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Powerhouse Meatloaf

instant pot meatloaf with flax meal

Instant Pot Powerhouse Meatloaf – THM S

It’s Powerhouse Meatloaf because it has an added boost of Omega 3 by using ground flax meal. The flax meal replaces the need for a bread crumbs or other fillers. It’s a great recipe for the Instant Pot and can be made ahead and easily reheated.

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Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spiced Pepitas

pumpkin cheesecake with spiced pepitas

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spiced Pepitas

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake is another great recipe from my dessert adventures while working at Millard’s at the Summit.  What’s fall without pumpkins? This is by far the creamiest cheesecake I have made in my Instant Pot. The pumpkin flavor is spot on with just the right amount of spice and pairs perfectly with homemade whipped cream. The roasted sugar and spice pepitas are fun to make while adding a bit of crunch! Pepitas make a great S snack for a lunch box or use them as a salad topper for a bit of sweet and crunch.

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Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake in the Instant Pot!

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is another great recipe converted to fit THM and the Instant Pot from my dessert crew days at Millard’s at the Summit restaurant.  This is actually a fun and simple twist on the Simple Instant Pot Cheesecake. It’s just the right amount of pumpkin flavor without over powering the cheesecake.  The crust has a hint of gingerbread flavoring with some tasty Sugared Pepitas added to the crust.

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

sugar free pumpkin spice bunst cake

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake – Instant Pot

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake is moist and satisfying topped with a cream cheese icing drizzle.  Cooking this cake in the Instant Pot creates a moist dense cake that is husband approved.  Slices of this bundt cake freeze very well for lunch box treats or that quick S snack in mid afternoon with a Vanilla Rooibos Tea Trimmy found on page 433 of the  Trim Healthy Mama cookbook. You will find the recipe for the pepitas here: Sugared Pepitas. Be sure to make extra pepitas because they are a great snack!

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Roasted Sugar and Spice Pepitas

Sugar and Spice Pepitas

Roasted Sugar and Spice Pepitas

Another great recipe for Pepitas! Pumpkin seeds—also known as pepitas—are flat, dark green seeds. Some are encased in a yellow-white husk (often called the “shell”), although some varieties of pumpkins produce seeds without shells. Pumpkin seeds have a malleable, chewy texture and a subtly sweet, nutty flavor.

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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.  Serve Chicken Mozzarella with a side of steamed summer squashes, broccoli, Italian green beans or a leafy green salad.

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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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