Quick and easy spring bake recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Jalapeno Maple Bacon Cornbread

Jalapeno Maple Bacon Cornbread

When the daytime temperature hits around 50 degrees and the evening plunges to 30 or lower, it is time to begin the annual maple syrup processing in…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
11 votes
4341 views
Creole Rice Pudding

Creole Rice Pudding

NEVER throw day-old rice away! Next time you have that extra-large Chinese take out and you have some of that white rice left over, you have the…

Amos Miller
Feb 2011
Professional
7 votes
2440 views
Festive Pasta Salad

Festive Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is colorful and zesty! Serve warm or at room temperature.

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
10 votes
22174 views
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Brownie Cupcakes

A decadent brownie cupcake with a Reese's Peanut Butter cup baked inside!

Margarita Reczek
Apr 2010
Intermediate
7 votes
15004 views
Hazelnut Cheese Bits

Hazelnut Cheese Bits

Wow! These yummy bite-size bursts of flavor make an exceptionally delicious appetizer! You will need to make more than you think, because this easy…

Sara Gray
Dec 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
8945 views
Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a "loaded" oatmeal cookie…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
5 votes
3656 views
Fabulous 3 Cherry Pie

Fabulous 3 Cherry Pie

Most folks don't have the luxury of owning a personal cherry orchard, so I modified this recipe using ingredients available at most stores.…

Amos Miller
May 2011
Professional
4 votes
1571 views
Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese

Everyone will thank you for this one make double if you have big eaters this has never failed me .... This is a very heavy, creamy filling side…

dp
Dec 2009
Professional
4 votes
7543 views
Apricot Walnut Squares (A Bar Cookie)

Apricot Walnut Squares (A Bar Cookie)

CRUNCHY, CHEWY and MOIST. That sums up this pleasing amber-color bar cookie. The bottom crust gets extra crunch…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2012
Professional
3 votes
1133 views
Delightful Pudding Cake

Delightful Pudding Cake

It is amazing how the ingredients in this recipe become heavenly pudding and moist cake

J. Gino Genovesi
Mar 2014
Professional
3 votes
10046 views
Asparagus bread pudding

Asparagus bread pudding

It’s spring, the asparagus is in, and it sometimes seems like there aren’t enough ways to eat it. This dish can stand alone as a vegetarian entrée…

Chris Patil
Apr 2008
Advanced
3 votes
5596 views
Mexican Cheese Dip

Mexican Cheese Dip

A quick, tasty, spicy dip to serve with corn chips or tortillas.

Micheline
Nov 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
2979 views
Italian Red Wine Cookies

Italian Red Wine Cookies

These are so quick and easy you can bake them anytime, and people will think you spent all day just baking for them !!

Evelyn Scott
Jan 2011
Advanced
3 votes
1516 views
Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans

A snack for the gods! Sprinkle atop your favorite greens, blue cheese topped or chicken salad. For holiday entertaining leave the pecans in halves…

Salad Foodie
Oct 2012
Professional
3 votes
2240 views
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Quick to make, these bar cookies are a sister version of drop cookies (the dough can actually be made into…

Salad Foodie
Apr 2013
Professional
3 votes
3575 views