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Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

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Happy Canada weekend fellow Canucks!

To celebrate I am posting a delicious, low cal, red and white desert, the Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberry.

SO cute

I found the recipe from Nutmeg Nanny and I knew I had to make them for my parents Canada day celebrations out at their cabin. It’s like all the cheese cake flavor you want but without all the guilt. But other than the general concept, my cheesecake stuffed strawberries took a very different turn from Nutmeg Nannys.

See, I like no bake cheesecakes, so instead of using Nanny’s recipe, here’s my own I used:

  • 4 oz fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 tub (40z) Light Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Graham crumbs (approx. 1/4 teaspoon a strawberry)

So super simple, blend all ingredients except crumbs into a creamy mixture, stuff into strawberries (I used a cake decorating bag and tip), sprinkle graham crumbs on top, eat.

Taa-Daa!

Approximate calorie count per strawberry: 25 calories! Just the best 🙂

I just finished a 5 1/2 (ish) hour crochet throw so I’m off to get more yarn to make more!! I’ll show you pics and the pattern next post. Happy Canada Day long weekend!!!

~Crafty Nerd

Low Calorie Lemon Squares

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Second post in a week… WHA-WHAT?! I’m like a real blogger….. kinda

Anywho, today my fiance was stuck working a long shift and then an inventory at a certain video game store that shall remain nameless. So to treat him I thought I’d bake something delicious and healthy (well almost). So I went hunting around and found this great low-calorie lemon squares recipe from Cooking Done Light.

Lemony Goodness

It’s a simple recipe that went like clockwork! Mine probably could have cooked for a bit longer, but oh well 🙂 still so yummy. And at 66 calories a piece it’s a great substitution to fill a pie craving!

Hope you check out the recipe and baking it and enjoy it! I’m off to watch a chick flick and crochet a blanket from my moms birthday that most certainly won’t be done in time. Pics to come later.

~Crafty Nerd

Brownie Covered Oreos!

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So this week while Stumbling at work (shhhh, don’t tell my boss) I came across a mouth-watering recipe that just had to be baked! Diet be damned!

The original recipe can be found on Picky Palate and will seriously melt your face off if you are into chocolatey deliciousness.

OM NOM!

I didn’t get a pic of the Oreo insides but there’s a nice one on Picky Palate. I used low fat Oreos, but some people use mint or golden, all sounds awesome!

One thing many people mentioned online was that their Brownie Oreos were coming shaped like a cake. For mine I used very little brownie mix (just enough to cover the cookies), and as soon as they came out of the oven, I went around the sides with a plastic knife. This helped unstick the brownie from the side but also had the nice side effect of rounding the brownies edge, giving it a nicer cookie shape. And if you don’t rush and have actual spray oil for the pan (unlike me) you will get nice clean sides (again…unlike me.)

Anywho, this recipe was simple, fast, and looks super impressive. One box of brownie batter did the whole box of Oreos so I ended up with 28 cookies at approximately 110 calories a cookie.

My DnD group will love these tomorrow!

Enjoy!

~Crafty Nerd