Currently, I'm trying to modify recipes I already cook to make them more heart healthy and lower in fat. I'm also tired of eating the same things so I'm on the hunt for new ideas. One website that has super good recipes is Pioneer Woman. However, much like Paula Dean, she is a lover of butter so I'm going to attempt to modify some of her recipes also.
I would encourage you to modify some of your favorites instead of omitting them all together. The worst thing that can happen is it tastes bad and then you never make it again.
NOTE: This recommendation was from my doctor pertaining to my weight and current health. Please seek your doctor's recommendation if you need to drop some stubborn weight.