Favorite Holiday Dessert Recipes

Here's a list with links and pictures of my favorite holiday dessert recipes. Many of my recipes for the best Christmas cookies are on this list. Most are easy Christmas desserts. Some are skinny, some are not but every single one is absolutely delicious and a family pleaser! If you're looking for the best Christmas desserts, check out these recipes! This decadent cheesecake recipe will knock your socks off. It's silky, rich and creamy. I've been told many times that this is the best ...

Amy’s Cheesecake -“Best Cheesecake in the World”

This decadent cheesecake recipe will knock your socks off. It's silky, rich and creamy. I've been told many times that this is the, "best cheesecake in the world". And amazingly enough, the original recipe came to me by happenstance. Serve it with fresh lime curd, raspberries, blackberries or blueberries. How this recipe came to me Susan, a childhood friend of my mom's was a fabulous cook. Every year for Christmas she would make cheesecakes for her friends and family. She never would ...

Afternoon to Remember Microwave Lime Curd Recipe

This thick, tangy lime curd is easy to make and turns out great every time. Make it in the microwave in just minutes. It will thicken up as it cools. It's great as a topper or sauce for my Amy's Cheesecake, Homemade Cranberry Orange Scones and Mini Strawberry Scones. It also makes cute little tartlet desserts and more! This is the recipe that I served at my tea room, Afternoon to Remember for many years. Lemon curd dates back to the 1800's. Originally it was literally lemon juice added to ...

Broiled Scallop Prosciutto Bacon Bundles

These broiled scallop bacon bundle appetizers are quick to put together, delicious and make a great impression on your guests. They are a simple, yet elegant appetizer. These broiled scallops are also great as a main course. I like to eat a few of them along with vegetables and a salad - a nice light, great tasting and healthy dinner. Why use prosciutto and not bacon to wrap the scallops? Of course bacon always tastes great but using prosciutto is a bit healthier. Plus prosciutto when ...

A Gourmet Done Skinny Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

Looking for a healthy Thanksgiving menu without sacrificing taste? Check out these delicious healthy Thanksgiving recipes! I've even included healthy Thanksgiving Sides and healthy Thanksgiving desserts. Of course Thanksgiving is the one day that everyone loves to splurge but your guests won't even realize these are on the healthier side because they are so yummy! Jump to Menu Table of contentsHow to plan an easy healthy ThanksgivingMy Healthy Thanksgiving MenuThanksgiving Menu ...

Instant Pot Manhattan Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Manhattan Cranberry Sauce is a unique cranberry sauce with orange juice, pineapple, bourbon and sweet vermouth. Its name, comes from the holiday drink - "Cranberry Manhattan." The original recipe was given to me by Nancy Kamens who belongs to a Facebook Group I'm in, called, Instant Pot Weight Watcher Recipes . She was kind enough to share the recipe. I told her I would adapt it for the Instant Pot and add my own touches including WW Smart Points. What's the difference ...

Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

These healthy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash are filled with a savory combination of chicken, asparagus, chanterelles, herbs and parmesan cheese. Perfect for the fall season! Leave out the chicken if you wish. Also makes a great Thanksgiving side dish! How to cut Acorn Squash - Two Ways! You can cut the acorn squash in two ways - vertical or horizontal. Make sure the acorn squash is dry, you don't want it slipping out of your hands. Use a very sharp big knife. I have a ...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

You will love these Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a light Creamy Parmesan Sauce even if you're not a brussels sprouts lover. This unique combination of the bacon, garlic and sherry with the parmesan cream sauce makes these brussels sprouts so decadent! My husband and I first had a version of these (of course way more calories than my recipe I'm sure) at Roy's Ko Olina in Hawaii. They were absolutely amazing! I didn't even realize brussels sprouts could taste so good! This recipe is a great ...

Quick and Easy Spicy Chocolate Snaps

Quick and Easy Spicy Chocolate Snaps are to die for - a spicy, chewy, chocolate cookie combination! And if you're a red wine lover, these little cookies are it! Nothing makes me happier than savoring one of these yummy spicy cookies with a nice glass of Syrah or Cabernet. Ok, skinny cookies? Yeah not so much. This recipe is definitely under my, "Not So Skinny Recipes," section. Every once in a while though you've got to live and this one is worth the splurge. But keep reading and I'll tell you ...

Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken

This Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken is so good, you're going to want to eat more than one serving! I've added my gourmet touches and lightened it up a bit using low fat (reduced) cream cheese, bacon crumbles instead of frying the bacon in the Instant Pot. Even though it's "lightened up," it's still super delicious. Serve it over cauliflower rice or cold in lettuce wraps for a low carb option.  Why is it called "Crack Chicken?" It's called Crack Chicken because it's so addicting ...