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Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables are my secret way to stay trim. They are full of vitamins (not empty calories) and they keep you full throughout the day.  Throw whatever vegetables you have on hand in a large roasting pan. Add a few tablespoons of oil, some balsamic or spice and roast in the oven. Also see my post on Roasted Vegetables – My Secret Way to Stay Trim. This post does contain affiliate links which means that if you click on them and/or buy something I may earn a small commission -at no ...

Cinnamon Oodles – Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

These Cinnamon Oodles (Oatmeal Snickerdoodles) have to be one of my all-time favorite cookies. They are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  If you love oatmeal cookies and snickerdoodles, you will really enjoy this scrumptious combination. Of course they have to go in the "Not so skinny, " category but it's the holidays so we all deserve a treat now and then. However if you make them with a small scoop (a little over an inch across), they are only 2 Freestyle Smart Points ...

Healthier Homemade Apple Dumplings

I love homemade apple dumplings! Recently I pulled out my mom's recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook, (some of you know the exact cookbook I'm talking about - the red checkered one with the torn edges, pictures of women in 1950's with their aprons. And the new "modern" kitchen? It makes me chuckle every time I look at it). On a whim, I decided to put their apple dumpling recipe into WW Recipe Builder - 28 points or 802 calories per apple dumpling! Really? Are you kidding me? That's way too ...

Healthy Stuffed Delicata Squash with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Cranberries

Why do I love this recipe? This Healthy Stuffed Delicata Squash with Spicy Chicken Sausage and Cranberries recipe is one of my favorite dinners for three reasons: It is easy and comes together very quickly (under 30 minutes) if you already have the chicken sausage made in the freezer.  You can also buy chicken sausage but you may want to add your own seasonings. If you use my chicken sausage recipe, you don't need to add any spices. It's only 2 Freestyle Smart Points and very filling! ...

Quick and Easy Healthy Cilantro Pork Pot-Instant Pot/Slow Cooker

A healthy meal that everyone loves! This is one of my favorite and go-to recipes when I need an easy and quick meal.  Years ago when I published my 9th cookbook, Entertaining with Amy, I created this Quick and Easy Cilantro Pork Pot recipe for times when you needed an easy meal for your family that everyone likes. Basically you dumped all the ingredients in the crock pot and cooked it for 6-8 hours. However times have changed a bit, so I updated the recipe using my Instant Pot and now I ...

Healthy Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth Recipe

My research on how to make Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth Although I have been making broth for years on the stove, I recently decided I wanted to be able to do it quicker using the Instant Pot. I decided to do some research first so I could create for you the best Instant Pot beef bone broth recipe possible.  However, after researching a ton of various recipes, my head was spinning from all of the different information out there. Varying Opinions For some bone broth recipes, you throw it ...

Instant Pot Homemade Tomato Sauce- No Peeling, Coring or Seeding!

Want to make an easy Instant Pot Homemade Tomato Sauce with fresh tomatoes? While I love my Quick and Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce,  I also enjoy making a sauce that takes longer with fresh plum tomatoes such as San Marzano tomatoes.  Normally I'll simmer it for hours on the stove after having spent a lot of time peeling, coring and seeding the tomatoes first. After buying a 15 pound box of San Marzanos recently (because I didn't grow enough), I decided this was the year to figure out ...

Homemade Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Mini Scones

Some of you may not know that I owned a tea room and tea company (Afternoon to Remember) for 14 years. During that time I made a million scones, all different varieties. You can find the recipes in my various tea room cookbooks and I even have an e Book- The Scone Recipe Collection (digital, pdf). Not long ago I came across a bakery with Jalapeño Scones. Why in the world didn't I ever think of that combination before? I have lots of fruit scone recipes, cheddar scones and savory ham and ...

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta over Zucchini Noodles

This Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta is definitely a crowd pleaser and is super simple to make. If you have my Quick and Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce already made in the freezer, it's even faster but don't skimp on the Burrata cheese as it really makes the dish. Serve it over zucchini noodles or pasta. The secret to the crispiness of the Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bruschetta is to allow the breaded chicken to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This is a tip I learned ...

Quick and Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

Wondering what to do with all of your cherry tomatoes? Want a quick, easy delicious fresh tasting sauce for pasta or chicken?  Try my quick and easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce! Grab some fresh tomatoes from your local farmer's market or pick some from your garden. This sauce is super easy to make and you can freeze it in portions for later.  No need to peel or seed the tomatoes! The cherry tomatoes make it a very creamy sauce and if you use a variety of cherry tomatoes such as Sun ...