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Banana Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

 These Banana Walnut Cake Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are so moist, so good! Firm up to pick up with your hands! NO FORK necessary! This is an oldie but goodie EASY favorite recipe of mine that I get asked the recipe a LOT! NO steps to this one, just mix it all together! It has only 1 CUP OF FLOUR so it is a…

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Chicken and Stuffing Bake with Variations

The Kraft Company came out with a Chicken and Stovetop Stuffing Bake recipe years ago and it is SO EASY and delicious! I’ve used this recipe with variations for years. Prepared the original way, without variations, it a ONE-DISH meal to prepare in less than ten minutes. SOME VARIATIONS I DO: * Their original recipe did not include vegetables, which I add. *Broccoli goes well…

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Sugar-Free Whipped Jello

Whipped Jello! YUM! With Sugar-Free Jello this is only 11 calories or 0 Weight Watcher Points! It is like a gourmet dessert to me! Does this qualify as a real recipe?  I’m not sure, but I’ve been making this for years.   I like to make this especially after a big event with lots of great food! So when I am really watching my calories, I…

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Grilled Chicken Aglio e Olio with Broccoli and Mini Ziti ~ Low Calorie

Chicken with Broccoli and Ziti. It is a popular dish served in many restaurants and diners where I live on Long Island. The only thing is I think they make it with too much oil. The Aglio e Olio translates to Garlic and Oil. So Aglio e Olio is a base for many Italian dishes without tomato sauce. My version is LOW CALORIE, only 260…

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Double Peach Pound Cake

Del Monte’s recipe for a great peach pound cake with peaches inside the cake and on top is so easy to make and it’s a real pretty cake too. It is LOW-CALORIE! if you use peaches in pear juice instead of syrup, the calories are lower-only 98 calories a slice! Sometimes I use 2 whole eggs instead of 4 egg whites. The egg whites make…

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Large Pearl Tapioca Pudding

CHEF ALTON BROWN has the BEST method for making Large Pearl Tapioca Pudding! If you are a tapioca fan and have never had the large pearls, try them! I like large pearls much better than small pearls. I first tasted creamy large pearl tapioca pudding in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at several famous restaurants there when I was about 13 years old.  I love tapioca pudding and…

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Creamy Shrimp Alfredo, EASY and FAST!

This Shrimp Alfredo is light and creamy and so delicious! No heavy, thick sauce here! It takes UNDER 10 minutes to make! I have tried other recipes and this one has been my favorite for over a decade! I don’t know if you’ve tried the jar Alfredo sauces. I have tried a few brands and thought they were awful! Homemade is so much better! This…

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Eggplant Parmigiana

               The Eggplant is the STAR in this recipe! NO globs of mozzarella on top or in it! NO breadcrumbs! Years of watching my mom and my relatives make eggplant with their various little deviations led me as a teenager to try my hand at it! I love it so much! This is my family’s way to make it. I prefer to use the…

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Vanilla Bean Cookies

These cookies are especially for vanilla lovers! Like me! They are thin, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside, and it’s very hard to eat just one! They are so good!!!! There is a lot of vanilla bean paste so you can smell that strong flavor and it tastes delicious!    This recipe has the largest ratio of vanilla bean paste to the other…

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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

A Pillsbury Bake-Off winning recipe, this is an oldie but goodie recipe that is very, very popular! I see people who have entered it in local contests and have won blue ribbons for it! It is made in 4 layers that are very easy to do. There is a vanilla cake layer on the bottom, then peaches, then a cream cheese topping that is sprinkled…

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Honey Bourbon Cocktail Meatball Appetizers ~ Slow Cooker

An EASY cocktail meatball appetizer recipe that a lot of people really like!  The honey and the bourbon give a delicious flavor to the Swedish meatballs! People go back for seconds and thirds of this appetizer. You can use any small frozen meatballs, but I like it best with the Swedish meatballs.   Be sure to buy the APPETIZER-SIZE meatballs or the BITE-SIZE! People will…

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Irish Cream Cheesecake~NO-BAKE!

This is SO delicious and SO easy to make! Everyone loves this one! I’ve made real fancy Irish liqueur cheesecakes that are amazing, but if I am short on time, this NO-BAKE one is a winner! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Or any day! Use a chocolate crust or graham cracker crust. Sometimes I mix the chocolate and graham crumbs together, and that is really…

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Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies

Irish? YES? Lucky!! NOT IRISH? Well, get your Irish on and make these AMAZING brownies, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!  If you’ve never tried them, Irish or not, you are missing a great treat!  And they are so easy to make with a brownie mix!  Use your favorite brownie mix. Double the recipe to make a larger batch, because I think you may need to!  See…

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Falafels

Falafels are small chickpea patties that are sold in the streets throughout the middle east.  They are famous here in New York too.    My co-workers know that Salwa’s homemade falafels are so amazing!  She knew how much I loved them and made them for me often when we worked together. SO QUICK AND EASY! They literally take under 5 minutes to make! And under…

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