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Zucchini Linguine (Under 300 Calories)

Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

I know we share a variety of recipes on our blog, while this is healthy and lo-cal it’s also delicious. Try it and see for yourself… Zucchini Linguine Prep - 15 m    Cook - 15 m    Ready In - 30 m Ingredients:  zuch linguini

  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic until it starts to brown. Stir in a handful of grated zucchini; cook for 1 minute and then add the rest of the zucchini. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Toss pasta with zucchini, cheese and yogurt. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and serve.

Enjoy! Recipe By:BROMFIELD“A nice low fat and healthy recipe.” This recipe and image are sole property and courtesy of AllRecipes.comBROMFIELD

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Easy OREO Truffles (Easter / Spring Treat)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Need a new idea for a Spring or Easter treat? Here’s a perfect treat or dessert to add to your Easter dinner…

Ready In - 1 h 30 m

Ingredients:   oreo

  • 1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

Directions:

  1. Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Recipe By:Baker’s
“These truffles are very easy and delicious. You can’t go wrong with OREO, cream cheese and chocolate!”

The above image and recipe is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Baker’s

 

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Chocolate Covered Bunnies On a Stick! (Peeps)

Monday, March 20, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Okay, so you either love Peeps or hate them…but chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies are awesome! These are super easy and yummy!

Ingredients:

bunnies

  • 10 wooden pop sticks
  • 10 marshmallow Easter bunnies (such as Just Born(R) Peeps(R))
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon multicolored candy sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Insert a wooden stick into the bottom of each bunny. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place the chocolate chips into a glass bowl, and cook in the microwave until just melted, about 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate until smooth.
  2. Dip each bunny into the melted chocolate until coated on all sides, and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles to decorate. Place into the freezer until the chocolate has set, about 5 minutes.

Recipe By:Ciera

“Yummy after school/work snack for all chocolate lovers.” 

This image and recipe are courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Ciera

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Shamrock Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Start the tradition now! Yum…
Prep- 10 m     Ready In - 10 m

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream sham shake
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, or more to taste
  • 9 drops green food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon green decorator sugar, or to taste (optional)

Directions:

  1. Blend ice cream, milk, mint extract, and food coloring together in a blender until smooth.
  2. Drizzle chocolate syrup around inside walls of 2 tall glasses; pour shake into glass. Top with whipped cream and green decorator sugar.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Julie Kimball Fitzgerald “This has become a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in our house. The kids love it, and so do I.”

This recipe is courtesy of and sole property of AllRecipes.com and Julie Kimball Fitzgerald

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Spring Herb Popovers (Carbs Yay!)

Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Popovers must be attempted at least once in life. And here we go…

Spring Herb Popovers 

Prep- 10 m    Ready In - 40 m

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup LAND O LAKES(R) Butter with Olive Oil and Sea Salt, melted popovers
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, at room temperature
  • 4 LAND O LAKES(R) Eggs, at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • LAND O LAKES(R) Butter with Canola Oil (optional)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Brush 12 popover cups with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Place pan in oven 5 minutes.
  2. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons butter, flour, milk, eggs, chives, dill and salt in bowl; mix well. Pour batter into preheated popover cups, filling about half full. Bake 25 minutes. (Do not open oven door during baking.)
  3. Remove from oven; poke top of each popover with sharp knife to release steam. Serve warm with Butter with Canola Oil, if desired.

Enjoy!

Recipe By:Land O’Lakes
“These crispy, warm popovers with fresh herbs will be a delicious addition to your next meal.”

This recipe and image are courtesy and sole property of Land O’Lakes and Allrecipes.com

 

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Barbecue Turkey Meatballs (Delicious)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

These meatballs are guilt-free and delicious! Take a look…

Barbecue Turkey Meatballs 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten   turkey meatballs
  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container VOSKOS(R) Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Marmalade Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 cup bottled barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade or apricot preserves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine egg, yogurt, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add ground turkey; mix well.
  2. Shape turkey mixture into 1-inch meatballs. Place meatballs in a foil-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. Drain on paper towels. Add meatballs to warm Marmalade Barbecue Sauce (see below) in a large saucepan. Serve with pretzel sticks as picks.
  3. Marmalade Barbecue Sauce: Combine barbecue sauce and marmalade in a large saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Serve with meatballs.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Voskos “VOSKOS® Nonfat Honey Greek Yogurt adds a hint of sweet to these lean meatballs dressed up with marmalade barbecue sauce. For easy shaping, use a small scoop to form the meatballs, then bake them off in the oven. To party with ease, transfer meatballs and sauce to a slow cooker set on warm or low heat setting to serve. Serve with crunchy pretzel sticks as a fun substitute for wooden picks.”

This recipe and image courtesy and property of AllRecipes.comVoskos

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Sticky Popcorn (Kids Love This)

Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Similar to rice crispy treats, delicious!

Ingredients:   popcorn

  • 10 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 10 cups popped popcorn

Directions:

  1. Combine marshmallows, butter, and brown sugar in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth, 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. Place popcorn in a bowl and pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn; stir to coat.

Enjoy!

Recipe By: blossom
“This came from a friend and is now the most requested family night treat from my children. Like caramel corn only much faster and fun to eat!”

This recipe and image are courtesy of Allrecipes / Blossom 

 

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Triple Dipped Fried Chicken (OMG)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 08:03 AM
posted by mrscaz

Okay, this is not low cal…but perfect for that cheat meal or special occasion!

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic salt  chicken
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups beer or water
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces

Prep: 30 m   Cook: 20 m    Ready In: 50 m

Directions:

  1. In one medium bowl, mix together 3 cups of flour, garlic salt, 1 tablespoon black pepper, paprika and poultry seasoning. In a separate bowl, stir together 1 1/3 cups flour, salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, egg yolks and beer. You may need to thin with additional beer if the batter is too thick.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Moisten each piece of chicken with a little water, then dip in the dry mix. Shake off excess and dip in the wet mix, then dip in the dry mix once more.
  3. Carefully place the chicken pieces in the hot oil. Fry for 15 to 18 minutes, or until well browned. Smaller pieces will not take as long. Large pieces may take longer. Remove and drain on paper towels before serving.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: QUIRKYIQ “This is the crispiest, spiciest, homemade fried chicken I have ever tasted! It is equally good served hot or cold and has been a picnic favorite in my family for years.”

This recipe and image are courtesy and property of AllRecipes.comQUIRKYIQ

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Slow Cooker Creamed Corn (Yes!)

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This one is truly delicious and super-easy!

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 (16 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels  corn
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  •  1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a slow cooker, combine corn, cream cheese, butter, milk, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook on High for 2 to 4 hours, or on Low for 4 to 6 hours.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: DOTTE “Good and easy!”

This recipe is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipe.com and DOTTE

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This recipe is so easy, you just have to love your slow cooker! Not only is it no-hassle but it’s delicious…

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves  slow buff chic
  • 1 (17.5 fluid ounce) bottle buffalo wing sauce, divided
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise

Directions:

  1. Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in 3/4 of the wing sauce and the ranch dressing mix. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours.
  2. Once the chicken has cooked, add the butter, and shred the meat finely with two forks. Pile the meat onto the hoagie rolls, and splash with the remaining buffalo wing sauce to serve.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Divinesolace21 “This is a spicy, hearty sandwich that will please those who love buffalo chicken wings. This recipe is perfect for those days spent watching football. I like to top these with blue cheese or ranch dressing.”

This recipe and above image is courtesy and sole property of AllRecipes.com and Divinesolace21

 

 

 

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