Monthly Archives: December 2013

Grilled Panini Burger on Italian Bread with Smoked Gouda & Broiled Asparagus… yep, it sounds fancy

Grilled Panini Burger on Italian Bread with Smoked Gouda & Broiled Asparagus… yep, it sounds fancy

Grilled Panini Burger To cut down on fat and calories, use ground turkey or even lean ground beef. You can also use whole wheat or whole grain bread if you don’t want to use the Italian bread. Grill your burgers however you like them. Cut your bread in 1/2 inch slices and place burger onContinue Reading

Pizza Panini on Italian Bread with Salad (put it on wheat bread to make it healthier)

Pizza Panini on Italian Bread with Salad (put it on wheat bread to make it healthier)

This year for Christmas we got a kitchen appliance that is a griddle, waffle maker, grill, and panini maker all wrapped up in one device. Needless to say, we’ve been using it quite a bit. Clean up is a breeze! So, if you don’t have a panini press at home, you can do one ofContinue Reading

Lighten Up….. Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken

Lighten Up….. Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken

Well, the holidays are over and if you’re like me, you’ve consumed way too many calories! Here is a lighter meal that can be served as lettuce wraps or on whole wheat wraps. (8 servings at 185.5 calories for over 2/3 cup) 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup low-sodiumContinue Reading

Date Nut Balls

1 stick butter 1 cup sugar 1 (8 oz) package chopped dates 1 cup chopped pecans 2 cups Rice Krispies Powdered sugar Place Rice Krispies in large mixing bowl and set aside. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl and set aside. In medium saucepan combine butter, sugar and dates. Cook until dates dissolve andContinue Reading

Watergate Salad (the perfect dish to take at Christmas time!)….. it’s a sweet salad

Watergate Salad (the perfect dish to take at Christmas time!)….. it’s a sweet salad

2 pkg. (4 serving size each) Jell-O pistachio flavor instant pudding & pie filling 2 cans (20 oz each) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained 2 cups mini marshmallows 1 cup chopped pecans 3 cups (8 oz tub) thawed Cool Whip whipped topping maraschino cherries, halved Mix dry pudding mix, pineapple, marshmallows & pecans in aContinue Reading

Holiday Cheese Truffles

Holiday Cheese Truffles

I have made these for several holidays. They are simply mini individual cheese balls! They’re adorable and yummy. Quick tip: make an assembly line of your variety of toppings to roll the truffles in and your process will go more smoothly. 2 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened 1 pkg (8 oz) shredded sharpContinue Reading