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Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetables

Not only do I love these vegetables because they taste fantastic, the smell while they are roasting is wonderful!! Rosemary Roasted Root Vegetables Ingredients 8-10 whole cloves of garlic, peeled 1 small rutabaga, peeled and chopped 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped 2 medium parsnips, peeled and chopped 1 medium turnip, peeled and chopped 1/4 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, halved 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Directions Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Place vegetables…

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Light Tiramisu

The day I set out to make tiramisu for the first time I was really proud of myself. I had only seen it on menus of nice restaurants, but I wanted to attempt a homemade, lighter version. It was a success! The assembly is not too difficult and the waiting for it to refrigerate is well worth it! Light Tiramisu  Ingredients 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 2 cups (16 ounces) vanilla yogurt 1 cup fat-free milk 1/2 cup brewed espresso or strong coffee, cooled 1 package (7 ounces) crisp ladyfinger…

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Lemon-Berry Tartlets

Phyllo dough is one of those wonderful baking ingredients that I feel is overlooked. They work wonderfully in sweet and savory dishes and these tartlets are one example! The lemon curd, with its sweet/tart goodness, sets these tartlets apart from others and they are really pretty too! Lemon-Berry Tartlets Ingredients  2/3 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed and drained 1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar 1 package (1.9 ounces) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese 2 tablespoons lemon curd Fresh raspberries, optional Directions  In a small bowl, combine raspberries…

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Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes

Chocolate. It is such a beautiful thing! These treats are divine and even my young son – who probably could survive on chocolate – approves (he said, “wow, good job Mom”!) The ganache on top takes it from just a cupcake to a celebration! I have to keep myself out of the ganache though or there will not be any left for the cupcakes. Haha!! Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes Ingredients 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1/3 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup water…

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Creamy Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries

When finding or creating recipes that I can have, desserts always seem to take precedence! Cheesecake with berries is so versatile, perfect for any occasion, and no one will know that it is lighter! 😊 My husband has requested this for his birthday cake several times since I started making it, so… I think it is a winner! Creamy Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries Ingredients 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons butter, melted 3 large eggs, separated 1 large egg white ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar ¾ cup 2 tablespoons…

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Spinach Crêpes

  Whenever we went to brunch, I loved getting crêpes. I never tried making them at home because, honestly, I was intimidated! My first few attempts failed for whatever reason but this recipe worked for me, they are delicious, and now I don’t have to go to brunch to have them! Spinach Crêpes Ingredients 2 cups egg substitute 1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1 package (5 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach,…

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Broccoli-Rice Casserole

Easy and delicious side dishes can be a life-saver. This takes little time, goes well with just about any main dish, and it is really good! Broccoli-Rice Casserole Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed broccoli and cheese soup, undiluted 1/4 cup sour cream 2 cups cooked rice 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained 1 tomato, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices – or cherry tomatoes, halved Directions Preheat oven to…

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Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Feta

I will never forget the first time I had turkey burgers; at a friend’s barbecue and they were dry and awful. Thank goodness I tried making them at home because they really are amazingly good – if prepared well! This recipe is great and so flavorful. For the sauce, I blend it in my food processor to make it less chunky but it is up to you! Mediterranean Turkey Burgers with Feta Ingredients 4 white turkey burgers (95% lean)  I like them with seasoning and veggies mixed in! 1/3 cup…

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New England Clam Chowder

  New England clam chowder is one of those rainy day, chilly weather, soups. I am fortunate that the whole family loves it and they love this lighter version! I double it (or triple it) because there are four of us and we like to have it the next day! New England Clam Chowder Ingredients 1 can (5 ounces) whole baby clams, undrained 1 baking potato, peeled and coarsely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2/3 cup evaporated skimmed milk 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon…

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Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn, and Poblano Pepper

The fact that I love zucchini as much as I do makes me laugh – one year I decided I wanted a garden and planted a little of everything. Well, as many already know, the zucchini was appearing in abundance, and quickly. I didn’t know what to do with it all, so I gave a lot away and I used zucchini in everything! This stuffed zucchini recipe is incredible. There is nothing boring about it and the flavors are fresh and wonderful! Stuffed Zucchini with Black Beans, Corn, and Poblano…

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Apple Cheddar Popovers

  The sweet and savory combination of apples and cheddar is a huge hit in my house. I love these popovers because they are a perfect addition to dinner, are not as heavy as rolls, and the flavor is outstanding! Apple Cheddar Popovers Ingredients Cooking spray 1 tart apple, such as Granny Smith or Fuji, peeled, cored, and chopped 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 large eggs 1 cup flour ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup 1% milk 1 tablespoon butter, melted Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly coat 8…

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Mulled Cranberry Punch

Holidays are so festive, and the food and drinks are tempting but a lot of times I must pass because I simply cannot have them. This punch will keep you from feeling deprived during the festive season and others will love it as well! Mulled Cranberry Punch Ingredients 1 orange 8 inches stick cinnamon, broken 8 whole cloves 4 whole allspice 1 32 – ounce bottle low-calorie cranberry juice 1 11 1/2 – ounce can frozen white grape-raspberry juice concentrate 4 cups water Thin lemon slices (optional)   Directions Use…

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