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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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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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Trim and Healthy Cheesecake Recipe Celebration

cheesecake recipe celebration
Let’s Celebrate!  It’s National Cheesecake Day!

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day! Of course any day is a great day for a trim and healthy cheesecake but we thought it would be fun to share with you some of our favorite cheesecake recipes created by our THM blogging friends! You’ll find Instant Pot cheesecake recipes, no-bake style cheesecakes and desserts along with the traditional oven baked cheesecakes and desserts. We hope that a few of these will become your family’s favorites too!

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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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Calico Bean Salad

calico bean salad

Cheap, Colorful and Cheerful Calico Bean Salad – THM E

Calico Bean Salad is a great salad because it’s cheap, colorful, cheerful and very versatile. It makes a great side for grilled chicken or fish. Calico Bean Salad also makes a great dish to take to a picnic or family gathering.

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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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