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)”

Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter cookies studded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and baked with a special surprise hidden inside. Spoiler alert: the surprise is a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup. 

Yikes! I haven’t done this for a while (almost a month to be exact), and I’ve missed this blog. Words can’t even express just how busy the past month was for me. I even spent the past few days, the first few days of November, in what I fondly referred to as the “post-October coma”. True story.

Reese's Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies // bakingyum.com

When I started this blog I vowed to myself that I’d never have a long leave of absence like that, but life just happened and when it came down to it family and my other adult responsibilities took precedence, and on the back burner this blog went. So since I’ve been MIA for what feels like forever, here are some highlights from the past month: Continue reading “Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Egg Free}

I’ve been trying to develop some yummy pumpkin recipes for you over the past few weeks, and I’ve had this realization: I am not as much of a pumpkin fanatic as I used to be.

I mean pumpkin is good, but I am definitely way more of an apple/pear person during the fall than a pumpkin person. That being said, just you wait until you see the pumpkin chocolate poke cake I developed for Mandy’s Recipe Box (I start contributing to her site this month)! It’s absolutely divine. I love the combo of pumpkin and chocolate.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies // bakingyum.com

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are one of my all time favorite cookies, and I love the cakey kind (not the chewy kind). Continue reading “Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Egg Free}”

Roasted Veggie Burrito Bowls

I’m always on the hunt for a good meatless meal. No, I’m not a vegetarian (nor do I ever aspire to be one), but I do think that eating a couple meatless meals each week 1) helps us eat more veggies than we otherwise would and 2) helps us stay within our grocery budget.

Roasted Veggie Burrito Bowls // bakingyum.com

I threw this meatless meal together for the first time about six months ago. It was an idea that sprung from veggies we had that needed to be used up. To my surprise David loved it, and it’s been a favorite of his (and mine) ever since. Really, really.

Honestly I think I’m still a little bit in shock, and you would be too if you knew how much of a meat lover David is, and how little he likes sweet potatoes. Continue reading “Roasted Veggie Burrito Bowls”