Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cheesy Chicken Stroganoff

Cheesy Chicken Stroganoff
4 Servings= 10 pts+; 6 Servings= 7 pts+

1 lb ground skinless chicken breast
3 cups water
6 oz no yolk egg noodles
6 oz Velveeta light loaf, cut into pieces
10 ¾ oz can low fat cream of mushroom soup
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

In a large saucepain, cook chicken until no longer pink.
Add water and bring to a boil
Add uncooked noodles, reduce heat, cover and simmer for ten minutes or until noodles are cooked.
Add cheese loaf pieces, soup, salt and black pepper. I allowed it to simmer for a few minutes to make it somewhat thicker.

Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Raspberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken
Serves 4
Points+ per serving: 5

1 tsp canola oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup sugar free seedless raspberry preserves
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp ground black pepper
4 4oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degress. In a small saucepan, heat oil, add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds over medium-high heat.

Add raspberry preserves, balsamic vinegar and pepper. Bring to a low boil; simmer three minutes or until mixture gets glaze like consistency. Reserve half of glaze and set aside.

Brush chicken breasts on both sides with remaining glaze.

Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in dish and bake 30 minutes. Pour remaining glaze over chicken breasts.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Recipe: Hawaiian Beef Stir Fry

Hawaiian Beef Stir Fry
Serves 4
Points+ per Serving: 7

1 lb top sirloin steak, cut into ¾ cubes
½ tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, divided
¼ cup ketchup
1 tbsp sugar (I used Splenda)
1 can pineapple chunks
1 green or red sweet pepper, cut into ¾ pieces
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced or ½ tsp garlic powder

In a medium bowl, dissolve cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce. Add beef cubes and toss to coat.

In a small bowl, mix ketchup, sugar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and 1 tablespoon of juice from pineapple. Drain remaining juice from pineapple and discard.

In a large oiled skillet brown beef over medium-high heat. Remove and set aside. In same skillet heat two tablespoons of water, add peppers and garlic. Cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until water evaporates and peppers are crisp-tender.

Reduce heat and stir in sauce mixture, pineapple and beef along with any accumulated juices. Heat through and serve over hot rice.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Alfredo

Chicken Parmesan Alfredo
Points+ Per serving=8
(serving=1/2 a chicken breast)

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 egg beaten
¾ cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
¼ tsp paprika (optional)
1 jar Ragu Cheesy Classic Alfredo Sauce
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tomato chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine bread crumbs and paprika.
Dip chicken in beaten egg, then into bread crumbs and place in a 13x9 inch baking dish.

Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.

Pour 1 cup of sauce over chicken; top with cheese and tomato. Bake 10 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Serve with remaining sauce heated.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Spiced Apple Pancakes

Spiced Apple Pancakes

Pancake Ingredients:
2 cups biscuit mix (bisquick or similar)
1 scant tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 1/3 cups milk
¾ cup grated apples, about 2 medium apples

Ingredients for Cider Syrup:
1 cup sugar (I used Splenda)
2 tbsp cornstarch
¼ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 cups apple cider
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp butter

Combine biscuit mix, cinnamon, egg and milk; beat until smooth. Stir in grated apples. Grease large skillet or griddle and heat over medium heat. Pour batter, about ¼ cup for each pancake, onto hot griddle. Bake until bubbles appear around the edges, turn and bake other side until golden brown. Serve with warm cider syrup

Sauce: In saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in apple cider and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Continue to boil and stirring, for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Makes about 2 ½ cups of syrup

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Recipe: Easy "Lasagna" Casserole

Easy “Lasagna” Casserole
Serves 4
10 Points+ Per Serving

8 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
½ cup finely chopped onion
1 ¾ cup (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
½ cup water
½ cup fat free cream cheese
¼ tsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
2 cups cooked medium width noodles (I used egg noodles)
½ cup plus 1 tbsp (2 ¼ oz) shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large saucepan sprayed with olive flavored cooking spray, brown meat and onion.

Stir in tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine dry milk powder, water and cream cheese. Add garlic and parsley flakes.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cream cheese is melted. Stir in cooked noodles.

Pour noodle mixture in a 8x8 dish sprayed with cooking spray. Spread meat mixture evenly over noodle mixture. Evenly sprinkle mozzarella cheese over top. Bake uncovered 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe: Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll

Pumpkin Roll Ingredients:
3 Eggs
2/3 Cups canned pumpkin
1 Cup sugar
¾ Cup flour
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda

Filling ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter
8 oz softened cream cheese
¾ tsp vanilla
1 Cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix together eggs, canned pumpkin, sugar, flour, cinnamon and baking soda. Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper on the bottom. Spread mixture in pan. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven, invert on tea towel. Remove wax paper and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Roll log in tea towel and let cool.

Mix filling ingredients and unroll cooled log, spread filling evenly and re-roll log. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe: Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

1 15 oz cant of pumpkin
1 12 oz can evaporated skim milk
¾ cup egg substitute or 3 egg whites
½ tsp salt
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup Splenda or sugar

Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour into a 9” sprayed pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, and then at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Recipe: Hamburger Stroganoff

Hamburger Stroganoff   
Serves 4
8 Points+ Per Serving

8 oz lean ground beef
½ cup chopped onion
2 cups cooked egg noodles
10 3/4oz can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 can sliced mushrooms (optional)
¼ cup low fat sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown ground beef and onion, drain fat. Stir in cooked noodles, cream of mushroom soup, sliced mushrooms, salt and pepper. Simmer about 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream before serving.