooks and not so good cooks alike. I was another one of those Instant Pot bandwagon fans and wanted to know what it all was about. Even more happy to find out it could do… Continue reading Easy Instant Pot Cheesecake

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies (3 smart points)!

Seems like we are right in the middle of autumn here in the Pacific Northwest. Everywhere I go I see pumpkin flavored everything, seriously everything has a pumpkin flavor now. Don't get me wrong I really enjoy pumpkin, but I'm more of a "enjoy pumpkin in more common things" kind of person. You know what… Continue reading Easy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies (3 smart points)!

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Peppermint Striped Sandwich Cookies

I have been wanting to make some type of peppermint cookie lately, especially since there is a cookie exchange happening at my daughters school soon. I did a lot of browsing around but I didn't want to commit 3 hours of my day making these things from scratch. So I found the following recipe from… Continue reading Peppermint Striped Sandwich Cookies

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Cake Mix Choloclate Chip Sprinkle Cookie Bar…(I had no idea what to name it)

I figured out another cookie bar recipe this one using a box of cake mix, and it is weight watcher friendly ☺ 4 pts+ I'm always looking on how to use cake mix in all kinds of recipes. Especially with the fall coming so soon, it's a perfect time to stock up on very cheap… Continue reading Cake Mix Choloclate Chip Sprinkle Cookie Bar…(I had no idea what to name it)

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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

It got very hot over here in our neck of the woods. I've been wanting to make something new for a dessert but everything I had in my recipe binder required use of the oven. I was not about to let the air in my house get any warmer than it already was at that… Continue reading Easy No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

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Low Fat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Strawberries are in full swing right now and I love to think of different ways to use them. Usually, my daughter in hales them within one or two days, never giving me a chance to bake with them. But this morning I picked up a bunch (on sale of course) and made these yummy muffins… Continue reading Low Fat Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Homemade Vanilla Bean Scones (similar to the ones at Starbucks)

Ingredients SCONES: 3 cups All-purpose Flour 2/3 cups Sugar 5 teaspoons Baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon Salt 2 sticks (1/2 Pound) UNSALTED Butter, Chilled 1 whole Large Egg 3/4 cups Heavy Cream (more If Needed) 2 whole Vanilla Beans GLAZE: 5 cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted 1/2 cup Whole Milk, More If Needed For Thinning 1 whole… Continue reading Homemade Vanilla Bean Scones (similar to the ones at Starbucks)

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Rainbow Swirl Cookies (so neat looking)

My daughter and I have been wanting to do a colorful baking project and came across this idea in my mess of recipes and ideas torn out of magazines. After looking at it the recipe is just a sugar cookie recipe. What makes this looks so cool is the way to use food coloring...yes I… Continue reading Rainbow Swirl Cookies (so neat looking)

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Oh so good Strawberry Cupcakes( with the best frosting ever!)

This recipe is one of my family and friends new favorites! Yes, it is that good! Especially the frosting is light and fluffy with out being overly sweet and you can taste the fresh strawberry flavor. For the Cupcakes: I have to be honest and report that I took the easy route on the cupcakes.… Continue reading Oh so good Strawberry Cupcakes( with the best frosting ever!)

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Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

I was looking for something easy to make and that kids also might enjoy. I came across this recipe I've have stashed in my "would love to make one day" binder. I have no idea where it came from but it sounded good...and I had all the ingredients on hand. 1 3/4 Sticks Butter, cut… Continue reading Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars