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White Bean Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1 whole-wheat French baguette, cut into 12 thin slices along the bias 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 cup white onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup canned navy beans, rinsed and drained 2 tomatoes, cored and cubed 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Slice the […]

Celery with Apricot Blue Cheese Spread

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese 3 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain) 4 dried apricots 4 dried figs or dates 1/4 cup pecans 8 stalks celery Directions: Chop dried fruit and pecans. Mix blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt with a fork or hand mixer until smooth. Stir in chopped, dried fruit […]

Sweet and Juicy Raisin Tapenade

Ingredients: 1 cup California raisins 1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives (drained) 2 teaspoons walnuts 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 16 whole grain pita wedges or melba rounds Directions: Place tapenade ingredients in food processor. Run until raisins, olives, and walnuts are finely chopped. Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Serve with melba […]

Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 8-ounce tubs light or non-fat cream cheese 1 8.5-ounce can crushed pineapple (in natural juice), drained 1/4 cup chopped green pepper 2 tablespoons chopped onion 3/4 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt   Directions: Mix all ingredients except nuts. Divide into two balls. Chill 30 minutes for easier handling. Note: Spray hands with vegetable spray […]

Ham and Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 1½ cups ground 93% lean ham (about 1/2 pound) 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 cup dry curd cottage cheese 1 tablespoon margarine 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 2 green onions, chopped (include tops) 1 teaspoon “light” or “reduced-sodium” seasoning blend 1 loaf round rye bread […]

Mexican Bean Dip

Ingredients: 2 cups canned or cooked dried beans (suggested: black beans or pinto) 2 Tbsp. milk 1 tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion, finely diced, or onion powder   Hot sauce (optional) to taste Directions: Mash the beans with a fork. Mix the milk, spices, and beans together in a medium sized bowl. Add hot sauce if you like. Serve with […]

Cranberry Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 1  can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained and juice saved 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or apple juice 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 can (15-16 ounces) cranberry sauce, mashed 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional) Directions: Combine pineapple juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemon juice in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, then remove from heat. Add gelatin […]

Hummus

Ingredients: 2 cups garbanzo beans ((chickpeas) cooked) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon sesame tahini ((sesame paste) or substitute peanut butter for a sweet taste) 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Mash the garbanzo beans until smooth (if you have a blender, put the beans and lemon juice into it and blend). […]

Corn Dip

Submitted by Betty Glenn of Chester, WV Ingredients: 2 – 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese 1 stick soft butter 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 can shoepeg corn, drained jalepeno peppers Directions: Mix cream cheese and butter with mixer. Stir in peppers, cheese and corn. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Use jalepeno peppers from […]

Homemade Creamed Corn

Ingredients: 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Directions: In a skillet over medium heat, combine the corn, cream, salt, sugar, […]

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