Amy Lawrence

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Amy Lawrence is passionate about good food and Weight Watchers. She has combined her talents and love of cooking to produce delicious healthy recipes which include Smart Points to help her followers stay on track. A military brat who has lived all over the U.S and Germany is an example for women who have had many successful careers in life, including special ed teacher, tea room owner, cookbook author, and publisher.

Posts by Amy Lawrence 142 results

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 ...

Easy Air Fryer Halibut with Creamy Parmesan Sauce

This healthy air fryer halibut is slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Using the air fryer to cook fish is super quick and easy! Serve the air fryer halibut over arugula and wild rice. Top with the Creamy Parmesan Sauce. Because the halibut is low in calories and points, you can afford to dress it up a bit with a few tablespoons of Creamy Parmesan Sauce and still be on track! Cooking fish can be intimidating Cooking fish was intimidating at first for me. I ...

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! You can use an immersion blender to completely blend it into a sauce, or freeze it as is for bruschetta, or to have roasted tomatoes on hand. The choice is yours! I like having a mixture of both on hand for different purposes. (Updated August 31, 2020) This post does contain affiliate links which means ...

Easy Chipotle Grilled Steak Fajitas

This grilled steak fajita recipe is made using flank steak and my Quick and Easy Chipotle Beef Marinade. The recipe is super simple to make, just mix the marinade ingredients, marinate for at least 5 hours and grill! Serve with my homemade tortillas, my tomatillo green salsa and grilled veggies for the perfect meal! Delicious grilled steak fajitas are a treat anytime! What's the difference between skirt steak and flank steak? Both are long and odd looking cuts of meat. Skirt ...

Quick and Easy Chipotle Beef Fajita Marinade

Make this quick and easy beef fajita marinade with fresh lime juice, olive oil and my homemade chipotle seasoning. This is a great marinade for making steak fajitas and Mexican chicken fajitas. The chipotle beef fajita marinade tastes best when you marinate the meat overnight, but a few hours will do! Using my homemade chipotle seasoning makes this marinade very versatile! This Chipotle Beef Fajita Marinade uses my Homemade Chipotle Seasoning. You can use it for flank steak, ...

Summer Grilled Peach Salad

You will love this Summer Grilled Peach Salad! Luscious grilled peaches over a bed of arugula, spring mix and fresh basil leaves with chicken, dried cherries, and almonds; crowned with mild goat cheese crumbles. Savory peach perfection! How to grill peaches - 2 ways! Grilling peaches takes so little time. I have a Baby Weber that's super quick and easy for me to use. Just fire it up, wait a few minutes and grill the peaches. Or if you're already grilling chicken, just throw them on ...

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef and Broccoli

Delicious tender pieces of beef with fresh broccoli. So yummy! This Instant Pot Mongolian Beef and Broccoli is super easy to make and is definitely a family pleaser. It's made with flank steak, although you could also use top or bottom round steak as well. I love Instant Pot beef recipes, they turn out so well in no time and are perfectly tender and juicy. With this Instant Pot Mongolian Beef recipe, you can cook it all in one pot -the beef as well as the broccoli. So much healthier ...

Easy Tomato Mozzarella Salad Hasselback Style

This tomato mozzarella salad is simple, yet elegant. It tastes absolutely amazing if you use fresh homegrown or farmer's market tomatoes and a great quality balsamic vinegar. For the best look, plate them individually on salad plates when serving for a dinner party. I have to admit, this is not an original idea. I saw a version of this online somewhere with mozzarella slices but thought if you used the mozzarella pearls or Ciliegine (cherry sized mozzarella) it would be a little ...