Creamy Tomato Orzo Soup made with Greek Yogurt

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Soup season is officially here again! I love to eat soup all year round, but I definitely take a break from making it in the warmer months. Who wants to stand over a hot stove for an hour when it is 80 degrees outside? But now that fall is here and the temperatures are dropping, it is time to get back on the soup making bandwagon!    Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy Friday! To celebrate the weekend, how about some pancakes? But not just any ordinary pancakes (although there’s nothing wrong with plain ol’ buttermilk pancakes or whole wheat pancakes) – sweet potato pecan pancakes! I was thinking about making pumpkin pancakes, but I have been on pumpkin overload lately. So I figured why not try out the “other orange puree” – mashed sweet potato! Is that a thing people say, the other orange puree? Probably not, but they really should. Continue reading

Brown Butter Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Icing

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It’s official: I am doughnut obsessed. Ever since I bought my doughnut pan and made these beauties, I am hooked.  I can’t stop looking up doughnut recipes.  There are so many amazing ones out there! But I am pretty sure this one from Joy the Baker might be the most amazing.  A brown butter doughnut with chocolate glaze. And sprinkles. OMG yes please!  Continue reading

Skinny Chocolate Cake made with Greek Yogurt

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It is no secret that I love baking with yogurt (see here, here, and here).  Yogurt can replace most or all of the fat in a lot of recipes while still giving you moist and tender baked goods. It allows me to make “skinny” recipes that taste (almost) as good as the real thing!  The nice people at Chobani sent me a bunch of yogurt to try out in recipes (thank you!), so of course the first thing I made had chocolate in it! Skinny Chocolate Cake to be exact.  The original recipe calls them fudgy brownies – I think the texture is more like a cake, but call them whatever you want – this chocolate creation is delicious! And it was so quick and easy to make. There is absolutely no oil or butter – ½ cup of Chobani and one egg does the job instead.  The cake is so moist and fudgy . It is perfect on its own, sprinkled with powdered sugar, or served warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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Whole Wheat Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

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I am a huge fan of pancakes.  Growing up, my dad made us pancakes almost every weekend.  I loved helping him make the pancakes – I used to sneak bites of the batter plain, which in retrospect is disgusting.  Cookie dough – yes; pancake batter – no.  TheBetterHalf is amazed that I didn’t get salmonella poisoning as a child due to my love for uncooked doughs and batters.  I tell him it is because I have a strong immune system, but really it is because my mom buys pasteurized eggs.

I came up with this recipe in an attempt to make pancakes a little bit healthier, using Greek yogurt and whole wheat flour. I can’t say these are as good as buttermilk pancakes, but they are pretty tasty! Super light and fluffy . They are very wheaty tasting – you could use half all-purpose flour if you want less of a strong wheat flavor.  If you prefer your pancakes a bit thinner, just add some more milk!   Continue reading