This is an adaptation of a Hershey's recipe I developed for the 2006 'Zaar cookie swap. These are small cookies but they have a wonderful soft cakey texture and a rich chocolate flavor. I made them with a 1 tablespoon cookie scoop and got 26 cookies. Stick with measuring out a teaspoon or so of dough and you should get the full three dozn. They do get dry after a few days, much more so than a typical cake cookie. My advice, share them and enjoy.
A friend was recently recalling a cookie his mom made called a buttercup. In the version from his childhood growing up in Alabama, Jiffy pie crust mix was combined with sugar and spices and used to make a filled cookie baked in a muffin tin. With that description in mind I began my search and found several version of this cookie including one attributed to Gale Gand, a supremely wonderful baker. These look richer and more refined but just as tasty. I have not tried this recipe yet but will do so after the holidays. Note cooking time does not include chilling time.
I recently found this recipe on my computer and sadly did not keep the source of this delectable treat. Decided to add them to my trays this year. The cookies are quite large so you can always roll them out a bit more to increase your yield.
An adaptation of a Cooking Light recipe. This is light and refreshing with a pleasing contrast between the sweetness of the orange and dressing, the licorice flavor of the fennel and the saltiness of the olives. Perfect for lunch or brunch. Since there is no dairy involved, this salad travels well.
The absence of white sugar in these bars appealed to me when I found the recipe. I played with it a bit to reduce the fat content and make them more healthful but just as tender and delicious as the original. The mix of dried fruits gives these a natural sweetness that is just wonderful. You can replace the cinnamon and nutmeg with an equivalent amount of Recipe #145505. Noe that the preparation time includes time to cool the dried fruit mix after simmering, so it is not as labor intensive as the times imply.)
Though I am not diabetic, the emphasis on lower sugar and higer fiber recipes suits my own tastes. This is an adaptation of a recipe from dlife.com (which obtained it from the American Cancer Research Institute) with changes that do not alter the exchanges. I am planning to try this for Christmas but want it here for safekeeping. Most likely, I will try this with the Splenda brown sugar blend which will actually reduce the carb count. (Dietary Exchanges: 1-1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Fat)
I was rather surprised to see no other cake recipe like this one posted already. Found it in a holiday baking magazine and plan to make it for Thanksgiving this year. Rather than waiting to make it public, I've decided to share now in case others want to join me in trying this one out.
Is there a Zaar World Tour III in our future? Just in case, I'm posting this one as every region needs a good chocolate recipe. Quite different from most puddings as farina, not cornstarch is used as a thickening agent.
A little pre-holiday cleaning has me tossing out stacks of cooking magazines. Rather than tearing out the recipes and creating small stacks to replace the large ones, I'm typing them up and keeping them here for safekeeping. This recipe is inspired by the cuisine of Korea and appeared in a very old issue of Eating Well magazine - a stylized hybrid of Cooking Light and Bon Appettit. Note that the cooking time does not include 6 to 24 hours for marinating the chicken.
At the end of the holiday baking Mom and I typically make bark out of the leftover chocolate, nuts and other items used to decorate cookies. abark is a really nice addition to the trays and is simple to prepare if you have experience with chocolate. This combination came together so nicely I thought it was worth posting. Sorry, I don't have exact measures as it was a spontaneous moment. Besides the lumpiness of bark is a matter of personal preference. Though I am a bigger fan of dark chocolate, this really works best with milk chocolate.
This recipe is from Nick Malgieri, the former Executive Pastry Chef of Windows on the World, and part of his newest cookbook "Perfect Light Desserts." At just 100 caloriesper serving, this looks like a delightful dessert that will satify a sweet craving without guilt. This preparation is a little tricky so have all your ingredients at the ready so that each step can be followed before the mousse sets. A perfect accompaniment for this mouse would be a drizzle raspberry sauce or strawberry coulis.
Kibbeh is a traditional Lebanese dish typically made of ground lamb, bulgar, pinenuts and spices. Prerpared in trays orindividual servings, kibbeh balls, it is baked or fried. In this remake lean ground turkey replaces lamb and zucchini helps keep the mix moist. I have not tried this yet but plan to soon. For those on WW Core, the pine nuts are 5 points for 1/4 cup or 1 pont per serving.
I love layered bar cookies and this one appealed to me because the use beaten egg whites instead of the more common condensed milk looked quite interesting. The resulting cookie is a soft thin blondie-like bar with with a gooey layer of chocolate topped with a crispy shell.
A wonderful salad that takes full advantage of summer's best bounty. Paired with grilled meats, this will work well at any BBQ or picnic. Finding this in November has be already longing for next year. In the meantime, I may try this with the frozen variety though I bet it won't be nearly as good. (Update: After WI Cheesehead's experiment with frozen vegetables I managed to track down some fresh corn and beans. Following the directions presented here, the result is sweet crisp vegetables that you simply can't get from the freezer.)
A modern remake of the classic Middle Eastern Tabbouleh. This would be terrific as a side with grilled meat or vegetables in the summer or a roast in the cooler seasons. A quick substitution of vegetable stock makes this dish vegetarian. Note the cooking time includes 3 hours for chilling the bulghar. (109 cal, 0g fat, 5g fiber) For diabetics, one portion is 1 starch; .5 other carb or 1.5 carb choices.
Some time ago there was a request for a sour cream fudge, a thing I'd never heard of at the time. More recently, stumbled on this and decided to post it for those seeking such a treat. Have not tried it so I can't speak for the results. Cooking time is my estimate based on other recipes, go with what shows on your candy thermometer for best results.