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Bacon Bruschetta Baguette

Ingredients: 1/2 cup miracle whip dressing 1/2 cup kraft shredded italian five cheese blend 1/4 cup real bacon bits 2 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped 2 green onions, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 baguette, cut lengthwise in half Directions: Heat grill to low heat. Combine all ingredients except baguette halves; spread onto baguette halves. Place on sheet of heavy-duty foil. Grill 8 to 10 min. or until cheese mixture is hot and bubbly, and bread halves are toasted around the edges. Makes 24 Servings (1 baguette per serving) Nutritional…

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Veggie Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1-1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces 2 small red and/or yellow sweet peppers, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 of a medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 3 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt or sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil 16 ounce loaf whole grain baguette 2 ounces Parmesan cheese Directions: 1 Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large…

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Cherry Pie Oats

Ingredients: 1/2 cup oats, steel-cut 2 cups water 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup frozen cherries, unsweetened 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Put the oats, water, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to very low. Cover and cook for 25 minutes. While oats are cooking, remove cherries from freezer and cut each in half while frozen. Allow them to thaw a little on the counter until oats have cooked for 25 minutes. Stir in the cherries…

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Turkey Sloppy Joes

Ingredients: 2 lbs ground turkey 1 can (11 oz) black beans 1 tsp garlic 1 onion, diced 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp Liquid Smoke 1 can (11 oz) Canned Tomatoes, diced 1 can (6 oz) Green Chili Peppers, chopped 2 can (11 oz) Tomato Juice 1 can (6 oz) Tomato Paste Directions: Brown ground turkey with onions and drain Combine all ingredients and heat uncovered for 30 minutes Reduce heat, cover and let simmer to desired thickness and heat Serve on whole wheat…

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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Ingredients: 3 8oz packages of Fat Free Cream Cheese 1 cup of sugar substitute 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract 1 cup of canned pumpkin 4 egg whites 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp of ground allspice Directions: 1. Combine cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl 2. Mix until smooth with an electric mixer 3. Add pumpkin, eggs, and spices 4. Beat until smooth and creamy 5. Pour into a 9″ pan (or pie crust if preferred) 6. Bake for 60-70 mins or until…

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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes, about 2 lbs, peeled, halved lenthwise and cut in 2-inch thick pieces 1/4 cup Tropicana, Light n Healthy Orange Juice 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tbsp reduced- calorie margarine, melted 1/2 tsp salt dash of nutmeg Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degress fahrenheit. 2. Place cubed sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and pour in enough water to cover potatoes. Bring potatoes to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium and simmer 10…

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Apple Coffee Cake

Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped apple, such as Jonathan or Granny Smith 1/4 cup frozen or refrigerated egg product, thawed 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup applesauce 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon margarine 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup packed brown sugar Directions: 1. Lightly coat a…

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Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 11/2-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup sliced fresh chives, divided Directions: Place potatoes in a large Dutch oven and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil until very tender when pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the heat. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot. Mash with a potato masher. Stir in 1…

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Roasted Cheddar Potatoes

Ingredients: 1 24-ounce package frozen potato wedges (skins on) 2 tablespoons cooking oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup shredded white or other cheddar cheese (4 ounces) 2/3 cup crushed croutons (about 1 cup croutons) Dairy sour cream (optional) Directions: 1. Preheat oven according to package directions for potatoes. Place frozen potatoes in a large self-sealing plastic bag. Combine cooking oil, garlic, paprika, and salt. Drizzle over potato wedges. Seal bag and shake to coat potatoes. 2. Lightly…

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Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients: 2 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces (about 8 cups) 2-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon white or black pepper 2 1/2 cups low-fat milk 1 1/2 cups fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs Directions: 1. Position racks in upper and lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F. 2. Toss green beans in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon oil until well coated. Divide between 2 baking sheets and spread in an…

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Ingredients: 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup cocoa powder 3 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract powdered sugar (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 300 F. Grease an 8 inch round cake pan and dust with cocoa powder. If you want to ensure the cake comes out then cut a circle of parchment paper for the bottom and grease and dust with cocoa powder. Put chocolate and butter in a metal or glass bowl over a pan of simmering water or use…

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Oven Baked Onion Rings

It’s hard to bake an onion ring as good as a deep-fried version. These are pretty good, so check it out! This makes a very crunchy, easy, no-muss, no-fuss onion ring.   Ingredients: Canola oil spray 4 cups baked potato chips 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 to 2 large Vidalia onions, peeled Directions: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Coat a baking sheet lightly with cooking spray…

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