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Delicious and creamy chocolate cheesecake made lighter than traditional cheesecake with just FIVE ingredients, so easy! These are SO good you won't be able to have just one... but since they are mini, two are totally acceptable!

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Cheesecake Cups

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostada

Easy Braised Chicken Drumsticks in Tomatillo Sauce – An easy Mexican-inspired chicken dish made with just a few ingredients!

Easy Braised Chicken Drumsticks in Tomatillo Sauce (Instant Pot, Slow Cooker or Stove Top)

A quick Mexican-inspired chicken dish, made in the skillet with a smoky-spicy tomato-chipotle sauce topped with an avocado-sour cream sauce.

Skillet Chicken in Tomato-Chipotle Sauce with Avocado Crema

Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish mixed with greens and sometimes cabbage. This low-carb mash uses cauliflower in place of potatoes and added kale, which I have to say is really darn good!

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale (Low-Carb Colcannon)

One of the quickest and easiest ways to prepare shrimp is to roast them in the oven and simply drizzle with some olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon juice.

Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

These easy, mini baked omelets are perfect to make ahead for the week. These muffins are inspired by my recent vacation to Beaches in Ochos Rios Jamaica. Every morning I would get an omelet with fresh fruit. The chef at the omelet station had all his ingredients prepped and quickly whipped up hundreds of omelets each morning to order. I used some of my favorite omelet ingredients but you can switch it up and add whatever you like or have on hand.

Loaded Baked Omelet Muffins

These cheesy baked sweet potato skins are loaded with fat free black refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese. Just a few ingredients but they taste SO good!

Baked Sweet Potato Skins

Hot baked mozzarella sticks – I can't think of a more popular finger food for both kids and adults alike. My oldest daughter Karina LOVES them and these never disappoint! Made lighter with part-skim mozzarella then coated with crispy seasoned breadcrumbs and baked (not fried!) until hot and golden. Serve them with my quick marinara sauce and you have yourself an appetizer everyone will love!

Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Love the colors in these FRESH homemade Vietnamese style shrimp summer rolls! Accompanied with a peanut hoisin dipping sauce. They are simple to make at home and can be filled with any type of protein and veggies you like.

Shrimp Summer Rolls with Peanut Hoisin Dipping Sauce

If you like hot, melty Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, you'll love this dip! This is one dip you'll want to have at any party, perfect for the super bowl coming up.

Hot Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Dip

Merry Christmas

This easy, cheesy, Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip will be a hit at your next party, no one will know it's light!

Hot Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spiralized turnips, carrots and potatoes baked with turkey in a light cream sauce finished with grated Gruyere cheese – a dish worthy for your Holiday table.

Spiralized Turnip and Potato Au Gratin Casserole with Turkey

Eggs, spinach, artichokes and Feta cheese – a healthy breakfast casserole, perfect to feed a crowd or to make ahead for meal prep to heat up for the week.

Spinach, Feta, and Artichoke Breakfast Bake

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole filled with ground turkey and a little sausage adds lots of flavor, plus peas and sauce. Freezes well, great for potlucks and family friendly!

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole

DIY Gingerbread Tree Ornaments

Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!

Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata

Madison, my youngest daughter loves raw carrots. She gets them in her lunch box every single day, so when she saw these rainbow carrots in Trader Joe's, she couldn't believe carrots came in so many colors so I had to buy them for her to taste. The colors are just gorgeous, but you can also use orange carrots for this recipe.

Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Ginger

These sweet potatoes are sliced and roasted in the oven, then drizzled with balsamic and topped with parmesan and fresh herbs.

Parmesan Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze

Sweet Autumn pears compliment tart cranberries in this wonderful spread, perfect for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or anytime you want to add a little sweet-tartness to your meal.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Butter

Everything you love about pumpkin pie, made into a light and fluffy dip. Perfect for dipping apple wedges, graham crackers or gingersnaps.

Pumpkin Pie Dip

This quick Mexican brown rice is super healthy and easy to make.

Quick Mexican Brown Rice

A Thanksgiving dessert table is never complete without the pumpkin pie. To lighten this up, I use less sugar and a thinner crust, but you can't tell!

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin seeds are such a healthy, low-calorie snack, so if you're carving those jack-o-lanterns this week, rather then tossing them, roast them in the oven for a high-nutritive snack.

Smoky BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

A winter squash medley roasted with a savory, sweet, spicy and smokey seasoning – SO good and a huge hit with my husband!

Roasted Seasoned Winter Squash Medley

These sweet and spicy meatballs are made with ground turkey, cherry peppers and bacon (because who doesn't love bacon!) Topped with a BBQ glaze, they are perfect for weekend gatherings, football appetizers or anytime you want finger foods.

Sweet ‘n Spicy BBQ Turkey Meatballs with Bacon

These EASY Bacon Topped Petite Turkey Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce are so moist with the addition of grated zucchini to the meatloaf mix!

Bacon Topped Petite Turkey Meatloaf with BBQ Sauce

An EASY Fall dessert, this no-bake cheesecake is light and fluffy, made with pumpkin and spices. Quick and simple to make in under 10 minutes, if you use ready made crust.

Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cheesecake

Roasted carrots drizzled with a little oil and finished with Feta, a drizzle of truffle oil, fresh lemon and lemon zest. My FAVORITE way to eat carrots!

Roasted Heirloom Carrots with Feta, Truffle and Lemon Zest