Even if you are on a diet, life carries on. Holiday's happen! I figure the best time to diet is between Easter and the 4th of July. However, I lost my weight from September to December. Don't be fouled! I indulged! I took the entire week of Thanksgiving off. I mean Cheesecake Factory with no restraint! (Fish Taco's and Peanut Butter Cheesecake!) I also thoroughly enjoyed Christmas! I think what got me through was that I hadn't been depriving myself of sweets so when the holiday came I indulged but I didn't go crazy! (Don't get me wrong I have my days!) One day I ate an entire bag of miniature Kit Kat bars (it was a bag of about 30!) In the spirit of not being deprived and miserable, here are some of my favorite dessert recipes!
Delicious and so easy! I found that a slotted spoon was very helpful when coating the balls with chocolate!
Brownie Caramel Cheesecake (This is actually my picture from when I made it!)
This was amazing! I was very nervous but it turned out great! I could not find individually wrapped caramels so I used ice cream topping and it worked beautifully! One tip- Give it time to cool in the fridge before eating. It will make it taste more like cheesecake!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake
This recipe is awesome! You can use any kind of ice cream and any kind of cookie! Huge hit at parties!
Magic Peanut Butter Middles
O my goodness! Seriously the best cookie I have ever made! But I do have a weakness for peanut butter. So soft and flavorful! I little time consuming to make but so worth it! They also stay good forever. I had one batch for 2 weeks and they were just as soft on day 14 as they were fresh out of the oven!
The Perfect Sugar Cookie
I have searched far and wide for the perfect sugar cookie and this one comes closer than any other. I love making sugar cookies because you can make then into any shape you want but I have always thought they didn't taste as good as other cookies. The secret ingredient in this recipe is sour cream. This completely turned me off at first but it made the cookie so soft and yummy!
Divine! So simple and cheap as the recipe calls for 7 ingredients total (only 4 for the actual cookie!) most of which many of us would have in the cupboard! Caution- It is very hard to tell when these cookies are done cooking because they are brown! Better to take them out a little early and leave them on the hot pan for a few minutes than to burn them! Also this recipe can be made differently by using different cake mixes! I haven't tried but I'm dying to taste these made with confetti cake!