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Peanut Butter Cheesecake

instant pot peanut butter cheesecake

Instant Pot Peanut Butter Cheesecake with a Kiss of Chocolate

This peanut butter cheesecake was a huge hit at our house because three of my husband’s favorite things are cheesecake, peanut butter and chocolate. This is another recipe from dessert creating days at Millard’s at the Summit restaurant.

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Chicken Mozzarella

Chicken Mozzarella

Quick, Easy Mozzarella Chicken – THM S

This is a great quick dish for your family. Richard is a pasta lover and this is one of his favorites meals. The chicken is moist and tender, and the penne pasta is perfectly married with the sauce.

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Stuffed Cue Ball Zucchini – Instant Pot

stuffed cue ball zucchini squash

Fun Veggie from the Farmer’s Market – Cue Ball Zucchini

I love visiting the local farmer’s markets and developing relationships with the growers is so rewarding to me.  These farmers and growers have taught me so much about vegetables and ingredients along my journey.  

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Blackberry Flaugnarde-THM S

blackberry flaugnarde fruit flan

Blackberry Flaugnarde is a Fruit Flan

When I worked at the restaurant, Millard’s at the Summit,  one of my joys was creating desserts for the owner. We both liked the same family style type desserts. This recipe is a an on plan version of our Dark Cherry Clafoutis (Custard Pie). Clafoutis is delicious but would be a crossover with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle. Flaugnarde (pronounced: [floɲaʁd]) is a baked French dessert with fruit arranged in a buttered dish and covered with a thick flan-like batter.

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Instant Pot Mocha Cheesecake

Mocha Cheesecake
Mocha Cheesecake

Instant Pot Mocha Cheesecake

We love chocolate and coffee at our house. This is another great recipe from my recipe box and cheesecake baking days from Millard’s at The Summit restaurant. Although my original recipe called for rum I wanted to bring this delicious cheesecake into a healthy version for Trim Healthy Mama followers.

Instead of dissolving the instant coffee into rum I used sour cream and it works beautifully. Well worth the few minutes that it takes for the two to meld together.

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Lemon Sticky Cake

lemon sticky cake with sliced strawberries
Lemon Sticky Cake

Lemon Sticky Cake – THM S

I remember those poke cakes that my grandmother used to make with a cake mix and brightly colored jello. They certainly were fun and colorful but not very healthy. This lemon sticky poke cake is low carb, gluten free, fun and easy to make. It can be cooked in the Instant Pot or traditionally baked the oven. It has a very unique texture and an incredible lemon flavor.

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Instant Pot Western Omelette Quiche – THM S

Instant Pot Western Omelette Quiche
Western Omelette Quiche

Instant Pot Western Omelette Quiche

I love making a crust-less quiche in the Instant Pot. I often use my Vitamix to blend the eggs and wet chop my veggies to save time.  This makes for a quick and satisfying breakfast that you can cook while packing lunches for your family. Once it goes into the pot you don’t have to worry about it over cooking or burning.  This recipe will serve 4.

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Simple Instant Pot Cheesecake – THM S

cheesecake
Simple Instant Pot Cheesecake

Simple Instant Pot Cheesecake

I’ve always had a love of baking but cheesecakes were one of my specialties.  Working as part of the wait staff at a local restaurant, Millard’s at the Summit, our chef and leader Rick Denny was always open for specials and menu ideas from his staff.  Rick allowed me to create and bake specialty cheesecakes for the restaurant. This work experience is how my love of creating unique desserts emerged.

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Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups – THM S

Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Pudding Cups

When I was a child my mother used to make us special pumpkin pie pudding cups. This is a tradition that I carried on with my family. She would do these while making the Thanksgiving pies.  For my brothers and I this was a big deal when we were growing up on the farm. I honestly think it was Mom’s way of making us something special that was healthier than cake or cookies.

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