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Pumpkin Bread (Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread)

From allrecipes.com, I finally tried their Downeast Pumpkin Bread, and no wonder it got over 7K likes! It is the best pumpkin bread I ever tried. I love the pumpkin flavor and I love the clean cuts it makes. It is not crumbly at all. I know that butter is tasty in breads, but using oil makes them more moist. I usually like raisins or…

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie

The most requested, most famous Impossible Betty Crocker Pie is this Cheeseburger one, and it is so good! Here I just scaled it down to a smaller pie to serve 3…. or 2 hungry people! I used a 6-inch pie plate. You can use a 5-inch pie plate for a little higher pie. It is a fast, easy meal to make that is delicious! My…

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Roasted Vegetables with Shrimp and Sausage

Healthy and Delicious Roasted Veggies with Shrimp and Sausage is an EASY, quick dish to prepare!  I used chicken sausage, but use any type sausage you want. Sausage gives a great flavor to this dish. The important thing to remember is to cut the different vegetables into the correct sizes so they all finish cooking at the same time. Root vegetables are cut up into…

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Red Velvet Cookies~with a Cake Mix

These Red Velvet Cookies from a cake mix are so-o good! And SO easy to make! It is a shortcut recipe with just a few ingredients. It takes just a few minutes from start to finish! My cookies pictured above have semi-sweet chocolate chips and macadamia nuts, but you can use whatever chips and nuts you want. Leave out the chopped nuts if you want!…

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Mile-High New York Cheesecake ~ Crustless

This cheesecake is a purist’s cheesecake, my type of cheesecake. And this one happens to be my personal favorite! I cannot remember where I got this recipe, but I think it was from the NY Times many years ago. I call it…..PURE CHEESECAKE, UNADORNED! It’s a great cheesecake to serve for holidays or special occasions! IT IS crustless. It is topless. It is baked. It…

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Mini New York Cheesecakes For Two (or Four!)

/ It’s easy to make New York Cheesecakes for Two (or Four!) using two small four-inch mini Wilton springform pans. I love making these when a large cheesecake is too much. I add my favorite sour cream topping and then fresh strawberries with a glazed topping. You can use any fruit you wish, but use the glaze. It helps keep the fruit looking fresh. I…

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New York Cheesecake

This New York Cheesecake has a chocolate or graham cracker crust, a creamy filling, a sour cream topping , and a cherry topping. It is the REAL DEAL! So creamy, so delicious!!! Take your time making it, it has a few important steps to follow, but they are not hard! The springform pan is placed on top of a cookie sheet to bake to assure…

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Zucchini, Carrot, Apple, Walnut Bread

If you can’t decide what kind of loaf bread to make, try this one! It is a delicious mixture! The combination of zucchini, carrots, apples, and walnuts works so well and the bread is so moist! You can use 3 cups of zucchini, carrots, and apples in any quantities you want as long as it all adds up to 3 cups! I usually do about…

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Macaroons

These Macaroons are the easiest thing to make! Quick and easy! They are delicious and chewy, and so pretty. Macaroons are great for holidays or special occasions and so many people love these! I have been making these for years with variations and I think I got the original recipe from my sister Annie. Not all macaroon recipes have flour in them. I think a…

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Zucchini Banana Cake Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting

From Betty Crocker, this moist, flavorful zucchini banana cake needs no fork!  It is more like a SNACK CAKE that you pick up with your hands. I cut the 8-inch square cake into 16 pieces instead of 9. That way the squares are small and sturdy enough to pick up. It works great! Plus there is a bonus: smaller squares means lower calories! I love…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Real Cranberries

Real cranberries in a chocolate chip cookie? Yes!  It is a delicious, sweet-tangy combination! Try them! We love these!  We think these are better with real cranberries than with dried cranberries. I always make these for Thanksgiving and for Christmas too.  But right now it is June and I am whipping up a batch!  They are great for anytime! You will be surprised at how good…

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Raisin Bread Pudding

An EASY, different way to make bread pudding! This is an oldie but goodie recipe that I got from my mother-in-law Ruth, who was an excellent cook and always trying new recipes! It is the easiest and fastest way I have ever seen for bread pudding! And it is SO GOOD!!!! You just lightly butter slices of raisin bread, pour a custard mixture on top…

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Raspberry Shortbread Squares

A delicious shortbread crumb topping on these raspberry squares make these a knockout! This is one of my all-time favorite squares and it is so EASY to make! A great recipe for the holidays, for Valentine‚Äôs Day, for Teas, or for any time! These deserve good quality raspberry preserves! Use any flavor preserves you like! I LOVE these! The crumb topping is amazing!  This makes…

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Seafood Quiche-Low Calorie/ WW

A delicious crustless quiche based on Betty Crocker’s Impossible Seafood Pie that I make LOW-CALORIE……. 199 calories or 3 WW points for one generous serving! Choose whatever seafood you want to use! Canned or fresh! Or a mix of both! SOME SUGGESTIONS: Mix up 3 cups of your choice of shrimp, scallops, crabmeat, salmon, lobster, clams, tuna. Put in your favorites! If you use canned…

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Impossible Taco Pie~LOW CALORIE

Crustless Taco Pie! And it is LOW-CALORIE too! It’s NO surprise why this Betty Crocker Impossible Taco Pie is SO popular! The original recipe calls for ground beef, regular milk, and regular Mexican cheese, which is 252 calories a wedge, or 7 WW points. I make it often with ground turkey instead of ground beef. I use skim milk and low-fat Mexican shredded cheese. The…

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