Butterscotch Recipe: Butterscotch Bars

I love to find a good butterscotch recipe.  I’m usually all about the chocolate but once in a while? I’m all bout the ‘scotch. These butterscotch bars have a shortbread cookie base with a layer of caramel sauce and topped with butterscotch pudding cream. It’s a cross between a pudding and cheese cake filling. Finish with Skor Bits on the top to decorate.

Butterscotch Bars

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 box butterscotch pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • ½ to 1 cup Skor Toffee Bits

butterscotch bars pan

Directions

Preheat oven to 300ºF. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Add the butter and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until completely blended. Add the dough mixture to a 13×9 inch pan and press down to make the crust.

Bake for 35 minutes or until edges of the crust are golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat until fully blended. Then add in milk butterscotch pudding mix and beat until smooth.

Once the shortbread crust is cooled, evenly spread the caramel sauce over the crust.

Spread the pudding mixture over the caramel sauce and smooth out with a spoon. Sprinkle the Skor Toffee Bits on top of the pudding mixture.

Refrigerate for at least an hour or until set. Makes 24 to 36 bars depending on the portion size.

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Butterscotch Recipe: Butterscotch Bars
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • • 2 cups flour
  • • ⅓ cup sugar
  • • 1 cup butter, softened
  • • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • • 1 box butterscotch pudding mix (4 serving size)
  • • ¾ cup milk
  • • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • • ½ to 1 cup Skor Toffee Bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and sugar.
  3. Add the butter and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until completely blended.
  4. Add the dough mixture to a 13×9 inch pan and press down to make the crust.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until edges of the crust are golden brown.
  6. Remove from heat and let cool.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat until fully blended.
  8. Then add in milk butterscotch pudding mix and beat until smooth.
  9. Once the shortbread crust is cooled, evenly spread the caramel sauce over the crust.
  10. Spread the pudding mixture over the caramel sauce and smooth out with a spoon.
  11. Sprinkle the Skor Toffee Bits on top of the pudding mixture.
  12. Refrigerate for at least an hour or until set.
  13. Makes 24 to 36 bars depending on the portion size.

 

Pumpkin S’mores Bars Recipe

This post brought to you by Libby’s. All opinions are 100% mine.

Yes, I do realize it’s April.  I am sharing a pumpkin recipe in spring time.  Crazy, right?  Actually, not so crazy.  Pumpkin works all year round (and it freezes well, so you can totally stock up when it goes on sale in fall in whatever form you prefer and use it when you feel like it!)

Plus, without the wonderful that is pumpkin, how could I share this Pumpkin S’mores Bar Recipe with you?

Pumpkin S’mores Bars Recipe

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Ingredients

½ C. butter or margarine

1 can of Libby’s Pumpkin(15 oz.)

½ cup milk

1 tsp. Cinnamon

1 C. of Graham crackers (any brand), crushed (about 11 squares, see photo)

Approximately 12 graham cracker squares (you may need 1-2 more if using a larger baking dish)

2 C. mini marshmallows

8 oz. chocolate chips

9×9 or 8×8 baking dish (I lined mine with foil for easy clean up)

smores bars ingredients

 Directions:

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees

#1. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, ½ C. milk, cinnamon and 15 oz. of Libby’s pumpkin, heat on low.

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#2. In a large Ziploc type bag crush the graham crackers using a rolling pin. Add them to the pumpkin mixture in the saucepan.

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#3. While the pumpkin mixture is heating through lay your 12 graham cracker squares on the bottom of your baking dish. You may need to split a few squares in half to make them fit.

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#4. Remove the pumpkin mixture from the stove and spread ½ of the mixture on top of the graham cracker squares using a spatula. Sprinkle 1 C. of the mini marshmallows and ½ of your chocolate chips on top.

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#5. Repeat step #4 – you will end up with 2 layers.

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#6. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 5 minutes – keeping an eye on it. The marshmallows will turn a nice golden brown color. Remove from oven and let cool in the fridge to ‘set’. Wait about 1 hour before cutting.

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*Makes 16 squares. 1 square = 1 serving.

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Pumpkin is a superfood. Pumpkin adds extra fiber and Vitamin A to recipes. It’s packed with Beta Carotene. It can be used to replace the fat in some recipes and cut the amount of sodium per serving in others. When used as a replacement for butter, eggs or oil it can also reduce calories. It can be incorporated in breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and beverages – all that taste great.

