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BERRY LUSH

Berry Lush

Courtsey of Betty Crocker

Ingredients

1     pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
       Butter and egg called for on cookie mix pouch for drop cookies
1/3  cup butter, melted
1     package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1      cup powdered sugar
3/4    cup seedless raspberry jam
1       container (12 oz) Cool Whip™ frozen whipped topping, thawed
3        cups fresh blueberries
2        boxes (3.3 oz each) Jell-O™ white chocolate-flavor instant pudding & pie filling mix
3      cups cold milk
1      cup fresh raspberries

Steps

  • 1     Heat oven to 375°F. Make and bake drop cookies as directed on pouch. Cool         completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • 2     In food processor, process half of the cookies to coarse crumbs. Remove to medium bowl. Continue to process second half of cookies to coarse crumbs; add to bowl. Stir in melted butter until well blended. In ungreased 13×9-inch pan or baking dish, press cookie crumb mixture firmly in bottom. Set aside.
  • 3     In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and jam with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth, scraping down side of bowl frequently. Beat in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread over cookie crust. Sprinkle 2 cups of the blueberries over cream cheese mixture.
  • 4     In another medium bowl, beat dry pudding mix and milk with whisk about 2 minutes or until thick. Drop by spoonfuls over berry layer; spread evenly over top. Drop remaining whipped topping by spoonfuls over pudding layer; spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours.
  • 5     When ready to serve, sprinkle raspberries and remaining 1 cup blueberries on top. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Servings
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Trans Fat
0g
 
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
280mg
12%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
46g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
25g
 
Protein
3g
 
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
6%
Iron
2%
Exchanges:

1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Courtesy of Fine Cooking website

Yield: Yields about 10 cups.

Servings: six to eight.

 

This garlicky soup is a snap to pull together, and most of the ingredients are basic pantry staples. The whole thing is ready in about an hour, but the soup’s complex flavors belie the quick cooking time. You can serve it as soon as the kale is tender, but letting it sit for an hour and then reheating gently makes it even better (wait to add the lemon until just before serving). Crusty cheese toasts make an excellent accompaniment.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage (about 3 links)
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • One-half small yellow onion, cut into small dice
  • 1 medium carrot, cut into small dice
  • 1 rib celery, cut into small dice
  • 5 large cloves garlic, minced (about 2 Tbs.)
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups lower-salt chicken broth
  • 1 lb. 3 oz. can cannellini or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained, or 2 cups cooked dried beans
  • 1 lb. kale, rinsed, stems removed, leaves torn into bite-size pieces (8 cups firmly packed)
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest (optional)

Preparation

  • Remove the sausage from its casing and tear it by hand into bite-size pieces. Heat 1 Tbs. of the olive oil in a 4- or 5-quart heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a plate, leaving any rendered fat in the pot.

    Add the remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil to the pot, increase the heat to medium high, and add the onion. Cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant and beginning to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the carrot and celery and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to soften and brown, about 2 minutes more. Be sure to scrape any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the garlic, pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil over high heat.

    When the broth reaches a boil, reduce the heat to medium, add the sausage along with any collected juices, and half the beans. Mash the remaining beans with a fork or wooden spoon and add them to the pot, stirring to distribute. Stir in the kale, adjust the heat as necessary to maintain a gentle simmer, and simmer until the kale is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest (if using) and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Sweet Potato and Kale Breakfast Wrap

Courtsey of EveryDay Health Website

SERVINGS: 2   |  TOTAL TIME: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons oil, canola
  • 2 cups kale
    stems removed, chopped
  • 6 large egg white(s)
  • 1 small potato(es), sweet
    (2-inches by 3-inches), baked, peeled, and sliced into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar, white balsamic
  • 2 medium tortilla(s), flour, whole-wheat
    6-inch

Instructions

1. Heat oil over medium heat. Add kale, stirring occasionally, until the kale begins to wilt.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together egg whites. When the kale begins to wilt, add the egg whites to the pan and scramble the mixture until the egg whites are firm and little moisture remains.

3. Combine the egg mixture, sweet potatoes, hemp seeds, spices, and vinegar in a large bowl, tossing well to mix.

4. Divide kale and sweet potato mixture and place in the center of each tortilla. Roll up each tortilla burrito-style, or as desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition Details

per servingCalories 298, Fat 11g, Cholesterol -, Sodium 406mg, Saturated Fat 1.8g, Protein 20g, Fiber 12g, Carbohydrates 30g

 

Courtesy of Diabetic Living

Grilled Corn Salad

 

Ingredients:

  • ears fresh corn on the cob
  •  1/2 cup bottled reduced-calorie clear Italian salad dressing
  •  cups shredded fresh spinach
  •  cups red and/or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  •  teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or basil
  •  tablespoons finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  •  Fresh oregano or basil leaves (optional)

