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Petite sweet potato pie bites lightly sweetened with a ripe banana, a touch of brown sugar and spices, then topped with a light meringue topping. A perfect sweet potato recipe for the Holidays!

Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pie

A savory slow cooker garlic mashed sweet potatoes recipe that's the perfect addition to your turkey dinner – let your slow cooker help you out in the kitchen this Thanksgiving!

Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Squares with a gingersnap pecan crust – so good, less guilt and perfect for the Holidays!

Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake Squares

This simple savory stuffed acorn squash is easy to make and filled with the wonderful flavors of Fall. The stuffing is made with farro, chicken sausage, mushrooms, celery, onions and sage – you'll love this!

Farro and Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

These Irish style baked sweet potato wedges are topped with my favorite nacho toppings and they are dangerously good!!

Sweet Potato Irish Nachos

These easy low carb breakfast enchiladas are gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian using egg whites as a "tortilla" - perfect for vegetarians and keto diets!

Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas (Low Carb)

Easy Skinny Halloween mummy cake balls made light by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no butter required!

Skinny Mummy Cake Balls

Candy Corn Fruit Parfaits

Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach are made with a creamy butternut-parmesan sauce baked in the oven until melted and hot – trust me, you want these in your life!

Butternut Squash Lasagna Roll Ups with Spinach

These healthy Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are made lighter than traditional muffins swapping out butter for pumpkin puree – loaded with chocolate chips in every bite!

Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas are SO good, layered with homemade guacamole, refried beans and lettuce on top of a crispy tostada.

Grilled Shrimp Tostadas

This CrockPot turkey chili recipe is just for the kiddos (or picky family members)! A kid-friendly chili with ground turkey, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes and spices. Serve it with some chips on the side for the perfect back to school lunch.

Kid-Friendly Crock Pot Turkey Chili

Cheesy meatless enchiladas filled with zucchini and cheese, topped with my homemade enchilada sauce –so delicious whether you are vegetarian or not.

Cheesy Vegetarian Zucchini Enchiladas

The heart-healthy power bars have all the ingredients one might have on a banana split: made with quinoa, rolled oats, dried cherries, nuts and honey.

Banana Split Quinoa Oat Bars

Garden tomatoes, summer zucchini, and Asiago cheese make a scrumptious frittata that highlights the end of summer's bounty.

Tomato and Zucchini Frittata

I set out to make a great tasting grilled portobello mushroom burger that even a meat lover would enjoy! The marinade adds so much flavor!

The Best Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger

Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kebabs just SCREAM summer, made with chunks of boneless chicken breasts, skinny basil pesto and grape tomatoes. Serve this as an appetizer at your next backyard bash, or have them for dinner any night of the week with a great big salad or over pasta.

Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kebabs

I love making this mayo-less summer pasta salad with arugula, spinach, sun dried tomatoes, capers, fresh shaved Parmesan cheese and a splash of balsamic and oil.

Summer Pasta Salad with Baby Greens

Lean strips of chicken breast, bell peppers and onions served sizzling hot with warm tortillas and shredded cheese. If this is your idea of delicious, you are not alone!

Chicken Fajitas

This healthy baked oatmeal with strawberries, rhubarb and slivered almonds is so good you'll almost think you are having dessert for breakfast!

Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

Fried Ice Cream, a dessert made from a breaded scoop of ice cream that is typically quickly deep-fried, creating a crispy shell around a cold scoop of ice cream. This lighter version isn't fried, but oh-my-word, I can't tell you how good this is!

Mexican “Unfried” Ice Cream

Chicken tenders are slow cooked in the crock pot with salsa verde, then served on a crispy corn tostada and topped with melted cheese, jalapeño and a simple cabbage slaw made with red cabbage, lime juice, cilantro and salt. I could eat these everyday!!

Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas

I love this Southwestern black bean salad when the weather warms, it makes enough to feed a crowd. Also makes a great side dish or appetizer if served with chips or as a topping for taco salads. You can even serve with grilled meat and fresh tortillas.

Southwestern Black Bean Salad

A fusion of Mexican and American spices – a dry rub that combines the flavors of Mexico using dried pasilla and ancho chiles, with spices commonly used in dry rubs across the American South. Make a batch and it will keep for months if stores in an airtight container.

Aaron’s Mexican Dry Adobo Seasoning

Turkey burgers with a cayenne pepper kick! Here's a fun way to turn boring turkey burgers into something with a little more exciting. If you're a buffalo wing fan, you'll love the flavors in this turkey burger topped with a broccoli slaw tossed with my very own homemade blue cheese dressing.

Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburger with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

Strawberry salad made with mixed greens, kale and spinach, sliced almonds, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and topped with poppy seed dressing – perfect for summer!

Strawberry and Gorgonzola Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

These Easter Egg cake balls are such a fun Easter dessert idea! Made lighter by using a box cake mix, egg whites and fat free Greek yogurt – no oil, no butter required!

Easter Egg Cake Balls

Scallops are great for a quick meal any night of the week and are a real treat. They can be quickly sautéed, then added to salads like this Scallop and Baby Green Citrus Mojo Salad, and this delicious Scallop and Grapefruit Salad, but once in a while when I want something more substantial, I love it with pasta. Here I tossed it with some pasta and peas, for a dinner that took less than 15 minutes to make.

Linguini with Sautéed Scallops and Peas

Last yaI took last year's plain coconut macaroons and drizzled them with a little chocolate to satisfy my craving. I reduced the sugar a little to compensate for the chocolate and drizzled some chocolate over them once they were done.ear I posted a recipe for plain coconut macaroons, but this year I was craving them drizzled with a little chocolate, so I reduced the sugar a little to compensate for the chocolate and drizzled some chocolate over them once they were done.

Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

Pretty little bundles of bacon wrapped French "green beans" known as Haricot verts which are longer and thinner than the typical American green beans. Of course, American green beans will work just fine here too.

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles