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    A tasty SPAM recipe from the internet. I have fond memories of SPAM while growing up, so this recipe caught my eye. Feel free to use low- or no-fat cream cheese. The saltiness of the SPAM, the creamy texture of the cheese, the crunch of the veggies all wrapped up in a tortilla are sure to please everyone.

    Recipe #386892

    Here is a tasty use for Summer's bounty of tomatoes. We especially like this as an addition to any pasta dish that we are having. It's also a good accompaniment to a main dish salad in the Summer months.

    Recipe #385295

    From our local newspaper comes this little gem. This grilling rub recipe is from a restaurant in California featured in the "Sideways" movie. It's great on meats, artichokes, asparagus -- just about anything, including fish and chicken. The trick is you must use a blender to reduce to a DUST. This makes a positively MEAN post roast -- rub it on any piece of beef -- chuck, arm or rump -- stick it in a dry crock-pot and let it cook. You will want to drink the gravy!

    Recipe #385258

    A piquant, savory herb breading with real Parmigiano Reggiano provide these moist chicken breasts with plenty of flavor. Baking them avoids all the fat calories from pan frying without sacrificing taste. Best of all, these are so fast and easy to make! Try it with my Recipe #360354 for a nice, satisfying comfort meal.

    Recipe #373096

    A classic Mexican dish inspired by Eating Well magazine that is great for a quick dinner. Traditionally, it’s made with a red tomato-based sauce, but this recipe uses tart and tangy green salsa instead. Serve with brown rice seasoned with ancho chili powder and fresh chopped chives. Using salsa as the dressing for the accompanying romaine lettuce is not only delicious, but practically calorie free.

    Recipe #372148

    A nice, tangy salad dressing that uses the fresh chives popping up in your herb garden this Spring. Excellent dressing for all types of greens and vegetables.

    Recipe #370383

    An easy and lighter version of the classic favorite, this recipe uses non-fat canned milk and reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese to reduce the calories without reducing the taste.

    Recipe #360354

    Inspired by Eating Well Magazine and my partner's desire for fish and chips, here's a quick and delicious recipe for fish sticks. The whole grain coating with lemon zest provides that crunchy coating we expect with fish sticks and keeps the fish nice and moist. But, without all the oil typically used to fry fish, this is much healthier. We both thoroughly enjoyed these using perch fillets, but I think it would work equally well with a number of other fish. Served with oven baked potato wedges and mixed vegetables.

    Recipe #359294

    An easy way to prepare salmon with a delicious sauce to accompany it.

    Recipe #356749

    The prosciutto, rosemary and thyme give this savory side dish loads of flavor. It's a perfect accompaniment for those favorite, hearty Fall dishes and for an easy to prepare dish for those light Summer meals. It can hold up equally well to your roast pork as it can with salmon fillets. High in fiber and protein, low in fat, and high in flavor. You won't even miss your mashed potatoes!

    Recipe #335607

    Stewed apples are a marvelous side dish for pork, or a wonderful dessert served with some low fat vanilla yogurt. Your kitchen will smell like you are baking a pie, but without the crust. Use any type apple your prefer. I had red delicious on hand, so that's what got used. And use real maple syrup. My partner and I enjoyed these with Recipe #333873

    Recipe #333949

    Pork tenderloin stuffed with prosciutto, parmigiano reggiano, and spinach that is roasted to perfection and easy enough to prepare for a weeknight dinner for two, or elegant enough to serve to company. The preparation might look intimidating, but it's not as bad as it seems. And once prepared, it roasts in the oven for 30 minutes while you move on to make polenta and stewed apples to serve alongside this delicious dish! One tenderloin made 4 servings for the two of us, but I could see where two hungry people would eat all 4. This recipe is very easy to double as well.

    Recipe #333873

    It's October and here in Central Illinois we are experiencing some of the coldest weather this Fall. That puts me in the mood for a dish that I usually make once a year. So last night, my partner and I enjoyed this one dish meal. It makes enough for an Army though! First, if you don't have a big skillet with high sides (mine is 14" with 3" sides) you might want to use a big pot. You can use any type of sausage you wish. We enjoy the smoked bratwurst we are able to get from our butcher. I also use Canadian bacon because it's leaner than bacon, but still has that wonderful smoky flavor. Also, I do not drain nor rinse my kraut. We like the tang. And with the addition of 2 teaspoons of sugar, and the use of wine and beef broth, the kraut really mellows anyway. Try to use sauerkraut in a jar or the refrigerated bags. We're fortunate enough to get imported kraut. I put my spices into a small tea infuser, so I can remove them before serving. If you're not a fan of cloves, don't use them. We like the subtle taste they impart though. Last, I take a short cut and use canned carrots. I find that raw carrots take longer to get tender than the potatoes. And I'm usually in hurry for dinner! And if you're really in a hurry (or just lazy ;-) ), you could add two cans of drained potatoes too!

    Recipe #332834

    Inspired by a recipe in Eating Well magazine, this is a delicious, healthy and hearty side dish. It's also very easy to pull together. It accompanied my Light Chicken-Fried Steak tonite. We can purchase sliced pancetta in packages. I keep it in the freezer so it slices easier and generally use 1/2 package. If you cannot find it, you can use bacon. I prefer to use Napa cabbage because of it's more tender leaves, but feel free to use Savoy.

    Recipe #332700

    Taking inspiration from Eating Well magazine, I've lightened my chicken-fried steak recipe. It's still got all the flavor of the original I think. The coating is crispy and flavorful and the gravy, while not a cream gravy typically served with this, is very rich. Serve this with some cheesy grits to top with the gravy and a side of greens and you've got a real comfort meal!

    Recipe #332695

    Fall weather puts me in the mood for comfort food such as casseroles, but I don't want all the calories that usually come with them. So I paired cod with potatoes and used an Italian inspired tomato sauce to bring it all together. My partner and I really enjoyed this last night and I hope you will too. You can use any type fish you like, as long as it flakes easily when cooked. I think I'm going to try smoked salmon next time. For the potatoes, I like to use Yukon gold, but any low starch potato will work well.

    Recipe #332476

    How many of us remember this dish our Mother's used to make? I have fond memories of it, but wanted to bring it into the 21st century with a couple twists on ingredients and make it healthier by using ground turkey rather than ground beef. I made this last night, and my partner thought it was so good that he took leftovers in for lunch today! I think it tastes just as good as the original, how about you?

    Recipe #329759

    The inspiration for this came from a local Greek restaurant that had the most marvelous green beans in tomato sauce, and the fact that I had some peas and ever abundant squash to use. The sugar takes the edge off the tomato sauce and the cinnamon provides a nice contrast. This makes a very nice side dish. I hope you like it!

    Recipe #329756

    Fall weather has arrived in Central Illinois, and along with the chillier temperatures comes a desire for hearty and warming soups. The pumpkin patches are doing a brisk business and made me think of of pumpkin soup. Hope you like this hearty, main dish chowder! I like to use ground chicken, but cubed chicken breasts also work well.

    Recipe #328350

    But they're not for breakfast! I don't know why they're called breakfast chops, but they're very thin loin chops that come 4-5 to a 1/2 pound package. My partner's mother made these when he was growing up and he requests them often. I make dark gravy, rather than the typical milk gravy, to go with them. This is a very quick and satisfying cool weather meal.

    Recipe #328150

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