Just in time for the cooler weather, this is an easy, stick-to-your-ribs soup that is delicious and filling. The recipe doubles easily for a crowd. You can use low fat soups and fat free chicken broth for a lower calorie version. Serve with a nice crusty bread.
A good friend shared this recipe with me when I said I probably wouldn't have time this year to make my usual cut-out cookies for a Christmas party we were attending. They were quick to make, tasty and chewy as well. Of course, you can make them any time of the year by changing up the colored sugars for the season such as blue and yellow for Easter, pink for Valentine's Day, orange for Halloween and so on.
This is a super easy salmon pie. I usually buy red salmon but if your budget is tight, use pink. We all need to eat more fish and this is a great way to get in those healthy omega 3's. We eat it plain with a vegetable or creamed peas and salad but feel free to serve it with a lemon sauce or butter sauce if desired. I sometimes add a pinch of dillweed for a change of pace.
No ice cream maker needed here. This is a fun and tasty way to have homemade ice cream in 2 minutes with just 5 ingredients and a food processor. It's great for a last minute dessert on a hot summer day.
My husband and I love comfort food like fried chicken. But, in order to keep our diet lower in fat, we make this delicious recipe instead. The chicken comes out crispy on the outside and moist inside. The coating has a little "bite" to it but you can adjust the red pepper to your taste. We both prefer dark meat and when thighs (or legs) go on sale we stock up to make this family favorite. We tried it with chicken breasts but felt it was too dry for our liking. I often serve this chicken with my spicy rice and kale.
Now that the colder weather is here, it's a perfect time for a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs, one pot meal like this delicious stew. Sometimes I have used lean ground beef in place of the stew meat in a pinch. Serve with a crusty bread or warm rolls for a complete dinner.
This flavorful, light and fiber-rich chili is a nice alternative to grilled food on a hot night. Make it in the morning when it is cool outside or cook it right before serving. I serve it with brown rice mixed with fresh cilantro, a dollop of low fat sour cream and baked tortilla chips.
Excellent and easy summer appetizer to enjoy with your cocktails on the patio. Our company loved them. The recipe is from Cooking Light. You can use fresh peaches or plums as a substitute for the nectarines.
When blueberries are in season, we make this sauce to pour over our homemade ice cream. It can also be served warm over pancakes and waffles. Blueberries are a super-food that are high in anti-oxidants.
A light, fruity and healthy summer dessert. It's a great way to get your family to eat their fruit, but it is also fancy enough for company. I believe I got this recipe from a TV cooking show a few years ago.
I love recipes that are easy and tasty and can be prepared ahead. This fits the bill very nicely because the chicken is par-boiled and just needs to be grilled to crisp it up. We take this camping because it is so convenient. Prepare the chicken at home the night before and grill it when you arrive at the campground. It has been a family favorite for years.
This recipe turns a cheap cut of beef into a tasty grilled steak. It's great for camping or picnics because you can make it ahead, marinate up to two days and then grill it when you are ready. (The cooking time is the marinating time.)
This recipe recently appeared in our local newspaper. We tried it and loved it! It's a great tasting and easy recipe to make, especially for camping. The hot chili paste gives it a nice bite but, of course, we added more than the one teaspoon called for in the original recipe. We served it with grilled vegetables and garlic bread.
This is a quick to fix, thick, no oil salad dressing for calorie counters or anyone who likes a freshly made dressing for their salads. It's best if made with really fresh, home-grown or farmer's market tomatoes for maximum flavor at only 10 calories per tablespoon.
Just like the name implies, this meal is fast, easy and fresh tasting. It's perfect when you want a quick, delicious one-pot meal without heating up the oven on those hot summer days. Just add a crisp green salad and a glass of iced tea and dinner is ready in no time.
OK, your family wants warm caramel rolls and you don't have time to let yeast rolls rise or you forgot to thaw out the frozen bread loaves the night before, well, don't fear! Here is an easy, last minute, caramel roll recipe that makes a great morning treat for breakfast or brunch. We really like it for Christmas or Easter mornings or when we have unexpected company.
Because of my German heritage, I try to use the month of October to cook more German-inspired foods. When my sons were younger, they loved sauerkraut and any dish that contained it. This was a favorite of theirs and I liked that it was a one skillet, easy and tasty sandwich. I served it with German potato salad. Yum!!