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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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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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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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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies ~ Crispy and Chewy

From Food Network in 2010 came this great Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe – it is my all-time favorite oatmeal cookie recipe!  If asked what is my favorite cookie, no , it’s not chocolate chip, it is oatmeal! And this recipe in particular if I am making them! I love oatmeal as a cereal or a snack. I prefer oatmeal in a meatloaf over breadcrumbs. Oatmeal…

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Cranberry Banana Bread

This Ocean Spray recipe got such great reviews I had to try it. They were right!  It is a great combination! It is moist and I love the tartness from the cranberries and the strong banana flavor. I’ve repeated it several times and we love it! I was eager to try it because cranberry bread and banana bread are two favorite loaf breads of mine…

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SUPER-FAST, EASY Peanut Butter Cookies~3 Ingredients!

  NO Time? Quick and easy peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients will get you a plateful of homemade cookies really fast that are SO-O GOOD!  This recipe is still so popular after many decades! I made it as a teen!   You use just 3 ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, and an egg. The egg binds with the peanut butter to keep it together.  …

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Blueberry Muffins, Classic Style!

This is my FAVORITE blueberry muffin recipe!  If you want a classic old-fashioned muffin without any streusel or other toppings this is a really delicious, cake-like sweet muffin! I load it up with extra blueberries, but sometimes I go overboard and it doesn’t matter! Did you know blueberry muffins are the # 1 favorite muffin in the U.S.? And probably the world! It sure is…

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JIFFY Blueberry Corn Muffins Hack ~ Soft and Fluffy!

Add some sour cream and blueberries to JIFFY Corn Muffin Mix and you will get really delicious, soft and fluffy muffins!  This recipe is the suggested one from JIFFY for making blueberry corn muffins using their mix. Some changes I made besides the SOUR CREAM: 1. Instead of two boxes, I use just one box. One box makes about 8– 9 muffins, depending on how…

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Flatizza Pizza

“This is my low calorie version of Subway’s Flatizza. Not all Subways have it these days, but some still do it here. It’s just a quick pizza using any flatbread and your favorite toppings. There are so many ways to make a fast pizza! People use pitas, English muffins, mini pizza doughs, you name it, but my favorite way is to use a flatbread, any…

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Zeppole-Italian Donuts

Zeppole, the Donuts! Not zeppole, the pastries filled with a sweet cream! These little, spongy, light puffy balls have a sweet dough. They may or may not have ricotta in the recipe. I prefer the RICOTTA ones! I think ricotta makes them softer inside. They are quickly fried in oil, then dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Zeppole populate behind the glass counters in pizza parlors everywhere…

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Cranberry Applesauce Low Sugar JELL-O Mold

A refreshing, light, low-calorie JELL-O mold that is VERY easy to make! There is NO waiting, NO layering; you just mix everything together! I love how the taste of the applesauce really comes through! It is so good! I can make fancy, layered JELL-O molds, but this one is so simple, so delicious, and a favorite of mine.  I just love the refreshing apple taste…

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Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I like to try recipes from the White House chefs and favorite recipes of presidents and first ladies. They are usually great recipes! In honor of First Lady Barbara Bush, I tried this White House recipe at the time of her passing in April, 2018, and I am very glad I did! They are really delicious!  They are very buttery, crispy on the outside and…

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Triple Chocolate Mile-High Zucchini Muffins

A moist, triple chocolate zucchini muffin that gets the “YUM” approval from my chocoholic husband! You really cannot taste the zucchini in them but it helps to make the muffins moist! Bill’s suggestion for my trial tweaks with this was to add more chocolate chips, which I did. The espresso powder in the batter is my tweak. It just enhances the chocolate. If you don’t…

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