My great grandmother, Nana, loved sauerkraut. And given her German heritage, I always assumed it was something she put a lot of work into making. But it seems she was into shortcuts in the kitchen, too.
I'm not sure who Mike is, much less his mom. But my husband had some of these beans at a pot-luck party and the hostess tracked down Mike for the recipe. Now they've become a top request for our family dinners. I've suggested changing the name, but my husband won't hear of it. To him, these will always be Mike's Mom's Baked Beans. If only I could find Mike and get some more of his mom's recipes!
So easy to throw together. And why did no one tell me how wonderful sour cream is? This recipe uses low-fat sour cream and flake salt for a rich flavor that I thought I'd lost when I had to cut butter out of my diet. Even my husband loves it!--although he makes me peel the potatoes since he's got some unnatural fear of peels.
Mom always had the best chocolate chip cookies. There was something about them that was different yet exactly right. I've tweaked her recipe to fit my low-cholesterol, whole grain diet, and they're still just as perfect as I remember them.
It's hard to fit sweets into a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, but these Blondies are definitely better for my heart than the traditional ones. I use whole grain flour, egg whites, and a bit of flaxseed meal (you can't really taste it, but studies show it does wonders for the heart).
Dewberries are closely related to the blackberry and the raspberry, and they could be found growing wild where I grew up. We used to eat them in preserves, pies, or just frozen. If you don't know what dewberries are (you don't know what you're missing), you can substitute blackberries, raspberries, loganberries, or boysenberries.
From whole wheat flour to egg whites, this is a healthier, lower in fat & cholesterol alternative to traditional red velvet cake.
Note: Use glass or metal utensils---the food coloring will stain plastic!
I tried a stir fried beef recipe that turned out bland & boring. So I improvised, and this is the result. My husband requests it nearly every week and loves taking the leftovers for lunch.
Note: rice is not included in prep/cook time