We’ve all heard about superfoods for a while now.  Pumpkin has a lot of benefits that make it part of the superfood team- it’s a good source of fiber (we ALL need fiber) and a great source for Vitamin A.  You can use it to replace fat in some recipes, and you can also use it in sauces to lower sodium amounts.

Pumpkins are a pretty sneaky vegetable.  They can go sweet but they can also go savory.  You can feature the pumpkin flavor and create your recipes around pumpkin, or you can “tuck” it into other recipes to get the added benefits of pumpkin and not have the dish be all about the pumpkin.

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Pumpkin S'mores Bars Recipe
 
Pumpkin brings a new level of flavor to these s'mores bars!
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • ½ C. butter or margarine
  • 1 can of Libby's pumpkin (15 oz.)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 C. of Graham crackers (any brand), crushed (about 11 squares, see photo)
  • Approximately 12 graham cracker squares (you may need 1-2 more if using a larger baking dish)
  • 2 C. mini marshmallows
  • 8 oz. chocolate chips
  • 9x9 or 8x8 baking dish (I lined mine with foil for easy clean up)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, ½ C. milk, cinnamon and 15 oz. of Libby's pumpkin, heat on low.
  3. In a large Ziploc type bag crush the graham crackers using a rolling pin.
  4. Add them to the pumpkin mixture in the saucepan.
  5. #3. While the pumpkin mixture is heating through lay your 12 graham cracker squares on the bottom of your baking dish. You may need to split a few squares in half to make them fit.
  6. Remove the pumpkin mixture from the stove and spread ½ of the mixture on top of the graham cracker squares using a spatula.
  7. Sprinkle 1 C. of the mini marshmallows and ½ of your chocolate chips on top.
  8. Repeat step #4 – you will end up with 2 layers.
  9. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 5 minutes – keeping an eye on it. The marshmallows will turn a nice golden brown color.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool in the fridge to 'set'.
  11. Wait about 1 hour before cutting.
  12. *Makes 16 squares. 1 square = 1 serving.

Say Hello to Office 365 Personal

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Lemon Lime Pudding Bars Recipe

Jenni whipped up (there’s a pun there, let me know when you get it) these fun Lemon Lime Cooler Bars to keep with our theme of easy, fun dessert recipes this week. Since I came down with some icky virus I’ve been in bed for a few days unable to do anything and she came to the rescue.  Thanks, lady!! Plus, thanks for the yummy recipe, these look amazing!

Lemon Lime Pudding Bars

lemon lime pudding bars recipe

Ingredients:

1 box  NILLA Wafers cookies
1/2 Cup butter melted
1/4 Cup cornstarch
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 package of Lime Jello
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup water
1 cup egg substitue
1 box Lemon pudding mix
8 oz Cool Whip

Directions:

Spray 8×8 pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Preheat oven to 325.

Crush Nilla wafers in food processor.

Combine with melted butter and press into bottom of pan.

lemon lime pudding bars crust

Cook for 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Combine sugar and cornstarch in a bowl, then add lime Jello, lime juice, vanilla, water and egg substitute.

lemon lime pudding bars stir

Pour on top of cooked crust and bake another 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and let completely cool.

Combine Cool Whip and Lemon pudding mix.

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Spread on top of cooled bars.

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Cut into bars and enjoy!

Did you get the pun?

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Lemon lime pudding bars are a quick and easy dessert idea!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 box NILLA Wafers cookies
  • ½ Cup butter melted
  • ¼ Cup cornstarch
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • ½ package of Lime Jello
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup egg substitue
  • 1 box Lemon pudding mix
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
Instructions
  1. Spray 8x8 pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Preheat oven to 325.
  3. Crush Nilla wafers in food processor.
  4. Combine with melted butter and press into bottom of pan.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  6. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a bowl, then add lime Jello, lime juice, vanilla, water and egg substitute.
  7. Pour on top of cooked crust and bake another 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let completely cool.
  9. Combine Cool Whip and Lemon pudding mix.
  10. Spread on top of cooled bars.
  11. Cut into bars

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Dreaming of spring weather with flowers and color!

This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

Last week, my daughters and I stopped in at Dollar General to pick up some Lawn & Garden items.  Winter seemed to last forever here in Connecticut, and we needed some fun flowers and some color to give us a feel for spring.  As we shopped, we still had snow on the ground in shadier parts of the yard.  Snow.  In April.  Boo!

We found some really cute mini flags that are the right size for the lamp post area at the end of our walkway.  Score!  Little sister insisted on the one that said Garden, so here it is. She really loves birds, and with the little blue jay on this one, I knew she’d choose it.  I was right!dollar general flag and gnomes

I really let the girls have fun choosing some items from Dollar General for the yard. There were actually some great looking planters and a bird feeder I have my eye on that I’m going to head back over for.  Of course, today we have snow. This is why most of our gardening and planting doesn’t happen until May 15 or later. We LOVE being outside and it’s hard to wait but we got 2 inches of snow and ice overnight… not conducive to gardening in any way. why we don't garden in spring

 

After this snowy yuck is gone, we’ll be grabbing our half barrel planter and Flower Rocket to get a head start on the butterfly garden the kids and I have been wanting to add in the back yard. The kids were really excited about this and I am excited that we’ll have some vibrant color in the yard quickly.  I’m ready for the beauty of spring! dollar general butterfly garden

I haven’t looked at Dollar General before for Lawn and Garden products. I wasn’t really aware they had much. I’m anxious to go back, because we saw a few really pretty decorative items my mother in law would enjoy and some planters I want. We always seem to need a new hose sprayer or two through the summer… might as well buy them where we can spend smart!

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Luau Pina Colada Cake Recipe

Jenni and her oldest were kind enough to come up with this fun- and delicious- Luau Pina Colada Cake Recipe– for us.  You remember how easy the Boston Cream Pie Recipe was that my daughter and I made earlier in the week, right?  Well, this is just as easy.  Jenni’s son is a big foodie so he had lots of fun making this special cake for their nanny’s birthday.  You’ll probably see 2 of her other 3 boys in a pic or 2. They all love to help in the kitchen!

 

Luau Pina Colada Cake Recipe

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Ingredients:

1 angel food cake
4 angel food cake cupcakes
1 can cream of coconut
4 oz pineapple juice
1 can frozen pina colada mix
1 box JELL-O Coconut Cream Flavor Instant Pudding
8 oz Cool Whip thawed
7 oz BAKER’s Angel Flake Shredded coconut

Directions:

Arrange your luau cake by placing cake in the center of your serving dish.

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Cut the cupcakes in half and arrange around the cake like petals.

Use a skewer to poke holes throughout your cake.

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Combine 1/2 can coconut cream, 4 oz pineapple juice and 1/2 can thawed pina colada mix.

Pour mixture slowly over cake and let sit for 20 minutes.

easy pina colada cake

Cover the entire cake with Cool Whip, then press shredded coconut to the sides.

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Chill for 1 hour.

Jenni made this cake very much inspired by the  Classic ANGEL FLAKE Coconut Cake recipe by Kraft.  She did a few modifications and I think the result is a smashing success, don’t you?

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Luau Pina Colada Cake Recipe
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 angel food cake
  • 4 angel food cake cupcakes
  • 1 can cream of coconut
  • 4 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 can frozen pina colada mix
  • 8 oz Cool Whip thawed
  • 1 box JELL-O Coconut Cream Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 7 oz BAKER's Angel Flake Shredded coconut
Instructions
  1. Arrange your luau cake by placing cake in the center of your serving dish.
  2. Cut the cupcakes in half and arrange around the cake like petals.
  3. Use a skewer to poke holes throughout your cake.
  4. Combine ½ can coconut cream, Coconut Cream pudding mix, 4 oz pineapple juice and ½ can thawed pina colada mix.
  5. Pour mixture slowly over cake and let sit for 20 minutes.
  6. Cover the entire cake with Cool Whip, then press shredded coconut to the sides.
  7. Chill for 1 hour

 

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Teaching kids to give back #SiennaDiaries

I haven’t talked a ton about this on here, but I’m starting my fourth year as a Girl Scout Leader this year.  I’m also active in our church, and am in a shared teaching position in our Sunday School for 1st and 2nd grades.  One thing I have learned from the kids I am around in these activities is that they all want to do for others.  All of them.  I’ve yet to meet a kid who showed no interest in doing something for someone else.  Given an opportunity, the kids will run with an idea.

