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 […]

Lemon Crisp

Ingredients 1 (3 oz.) box lemon pudding/pie filling mix 1/3 butter 1 sifted flour 1/2 flaked coconut 3/4 saltines, finely crushed 3/4 brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons water 1 1/2 tablespoons water Directions Prepare pudding mix. cream butter and sugar. Stir in flour, soda, salt, coconut and crackers. Add 3 […]

Simple Pasta For Two

Ingredients 1/2 lb. linguini, cooked, drained 6 Roma Tomatoes – Cut into large dice 6 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/3 fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste) 1/2 teaspoon salt Few turns of fresh ground pepper Directions Heat oil in medium-high skillet, add pepper flakes, garlic, salt and […]

Chocolate Nutty Squares

Ingredients 2 s chopped hazelnuts or nuts of your choice 1/4 sugar 4 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 milk chocolate chips Directions Preheat oven to 350°. In blender or food processor, blend 1 1/2 cups nuts with sugar until […]

Valentine Scones

Ingredients 1 1/2 s all-purpose flour 2/3 granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder if using Dutch process cocoa powder, or a scant 1 teaspoon baking soda if using unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and kept hot 1/4 plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, Dutch process 1 egg, cold 1/4 […]

Southwestern Egg Bake

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) can mild green chilies, drained and stemmed 1 lb. Monterey jack cheese, coarsely grated 12 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 s sour cream Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper Salsa, additional sour cream, and guacamole for serving, optional Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Cut chilies in half lengthwise and remove […]

Mock Champagne

Ingredients 2 liters ginger ale; chilled 3 s pineapple juice; chilled 1 (32 oz.) container white grape juice; chilled Directions Combine all ingredients in punch bowl just before serving. When you want to break out the bubbly, but don’t want the bubbles going to your head, mix up a batch of alcohol-free Champagne.

Be Mine Breakfast

Ingredients 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 chopped walnuts 1 (16 oz.) loaf French bread 4 eggs 1 whipping cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 (12 oz.) jar apricot preserves 1/2 fresh orange juice Directions Beat together cream cheese and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until […]

Strawberry Angel Fluff

Ingredients 1 angel food cake 1 (12 oz.) pkg. frozen whipped topping 1 (6 oz.) pkg. strawberry gelatin 1 pkg. frozen strawberries Directions Tear cake into walnut-size pieces and scatter over bottom of 10″x13″ sheet cake pan. Dissolve gelatin in 2 cups boiling water and then 2 cups cold water. Allow to jell a little. […]


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