Directions

  1.  Husk and silk corn. Brush each ear of corn with some of the Italian salad dressing. Place corn on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender, turning often. (Or place brushed ears in a shallow baking pan; bake in a 425 degree F oven for 30 minutes, turning once.) When cool enough to handle, cut kernels from cobs (you should have about 2 cups kernels).
  2.  In a large bowl, combine corn kernels, spinach, tomatoes, and the 2 teaspoons snipped oregano or basil. Add remaining Italian salad dressing; toss to coat. Spoon corn mixture into six small mugs or bowls. Sprinkle individual servings with Parmesan cheese. If desired, garnish with oregano or basil leaves. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 6
PER SERVING: 82 cal., 2 g total fat 2 mg chol., 326 mg sodium, 15 g carb. (3 g fiber), 3 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Vegetables (d.e): 1; Starch (d.e): 0.5; Fat (d.e): 0.5

Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake

Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lb red potatoes
  • 3 or 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 c fontina cheese, shredded (4 oz.)
  • 1 c parmesan cheese, finely shredded (4 oz.)
  • 1/3 c crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 c panko (japanese-style) bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp dried italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ·snipped fresh parsley  or chervil (optional)
  1. Scrub potatoes; cut into 1-inch pieces. In large saucepan cook potatoes in lightly salted boiling water 12 to 15 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. In a large skillet cook and stir garlic and thyme in butter over medium heat for 1 minute; add potatoes. Coarsely mash potatoes. Stir in buttermilk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Fold in fontina cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, and the blue cheese.
  3. Spread mixture evenly in a greased 2-qt. square baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl combine remaining Parmesan, panko, Italian seasoning, and oil. toss with a fork to combine. Evenly sprinkle over potato mixture in dish.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden.
    If desired, sprinkle with snipped fresh parsley or chervil (optional)

 

Butternut Squash Soup

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Step 1

In a large, heavy pot, combine the broth, squash, thyme, garlic, leeks and celery and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.

Step 2

In a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the bacon strips and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until crisp, about 7 minutes.

Step 3

Discard the thyme sprigs from the soup. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender. Return the soup to the pot. Add the bacon, collards, pinto beans, carrot, bell pepper and corn and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper and serve.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently.

Notes

One Serving 264 cal, 10 gm fat, 1.4 gm sat fat, 37 gm carb, 7 gm fiber.

 

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1 large chicken breast

Rosemary (1 spring about 9 inches long)

1/2 small onion

4 medium carrots

2 large radishes sliced

1/2 cubanelle pepper

Cumin

Garlic powder

Powdered ginger

Salt (just a pinch)

Spray chicken breast with oil (I use Pam), season on both sides with cumin, garlic powder, ginger, salt, add all the veggies  put tab of butter on top, add tablespoon of grapeseed oil and tablespoon of water, spring of rosemary.   Fold tight, put on grill for about 20 minutes (each grill is different so test with knife after 15 and if looks cooked, turn off grill and let it sit still covered for 10 minutes.

You can adjust your seasoning portions to your needs.

Meanwhile make sure your side dishes in house are ready.

Bring chicken inside, open, cut and serve.   We remove the rosemary spring before eating.

 

 

Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers with just 3 ingredients! Simple, delicious and incredibly addicting snack for any occasion!

With just 3 ingredients, these jalapeño poppers are not only easy to make, but they’re also super addicting.

yield: 20 POPPERS

Ingredients:

  • 10 jalapenos, halved and de-seeded
  • 4oz (110gr) flavored cream cheese, softened  Ismoked chipotle)
  • 10 thin bacon strips, cut in half

Directions:

 Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  1. Cut jalapeños in half length-wise and remove the seeds and ribs.
  2. Fill the jalapeno halves with about 1.5 teaspoons of cream cheese.
  3. Then wrap the stuffed jalapeno halves with bacon.
  4. Arrange them on a baking sheet, lined with silicone mat, or aluminum foil. (Secure bacon with toothpick, if needed.)
  5. Bake the jalapeno poppers for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked. Enjoy warm, or at room temperature.

Freezing Instructions: Prepare the jalapeño poppers throw step 5. Freeze for at least 2 hours. When the poppers are frozen, transfer to a ziplock bag. To bake, arrange the poppers on a baking sheet, lined with silicone mat, or aluminum foil, and bake for 35-40 minutes at 400°F (200°C).

All images and text ©Shinee D. for Sweet & Savory by Shinee

How to Make Authentic Mexican Guacamole from Scratch

Ingredients

  • 3 Haas Avocados
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped (no stems)
  • 1 Jalapeno or Serrano chile (about 1 tablespoon), finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or maybe a little bit more!)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, squeeze the juice from 3 key limes
  • Optional Garnish: cilantro leaves on stems, or sprinkling of Mexican Cojita Cheese

Instructions

  1. Using a knife or avocado tool, slice avocados in half. Reserve the pits for later.
  2. Remove the peels and place the avocado in a bowl.
  3. Mash the avocados until the consistency is smooth with just a few small lumps.
  4. Add remaining ingredients to the bowl. Gently fold all ingredients together.
  5. If serving guacamole as an appetizer, transfer Mexican Guacamole to a molcajete.
  6. Garnish with a few cilantro leaves on stems, or a sprinkling of Mexican Cojita Cheese.
  7. Serve guacamole with restaurant-style tortilla chips.

Notes

  1. Control the heat factor: Jalapeno chiles are milder than Serrano chiles!
  2. If your guacamole will not be enjoyed right away, add in an avocado pit or two, and squeeze a bit more lime juice on top. This will help the guacamole from turning brown.
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