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My Scouts, Brownies this year, were all very into animals.  We’d voted around the holidays to give back to an organization to help families, but the girls had all expressed wanting to do something for animals.  We quickly realized this was going to be a way for the girls to not only be able to learn about giving back, but also to learn about the care and keeping of pets, a little more about Philanthropy, and help them to earn not one but 2 patches for their sashes in the process.

We discussed together as a group what we’d like to do, specifically, and the girls came to the agreement that they wanted to do a drive with boxes around our town to collect pet food, towels and blankets for the Humane Society.  We talked with them about what we needed to do, how to accomplish that, and the girls set to work making some posters to hang with the boxes we’d be putting up around our school and at the town library.

We left our donation boxes out for 3 weeks around town.  The result was that the entire back of the 2014 Toyota Sienna was FULL of wonderful, amazing donations…. more animals would have full bellies, and a comfortable place to rest their head, and 19 Brownie Girl Scouts (plus 3 4 year old Scout siblings) learned a whole lot about ways that kids can help give back.

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My heart was bursting with pride for my girls when we arrived to drop off the donations and the staff had to go get a second cart to wheel our donations inside!

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Teaching kids about giving back doesn’t have to be a somber, serious experience. I wish I had pictures of the posters the girls made…. fun, bright colors, sparkles…hand drawn pictures of animals… letting them have a little creative license helped them to feel like they had a BIG say in the whole process, and letting them choose who they’d give back to really empowered them as well.  Several, including my oldest, asked friends for food donations in lieu of presents at their birthday parties (seems to be a growing trend with this class, and it’s so sweet). They had a BLAST planning, organizing and collecting the items needed, and were all left feeling like they really were able to make a difference.

Find something that kids can relate to- at holiday time- perhaps a gift drive.  Mitten trees are pretty easy and someone always needs warm gear in cold months.  There are SO many things that kids can do for so many recipients- talk to the kids you are with, and ask them questions. I’m wagering you’ll be quite pleasantly surprised to see just how eager they are to give back.

How do you go about teaching kids to give back?

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Thanks to Toyota for the use of the fabulous 2014 Toyota Sienna.  The trunk has more cargo space than my 2004 Sienna and we were able to make the donation delivery in  much greater comfort.

 

Going green in the bathroom #Moms4JNJConsumer

Happy Earth Month, my friends. We try to make all months Earth Month, but especially in April, it’s good to raise awareness and see what’s going on in the world to protect this beautiful planet we live on.This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

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Ideas for going green in the bathroom:

Recycled toilet tissue and facial tissue

With or without recycled paper products, it’s nice to at least recycle the tissue boxes and toilet paper rolls.

Low flow showerheads and faucets

We’ve had a low flow showerhead for several years now.  I thought I’d hate it.  I  was crabby when my husband installed ours.  But then I realized, we still have pressure.  There’s just less extra water being wasted for a shower or bath.  That’s good for our planet, and good for water bills.

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Use less water when you flush.  There aren’t that many times a day when you need that extra water. Love your planet.  Bonus?  If you are on city water, you’ll save on your water bills!

Reuse product containers.

 If you can’t think of a way to re-purpose that shower gel container, recycle it! BUT…. My kids actually love using product containers to squirt water on the (back) wall of the shower area while they are in the tub.  Containers without the caps make it easy for them to rinse their hair, and it’s fun to fill them up over and over again. The containers that have a pump on them?  Tons of fun in the tub (or washing cars, Barbies, action figures).

Buy what you need!

This is one I’m working on. I used to buy things like Tylenol and Motrin in bulk- with a coupon, a great savings.  But we haven’t once come close to using it up anywhere near the expiration date.  That’s just a waste all around.  We stay stocked, but in smaller amounts.

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Keep a second bin for recyclables in your bathroom.  Even if it’s tucked under the sink.  It’s a lot easier to get others on board with recycling when there’s a visual reminder to do so.
Before you recycle medicine bottles and containers, please contact your town or city to find out where to safely dispose of unused medications. Those shouldn’t just go into the trash.

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You can do things to support Earth Month in so many ways.

