Thursday, August 14, 2008

Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

Strawberry Cheesecake Pie
by: Taste of Home

TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling

2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon sugar
1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cups cold milk, divided
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix

In a bowl, combine the strawberries, almonds and sugar. Pour into crust. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; gradually add 1/2 cup of milk. Add pudding mix and remaining milk. Beat for 1 minute or until blended; pour over strawberries. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts
One serving:(prepared with a reduced-fat graham cracker crust, fat-free cream cheese, fat-free milk and sugar-free pudding mix)
Calories: 189
Fat:6 g
Saturated Fat:0 g
Cholesterol:3 mg
Sodium:311 mg
Carbohydrate:25 g
Fiber:1 g
Protein:9 g
Diabetic Exchange:1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Zucchini Appetizers

Zucchini Appetizers
by: Betty Crocker

Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:40 min
Makes:4 dozen appetizers

3 cups thinly sliced unpeeled zucchini (4 small)
1 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram or oregano leaves
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, slightly beaten

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
2. Stir together all ingredients. Spread in pan.
3. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into 2-inch squares; cut squares diagonally in half into triangles.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Heat oven to 375ºF.

Nutrition Information

1 Serving: Calories 40 (Calories from Fat 25 ); Total Fat 3 g (Saturated Fat 1 g); Cholesterol 20 mg; Sodium 100 mg; Total Carbohydrate 2 g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 1 g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2 %; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2 %; Iron 0% Exchanges: 1 Fat
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Spinach-Stuffed Shells

Spinach-Stuffed Shells
by: Taste of Home
Here’s a creamy and delicious, vegetarian main dish from Debbie Herbert in Seymour, Indiana. It’s easy to assemble and looks like you really fussed. Serve with a leafy salad, crusty garlic bread and thirst-quenching iced tea.
TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.

15 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1 envelope white sauce mix
1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash pepper
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, prepare white sauce according to package directions; set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese, mozzarella, egg white, basil, garlic powder, pepper and half of the spinach (save remaining spinach for another use). Pour half of the white sauce into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dish.
Drain pasta and rinse in cold water; stuff each shell with 2 tablespoons spinach mixture. Arrange over sauce. Top with remaining white sauce. Cover and bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 5 servings.

***I made this recipe and added a half a can of artichoke hearts to the spinach was really tasty!

Basil Pork Chops

Basil Pork Chops
by: Taste of Home
These tender, glazed chops sent in by Lisa Gilliland of Fort Collins, Colorado, get great flavor from a little brown sugar, chili powder and dried basil. The fast-cooking entree is sure to make a regular appearance at your dinner table.
METHOD: Other stovetop
TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each)

In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, basil, salt and chili powder. Gradually stir in 1 tablespoon oil until crumbly. Rub over both sides of pork chops.
In a large skillet, cook pork in remaining oil over medium heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts
One serving:(1 each)
Calories: 152
Fat:8 g
Saturated Fat:1 g
Cholesterol:14 mg
Sodium:312 mg
Carbohydrate:14 g
Fiber:0 g
Protein:6 g

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Strawberry Raspberry Trifle

Strawberry Raspberry Trifle
by: Taste of Home

A fantastic finale to any meal, this tantalizing trifle helped Patricia Schroedl finish first in a local competition. "It took top prize in the low-fat category of our Wisconsin Strawberry Festival recipe contest," she notes from her home in Jefferson.

TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

3 cups cold fat-free milk
2 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant white chocolate pudding mix
1 prepared angel food cake (14 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
3 cups fresh raspberries
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
3 whole strawberries, quartered

In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Place a third of the cake cubes in a trifle bowl or 3-1/2-qt. glass serving bowl. Top with a third of the pudding, 1 cup sliced strawberries, 1-1/2 cups raspberries and a third of the whipped topping. Layer with a third of the cake and pudding, 1 cup strawberries and a third of the whipped topping.
Top with remaining cake, pudding, strawberries, raspberries and whipped topping. Garnish with quartered strawberries. Serve immediately or cover and chill until serving. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutrition Facts
One serving:(1 cup)
Calories: 170
Fat:3 g
Saturated Fat:2 g
Cholesterol:1 mg
Sodium:289 mg
Carbohydrate:32 g
Fiber:3 g
Protein:4 g
Diabetic Exchange:1 starch, 1 fruit.