Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Ingredients 2 cups finely crushed peanut butter-filled peanut sandwich cookies 1/4cup butter, melted 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 cup whipping cream 3 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1/2cup creamy peanut butter 1 1/4cups packed brown sugar 3 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 15 miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cups, halved or coarsely chopped Directions…

Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 12 minutes Yield: 14 slices of cake Chocolate pound cake made with coffee and topped with salted caramel. Ingredients 1 chocolate cake mix (I used a Pillsbury mix) 1 instant chocolate pudding mix 1 cup plain yogurt 4 eggs 1/2 cup oil 1 cup brewed coffee, cooled 1 cup…

Skinny Strawberry Topped New York Style Mini Cheesecakes

Skinny Strawberry Topped New York Style Mini Cheesecakes Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes Ingredients Crust: 6 oz Sugar-free Shortbread cookies 2 Tbsp. applesauce Cheesecake filling: 2 8oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese 2 Tbsp. non fat (or low fat) Greek yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 Tbsp. skim milk 1 egg 1 Tbsp. cornstarch 3 Tbsp….

Overnight Banana Stuffed French Toast

Yield: 12 servings Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites Ingredients For the French Toast: 2 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 overripe banana 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 16 ounces crusty bread (I used two 8-ounce mini boules), best if it’s day-old 1 teaspoon hazelnut extract (optional – you can use vanilla) 7 eggs 1 1/2 cups…

Cherry & Cream Cheese Turnovers with Vanilla Cream Cheese Glaze

Yield: 4 bakery-style turnovers Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 to 19 minutes Total Time: about 30 minutes INGREDIENTS: Turnovers 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed but try to keep chilled (chilled pastry puffs better) about 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese, divided (lite okay; I used 1/2 tablespoon for each danish) about 8 tablespoons cherry…

Korean Fried Chicken Tacos with Sweet Slaw, Crunchy Noodles + Queso Fresco

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Serving Size: 4 Ingredients Korean Fried Chicken 2 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons gojujang (Korean chile paste) 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon honey 2/3 cup flour 1 tablespoon cornstarch…

The Best Baked Brie with Balsamic Cherries

Yield: one 8-ounce wheel of brie Prep Time: 3 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS: one 8-ounce wheel of brie about 1/3 heaping cup cherry jam or preserves 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar bread, crackers, mini toasts, chips, etc. for serving DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with a…

Zucchini Noodles With Thai Pesto

Ingredients 100g rice vermicelli noodles, cooked and drained 2 large zucchini, julienned 1⁄2 cup (80g) crushed peanuts lime wedges, to serve chopped spring onions, to garnish Thai Pesto 1⁄4 cup (40g) raw peanuts 1⁄2 cup coriander leaves 1⁄2 cup basil leaves 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes juice and finely grated zest of 1 lime 1…