Gone with the Wind Dessert

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Gone with the Wind Dessert on Plate and in Pan

With layers of cream cheese, chocolate and vanilla pudding, and whipped cream, all on a buttery walnut crust, this dessert is sure to be Gone with the Wind!

Today, I’m so excited to share one of our family’s favorite desserts: Gone with the Wind! The reason it’s called that is because when you eat it, it goes so fast, it’s “Gone with the Wind”!

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Low-Carb Taco Casserole

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Low-Carb Taco Casserole with Fork

This Low-Carb Taco Casserole is one of my favorite low-carb dishes. It’s slightly spicy and full of flavor. Plus, easy to prepare and great for meal prep.

Whenever I am eating low-carb, I find it easier to transition my diet with Mexican dishes. You can easily remove a lot of the higher carb components, and using spices packs a lot of flavor so you don’t feel like you are missing out. This Low-Carb Taco Casserole is one of our favorite low-carb dishes. It’s easy to make, and it’s great for meal prep.

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Baked Strawberry Donuts (with Strawberry Glaze)

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Single Strawberry Donut on Baking Rack

Soft Baked Strawberry Donuts with fresh strawberries dipped in a cream cheese strawberry glaze. An easy, healthier breakfast or dessert ready in 20 min.

When it comes to food, my husband is happy to eat his favorites over and over. He especially loves going out to eat. So, when he asks me to make him something, it’s a big deal. One of the things he asks me to make are these baked strawberry donuts.

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Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake (Small Batch)

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Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake

This small batch, Cheesecake Factory copycat Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake has all your favorite flavors including a cream cheese frosting and white chocolate. It’s the perfect indulgence for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year.

When I was thinking about recipes to share on the blog, I could not get the idea of a red velvet cake cheesecake out of my head. The idea is inspired by the Cheesecake Factory’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Unlike the Cheesecake Factory version, I decided to make a small batch Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake. Mostly, so I don’t overindulge on it. Because, let’s be honest, it is a decadent dessert!

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Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons

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Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons Appetizer

Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons are a seafood appetizer containing all your favorite shrimp dip flavors in a portable, crispy wrapper. Perfect finger-food!

Who ever said seafood and cheese do not go together?! Seriously, I’ve had several types of seafood with cheese, and I haven’t been disappointed yet. These Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons are no exception!

These Triple Cheese Shrimp Dip Wontons contain shrimp, cream cheese, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, mayonnaise, green onion, and seasonings. I love the contrast between the crispy shell and the creamy mixture. It’s a great seafood appetizer for any party. Plus, they are handheld.

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from Scratch

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread Before Frosting

Ooey gooey, soft and buttery, cinnamon sweet Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from scratch is a great make ahead breakfast for the weekends or special holidays!

Why is cinnamon sugar so delicious? When it comes to some of my favorite breakfasts, many have that yummy flavor combo. One of my favorites is this Slow Cooker Monkey Bread made from scratch.

To make it, roll light and fluffy pieces of dough in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Then, the layer the pieces in a slow cooker and bake. After it’s cooked, top it with homemade cream cheese frosting! Yum!

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball

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Bacon Cheddar Ranch Cheese Ball with Crackers

Who doesn’t love a cream cheese ball loaded with bacon, cheddar, ranch seasoning, and green onion? Serve with crackers for a perfect holiday appetizer!

Growing up, our family would eat holiday dinners around 3 p.m. To hold us over until dinnertime, we would put out appetizers to snack on. My mom’s favorite appetizer was always a green onion cheese ball from our local grocery store.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Individual Serving

This no-bake, Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse is a light, fluffy, creamy, and decadent dessert full of festive fall flavors and real pumpkin!

Maybe, it’s just me. But, sometimes, I get SO excited to share a recipe with you! Especially one that tastes like pumpkin cheesecake but that is much friendlier on the waistline. It’s my recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings Gooey Interior

Stuff and bake crescent rolls with pumpkin, spices, sugar, butter, and cream cheese for the easiest and most delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings!

When I first heard of making dumplings with prepared crescent dough, it sounded disgusting. Soggy and flavorless dumplings? No, thank you! Thankfully, that’s not how these turn out at all.

Instead, something magical happens in the oven. As the crescent rolls bake, the outsides caramelize to create a crispy exterior. In addition, the delicious filling becomes creamy and gooey. It’s the perfect contrast!

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Dinner in a Pumpkin (Pumpkin Casserole)

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Dinner In a Pumpkin Baked (Pumpkin Casserole)

Dinner in a Pumpkin is a casserole cooked right inside a pumpkin! As you serve it, scrape out the tender pumpkin to eat along with the delicious filling!

I get SO excited for Halloween! One of the things I always look forward to is Dinner in a Pumpkin, or pumpkin casserole. Since this dish is seasonal, it’s always really special when I get to eat it. So, I make it as often as I can while pumpkins are still available.

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