Easy Slow Cooker Gingerbread

Easy Slow Cooker Gingerbread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 108) Every year, sometime during the fall or winter, I get a hankering for old-fashioned gingerbread. This year my craving arrived late last week, as I was still struggling with the sneezing and sniffling of a lingering cold. While I wanted my gingerbread, I didn’t feel like exerting […]

Slow Cooker Caramel Mocha Crunch Bars

Crock Pot Caramel Mocha Crunch Bars

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 83) I used my slow cooker to melt together the caramel mixture for these incredibly rich and delicious slow cooker caramel mocha crunch bars, which are essentially a sophisticated variation of everybody’s favorite Rice Krispie Treats. The slow cooker is now my go-to way to melt caramel. I’m […]

Chocolate Pound Cake for My First Clandestine Cake Club Meeting

Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Pound Cake

I’m not much of a joiner, but recently discovered a group I was anxious to become part of: The Clandestine Cake Club, where home bakers come together in hidden locations to meet each other and share their home baked cakes. Have you heard of it? I hadn’t until a couple months ago when I happened upon The […]

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in America Come from Tate’s Bake Shop

Tate's Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think Consumer Reports should hire me to help with their taste tests (at least when it comes to chocolate chip cookies)… Back in 2009, I wrote a post about how Consumer Reports testers gave “Very Good” ratings to two popular brands of packaged cookies — Health Valley’s Mini Chocolate Chip and Keebler Chips Deluxe […]

Banana Bran Chocolate Chip Bread

Bran Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana bran chocolate chip bread. A wholesome tasty banana bread filled with lots of good-for-you ingredients including bran, whole wheat flour, bananas, yogurt, chocolate chips and coconut. Banana bread is one of my favorite things so I’m always experimenting with different recipes and flavor combinations. This one is slightly adapted from a muffin recipe in 750 […]

Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Peanuts Recipe

Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Cookies with Salted Peanuts

As soon as I saw this recipe for  Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookies with salted peanuts from the Weight Watchers PointsPlus Best Darn Food Ever Cookbook (140 Comfort Classics), I knew I had to try them. I can’t imagine life without a warm-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie (or two) every now and again. Can you? The good news […]

Easy Weight Watchers Friendly Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Skinny Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Here’s a great quick and easy chocolate cake made Weight Watchers friendly with just 4 PointsPlus value. Moist and delicious, this easy chocolate chip snack cake begins with a 9-ounce box of chocolate cake mix (the kind designed to make 12 cupcakes) and bakes in an 8-inch square pan, perfect when you want a little […]

Skinny Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookie Bars

Plate of lighter chocolate coconut cake mix bar cookies

Don’t these skinny chocolate coconut cake mix bar cookies look yummy? They are incredibly easy and delicious with only 3 PointsPlus value too! When you’re craving a sweet chocolate treat, these easy chocolate cake mix bar cookies will do the trick. My brother, Peter, and I recently published our first eCookbook – Easy Cake Mix […]

Skinny Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars

Low Fat Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

These skinny banana coconut chocolate chip bars were born of necessity. I needed to use up a couple of overripe bananas. What do you do with overripe bananas? The first thing that usually pops into my head when considering ripe banana recipes is banana bread. (I’ve never claimed to be particularly creative.) Then I decided […]

15 Recipes for Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is it possible to occasionally indulge in healthy chocolate chip cookies that taste good? Yes, and I have gathered more than a dozen recipes for healthier chocolate chip cookies to prove it. Prefer cookie bars? Here’s a yummy recipe for Low-Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with only 3 WW PointsPlus that will make you […]