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Delicious Italian turkey meatballs, all made in the slow cooker. No baking or frying required!

Crock Pot Italian Turkey Meatballs

With Christmas just around the corner, these adorable holiday vanilla snowman cupcakes are low fat, easy to make and they are a hit with the kids! 

Vanilla Snowman Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing

These addicting and filling gluten free chocolate peanut butter cookies, made with milk and oats, are perfect for the holidays and no baking is required!

Skinny No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

My favorite way to use up leftover turkey is to make a delicious pot of turkey soup. This is also a great way to clean out your refrigerator!

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties are so good, you'll want to make sure you have extras next time you make mashed potatoes!!

Leftover Parmesan Mashed Potato Patties

To roast a juicy, succulent turkey, without using any butter or oil, soak your turkey in a brine bath overnight, you will never want to cook a turkey another way.

How to Roast a Brined Turkey

Corn casserole, a cross between of a corn pudding and a corn bread is a wonderful addition to anyone's holiday table.

Make-Over Corn Casserole

Roasted Green Beans topped with Parmesan come out perfectly charred and tender – SO good, I can literally eat the whole batch and made with just four ingredients!

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

The scent of Garlic + Rosemary + Baked Bread is absolutely intoxicating to me. Seriously, my stomach starts to growl just thinking about it. I've always been more of a savory girl; I can bake a dozen cupcakes and not eat one, but place a batch of these biscuits in front of me... different story.

Easy Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

Pumpkin Hazelnut Flaugnarde (Clafoutis) – A warm rustic pumpkin custard sweetened with agave and baked with toasted hazelnuts.

Pumpkin Hazelnut Custard (Clafoutis)

Brown rice stuffing made with Italian chicken sausage, celery, mushrooms, and onions. Serve this as a Thanksgiving side dish or you can even enjoy this as a meal. It's so good and naturally gluten free!

Chicken Sausage Brown Rice Stuffing with Celery and Mushrooms

Skinny Apple Cobbler

Creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper and fresh chives. A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving turkey, roasted chicken, pork chops n' apple sauce or garlic lover's roast beef.

Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Ghost-shaped Halloween frozen banana pops made with just white chocolate and bananas. Fun, healthy treats to make with the kids!

Frozen Chocolate Banana Ghost Pops

These are healthy Chocolate Mummy cupcakes with vanilla frosting, wouldn't these be so cute to bring to a Halloween party!

Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes

Sweet potatoes, golden raisins, crushed pineapple and spices are topped with pecans and mini marshmallows, then baked until golden.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Pumpkin Ice Cream – All the flavors you love about pumpkin pie, only frozen! This sherbet is creamy and perfectly spiced, made with milk, pumpkin puree, and spices.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Roasted acorn squash with sauteed leeks topped with pepitas and chopped chives. Leeks are reminiscent of shallots but sweeter and more subtle, a perfect compliment to winter squash. If you like Potato Leek Soup, I think you will love this soup.

Roasted Acorn Squash and Leek Soup with Pepitas

Cute little Halloween meringue ghosts made of sugar and egg whites, with mini chocolate chips for the eyes. Sweet, delicate and melt in your mouth, the flavors are reminiscent of a marshmallow.

Meringue Ghosts

Roasted pumpkin seeds are fun and simple to make with your kids, especially after you just finished carving it; they also make for a healthy snack!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The sweet-salty combination of the roasted butternut squash, dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese along with the slight crunch of the pumpkin seeds topped with a honey dijon vinaigrette will have you savoring every bite of this spinach salad!

Spinach and Butternut Squash Salad with Gorgonzola

If you like thin crust pizza, you'll love these super easy Lavash flatbread pizzas! Kids love them and they take only minutes to prepare.

Lavash Flatbread Pizzas

Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese, mozzarella and spinach topped with a turkey meat sauce. Here's a great way to sneak spinach on your kids' plate!

Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce

These cheesecake cups are made light with Greek yogurt and swirled with pumpkin butter on top. Vanilla wafers on the bottom of these cheesecake cups create a simple, no-fuss crust. When the cheesecake cups bake, the cookies soften and all the flavors work together.

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes

Skinny pumpkin cupcakes, perfect for Halloween parties, Thanksgiving or anytime you want a low fat pumpkin treat.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Shrimp Parmigiana Hero

Autumn Apple and Grape Medley

I typically gravitate to warm fruit desserts, berry custards, or bread puddings, so naturally a Flaugnarde of mixed berried (Clafoutis) has my name all over it. The perfect ending to any meal.

Flaugnarde of Mixed Berries (Clafoutis)

Sofrito Chicken Stew, skinless chicken drumsticks, slowly stewed in light beer, scallions, tomatoes, cilantro, peppers, garlic and spices.

Sofrito Chicken Stew

What can be cuter than mini turkey meatloaf cupcakes topped with skinny mashed potato "frosting". A family friendly meal everyone will love (and no one will guess there are vegetables hiding in the meatloaf)!

Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting