Holiday Gorgeousness!

PUMPKIN ROLL This is my version of the famous orange-label recipe.  It’s low-sugar, completely moist and spicy.  I took out the butter from the filling and added whipped cream.  It’s easier than it looks and always gets rave reviews. (Don’t be scared of a cake roll.  Even if it cracks or breaks it still tastes…

A change of pace from the standard pumpkin pie…

DOUBLE LAYER PUMPKIN PIE I found this recipe on the back of some package and can’t remember where.  I modified it to be no-sugar-added and it’s a winner.  Easy, and quick, just a little different and a great addition to your holiday table. ~~~~       First layer: One 8-ounce pkg reduced-fat cream cheese,…

Spiced Mini Cheesecakes…a little is better than nothing!

SPICED MINI CHEESECAKES Portion control.  IF you can control yourself and eat just one! I love cheesecake – and it’s so easy to make sugar free.  Tastes fabulous (gets better as it sits at least a day in the fridge) and takes no time to whip up a batch of these little beauties. Took a…

So easy it’s ridiculous…but looks like you’re talented!

LAYERED DESSERT PARFAIT Seriously…nothin’ to it!  The hardest part is waiting for it to set…and then waiting for it to set…and finally waiting for it to set.  That’s it! I used berry/cherry flavors in this, but any gelatin combo is wonderful.  If you can’t find fresh raspberries, do the mandarin oranges and citrus flavored gelatin….

Simple, but elegant…

ALMOND CHEESECAKE Cheesecakes are one of my favorite desserts to make because they are so forgiving. Taking minutes to whip up, the oven does the work and you reap the rewards. Rich, decadent, lovely, and gorgeous – everyone you serve them to will love you for taking the time. This one is flavored with almond…

I just love to stuff stuff…apparently.

PIZZA-STUFFED TOMATOES Use your imagination with these for an appetizer tray – canadian bacon with some crushed pineapple…cooked, crumbled sausage and red pepper flakes…diced shrimp and mushrooms sauted in a little white wine and garlic…whatever your favorite pizza toppings were can go in these! ~~~~   1 pint cherry tomatoes 4 ounces fat free cream…

What have we here?

OREO CHEESECAKE That’s right, kids! The good stuff is still available to us! Creamy white and packed with crunchy bits of cream-filled wafer cookies this cake will make a huge splash whenever you serve it! (I have to say my daughter made the one that got photographed…so gorgeous!) ~~~~   Vegetable cooking spray 2 pkgs…

It’s good to be over-stuffed…if you’re a baby bella!

ARTICHOKE SPINACH DIP-STUFFED MUSHROOMS I have to say this is one of the biggest hits I’ve had…soooo good. Everybody loves spinach dip and everybody loves stuffed mushrooms – it only stands to reason that together they’d be over the top, and they ARE! You don’t have to use the ‘srooms if you don’t want to…

For the Popeye in you…

CREAMED SPINACH A silky, cheesy side dish that goes perfectly with roasted chicken, salmon, and tender steaks.  Or leave the meat and serve along side a mound of softly scrambled eggs. I like the crispy top from the hot oven, but if you’re in a hurry, you don’t have to bake it.  Stir the spinach…

Delicious deep freeze!

FROZEN FRUIT SALAD (Some of my photos go way back – before I knew what I was doing with a camera!  Disregard that…just know that this is much more gorgeous tasting than it looks!!) This is an old favorite that my mom used to make for special meals. She served it as a salad, but…