Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

The perfect dessert for spring; tart lemon curd atop lemon cheesecake and a nilla wafer crust. These mini cheesecakes are sure to please any lemon lovers in your life!

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I’ve fallen completely head over heels for these amazing little lemon cheesecakes. They’d be a perfect dessert to indulge in this Easter, or any time this spring. The recipe mostly comes from My Baking Addiction, except that I used my favorite recipe for lemon curd and I used a homemade vanilla wafer crust instead of just a vanilla wafer cookie in the bottom of the cupcake liners. Continue reading “Mini Lemon Cheesecakes”

Maple Nut Banana Bread

A sweet, moist, and nutty loaf of banana bread, topped with a maple glaze and toasted pecans. This spin on a plain loaf of banana bread is absolutely delish! Even my banana-bread-hating-husband loves it.

Maple Nut Banana Bread // bakingyum.com

To make this loaf a little bit “healthier” I reduced the total amount of sugar in the batter (not including the glaze) from 1 1/3 cup in the original recipe to 2/3 cup total in this recipe. Believe it or not, it’s still plenty sweet. You won’t miss all that extra sugar! I also use whole wheat pastry flour, instead of white flour, for an extra nutritional boost. Continue reading “Maple Nut Banana Bread”

Top 10 of 2015 (Yours and Mine)

I know we are already ten days into 2016, but I just had to do a post of your top ten favorite recipes here at Yummy Treats + Healthy Eats in 2015! I have to say, you all have great taste in food. You clearly all love cookies just as much as I do. I divided each group of “top ten” into two sets of five; five yummy treats and five healthy eats.

When I chose my top ten (which are down at the bottom of the post), I chose my favorites that weren’t already in your top ten. I didn’t want there to be any overlap. So you’ll actually see 20 different recipes in this round-up. I hope you enjoy looking through them, and hopefully if you haven’t made them yet you will make them soon!

 TOP 10 of 2015- YOUR PICKS (You can click on the picture or the text link to get to each recipe post.)

YUMMY TREATS

FIVE Just One Dozen SnickerdoodlesJust One Dozen Snickerdoodles (a small batch recipe!) // bakingyum.com Continue reading “Top 10 of 2015 (Yours and Mine)”

Creamy Greek Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy chicken enchiladas, lightened up with a salsa verde and greek yogurt based sauce. These enchiladas are every bit as delicious as their full-fat counterpart (maybe even more so)!

I’m a major enchilada lover. When we go to mexican restaurants, I will order enchiladas nine times out of ten. In fact, we went to a little mexican joint in Salt Lake while we were in Utah for the holidays and I ordered mango mole enchiladas. They were SO good; pork carnitas rolled into corn tortillas, then smothered in a spicy sweet orange mole and topped with melted jack cheese. Let’s just say I was in heaven.

Creamy Greek Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas // bakingyum.comAaaaaaaand I am just now realizing that when we were in Utah for Thanksgiving one month before that my parents took us to a restaurant where I ordered yet another version of mole enchiladas, and just thinking about them is getting me to reconsider my dinner plans for tonight… Continue reading “Creamy Greek Yogurt Chicken Enchiladas”

Soft Ginger Lemon Cookies

A holiday cookie recipe inspired by Carr’s Ginger Lemon Creme sandwich cookies, the only difference is they are soft. These are SO easy to make, and they’re perfect for bringing to a cookie exchange!

Soft Ginger Lemon Cookies // bakingyum.com

Have I ever told you about my kitchen? We live in an approximately 1,000 sq. foot apartment. It’s just enough space for our small family, but the one room I’m not totally in love with is our kitchen.  Continue reading “Soft Ginger Lemon Cookies”

Green Bean Casserole (from scratch)

One of my favorite holiday side dishes, green bean casserole, with a simple made-from-scratch sauce instead of canned “cream of” soups. If you enjoy making things from scratch, this easy recipe is for you!
Green Bean Casserole (from scratch!) // bakingyum.comAre you excited for Thanksgiving? I am. Aside from my birthday, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It honestly always seems like Thanksgiving gets brushed over really quickly, and Christmas comes along too soon.

In fact, last Thursday we had an early Thanksgiving dinner with David’s dad who had to be in town on business. I made these cute M&M turkeys for the kids table, and when I went to the store to buy fall colored M&Ms they didn’t have them in stock anymore! They only had Christmas M&Ms. Continue reading “Green Bean Casserole (from scratch)”