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Recipes I've Shared:

Roasted Tomato Pasta with capers

Oven Roasted Tomatoes with capers and garlic

Lemony Tuna Salad

Not your average tuna salad. This showcases the tuna with a nice light lemon flavor and nice saltiness from the capers. the crunch from the celery is refreshing. Enjoy on greens or in a pita or whatever your favorite carb choice is !

Grilled Potatoes

Potatoes on the Grill.

Mel's Fudgy Chewy Brownie Cookies

Chewy fudgy cookies that taste like brownies

Banana Buttermilk Pancakes

Here you make you own buttermilk with milk and some lemon juice and wait like 5 minutes for the lemon juice to work on the milk. Adding a banana sneaks in some fruit to make things even healthier.

Rob's French Toast

French Toast made with egg beaters .

Citrus Fruit Salad

Ruby Red Grapefruit and oranges are combined with Strawberries and blueberries.

Soft Pumpkin cookies

Pumpkin is transformed into soft cookies. You can drizzle with icing. Cookie is very dense.

Peach Melba Shake

Peaches & raspberries are blended with creamy vanilla yogurt & non fat milk for a delicious treat or cool breakfast. Yields 4 servings . 157 calories for one cup Serving , 2 Cup serving 314 Calories

Mel's Coconut Macaroons W/ Chocolate

Delicious Coconut made into a delicious cookie with chocolate dipped bottoms and some chocolate drizzled on top.

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli & rice

Cheesy cheddar broccoli Soup mixed with extra broccoli with chicken and Converted rice bakes up into be a nice hearty meal. Not for people with low tolerance for salt.

Yummy Banana Nut Pancakes

Dress up Ordinary pancakes with pureed banana and chopped pecans in the batter and then garnish with extra banana.You can put syrup on top but why would you?

Melody's cinnamon Apple

apple with a buttery like sauce with some cinnamon and sugar.

easy Shepeards pie

Take a simple beef and veggie soup and top with mashed potatoes and cheese. bake in the oven till nice and hot. makes one serving.

PB & J cheese cake bites

Peanut butter cheesecake with Jam swirled on top with a crispy bran flake crust.

Deceptively Delicious Burgers with Cauliflower & Zucchini & Carrots

Made with lean ground turkey with purees of cauliflower, zucchini & carrots.


Very Good (2 ratings)
Deceptively Delicious Mac & Cheese ( With some modifications)

This mac & cheese packs Cauliflower & Winter Squash purees to make a more healthy meal.Serves 6
original recipe does not have parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. If not using breadcrumbs and parm cheese deduct 25 calories from serving.

Spaghetti Pie (Deceptively Delicious)

Here is the Spaghetti Pie recipe from Deceptively delicious , I did add the spinach puree which the cookbook does not have in it.

PB & C Smoothie

Delicious Smoothie tastes similar to a Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich. Can make with fresh or frozen fruit. Here i choose dark red sour cherries.

Mel's Pretty Pasta Primavera

Pasta with crisp tender Veggies tossed with a little olive oil and seasoning and sprizted with some fresh lemon.

Mel's Raspberry Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta & mascarpone are blended to perfection with a fresh raspberry jam for added elegance.

Tasty Tuna Salad

tuna salad with lots of veggies and pasta !

Mel's Chewtastic Molasses Cookies

Chewy Homemade Molasses cookies. Big Cookies Sure to be a hit!


Very Good (2 ratings)
Chicken Cabrese pizza

easy chicken pizza with spinach, red peppers & olives

Southwest Chicken Salad

Southwest Seasoned Chicken served atop a salad!


Very Good (2 ratings)
Arroz con Gandules

Rice and pigeon peas with olives