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“I’m sharing my favorite tips, tricks, recipes & entertaining  ideas so you can enjoy cooking & (gasp!) feel like a guest at your own party instead of stressing out!   As a Professional Chef & Recipe Developer I’ve tested and published thousands of recipes for clients like Weight Watchers,  Bed, Bath and Beyond, Fit Pregnancy, Saveur Magazine, Real Simple and more.  I love to share what I know and hope to help you feel as excited about food, cooking, and entertaining as I am…while also giving  you a hefty dose of kitchen confidence.”
xo Julie

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  • My Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes recipe for weightwatchers is a fantastichellip
    4 days ago by cookingwjulie My Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes recipe for  @weightwatchers  is a fantastic, easy! sneaky-light, make-ahead dessert to bring for Thanksgiving next week! Tag a friend who would like! - Get the recipe below & follow me  @cookingwjulie  for more great recipe ideas! - ❤️ Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes ❤️ - What you need: 16 chocolate wafer thins (yellow Nabisco box), crushed fine - 1 tsp melted butter - pinch salt - 8 oz light cream cheese, at room temperature - 1 cup plain canned pumpkin - 1/3 cup dark brown sugar - 2 eggs - 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, additional for…
  • Exciting News!! 20 of my fav recipes  like thishellip
    6 days ago by cookingwjulie Exciting News!! 20 of my fav recipes ❤️ like this super-healthy Oven Roasted Rustic Ratatouille will soon be available on a brand new, no-subscription-needed, meal delivery service!!! Tag a friend who would like & follow me so I can lyk when it launches! ps: roasting your veggies at 450 on parchment is one of my top tips for extra deliciousness in many dishes!
  • Caught having fun on the job yet again!!!  Havinghellip
    5 days ago by cookingwjulie Caught having fun on the job yet again!!! ❤️ Having a blast working on a  @weightwatchers  Caribbean Cruise the past 10 days! Check out my  #instagramstories  for an inside peek I’ve been helping the talented  @msccruisesofficial  chefs prepare 50+ of my recipes & doing happy-heathy cooking demos for the 800 members on board  #lovemyjob ❤️  #cookingwjulie 
  • FIRST for Women firstmag magazine featured two of my costsavinghellip
    3 days ago by cookingwjulie FIRST for Women  @firstmag  magazine featured two of my cost-saving entertaining tips for the holidays! If you haven’t already read the latest issue, check out my advice here on these two images, which include serving brunch as an alternative to dinner and how to hire help without breaking the bank.
  • Need a delicious easy appetizer for the holidays? A guaranteedhellip
    5 days ago by cookingwjulie Need a delicious, easy appetizer for the holidays? A guaranteed crowd pleaser - my highly addictive Sweet & Spicy Glazed Nuts with Cranberries & Rosemary make a great cocktail nibble. Check out my recipe below Ingredients: 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 16 ounces whole shelled unsalted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, or a mix of your favorites) 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons water 2 cups dried cranberries 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary Instructions: Line a standard sized cookie sheet with parchment paper or buttered…

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