Chipotle Sour Cream

Ingredients 1/4 teaspoon pureed chipotles en adobo* 1/4 sour cream Directions To puree chipotles en adobo: pour content of can, including liquid, into bowl of food processor. Puree until smooth. Strain through fine sieve into bowl using rubber spatula to push puree through. Reserve any unused puree in refrigerator, for future use & it will […]

Southwest Mac And Jack

Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 onions, finely diced 1/2 bell peppers, finely diced (preferably a mixture of yellow, green and red) 1 jalepeno pepper, seeds removed, diced (optional) 3 3/4 s (1 quart) heavy cream, reduced to 3 1/2 cups* 2 s (1/2 lb.) Pepper Jack or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1 leftover roasted […]

Golden Delight Pancakes

Ingredients 1 cream style cottage cheese 6 eggs 1/2 flour, sifted 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 oil 1/4 milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions Put all ingredients into blender. Cover and blend at high speed 1 minute, stopping to stir down once. Bake on greased griddle, using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake. Makes 20 (4-inch) pancakes. […]

Applesauce Cake

Ingredients vegetable oil spray 1/2 acceptable margarine 1 sugar 2 egg whites 1 1/2 s applesauce 2 s all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 cup raisins Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray 9-inch square cake pan with vegetable oil spray. In […]

Bran Muffin Breakfast Trifle

Ingredients 3 s coarsely crumbled low-fat bran muffins (about 3 medium muffins) 4 s assorted fresh fruit chunks 2 s nonfat or low-fat vanilla or fruit-flavored yogurt Directions Place half the muffin crumbs in a 2 1/2-quart glass bowl or airtight container. Arrange 3 1/2 cups of fruit on top. Cover with remaining muffin crumbs. […]

Beef-Barley-Vegetable Soup

Ingredients Vegetable oil spray 3 pounds center-cut beef shank, all visible fat removed 2 quarts water 1 medium onion, peeled and quartered 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 s peeled and diced potatoes 1 thickly sliced celery 1 1/4 s peeled and thickly sliced carrots 3 tablespoons uncooked […]

Oven French Fries

Ingredients 4 large potatoes 2 tablespoons peanut or safflower oil Directions Scrub potatoes and cut into long strips, about 1/2-inch wide. Drop into ice water, cover and chill 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator. Remove strips from water and dry thoroughly. Place strips and oil in deep bowl and toss until all potatoes have a […]

Poached Salmon With Spinach

Ingredients 1 lb. salmon fillets 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 dry white wine or water 2 green onions, sliced 1 bay leaf 1/2 of 10 oz. pkg. frozen no-salt-added chopped spinach 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese freshly ground black pepper lemon slices (optional) Directions Cut salmon into 4 pieces, rinse, and […]

Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients 6 split chicken breasts, skinned, all visible fat removed 2 tablespoons acceptable vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper 4 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped 1/4 dry white table wine 1/4 teaspoon rosemary 1 bay leaf 1/4 teaspoon basil 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper […]

Pork Roast With Horseradish And Herbs

Ingredients 1 2 lb. lean boneless pork rib roast or loin roast, all visible fat removed 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Place pork roast in shallow baking pan. Rub horseradish over surface of meat. Set aside. […]

Turkey Reubens

Ingredients 1/4 nonfat Thousand Island salad dressing 8 slices dark rye or pumpernickel bread 8 ozs. thinly sliced low-fat, low-sodium cooked turkey or chicken 1/2 sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained 4 slices low-fat Swiss cheese (1 1/2 ounces) vegetable oil spray Directions Spread salad dressing on one side of each slice of bread. Top 4 […]

Heart Healthy Chocolate Creme Brulee

Ingredients 3 s fat-free half-and-half 1/2 unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted egg substitute equivalent to 6 eggs 2/3 sugar 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips Scant 1/2 cup sugar 1 fresh raspberries Directions Preheat oven to 325°. In medium microwave-safe bowl, whisk together half-and-half and cocoa (mixture will be lumpy). Cover with plastic wrap. […]

Second Place Winner German Apple Pancake

Ingredients 3 eggs 1/4 milk 1/4 flour 1 large apple 1 teaspoon cinnamon 4 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Peel apple, slice thin, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Beat eggs and milk. Measure flour in medium-size bowl, add egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Melt butter in large […]

Cherries And Cream Rice Pudding

Ingredients 5 s half-and-half cream (see note) 3/4 white granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 long grain white rice 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 dried cherries (see note) 1 heavy whipping cream, very cold 1/2 powdered sugar Directions In saucepan, bring half-and-half, white granulated sugar, and salt to boil. Add rice and stir until […]

Wild Rice With Cherries And Hazelnuts

Ingredients 1 wild rice 2 1/2 s water 1/4 teaspoon salt brown sugar or pure maple syrup 1/2 dried cherries 1/2 chopped hazelnuts, lightly toasted milk, soy milk, or cream Directions Place wild rice, water, and salt in medium-sized saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. When it reaches a boil, cover pot, and […]

Country Cornbread

Ingredients 1 1/2 s yellow cornmeal 1/2 all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 milk 1/2 plain nonfat yogurt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 creamed corn, canned or homemade Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Grease 8-inch square baking pan. […]

Cherry Cornbread Stuffing

Ingredients 2 recipes Country Cornbread, prepared 1 day ahead and left, loosely wrapped, at room temperature, about 12 cups 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1 tablespoon dried thyme salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 2 lbs. bulk pork sausage 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 s onions, chopped 6 ribs […]

Mini Chocolate Cherry Cheesecakes

Ingredients Bottom: 4 ozs. cream cheese, at room temperature 1 egg, at room temperature 8 tablespoons butter, melted, but at room temperature (1 stick) 1 (18.25 oz.) box chocolate devil’s food cake mix Filling: 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, room temperature 3 eggs, room temperature 1 1/2 s powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract […]

Blueberry Syrup

Ingredients 1/2 blueberry pie filling 1/4 maple or maple flavored syrup Directions Combine pie filling and syrup. Heat until bubbly. Makes 3/4 cup.

Deluxe Pecan Pancakes

Ingredients 1 biscuit mix 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 milk 1 egg 1 chopped pecans vegetable oil Directions Place all ingredients except pecans and oil in medium bowl. Using wooden spoon, quickly combine until ingredients are well moistened. Heat approximately 1 tablespoon oil in pancake griddle or frying pan until hot. Pour about […]

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