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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’s 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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Baked Fillet of Fish~LOW CALORIE

This is my own version of LOW CALORIE Baked Fillet of Fish based on the WW way my Aunt Gloria made it.  You just make it by adding layers! NO MIXING! NO COATING! It is so EASY! Grating the onion makes all the difference in the world for this! Use this technique for ANY fish fillet, just adjust the baking time if you have a…

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Applesauce Cranberry Sauce Jell-O~Low Calorie

ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS and 3 CALORIES or 1 WW Point! This is a delicious, different, refreshing Jell-O recipe! It has applesauce and whole berry cranberry sauce added in!   I love the taste! Love the texture, too! It is VERY QUICK and EASY to make! NOTE: I happen to like the Jell-O brand, but you can use any brand of gelatin you like. Try it,…

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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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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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