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Party Mix

Ingredients 3 cups fat-free pretzel nuggets (sourdough works well) 3 cups Corn Chex 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 (6-oz) bag low-sodium bagel chips, broken into pieces 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt Cooking spray 1 (6-oz) bag dried apricots Directions Preheat oven to 250°. Combine pretzels, Chex, almonds, and bagel […]

Banana Smunchies

Ingredients 1 ripe banana 1/3 cup peanut butter 4 graham crackers broken in half Directions In a medium bowl mash banana with a fork. Mix in peanut butter. Put a spoonful of the banana/peanut butter mixture onto half a graham cracker. Cover with another half of graham cracker. Wrap each sandwich in plastic and place […]

French Toast Popcorn

Ingredients Cooking Spray 8 cups popcorn (popped without butter, oil or salt) 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Directions Preheat oven to 300º. Coat a large baking pan and a large mixing bowl with cooking spray. Place popcorn in the bowl. Combine syrup, butter, salt, and cinnamon over […]

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Squares

Ingredients 1 cup crunchy wheat and barley cereal 3 cups fat-free strawberry yogurt 1 (10 oz) bag frozen unsweetened strawberries (about 2 1/2 cups) 1 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk 1 cup light or fat-free whipped topping (optional) Directions Line an 8 by 8-inch baking pan with foil. Sprinkle cereal evenly on the bottom of […]

Raspberry-Swirl Cupcakes

Ingredients 2 cups raspberries, fresh or frozen (thawed and drained), plus 12 fresh berries for garnish (about 12 ounces total) 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup cake flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup canola oil 2 large […]

Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

Ingredients Cupcakes: 1 1/2 cups shredded peeled apples 1/2 cup diced dried apples 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, plus 3/4 cup, divided 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided 1/3 cup canola oil 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 3/4 cup cake flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 3/4 cups (6 oz) cream cheese, softened 4 large egg yolks 3 cups milk 1 cup half-and-half 1 1/2-3 cups fresh strawberries, or other berries, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup confectioners? sugar 1/4 cup water Directions In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring milk and half-and-half just to a boil. […]

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Ingredients 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2/3 cup sour cream Topping: 1 quart strawberries, hulled, thickly sliced 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 1/2 […]

Summertime Berry Trifle

Ingredients 2 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup butter 6 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup low-fat sour cream 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract 1/2 teaspoon orange extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Trifle: 1 (5 oz) package instant vanilla pudding 1 (8 oz) can no-fat sweetened condensed milk 3 cups […]

Chilled Cow Jello Treat

Ingredients 1 pkg Jello Gelatin Dessert, any flavor 4-serving size 1 cup boiling water 250ml 2 cups milk Directions Dissolve Gelatin Dessert in boiling water. Cool to room temperature. Gradually stir in milk. Pour into dessert dishes. Chill until set, about 1 hour. Makes 6 servings. Tip: Cooling the gelatin is very important or the […]

Brownie Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45 wafers) 6 tablespoons confectioners? sugar 6 tablespoons baking cocoa 6 tablespoons butter, melted Filling: 3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup baking cocoa 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 […]

Bananas Foster Cheese Pie

Ingredients 1 graham cracker crust (9 inch) Banana layer: 2 tablespoons butter 2 1/2 cups sliced bananas 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Cream cheese layer: 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, room temperature 6 eggs, room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon […]

Cheesecake Squares

Ingredients 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup Buttermilk Biscuit Mix Topping: 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Fresh fruit, optional Directions In a bowl, beat cream cheese […]

New York Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup sugar 13 cup melted margarine or butter 4- 8 ounce cream cheeese, softened 1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk 2 tablespoons flour 4 eggs 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup ( 8 ounces) sour cream 1 tablespoon vanilla Directions Preheat oven to 300°. Mix Cracker crumbs, […]

New York-Style Cheesecake

Ingredients 5 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons vanilla 5 eggs, room temperature 2 egg yolks, room temperature 1/4 cup whipping cream Crumb crust: 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (56 to 60 wafers) 2 egg whites, lightly […]

Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

Ingredients 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Assorted jams, warmed Directions In a small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and butter. Press gently onto the bottom of 12 paper-lined muffin cups. In another small […]

Bit ‘o Blue Cheesecake

Ingredients 1/2 cup finely crushed water crackers, about 16 2 packages (8 oz each) Neufchatel cheese, softened 1 package (4 oz) crumbled blue cheese 6 eggs 3 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Spinach leaves, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350º. Evenly coat an 8- or 9-inch springform pan with spray. Set pan on […]

Buckeye Cheesecake

Ingredients 1 (8×8-inch pan size) package brownie mix 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1 (10 oz) package peanut butter chips, melted 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons butter-flavored shortening Directions Preheat oven to 350º. Prepare brownie […]

Cherry Tomato Cheesecake

Ingredients Cooking spray 1/2 cup cracker crumbs 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest 2 packages ( 8 oz) lower-fat cream cheese, softened 4 eggs 2 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley or 2 tablespoons dried 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried 1 […]

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust: 1 1/2 cups biscotti cookie crumbs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules Filling: 3 cups (12 oz) ricotta cheese 1 cup (4 oz) Mascarpone cheese 1 tablespoon instant espresso granules 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 4 eggs 1 tablespoon brandy, optional 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 […]

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