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Mini Bacon and Blue Burgers

1 pound ground beef 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese 3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped Leaf lettuce 8 mini rolls or buns 1 head roasted garlic (optional) 1/2 cup mayonnaise Freshly ground pepper to taste Divide ground beef into 16 equal pieces and shape into flat patties. Combine blue cheese and bacon; place 1 […]

Steamed Green Beans with Lemony Vinaigrette

Lemony Vinaigrette: 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons fat-free yogurt 1 tablespoon chives or green onion with green top, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon each, salt and black pepper 1/2 cup canola oil or safflower oil In a small bowl combine parsley, lemon juice, yogurt, and chives. Set bowl on […]

Sweet and Nutty Trail Mix

1 cup raw walnut halves 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raw pecans 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup raisins 1 cup dark chocolate chips Pour all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Toss together until well combined. Scoop 1/4-cup servings into sealed baggies.

Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

1/2 pound red potatoes, diced 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, diced 1/4 pound purple potatoes, diced 2/3 cup black olives, halved 1/3 cup green onions, chopped 1/3 cup celery, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper 2 […]

Broccoli Pie

1 prepared 9-inch pie shell, unbaked 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed 1 cup cottage cheese 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese 2 eggs, beaten 1 small (2.8 ounce) can french fried onion rings Optional ingredients: 1/2 cup red bell peppers, chopped and sauteed 1/2 pound chopped ham 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced 2 […]

Sweet and Crunchy Cream Cheese Spread

1 cup small-curd cottage cheese 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons honey 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup raisins In medium bowl, combine all ingredients using a spoon or electric mixer; mix well. Cover and chill 4 hours or overnight. Serve with toasted bagels, toast or muffins. Makes 2 1/2 cups.

Fruit and Yogurt Elbow Salad

1 (13.25 oz) box elbows 1 1/2 cups low-fat vanilla or Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 cups fruit (apples, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, grapes, kiwi, etc., cut into bite-size pieces) 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint (optional) 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted Cook pasta according to package ; drain. Rinse with […]

Asparagus Salad

1 bunch fresh asparagus, ends trimmed 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup Caesar salad dressing 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and chopped Zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 8 radishes, cut into matchsticks Prepare a grill to medium-high heat, or preheat an oven to 400. […]

Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip

1 container (16 ounces) low-fat plain yogurt 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, drained 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1/8 teaspoon salt Dash cayenne pepper 1 large clove garlic, minced 2 green onions, chopping white and green parts separately Combine red peppers and artichokes. Pat dry with a paper towel. Add […]

Cajun Crab Cakes

1 pound crab meat, well drained 1/4 minced onions 3 tablespoons thinly sliced scallions 2 egg whites 1 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon mustard 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup crushed oyster crackers 1/4 cup mayonnaise Jalapeno Tartar Sauce: 1 jalapeno pepper minced 1/2 cup plain yogurt 2 tablespoons minced onions […]


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