Baked Potato Skins

Ingredients 8 russet (baking) potatoes (about 1/2 lb. each), scrubbed, patted dry, and rubbed with olive oil olive oil for brushing potato skins sweet paprika for sprinkling potato skins fine sea salt or coarse salt for sprinkling potato skins sour cream as an accompaniment if desired Directions Prick potatoes a few times with fork and […]

Smoked Turkey Quesadillas

Ingredients 6 (7-inch) flour tortillas (made without lard) 6 ozs. low-fat Monterey Jack cheese, planed 6 ozs. smoked turkey slices (98% fat-free) 36 green grapes, halved lengthwise fresh cilantro sprigs 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice coarse salt Directions Place tortillas on work surface. Arrange cheese, turkey, grapes and cilantro over half […]

Barbecue Chicken Pizza

Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 hickory-flavored barbecue sauce 7 ozs. smoked Gouda cheese, coarsely shredded 1 large (16-inch) prepared pizza crust 3/4 red onion, thinly sliced 1 green onion, chopped Directions Position rack in center of oven. Place large baking sheet on rack and preheat oven to 450° […]

Spicy Chicken Wings

Ingredients Marinade: 1 onion, chopped 2/3 finely chopped scallion 2 garlic cloves 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 pickled jalape?o pepper, or to taste, minced (wear rubber gloves) 1 teaspoon black pepper 6 drops of Tabasco, or to […]

Nuked Nachos

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) can refried beans (Opt for mild rather than spicy for late-night fare) 1/2 reduced-fat or regular sour cream 3/4 bottled salsa 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish Directions A few big handfuls of yellow corn tortilla chips With large spoon […]

Easy Elegant Waffles For Two

Ingredients 4 frozen waffles 1 large can cling peach slices, undrained whipped topping cinnamon Directions Heat peach slices and their juice in microwave. Toast waffles. Spoon hot peach slices over toasted waffles, top with dollop of whipped topping and dash of cinnamon. For added elegance, top with fresh strawberry and mint leaf (or maraschino cherry). […]

Broccoli-Walnut Noodles

Ingredients 5 ozs. extra-wide curly “no yolk” noodles 1 lb. broccoli, steamed (florets and peeled stems, cut in 1/2-inch slices) 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 chopped California walnuts juice of 1/2 lemon juice of 1/4 orange grated zest of 1/2 lemon dash of ground pepper Directions Cook noodles al dente, about 5 minutes. Steam broccoli […]

Tomato Slices With Feta And Chopped Herbs

Ingredients Strong Vinaigrette: 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 heaping teaspoon green-peppercorn mustard 1/2 (scant) teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil Directions Whisk all ingredients together. Makes about 1/2 cup. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise and fish out the seeds. Place on a […]

Ole Omelet

Ingredients 2 eggs 3 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon chives, minced 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon dill weed 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 salsa sour cream and additional salsa, optional Directions In bowl, beat eggs, water, chives, hot pepper sauce, salt, pepper and dill until […]

Summer Squash Casserole

Ingredients 2 small yellow summer squash, sliced 1/4 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1 egg 1/4 mayonnaise* 2 teaspoons sugar pepper to taste 1/4 shredded Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons cornflakes, crushed 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted Directions In small saucepan, combine squash, onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce […]

Creamed Chicken Over Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup potato, peeled, cubed 1/2 carrot, diced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 2 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed 1/2 frozen peas, thawed 4 warm buttermilk biscuits Directions

Touch Of Honey Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 cold butter 1/3 milk 1 teaspoon honey Directions In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and honey just until moistened. Turn onto floured surface; […]

Cheese Soup

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1/4 each, onion and celery, chopped 4 1/2 teaspoons flour 3/4 milk 1 cup (4 ozs.) shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup soup stock, thawed dash pepper chopped parsley Directions Melt butter in 1 quart saucepan; add onion and celery and saute 5 minutes. Blend in flour. Remove from heat; gradually […]

Peanut Butter Soup

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons each, celery and onion, chopped 4 1/2 teaspoons flour dash salt 1/2 milk 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter 1 cup soup stock, thawed Directions Melt butter in 1 quart saucepan; add celery and onion and saute 5 minutes. Blend in flour and salt. Remove from heat; gradually add […]

Pickled Poached Salmon For Two

Ingredients 1 1/2 s water 1/4 dill pickle juice 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 2 salmon steaks (1 inch thick) Sauce: 1/4 mayonnaise 2 teaspoons dill or sweet pickle relish 1 teaspoon dill pickle juice 1 teaspoon Catalina salad dressing sweet red and green peppers, chopped, optional Directions In large skillet, combine water, […]

Creamed Chicken Over Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup potato, peeled, cubed 1/2 carrot, diced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 2 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed 1/2 frozen peas, thawed 4 warm buttermilk biscuits Directions Place potato and carrot in small saucepan. Cover with […]

Touch Of Honey Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 cold butter 1/3 milk 1 teaspoon honey Directions In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and honey just until moistened. Turn onto floured surface; […]

Cafe Au Lait Pudding

Ingredients 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 2 cups 2% lowfat milk (divided) 2 to 3 teaspoons instant coffee 1 (1.1 oz.) pkg. sugar-free vanilla instant pudding and pie filling* 2 egg whites whipped cream, if desired Directions Sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup milk. Add instant coffee. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is dissolved; set […]

Mocha Treat

Ingredients 2 pkgs. coconut macaroons, crushed 1/4 rum (add as desired or substitute strong coffee) 1 quart mocha ice cream 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee semisweet chocolate shavings Directions Add rum to macaroons until a thick, dry, pasty consistency is reached. Press macaroon mixture to sides of compote or individual sherbet dishes. […]

One Layer Mocha Cake

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee 3/4 milk 1/4 shortening 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg Directions In bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Dissolve coffee in milk. […]

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