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Donate A Photo. The free Donate A Photo (DAP) app allows consumers to make a difference by raising money and awareness for causes that they care about through one simple act – taking a photo. For every photo shared through Donate A Photo, Johnson & Johnson will donate one dollar to one of its non-profit partners, which each consumer can choose from a rotating list.

Earth Day. You can help support and protect a clean environment. It doesn’t have to be complicated or Visit this website to find recycling solutions near you: Earth911

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Super Simple Boston Cream Pie Recipe

Listen, my friends. My kids are on vacation this week.  ALL week.  All three are home, wanting to have things to do, and-well, just expect maybe a lot of recipes this week.  Easy, kid friendly ones.  Maybe crafts.  It’s for my sanity. I’ve not had them all home together in a long time!  Today’s recipe is a super simple Boston Cream Pie recipe.  Had to go with this, it’s REALLY easy and the perfect recipe for the kids to assist with.

But my favorite part? No baking. None. Zip.  It needs time to chill in the fridge.  At least an hour.  Don’t cheat.  Trust me. Give it the full hour+ and you’ll be glad you did. The cake, the filling and then the top. AND, my 8 year old did 99% of this herself!!  She was SO proud.

Kraft sent us a basket of ingredients to help inspire some fun recipes this week.  (Great timing, thank you Kraft!) and gave us a list of recipes we might like to try.  That’s where this Boston Cream Pie Recipe comes from – from Kraft.  Just wait till you see how easy it is!

Super Simple Boston Cream Pie Recipe

super simple boston cream pie

Ingredients:

1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups  cold milk
1-1/2 cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided 1/2 cup and 1 cup
1 pkg.  (10 oz.) prepared angel food cake, cut horizontally into 3 layers (see? No baking!)
2 oz.  BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped

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Directions:

BEAT pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in 1/2 cup COOL WHIP.

boston cream pie mixing

STACK cake layers on plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers.

boston cream pie filling

MICROWAVE chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Spoon over cake. Refrigerate 1 hour.

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Super Simple Boston Cream Pie Recipe
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided ½ cup and 1 cup
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) prepared angel food cake, cut horizontally into 3 layers (see? No baking!)
  • 2 oz. BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. BEAT pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in ½ cup COOL WHIP.
  2. STACK cake layers on plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers.
  3. MICROWAVE chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended.
  4. Spoon over cake.
  5. Refrigerate 1 hour.

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Parmesan Herb Spaghetti Squash Recipe

If you haven’t tried substituting spaghetti squash for spaghetti noodles in any of your favorite dishes yet this is a great simple recipe.  When you are trying to cut  back on calories one of the best ways to do it without feeling deprived is to make sure you incorporate lots of flavor into your dish. This is easily done with fresh or dry herbs, and small amounts of less healthy ingredients-like Parmesan cheese. This dish weighs in at about 2.5 Weight Watchers points. Be sure to check out our Tortellini Soup recipe that’s also Weight Watchers Friendly!

Parmesan- Herb Spaghetti Squash

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Ingredients:

1 large spaghetti squash

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. Basil

½ tsp. Oregano

½  tsp. Rosemary

1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Slice spaghetti squash in half- lengthwise.

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Remove all seeds from center.

spaghetti squash brush

Brush all exposed area with olive oil.

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Place halves cut side down on a baking sheet.

Bake for 45-55 minutes until squash is tender.

spaghetti squash fork

Remove from pan and use a fork to gently scrape out the spaghetti like strands.

spaghetti squash season

Toss with 1 Tbsp, Olive oil, Parmesan, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Garlic powder to coat thoroughly.

Serve immediately.

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Parmesan Herb Spaghetti Squash Recipe
 
Healthier, lighter version of spaghetti
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Ingredients
  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. Basil
  • ½ tsp. Oregano
  • ½ tsp. Rosemary
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Slice spaghetti squash in half- lengthwise.
  3. Remove all seeds from center.
  4. Brush all exposed area with olive oil.
  5. Place halves cut side down on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes until squash is tender.
  7. Remove from pan and use a fork to gently scrape out the spaghetti like strands.
  8. Toss with 1 Tbsp, Olive oil, Parmesan, Basil, Oregano, Rosemary, and Garlic powder to coat thoroughly.
  9. Serve immediately.