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Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

Ingredients: 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened 1-1/2 cups milk 1/3 cup sugar, divided 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla 7 graham crackers, divided 2 cups frozen whole strawberries, slightly thawed Directions: Blend cream cheese, milk, 3 Tbsp. sugar, vanilla and 6 crackers in blender until smooth. Pour all but about 1/2 cup of the […]

Fruit Smoothie II

Ingredients: 3 cups strawberries, frozen (or other frozen fruit) 2 cups milk, low-fat 1 banana, large 1 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla) Directions: Defrost the frozen fruit just enough so that it will blend easily.
 Pour the milk into the blender.
 Add the pieces of frozen fruit to the milk in the blender.
 Add the […]

Strawberry-Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 cup thawed Whipped Topping 1 container (6 oz.) strawberry nonfat yogurt 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 medium banana, sliced 1 cup crushed ice Directions: Blend all ingredients in blender on high speed until smooth. Serve immediately.

Blue Cheese Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 ea eggs, hard-boiled, peeled 8 fl oz cottage cheese, low-fat, 2.5 oz blue cheese, reduced-fat, crumbled 1 tsp black pepper, ground ½ tsp paprika 1 tbsp buffalo sauce 2 tbsp bacon, cooked, crumbled, chopped 2 tbsp chives, minced   Directions:   Cut each egg in half, remove yolks. In a food processor combine […]

Mini Meatball Appetizers with Apricot Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: 1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean) 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs 2 egg whites or 1 egg, beaten 2 tablespoons water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Ingredients For Sauce: 3/4 cup apricot preserves 3/4 cup barbecue sauce 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard Directions: Heat oven to 400°F. Combine Ground Beef, bread crumbs, egg […]

Best Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomato Crowns

Ingredients: 4 medium sized fresh tomatoes
 1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
 2 cups chicken, cooked, shredded and chilled
 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
 1/2 cup celery, small diced
 1/2 cup carrots, small diced
 1 lemon, juiced
 1 small onion, small diced
 Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Rinse tomatoes under […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

Submitted by Debra Flinner of Canton, Oh Ingredients: 4 firm green tomatoes 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper 1/3 cup butter Directions: Wash tomatoes, pat dry. Remove stem and core. Slice tomatoes 3/4″ thick. Mix flour, salt and pepper. Dip tomato slices in flour mixture. Heat butter in a 10″ skillet […]

Baked Garlic Zucchini Squash

Ingredients: 2 medium Zucchini squash 1/2 cup Sour cream, low-fat 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated 1/4 cup Bread crumbs, dried Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash the squash, and drain in a colander. Place each squash on the cutting board. Cut off the ends, […]

Whole Wheat Garlic Bread Sticks

Ingredients: 6 slices bread (100% whole wheat) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 Italian seasoning (as needed, to sprinkle on) Directions: Spread each slice of bread with one teaspoon oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Stack bread and cut each slice into 3 equal parts. Bake at 300 degrees for […]

Easy Classic Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled 1/3 cup shredded taco-seasoned cheese OR Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 3 Tbsp. minced green onions Directions: Cut eggs lengthwise in half. Remove yolks to small bowl. Reserve whites. Mash yolks with fork. Add cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and green onions; mix well. Spoon 1 heaping […]

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